Nonprofit Jobs & Career Opportunities

Looking for a career or a new job in the social sector? 
You are in the right place.

The ASU Lodestar Center Job Board has become the “go-to” resource for nonprofit sector and social sector professionals looking for new opportunities and employment. The job board is updated daily and continuously serves as a valuable resource to our local and regional community.

Got a job or internship to post? Find out how to add your openings to the job board.

Nonprofit Jobs

ASU Lodestar Center

There are currently no positions available in this category.

Executive Director/CEO

Executive Director — Arizona South Asians for Safe Families (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership and management of Arizona South Asians for Safe Families as well as consistent achievement of its stated mission, vision and strategic objectives. The Executive Director is also responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of organizational operations and programs, supervising staff, representing Arizona South Asians for Safe Families with partner organizations, government and foundation funders, supporters and donors and the general public. Key functions of this role include: Ensure that the operations of ASAFSF meet the expectations of its clients, Board and funders; determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery; establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements, and communicate with stakeholders and community partners. This position works closely with the Board of Directors and implements policies and practices that align with the organization's strategic goals and objectives.

Position Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate has experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence, knowledge and experience in non-profit operations, 3-5 years of progressive management experience in the non-profit sector, a deep understanding of South Asian cultural values and beliefs related to family dynamics and sexual and domestic violence, proficiency in one or more South Asian languages, has strong analytic and interpersonal skills, and is flexible and able to adapt quickly to staffing and organizational needs.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements that are reflective of the qualifications listed in this posting and job description to:

info@asafsf.org

Subject: Executive Director, First Name Last Name

Initial review of applications will occur the week of March 18, 2019 and weekly thereafter, until filled.

Executive Director — Arizona Citizens for the Arts (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:

The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to set the long-term strategic goals and the execution of policy directives for Arizona Citizens for the Arts, whose primary mission is to create an environment in which the arts, culture and arts education can flourish in the state of Arizona.  The Executive Director manages the institutional growth of the organization, including strategic planning, fund raising, donor and governmental relations as well as leads and oversees Arizona Citizens for the Arts day to day business, planning, development, marketing, finance, and operations. 

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Board of Directors
  • Directly oversees all employees, vendors and contractors

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and advocacy in support of creating an environment in which the arts, culture and arts education can flourish in the state of Arizona
    • Build relationships and educate elected officials and community leaders statewide regarding the importance of the arts, culture and arts education to quality of life, economic health and vitality and educational excellence.
    • Promote public policy favorable to the arts and culture and funding for nonprofit arts and culture organizations in collaboration with the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
    • Coordinate organizational activities related to advocacy efforts including: direct communication with state and national policy makers, development of grassroots advocacy campaigns, research and dissemination of relevant issues, information to support advocacy positions as well as provide advocacy training and materials for board, arts organizations, arts educators and administrators and the general public.
    • Provide strategic direction and leadership in fundraising and other support activities necessary to ensure the long-term fiscal sustainability of AzCA including investing in organizational capacity and visibility, working with the Board, securing corporate, foundation and individual sponsorship and grants for events, programs and operations, identifying and cultivating new private sector opportunities and partnerships and maintaining a consistent relationship management program to attract and retain organizational members and individual contributors. 
    • Coordinate a cohesive statewide advocacy network to improve arts education access and equity in Arizona.
  • Direct promotional and constituency building activities in partnership with the board, advocates, arts organizations, educational institutions, and other business and community leaders
  • Recruit, hire, supervise and retain personnel
  • Develop relevant national and statewide relationships and encourage strategic partnerships for the benefit of AzCA and the general nonprofit arts and culture sector
  • Serve as spokesperson on behalf of AzCA and the Arizona nonprofit arts and culture sector in local and national arenas
  • Encourage participation and investment by all board members, organizational members, and individual stakeholders
  • Assist the board in identifying board prospects
  • Manage the strategic development, design and implementation of a marketing plan, brand and social media strategy that supports the organization's education and advocacy activities, and positions AzCA as the Arizona leader in developing and implementing public policy conducive to a robust, well-funded, nonprofit arts and culture sector
  • Advocate and educate the public about why public funding for arts and culture is critical to building diverse communities where people want to live, work and play
  • Promote inclusivity and access to participation in relevant arts and culture experiences
  • Communicate effectively and stay true to the mission of the organization  
  • Consult with the Finance Committee and adhere to accounting procedures and financial policies in compliance with accepted standards and accountability measures, as approved by the Board
  • Remains current on all relevant public policy issues on a local, state and national basis
  • Applies a broad understanding of the public policy process and ability to apply that to the political environment
  • Champion the Arizona arts and culture community 
Position Qualifications:
  • Preferred candidates would have a four-year college degree in arts administration, public administration public affairs, a related field or commensurate experience
  • 4+ years of experience working in fundraising, advocacy and/or public policy administration
  • Understanding of the characteristics and differences of communities statewide, including rural, isolated, underserved, urban, and suburban; the effects of geographic, cultural and economic barriers; and their effects on the role arts, culture, arts education, economy, tourism and community cultural development
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects and to adjust to inevitable changes in timelines, deadlines, and project goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a basic understanding of social media, customer relationship management databases and organizational budgeting and bookkeeping
  • Proven leadership skills
How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, or curriculum vita and references to search@azcitizensforthearts.org by April 5, 2019.

Executive Director — Southwest Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Inc. ("Southwest Center") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1990 in direct response to the AIDS pandemic in Phoenix. Over the years, Southwest Center has become a leading provider of integrated clinical, social, and support services, as well as a vital community center for people living with or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. It is the now among the largest community-based testing, education, and prevention providers dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS in the Southwest. Southwest Center also provides comprehensive behavioral health, nutrition, and wellness services with nearly 10,000 visits annually, making it among the most important HIV/AIDS organizations in the Southwestern U.S.

Southwest Center provides its programs and services from The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in downtown Phoenix. They are co-located in The Parsons Center with several other allied medical and social service providers, aimed at providing a full continuum of care.

Key programs and services offered by Southwest Center include:

  • On- and off-site HIV/STI testing. Southwest Center is the largest community-based tester in the state, completing more than 10,000 HIV tests and 15,000 STI tests annually;
  • PrEP and PEP programs navigating more than 800 people into care; 
  • Primary and coordinated care provided by an on-site Family Nurse Practitioner;
  • Behavioral Health services from licensed therapists who offer individual, family, and group counseling;
  • Nutrition Programs, including nutrition assessments, food voucher programs, and an in-house Vitamin & Herb Shop;
  • Individual Medical Case Management to help sustain medical care and other core support services;
  • Transgender Resources and Navigation Service (TRANS) Program that increase access to high quality care and support specifically to trans and/or nonbinary clients;  
  • Education programs, including group and individual instruction for men, women and youth infected or affected by HIV/AIDS; and
  • A range of Education and Outreach programs including:
    • IGNITE, a project to eliminate stigma around safer sex and HIV that provides, HIV and STI testing, public education, chat groups, and monthly meet ups, among other community-directed efforts,
    • The TEA Phoenix, addressing the needs of African American and Latino gay and bisexual men ages 18-29, and
    • One-on-one and group supportive peer Empowerment Programs.

Southwest Center is the only integrated HIV/AIDS care provider in central Arizona. Its team of professionals provides culturally competent, non-judgmental, sexual health care to any individual who comes through its doors.

Southwest Center is currently governed by an 11-member Board of Directors representing a cross-section of Phoenix-area civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. In the 2018 fiscal year (which ended in December 2018), Southwest Center had revenues of roughly $3.7 million and a staff of 45 people. Of the total $3.7 million, roughly 50% was from government grants & public sources, about 30% in private philanthropic dollars - a mix of foundation, corporate, and individual giving - and 20% from earned income, including insurance reimbursements, tenant lease payments, vitamin shop sales, and space rental. 

For more information, please visitwww.swcenter.org

 THE POSITION:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of Southwest Center will provide executive leadership and organizational management to advance the agency's vision, mission, and strategic goals and objectives. She/He/They will have full accountability for all Southwest Center functions and operations with key responsibilities to include Organizational Leadership, Fundraising, Staff Management, Financial Management, External Relations, and Board Relations. The Executive Director will have ultimate responsibility for developing and implementing organizational strategies to further advance its mission.

Position Qualifications:

A key accountability for the new E.D. will be to work with the Board, staff, and stakeholders of Southwest Center to develop and implement a strategic plan and vision for the future of Southwest Center which includes:

  1. With Board of Directors and key stakeholders, refining and implementing Southwest Center's long-term vision and strategy.
  2. Strengthening organizational structure and professionalizing systems, policies, and procedures to improve performance and break down silos.
  3. Growing financial resources by expanding current fundraising efforts and identifying creative, new solutions, to ensure fiscal viability and sustainability.
  4. Rebuilding/Re-establishing relationships and good will with clients, donors, and other key partners and stakeholders to rebuild Southwest Center's reputation as a leader and valued community partner.
  5. Expanding programs to promote health and wellness with a focus on growing/improving clinical services and operations to most effectively meet the needs of LGBTQ people and those living with HIV/AIDS.  
  6. Raising overall visibility, recognition, and understanding of Southwest Center's work and mission.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES:

NOTE:  While no single candidate is likely to have equal expertise in all of the categories below, successful candidates will have a compelling combination of strengths in many of them and the self-awareness and wisdom to hire or leverage existing resources in the area(s) where she/he/they lack personal mastery.

Organizational Leadership

  • With the Board of Directors and appropriate internal/external partners, develop and implement a strategic plan to ensure that Southwest Center is a robust, viable, and fiscally sustainable organization;
  • Drive the development of annual and long-range and operating plans;
  • Set organizational goals and outcomes and work with board, staff, and external resources ensure their successful completion;
  • Continually and critically review agency functions and services and align human resources to strategic, operational, and programmatic priorities.

Fundraising

  • With the Development Director and team, continue to grow current development programs and identify new financial opportunities;
  • Provide vision and oversight to ensure success in individual, corporate, foundation, in-kind, and special event fundraising;
  • Lead efforts to identify and secure new and innovative funding resources necessary to support Southwest Center's programs and mission;
  • Maintain positive, personal relationships with key individual and institutional funders.

Staff Management

  • Manage all personnel activities, including hiring and retention of competent and qualified staff, supervision and oversight, and evaluation of job performance;
  • Increase teamwork and collaboration in ways that elevate employee morale and break down silos or divisions;
  • Revise organizational structure and job descriptions as needed and within budget parameters;
  • Establish and evaluate performance objectives for the Leadership Team (direct reports) and encourage continuous training and development among all staff.

Financial Management

  • Provide transparent fiscal stewardship of Southwest Center and develop resources sufficient to ensure its financial health;
  • Manage the organization's resources within budgeted guidelines and in accordance with applicable current laws and regulations;
  • In collaboration with department heads, recommend yearly budget for board approval;
  • Ensure maximum resource utilization and operation of the organization in a positive financial position.

Programmatic Leadership

  • Provide vision and leadership to make sure Southwest Center remains current with all  strategic, programmatic, and funding innovations/best practices in the field;
  • With leadership team, grow, expand and improve clinical offerings, including mental and behavioral health, primary & coordinated care, trans health services, testing and medical case management, etc.;
  • Identify opportunities for expansion in the areas of LGBTQ health and wellness;
  • Pursue and/or expand programming with a funding perspective, prioritizing those with potential to increase/maximize revenue opportunities.

External Relations

  • Work collaboratively with board, staff, and community partners to build, maintain, and reinforce healthy and mutually beneficial working relationships with allied organizations;
  • Identify and engage partners to enhance the Southwest Center's viability and credibility as a leader in the community;
  • Ensure that Southwest Center's mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to the public, stakeholders, community members, etc.;
  • Act as a public advocate for the organization and its programs in the communities it serves.

Board Relations

  • Report to, assist, and advise the board and its committees on the establishment of the policies and objectives;
  • Identify and assesses changes in policy, funding, and industry trends and keep the board apprised of any anticipated impact on the Southwest Center's operations;
  • Communicate effectively with the board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for them to make critical decisions on behalf of the agency;
  • Partner with the board and its leaders to identify potential new board members and to increase its engagement and effectiveness as governing body.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

The Executive Director of Southwest Center should be a proven organizational leader who combines stature and presence with a heart for the Center's mission. Candidates should be comfortable addressing a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders and other sources of financial and professional support. This nonprofit leader must possess the ability to set and maintain overall strategic direction while also managing day-to-day operations. She/He/They should be an experienced manager of human and financial resources who can foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration in an organization that has undergone significant change and turnover.

The position requires a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent leadership style. Candidates for Executive Director should demonstrate a capacity for change management, including open communications, emotional intelligence, stamina, and the ability to act decisively when necessary.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in community or public health - ideally having overseen some clinical operations, - experience in HIV/AIDS and/or LGBTQ wellness organizations, and knowledge of the LGBTQ community. They should also have deep lived and/or learned experience of the unique challenges LGBTQ people and those living with HIV/AIDS face today.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 12-15 years of nonprofit management experience; preferably including an executive leadership role in HIV/AIDS or a related public health field;
  • Leadership experience in an organization or environment with clinical operations, services, and staff is also preferred; 
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation;
  • Staff oversight and financial management responsibility in an organization of similar size and complexity;
  • Proven track record in nonprofit fundraising as demonstrated by growing an organization's philanthropic income and base of support;
  • Solid, hands-on, fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting;
  • Ability to assess existing talent and then enhance, align, and/or implement personnel changes as necessary to advance the mission-critical work of the agency;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to convey a vision for Southwest Center  and make impactful connections with a diverse range of constituencies;
  • Experience working effectively and collaboratively with a Board of Directors or similar volunteer governing body;
  • Proficiency in interfacing with and engaging diverse groups at both the grass roots and grass tops levels;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion; in particular, engaging marginalized communities and populations;
  • Sufficient executive presence to earn respect and credibility, combined with enough humility to learn and grow from the content/functional experts and long-term supporters in and around the organization.

Additional/Desired Experience

  • Understanding of/experience with the changing implications of the Affordable Care Act and of Ryan White and related government funding;
  • Familiarity with the Phoenix philanthropic community would be an asset but is not required.

All candidates should also have flexibility to accommodate early and evening weekday hours, some weekend work, and occasional travel within/outside Arizona.

How to Apply:

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained to lead this recruitment effort on behalf of the Southwest Center. We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information. Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to:

Kevin Chase, Managing Partner

Kevin@kevinchasesearch.com

Catie DiFelice, Senior Associate

Catie@kevinchasesearch.com

Chief Financial Officer — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Chief Financial Officer

Phoenix, AZ

 

Southwest Human Development (SWHD) is Arizona's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development. Founded in 1981, SWHD began as an organization with six staff members serving 175 children and families, which has grown into a state and national leader in early childhood services with a $75 million budget and a staff of 900. SWHD is a leader in providing services to children ages 0-5 and their families, in the areas of: Child Development & Mental Health, Easter Seals Disability Services, Early Literacy, Head Start & Early Head Start, and Family Support & Child Welfare. SWHD currently serves 135,000 children and their families each year, through more than 40 high-quality programs and services, designed to support the children of Arizona's healthy growth and development and assist families in feeling confident and competent in their parenting skills. SWHD is the largest provider of early childhood professional development in the state of Arizona and one of the largest in the United States.

 

Southwest Human Development is currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer to provide strategic leadership for the agency through oversight of the Accounting and Finance functions. 

 

The Position

The Chief Financial Officer will provide strategic financial leadership for the agency through collaboration with the Executive Management Team, Agency Board of Directors and Board Finance Committee in establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.  In keeping with the goals and objectives of the agency, the Chief Financial Officer will direct/manage the agency's fiscal requirements in accordance with GAAP, Federal OMB cost reimbursement principles and regulations.  This includes oversight of agency and program budgets, external and internal financial reporting and general accounting. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Overall management responsibility for the Accounting and Finance functions of the Agency.
  • Communicates status of agency's financial condition by interpreting, and reporting key financial data to the Board of Directors, its Finance Committee, and Executive and Program Management. 
  • Ensures that all external and internal financial reports are accurate, complete and timely including the annual audited financial statements and internal monthly program reports.
  • Primary contact point for bankers, 401k investment advisors, 401k record keeper, attorneys, real estate brokers, program funders and others.
  • Recommends and develops policies, procedures and systems to meet agency objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing/new legislation and individual contract requirements, consulting with outside advisors and filing financial reports.  Advises Management of actions and potential risks.
  • Evaluation of the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.

A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee), life insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, and ongoing professional development and training.

 

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.

 

To Apply

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/.

 

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.

Position Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree and/or CPA License required.
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in a financial leadership position (CFO and/or Controller), including managing the finance and administration of a growth organization (preference given to non-profit experience).
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver formal presentations to the Board, senior leadership, large groups, and staff in a professional, concise and direct manner.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of ethics and integrity and reflect a value system of mentorship, collaboration, and commitment to the agency's mission.

 

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Vice-President, Family Support Services — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Vice President, Family Support Services

Phoenix, AZ

 

Southwest Human Development (SWHD) is Arizona's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development and is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1981, SWHD began with six staff members serving 175 children and their families; it has now grown into a state and national leader in early childhood services with a $75 million budget and a staff of 900. SWHD stands as a leader in providing services to children ages 0-5 and their families, specifically in the areas of: Child Development & Mental Health, Easterseals Disabilities Services, Early Literacy, Head Start & Early Head Start, and Family Support & Child Welfare. Currently, SWHD serves 135,000 children and their families each year through more than 40 high-quality programs and services, each designed to support the children of Arizona in their healthy growth and development and assist families in feeling confident and competent in their parenting skills.

 

Family Support Services is one of SWHD's largest agency departments and encompasses 20 programs, each devoted to providing best-practice preventative and interventional child welfare and family support programs to families with children of all ages. Through its range of high-quality programming, this department serves approximately 11,000 Arizona families annually, primarily via home visitation, counseling services, and parent education programs. Specialized services include an evidence-based home visiting program, family preservation and reunification, kinship and foster care support, and trauma-informed therapeutic services and training. Family Support Services is also Arizona's only provider for addressing medical child abuse and was instrumental in the development of national treatment guidelines as well as the protocol currently used statewide by the Department of Child Safety.

 

Southwest Human Development is currently seeking a Vice President of Family Support Services to provide strategic leadership and administrative and clinical oversight for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a large continuum of child welfare and behavioral health programs that provide support, care, and education to Arizona's children and their families statewide.

 

The Position

The Vice President of Family Support Services will oversee all facets of the child welfare and family support programs provided by the agency, a system comprising 20 programs, 28 separate contracts and budgets, and 300 staff members. The Vice President of Family Support Services will ensure the highest standard of quality assurance for all clients served and will safeguard the department's capacity for impact via comprehensive program management; effective supervisory and staff development practices; the cultivation and sustainment of productive working relationships with external partners and government agencies; and strong financial management of the department's $22M annual budget. The Vice President of Family Support Services will also work collaboratively with the agency's Chief Executive Officer to develop a strategic and innovative long-term plan for the department's future and continue SWHD's vision of a positive future for every child.

 

Responsibilities:

Department Management: Oversee administrative and clinical function of the 20 child- welfare programs contained within the Family Support Services department, including quality assurance, program evaluation, and human resource management. Design, manage, and implement multiple projects simultaneously, including oversight of professional staff and budget. Facilitate the collaboration and integration of all departmental services, both internally and with other agency departments.

Quality Assurance: Supervise the consistent collection and analysis of programmatic data, and facilitate the continued cycle of quality improvement for services provided and departmental function. Provide clinical consultation and direction for staff regarding challenging client situations.

External Partnerships: Build and sustain productive working relationships with partner organizations and government agencies, including the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

Strategic Planning: Work with the Chief Executive Officer and agency leadership team to provide strategic vision and long-term planning for the future of both the Family Support Services department and the agency.

Policy Advisement: Serve as a liaison to funders and local, state, and national policy-makers on legislative policies that benefit the children and families served. Remain abreast of changes to legislative and compliance policy as relevant to Family Support Service programs, and ensure Program Managers and their staff are trained accordingly.

 

Compensation

Compensation range is expected between $90,000 and $120,000, commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including health insurance (at no cost to the employee), life insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, and ongoing professional development and training.

 

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.

 

To Apply

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/.

 

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.

Position Qualifications:

Core Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work required; comparable degrees in related fields will be considered.
  • LCSW or equivalent independent behavioral health licensure
  • A minimum of 20 years direct service in the fields of child welfare and behavioral health, including clinical experience.
  • A minimum of 15 years of progressive management experience; systems-level administration experience required.
  • Strong content knowledge in the fields of child welfare and child development.
  • Experience administering professional development or educational training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in quality assurance, data analysis, budget development and fiscal management.
  • Evidenced commitment to Southwest Human Development's mission of a positive future for every child.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful grant writing.
  • Experience presenting court testimony on child welfare cases.
  • A working knowledge of the child welfare landscape in Arizona, particularly the Department of Child Safety.
How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Chief Executive Officer — Reality Changers (San Diego)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

THE ORGANIZATION

It all started by a substitute teacher in a neighborhood described once as "the rotting core of America's Finest City." Instead of preaching to gang members about drugs and gangs, Chris Yanov changed the conversation to help inner city youth aspire to and become first generation college students. Today, every year, Reality Changers serves over 1,000 youths from disadvantaged backgrounds in southern California.

"Reality Changers succeeds in transforming participants lives." ICF

College Changes Everything

Reality Changers is a nonprofit organization with a mission to transform lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates and leaders for positive change in their schools, communities, and families. Reality Changers pursues this mission through three core programs: College Town - Providing mentoring, tutoring, and leadership opportunities for students grades 8-11; College Apps Academy -  Providing 12th grade students intensive guidance and support in choosing and  applying for college and scholarships; The Alumni Network  Offering resources and support for College Town and College Apps Academy graduates as they move through college and beyond.

 

THE IMPACT

2,000+ Students

$100  Million in Scholarships

29 Gates Scholars

125 Colleges

97% Graduation Rate

THE OPPORTUNITY

It's an exciting time at Reality Changers!  Founder Chris Yanov stepped down to make way for new leadership to take the organization to the next level. Reality Changers has prepared well for this transition. It has a fantastic  mission, a demonstrated track record of success, a passionate and talented team and an exemplary reputation in the community. Additionally, the Board of Directors are highly committed, experienced, engaged and provide financial support to the organization. With a solid foundation in place, the organization is poised for growth. Reality Changers represents an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide strategic and tactical leadership to guide the organization in its next phase of growth. The successful candidate will passionately embrace the mission of the organization.

Position Qualifications:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to the Board of Directors and building on the successes of the organization, the CEO will provide strategic and tactical leadership inspiring support and advancement for the mission of the organization in the community, with donors, students and families, volunteers, staff members and all other stakeholders. The CEO has overall responsibility for the operating health and well-being of the organization, including strategic planning, fundraising, donor stewardship, community engagement, organizational development and management, fiscal management, marketing and public relations, program planning and management and operations. He/she is responsible for developing and maintaining a "business model" that produces exceptional mission impact and sustained financial health.

  • Fundraising and Donor Stewardship
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Operational and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Marketing, Public Relations and Communications
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Program Development and Management

REQUISITE EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS 

Candidates must meet all of the requiste experience criteria.

  • 5+ years demonstrable success leading and growing a nonprofit organization with meaningful mission impact and revenues in excess of $3M.
  • Exceptional track record of nonprofit fundraising success enabling sustained organization financial health. Extensive experience with the development of successful funding strategies, new and innovative funding sources and expanding donor bases. Possesses the poise, presence and tenacity to interact personally with major donors, corporations, foundations, government entities and other funding sources.
  • Proven ability working closely with a nonprofit Board in all areas of strategic planning, including leading  organizations through growth and change while creating excitement and building consensus around a strategic vision.
  • Experience working with diverse and multicultural populations. A passionate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated experience enhancing organizational culture, managing the effective utilization of staff and resources ensuring appropriate recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, on-going training and team motivation.
  • Strong financial leadership developing/managing budgets, as well as skills in data analysis and reporting/forecasting of future utilization.
  • Exemplary public speaking and presentation skills; ability to passionately and effectively tell the Reality Changers story and inspire others to action.

 EDUCATION

  • An outstanding record of academic achievement, including a Bachelor's Degree. Masters degree preferred. 
  • Conversationally fluent in Spanish preferred
How to Apply:

Executive Search firm cStone & Associates has been retained exclusively by Reality Changers to conduct this search. Do not contact the organization directly. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to apply@deliveringleadership.com

VP of Finance and CFO — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Serve as VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer under the direction of the President & CEO and, indirectly, of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.  Oversee the financial affairs of AHS.  Serve as influential leader and drive positive results in the entire organization, with direct leadership over Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Data Management, Purchasing, and Facilities & Maintenance.  Manage all financial business of AHS and provide financial advice and guidance to President & CEO. Provide timely financial information to management staff as needed.

Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. CPA required.
  2. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA or MS in related field desired. 
  3. At least eight years' experience in an accounting or financial leadership position. 
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and board members. 
  5. Extensive knowledge and familiarity with accounting systems and procedures. 
  6. Must be bondable. 
  7. Must be knowledgeable in not-for-profit accounting practices. 
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Experience working for a nonprofit, ideally in animal welfare highly desirable.  
How to Apply:

Please visit www.azhumane.org/careers

Chief Executive Officer — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Originally founded by Sister Adele O'Sullivan, MD in 2008, Circle the City (CTC) is a 501c3 community health organization dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare to people experiencing homelessness throughout Maricopa County. Moreover, CTC partners with patients to not only pursue health and healing, but to escape periods of homelessness entirely through thoughtful partnerships with providers of housing and other social assistance.

CTC operates a highly-unique homeless-specialty continuum of care that has quickly become one the premiere models of its kind across the nation. Services provided by CTC include integrated outpatient medical, behavioral and social services, an innovative medical respite model which embeds 24/7 medical supports within an emergency shelter setting for individuals transitioning between inpatient and outpatient care, and a dynamic community outreach program that includes multiple mobile clinics, part-time community clinics and a backpack medicine program. In total, CTC plans to serve more than 10,000 individuals in 2019. Virtually all will be experiencing some degree of homelessness or housing instability.

The organization's business model aligns traditional community health revenue streams (including federal grant funding, Medicare and Medicaid) with charitable philanthropic funding including grants from private foundations, fundraising events and direct donor campaigns. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Circle the City maintains a high level of compliance with federal community health center statutes, most recently successfully completing HRSA's operational site visit process in July 2018.

The ideal CEO candidate will perpetuate Circle the City's identity as a mission-focused, entrepreneurially-inclined ministry to people experiencing homelessness in the Phoenix Metropolitan community. Since the inception of the founding medical respite program in 2012, Circle the City has grown from startup status to more than 150 team members operating within a $17M operating budget across more than a dozen part-time and full-time sites of service. This growth is representative of the organization's commitment to continually assessing and addressing the gaps facing the vulnerable people served by CTC.

Mission: To create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness.

Vision:  A healthy community without homelessness.

Revenue: $17Million

Position Description

Reports to: Board of Directors

Directly Supervises: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Human Resources Director, Development Director, and Executive Assistant

Indirectly Supervises: All staff (both employed and contracted, currently 150+)

 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the individual primarily entrusted by the Circle the City Board of Directors to advance the organization's mission of compassionately addressing the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness in a highly-impactful and sustainable manner. He or she will partner with the Board of Directors to develop a dynamic long-term strategic plan and retain a talented core of individuals to execute on priorities identified. The CEO serves as the face and voice of the organization to a wide variety of stakeholders including but not limited to company employees, volunteers, donors, partner agencies, payors, member coalitions, the Board of Directors and its committees.

Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of success at the executive level in the healthcare and/or nonprofit sector, be highly strategic, analytical and emotionally intelligent, will possess excellent communication abilities in both spoken and written form, and conduct his or herself with the highest degree of dignity, integrity and transparency.

Responsibilities:

  • The CEO champions the mission of the organization:
    • Sets short and long-term priorities and drives executive decision making in a highly mission-centric and patient-oriented manner;
    • Continually manages the delicate balance of mission impact and long-term financial sustainability;
    • Articulates the organization's vision and strategy to a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a highly mission-resonant manner;
    • Acts as executive liaison to the Mission Advancement Committee, ensuring adequate mission perspective is gathered prior to key decisions or planning initiatives.
  • The CEO is the chief steward of mission sustainability:
    • Partners with CFO to develop fiscal strategies that ensure long-term financial stability, regularly monitoring financial health and programmatic performance against board-approved targets;
    • Collaborates with CFO and senior leadership team to prepare annual capital and operating budgets for board consideration and approval;
    • Establishes and adheres to policies that govern financial process and relevant controls to mitigate risk of waste, fraud or abuse.
  • The CEO serves as the chief of staff of Circle the City:
    • Chairs the senior leadership team and directs priorities of the C-suite;
    • Provides oversight, direction, feedback and coaching to all members of the organization's leadership team. Responds to concerns and mitigates conflict within the leadership team as occasionally necessary;
    • Champions a healthy company culture that results in employee engagement, retention and operational excellence;
    • Hires, trains, evaluates performance and supervises staff to provide professional, courteous and timely services. Conducts performance management and terminations as necessary within the framework of board-approved policies.
  • The CEO is the chief liaison to the Board:
    • Coordinates biannual strategic planning process, including retention of necessary external consultants or facilitators, and periodically refreshes strategic plan as needed;
    • Facilitates annual Board and committee meeting calendars, sets agendas, ensures adequate administrative support (both directly and indirectly) to the board;
    • Partners with the Board Chair to facilitate monthly board meetings;
    • Collaborates with Board Governance Committee to ensure regular and timely cultivation of new Board involvement in reflection of identified membership gaps;
    • Operates as an ad-hoc, ex-officio member of all Board committees.
  • The CEO is the company's top figurehead for external affairs:
    • Serves as the organization's top ambassadors to the surrounding community. Conducts his or herself with the highest degree of professionalism, transparency and respect;
    • Represents the organization on affiliate boards including the local primary care association, group purchasing coalition and local homeless campus of care;
    • Maintains relationships with elected and other public officials to inform policy decisions affecting both healthcare and homelessness issues;
    • Engages with payors to align organizational strategy with appropriate reimbursement mechanisms;
    • Maintains collaborative relationships with other community healthcare and social service leaders.
  • The CEO supports the management of company operations and compliance:
    • Develops in partnership with senior leadership team a balanced scorecard to quantify progress on key performance indicators and board-identified strategic initiatives;
    • Participates on an ad hoc basis in key quality, performance and/or process improvement initiatives;
    • Ensures compliance with relevant third-party agencies including CMS, Arizona Department of Health, HRSA's 19 Program Requirements for Community Health Centers, contracted health plans, etc.;
    • Oversees the organization's quality improvement, risk management and safety programs. Works collaboratively across all divisions of the organization to ensure thorough execution of the organization's board approved quality, risk and safety plan;
    • Directs establishment of expanded locations, service lines and capacity in alignment with the board-approved strategic plan.
  • The CEO champions the Circle the City's philanthropic initiatives:
    • Partners with the Director of Development and Board Development Committee to establish and carry out an annual philanthropy plan;
    • Serves as public figurehead for the organization's philanthropic endeavors including fundraising events, major donor engagement and other cultivation efforts;
    • Champions a culture of gratitude by personally acknowledging donors as outlined in the annual philanthropy plan;
    • Cultivates relationships with a portfolio of major donors and grant making entities that lay groundwork for future giving.
  • The CEO sets the standard for professional conduct across the entire organization:
    • Conducts his or herself with the highest degree of dignity and professionalism;
    • Commits to understanding diverse stakeholder input via thoughtful interactions and a consistent willingness to listen;
    • Is above reproach as a result of a continuous commitment to ethical, compliant and transparent behavior;
    • Models fiscal conservatism in handling of company resources, including occasional travel-related expenditures.
Position Qualifications:

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in business, healthcare administration or other relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of progressive senior leadership experience. Prior FQHC or other community health experience preferred.

Basic Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated acumen and ability to excel in a senior leadership role.
  • Strong people-management and relationship building skills with a natural orientation toward servant leadership. Able to effectively lead and work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to balance short-term results with longer term planning. Not afraid to 'get in the weeds' as needed to create the desired results.
  • Ability to competently influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including staff, physicians, payers, hospitals and patients.
  • High level of organization and prioritization skills to manage multiple competing priorities in an occasionally high stress environment. Conscious and responsive to established deadlines.
  • Coaches others and strives for team success over individual accomplishment.
  • Highly accountable and comfortable both giving and receiving feedback.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus full benefits

Why consider the opportunity?

  • Despite being a relatively new organization, Circle the City is considered one of the most advanced homeless-specialty healthcare organizations in the nation and has grown from startup to 150+ team members since commencing operations six years ago.
  • The culture at Circle the City reflects the compassion, energy and inclusivity of the Founder. The 2018 employee survey indicated overall engagement is significantly higher than the national average for peer healthcare and nonprofit agencies.
  • Circle the City operates one of the largest and most dynamic freestanding homeless medical respite programs in the nation.
  • Circle the City has established robust partnerships in the social determinants of health space, recently securing a $1M grant from the United Health Group Foundation.
  • The senior leadership team at Circle the City is stable, competent and cohesive.
  • The Circle the City board is committed to recruiting and retaining top executive talent and is prepared to offer a generous compensation and benefit package to the right candidate.

Location: 300 West Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Travel Required: Minimal (less than two weeks per year)

 

About the City

Phoenix is the fifth-largest United States city by population and the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona.  Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multicity metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun.  Phoenix is a city rich with art and culture, attractions and events, all surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Among other things, Phoenix is known for its beautiful scenery, outdoor activities including hiking and golfing, relatively low cost of living and proximity to popular destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, California and Mexico.  Phoenix ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and is a great place to live, work and play.

How to Apply:

For more information, please contact:

Colleen Neese

Practice Leader

Duffy Group

(602) 802-8329

cneese@duffygroup.com

Ashley Jessup

Recruiter

(602) 652-8643

ajessup@duffygroup.com

Director of Family Services — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking a Director of Family Services to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information about Homeward Bound, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Position is eligible for health, dental, life insurance, STD, LTD, and time-off benefits

Summary of Job Activities
The Director of Family Services oversees Homeward Bound's comprehensive two-generational programming including; adult, youth, and family services and facilitates the collaboration and integration of all departmental services, both internally and with other agency departments.

The Director of Family Services provides strategic leadership and administrative and program oversight for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a large continuum of care that creates pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change.

The position will ensure the highest standard of quality assurance for all clients served and will promote the organization's capacity for impact via comprehensive program management; effective supervisory and staff development practices; the cultivation and sustainment of productive working relationships with external partners and government agencies; and strong financial management of the department's annual budget. The Director of Family Services will also work collaboratively with the agency's Chief Operating Officer to develop a strategic and innovative plan for Homeward Bound's future and continue the vision of no more homeless families in our community.

Principal Duties

Strategic Planning/Program Oversight

  • Work with Chief Operating Officer and executive leadership team to provide strategic vision and long-term planning for all family services and programs
  • Create and promote the vision and direction of all programs including; client services, youth services, and early learning
  • Enhance Homeward Bound's commitment to providing leading innovative services by ensuring excellence through the creation and implementation of quality enhancement activities, best practice initiatives, and strategic plan goals.
  • Establish and implement departmental goals and objectives; develop appropriate administrative policies, services, structures, controls, and reporting systems for the effective and efficient performance of the programs and related functions; determine types and levels of services to be provided and standards by which delivery will be evaluated.

Compliance/Performance Quality Improvement/Outcome Measurement

  • Supervise the collection and analysis of programmatic data, and oversee the continued process of performance quality improvement for services provided to ensure effectiveness and quality control
  • Develop and execute policies and procedures and a system of accountability that tracks quality of service, program budget, relevant documentation, and adherence to regulatory and contractual requirements in coordination with the Vice President of Administration
  • Supervise and implement best practices, developing a trauma informed culture and agency policies and procedures that support a trauma informed agency.

External Partnerships

  • Responsible for forming collaborative relationships with community groups, government/contract agencies, and partners for the successful and effectual delivery of services, identifying gaps in services or partnership opportunities
  • Serve as a liaison to funders and local, state, and national policy-makers on legislative policies that benefit the children and families served. Remain abreast of changes to legislative and compliance policy as relevant to Family Support Service programs, and ensure staff are trained accordingly.
  • Participates in Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) Continuum of Care (CoC) meetings, Standing Strong for Families Provider Meetings, and subgroup meetings as appropriate
  • Serves as a liaison to the social services community for the purpose of advocating on behalf of the agency

Related Duties

  • Active member of Executive Team; attends all-staff meetings as directed
  • Represent center/agency at community events and functions as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities

  • Meets all ADHS child care center Director Qualifications
  • Ability to design, oversee, and implement activities and programming for children and families impacted by trauma that are based on current research related to best practices (including developmentally appropriate practice)
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents/caregivers who may have experienced domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, mental health issues, and/or related trauma
  • Possess an understanding of the impact of trauma on children, adults, and families
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of how to provide culturally appropriate parent education and family support services
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other team members
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality regarding client families
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community
  • Proven employee development and performance management skills

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Minimum of eight years' experience working in the human services industry
  • Minimum five years' experience in supervision of other staff

Working Conditions & Personnel Requirements

  • 40+ hour per week work schedule/exempt status; after-hours and weekends will be required as situations necessitate
  • Passage of full criminal history, education, and employment background investigation per Homeward Bound, DES and ADHS regulations, DCS background check
  • Ability to receive/maintain a Class 1 fingerprint card
  • Valid Arizona driver's license; ability to be covered by agency liability insurance
  • Negative TB test upon hire and every two years; up-to-date immunizations
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Management

Retail Store Manager — Native Seeds/S.E.A.R.C.H. (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Native Seeds SEARCH

Retail Store Manager

Job Description

Revised January 2019

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH is looking for an outstanding Retail Store Manager to lead our retail team. The ideal candidate is someone who is a self-starter, entrepreneurial and dedicated to supporting biodiversity.

The Retail Store Manager oversees and manages the daily operations of the Retail Store. This is an exempt, full-time position requiring some scheduling flexibility including weekends and holidays. Compensation includes competitive salary, health benefits, and generous paid time off. The position reports to the Executive Director but also works in partnership with Distribution, Conservation, Education and Finance managers to achieve our mission at the store.

Native Seeds/SEARCH is a Tucson-based nonprofit that conserves and promotes the food and farming traditions of the desert Southwest. Our 2,107sq. ft. retail store is a one-of-a-kind hub where locals, visitors, farmers, gardeners, and our Members can shop locally produced farm and garden seeds as well as Native American-made crafts, foods, and other gifts. Our store also hosts many public events such as plant sales, artist demonstrations, and educational workshops. Seeds, food and merchandise are sourced from our partner farmers as well as vendors around the Southwest. All proceeds benefit our nonprofit mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, evaluate and schedule staff to ensure an outstanding visitor experience.
  • Create a thoughtfully curated store experience that highlights the best of Southwest foods and cultures and engages visitors and Members with our mission.
  • Maintains professional store appearance through merchandising, product labeling, displays, and store signage.
  • Organizes annual inventory count in coordination with the Distribution Manager
  • Oversees public events at the store, including plant sales, artist demonstrations, group tours, educational workshops, etc.
  • Organizes, plans, and implements an annual retail strategy and calendar.
  • Oversees all product and supply orders for the store: orders merchandise, reviews purchase orders, and serves as primary point of contact with vendors
  • Addresses any complaints or grievances that arise from customers
  • Manages composition of product inventory, evaluates sales trends, and pursues new vendor and product opportunities
  • Monitors financial performance and provides monthly written reports to the Executive Director
  • Responsible for addressing any store emergencies (operational or regarding personnel)
  • Maintain a floor presence during hours of operation to assist both guests and associates.
  • Ensures compliance with health and safety policies and procedures
  • Reviews daily sales transactions for accuracy
  • Provides merchandise and coordinates with other staff for off-site sales events and Mail Order-Online Orders as needed.
  • Collaborates effectively with other managers and staff members
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications

 

  • Understanding of and commitment to the organization's mission, vision, and values
  • 3+ years of experience in retail sales and management in a specialty retail, nonprofit gift shop, or food and crafts environment.
  • High school diploma required, bachelor degree in business administration, marketing, or mission-related discipline preferred.
  • Proficiency with retail management software (i.e. Lightspeed, MS RMS) as well as Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including proactive communication, organizing and problem solving)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills including ability to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
  • Self-motivated and driven towards excellence
  • Reliable, responsible, and accountable for high quality work
  • Ability to balance high level vision with attention to detail
  • Familiarity with heirloom foods, gardening, and Native American traditions in the Southwest
  • Openness to people and traditions of different cultures and ages
  • Scheduling Flexibility - (ability to work weekends, holidays, and off-site events)
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects and displays, bend, stoop, reach with arms and hands, and climb on ladders
  • Reliable vehicle/transportation and current valid Driver's License with applicable insurance

 

If interested in the current opening please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Resumes must be received by March 10, 2019

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer. Non-local candidates are encouraged to apply, however we have only limited ability to cover relocation expenses.

How to Apply:

If interested in the current opening please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Resumes must be received by March 10, 2019. Email to:employment@nativeseeds.org

Associate Department Director, Professional Development Institute — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Southwest Human Development (SWHD) is Arizona's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development. Founded in 1981, SWHD began as an organization with six staff members serving 175 child and families, which has grown into a state and national leader in early childhood services with a $75 million budget and a staff of 900. SWHD is a leader in providing services to children ages 0-5 and their families, in the areas of: Child Development & Mental Health, Easterseals Disability Services, Early Literacy, Headstart & Early Headstart, and Family Supports & Child Welfare. SWHD currently serves 135,000 children and their families each year, through more than 40 high-quality programs and services, designed to support the children of Arizona's healthy growth and development and assist families in feeling confident and competent in their parenting skills. SWHD is the largest provider of early childhood professional development in the state of Arizona and one of the largest in the United States.

 

In 2018, SWHD founded the Professional Development Institute (PDI), at Educare Arizona. PDI is the state's premier site for coordination and alignment of professional development for early childhood educators.  PDI is designed to share the latest science and evidence-based instructional strategies for early childhood teachers nationwide. By wedding cutting-edge research with real-life application, PDI provides early childhood practitioners with the tools and support they need to improve the development, learning, and health of the young children they serve.

 

Southwest Human Development is currently seeking an Associate Department Director to design and lead the implementation of PDI's innovative professional development and training offerings, effectively wedding comprehensive research with real life application.

 

The Position

The Associate Department Director will collaborate with the current Director to lead the PDI as it operates as Arizona's premiere site for the coordination and alignment of professional development for early childhood educators. The Associate Department Director will work with all stakeholders to develop and implement professional development trainings that apply data-driven theory to the real-life situations, structures, and challenges that early childhood practitioners face in their daily practice, in order to improve the lives and educational experiences of children ages 0-5 state and nationwide.

Responsibilities:

Program and Service Delivery: Provide administrative and operational oversight for the planning and implementation of the PDI at Educare Arizona to ensure high programmatic quality at all times, including hiring, training, and supervising a team of trainers, content specialists, and support staff.

Project Management: Simultaneously manage all projects related to the Quality First Redesign, Quality First Academy and PDI systems building efforts.

Program Development: Work with the Director to envision, develop, facilitate, and evaluate new PDI programs and initiatives, in accordance with identified community needs, including the identification and solidification of the resources needed to support implementation.

Knowledge Development: Actively participate in community meetings, agency and community committees, and membership in associations/organizations that impact the program's services and participants. Stay abreast of the latest evidence-based trends in professional training and early childhood best practice.

Data Management: Utilize program data to enhance knowledge and understanding of trends, changes, and service performance at the program and community level.

Community Engagement: Communicate effectively with stakeholders and the early childhood community regarding PDI's mission, achievements, and services provided.

Financial Management: Prepare a comprehensive budget, manage and administer organization funds, monitor cash flows, and monitor and assess the organization's revenues and expenses, and any additional financial tasks necessary to ensure PDI's sustained financial stability.

 

Compensation

Salary range is expected between $79,000 and $104,000, commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee), life insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, and ongoing professional development and training.

 

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.

 

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.

Position Qualifications:

Core Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree required - Speech and Language or Child Development strongly preferred; other related fields considered.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of direct service in the early childhood field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a program manager.  Systems experience managing multiple programs or grants simultaneously strongly preferred.
  • Experience administering professional development or educational training.
  • Experience conducting and/or implementing research in the field of early childhood practice.
  • Experience in budget development and oversight.
  • Evidenced commitment to the Southwest Human Development mission of a positive future for every child.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful grant writing.
  • Strong working knowledge of the early childhood landscape in Arizona.
How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Program Director — New Life Center (Goodyear)

Date Posted: February 19, 2019
Position Description:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Exempt - Full Time
Starting Salary Range: DOE

JOB FUNCTION:  Responsible to oversee the daily operation of the domestic violence and sexual assault support services. Manages the Shelter/Residential Program, Children's Program, and Outreach Program through the management of key management level staff in consultation with the Chief Operating Officer.  The position is responsible for review and implementation of policy/procedures, performance evaluation tools, recruiting and orientation.  The Program Director must contribute to the creation and development of agency materials, as well as assist the Chief Operating Officer in monitoring agency budget, policy/procedure compliance, contract compliance,  staff development and quality of programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

  1. Supports, supervises and coordinates the day-to-day responsibilities of the Shelter/Residential Program, Children's Program, and Outreach Program.
  2. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, and work standards for  all program staff.  Guides the development of new program elements as needed.
  3. Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates service delivery, makes recommendations for and executes changes in operations to ensure maximum effective service provision.
  4. Oversees the program budget to ensure that spending remains within established budgetary limits.
  5. Provides oversight of the Kitchen program and Facilities staff through the supervision of the Operation Manager.
  6. Provides regularly scheduled weekly supervision with Program Managers, Operations Manager, and any other key staff.
  7. Schedules and participates in plan review meetings weekly.
  8. Participates jointly with Community Development Director, Financial Director, Chief Operating Officer and others to ensure goals and objectives from grants and other funding sources are met and assists with the preparation of reports to funders for the Center, summarizing activities and achievements for service delivery.
  9. Develops and oversees the collection, compilation, and analysis of program and housing activity data.
  10. Meets regularly with the Chief Operating Officer and fosters collaborative working relationships with other departments & community partners.
  11. Participates in on-call coverage.

Staff Support

  1. Identifies training opportunities, and either develops or obtains appropriate training materials.  Conducts regular staff meetings for staff development and the dissemination of agency information.
  2. Maintains all statutorily required documentation for agency.
  3. Works with Chief Operating Officer & Human Resources to write, revise and maintain job descriptions.
  4. Documents all supervision notes and correspondence to complete performance evaluations on supervised employees.
  5. Authorizes staff time off requests & verify timekeeping.

 Policies and Procedures

  1. In conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Resident Services

  1. When necessary, works with supervisors and service delivery staff to solve resident disputes and help settle resident grievances.
  2. Monitors case plans and case management duties.
  3. Monitors and review resident files. 
  4. Occasionally participates in group and individual advocacy sessions to monitor advocate and treatment effectiveness.
  5. Advocates for resident services with service providers such as DES, Transitional housing, etc.
  6. Monitors the success, effectiveness and progress of Outreach services.
  7. Works with Outreach Program Manager to communicate outreach services to community and to gain support.
  8. Serves as primary contact with community providers for advocacy issues.

Agency Management

  1. Communicates all emergencies, resident concerns and organizational needs to the  Chief Operating Officer, and/Chief Executive Officer.  Gathers incident reports and oversees safety committee review to complete root cause analysis and implement changes to policy, procedures or environment as needed. 
  2. Attends professional networking meetings.
  3. Interacts professionally with volunteers, other service providers and community representatives.
  4. Contribute to the trauma informed environment at New Life Center.
  5. At the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, may meet with Board members and participates in agency planning sessions.

Other

  1. Helps build cooperative relationships with all staff and volunteers.
  2. Supports and adheres to all policies regarding resident and program confidentiality.
  3. Performs other duties as directed by the Chief Operating Officer .
  4. Keeps current on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Position Qualifications:
  1. Required: Bachelor's degree in social work or related field and 3 or more years experience at a management level in social service environment.  Other combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  2. Knowledgeable in area of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and shelter management.
  3. Be bondable by fidelity.
  4. Obtain fingerprint clearance. **
  5. Must be at least 21 years old.
  6. Valid Arizona drivers license.
  7. CPR/1st Aid Certified  **
  8. Negative TB test required.  **

* If you do not have the items marked with an **, the employer will complete these areas of qualification during the hire process.

Analytical/Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly effective in working objectively with a diverse group of people and must demonstrate communication, organizational, administrative and office managerial skills.
  • Must be a team player willing to accept and promote organizational goals and function with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and evaluate statistical information to evaluate program effectiveness.  Strong research skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude towards all people and openness to new ideas.
  • Capability of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Highly proficient with computers, especially Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel (10 finger typing, 80+ words per minute).
How to Apply:

Resumes may be submitted to HR Manager, PJ Flores at Pjflores@newlifectr.org

Member Relations & Programs Manager — Association of Energy Services Professionals (Phoenix/Ahwatukee)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

AESP is a 29-year old member-based industry association headquartered in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, AZ. AESP focuses on the energy efficiency industry and works with utilities, consultants and manufacturers in that arena.The Manager of Member Relations and Programs position is key to maintaining member relationships, growing the association, assisting with member engagement and identifting new member benefots and services. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal skills; able to solve problems; collarborate with team members; take initiative and be innovative in their approach with fostering member satisfaction.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Member Relations and Programs reports to the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for the care and maintenance of all AESP group and individual memberships, and managing their overall experience and participation in the association. This position is also responsible for working closely with each group member to custom tailor their participation in the Association and in retaining and growing those memberships. AESP has many ways that members can benefit and participate. Members all want something different from their membership and this position is at the focal point of identifying the group members wants and ensuring that all facets of the Association are focused on providing that delivery and an optimized customer experience. This position will work very closely with the content development team, publications, conference development, and other facets of the Association to ensure delivery on the individualized member development plans. The ideal candidate will also assist with the maintenance and growth of 12 local chapters in the U.S. and Canada and help top grow the newly launched New Professionals initiative which includes a new mentor program.

 

 

This position is responsible for:

  • Managing the overall member experience including oversight of member services,  
  • Maintaining and improving the associations relationship with its' members to include individualized member development plans which define and deliver customization of membership points structure and use
  • Managing group member renewals and retention as well as upselling
  • Conducting member research
  • Identifying and helping to implement process improvement and potentially new association management software
  • Assisting with new product and service development

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Member Relations

  • Provides direct implementation, administration and oversight of the Associations member benefits. This includes working directly and developing relationships with every group member to customize their membership, increase their membership participation, and identify and deliver individualized value propositions for each member.
  • Works closely with the Content Development group, Business Development, of AESP to identify members as sources of content and works to secure their participation within their individualized membership value proposition.
  • Provides proactive outreach to all group members to ensure their satisfaction and value received from their membership.
  • Assists with booth and sponsorship sales process.
  • Helps to manage the activities of 12 Chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Member Retention

  • Utilizing technology, tracks membership participation levels, balance and consumption of membership points, and serves as the main contact to help members identify and receive specifically tailored value.
  • Manages and processes the renewals of all group memberships.
  • Member retention is a primary responsibility.
  • Upsells members to increase their utilization of AESP benefits and services.
  • In cooperation with Business Development and COO conducts member and market research, using that information to design, implement and deliver member products and services resulting in improved membership renewal efforts on behalf of the organization.
  • Working closely with Business Development resources and the Chief Operating Officer, identifies and qualifies membership lead opportunities.
  • Monitors and reports to leadership on trends in the industry and among members.
  • Assists with individual membership drive.

 

Programs

  • Manages the New Professionals initiative; assists with adding more elements to the program; helps the new Mentoring program to grow and benefit mentees/mentors
  • Provides periodic membership reports for inclusion in leadership dashboard
  • Handles special projects as assigned.
  • Identifies more innovative "Association Management" software platforms for better member experience and backend functionality.

 

Position Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Diligence in the proactive effort to deliver member products and services.
  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Ability to identify and qualify upselling opportunities and follow up and close the deal with members.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. 
  • Organized with an eye for detail.
  • Creative and self-motivated with an ability to multi-task effectively and operate under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member, and to take initiative when appropriate.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's degree or greater is a preferred qualification for the position although equivalent professional experience will be considered in lieu of the degree. 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Excellent communication and sales skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
  • Ability to spot market changes and trends.
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, members, customers and the general public.

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS   

None are required

 

How to Apply:

Send resume to: shannon@aesp.org

Education and Learning Manager — International Rescue Committee (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:

The Education and Learning Manager oversees all components of IRC Phoenix's Education services to refugee children, youth and adults. Adult education services include English as a Second Language instruction; job readiness and vocational training; financial literacy, and cultural orientation. Youth services include early childhood development, parent education and coordination of services for K-12, including tutoring and summer programs for refugee youth in partnership with schools. This position is also responsible for subcontracting with schools working with refugee youth under the Refugee School Impact Grant. The Education and Learning Manager is a full time exempt position reporting directly to the Executive Director.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the daily operations of the Education and Learning programs, providing guidance, leadership and direct supervision in all aspects of service provision.
  • Monitor education and learning services to ensure compliance with all program standards and grant requirements.
  • Coordinator preparation of all program reports (quantitative and narrative) required by active funding sources.
  • Identify new grant and funding opportunities and participate actively in grant-writing and program development and design.
  • Recruit, train and supervise staff for education services.
  • Supervise and mentor Adult Education Supervisor to support the growth of sustainable programming.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Arizona K-12 schools, refugee children and parents and refugee resettlement stakeholders in the areas of refugee children's education, child welfare, parent involvement, social integration, and other areas related to the well-being of refugee children.
  • Oversee the overall process and administration of sub awards for schools partnering with IRC through the Refugee School Impact Grant.
  • In collaboration with RRP, ADE, LEAs and other refugee resettlement stakeholders, support and coordinate efforts that contribute to the sustainability of new and established successful program initiatives.
  • Serve as a point of contact and liaison for Arizona K-12 schools seeking assistance in better serving refugees and/or assistance with a particular child. Arrange and coordinate meeting with multiple stakeholders when issues such as academic performance, social adjustment challenges and disciplinary actions are identified.
  • Organize and lead monthly meetings with refugee education stakeholders in which relevant systems issues are addressed, successful innovative practices are shared and cross-training and professional development opportunities are presented.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Executive Director on the status of education programs and provide timely reports on management issues.
  • Coordinate with other program managers and IRC staff to ensure seamless delivery of services to clients;
  • Participate in community coalitions and actively promote IRC programs in the community to increase visibility and expand partner network;
  • Contribute to broad office-wide conversations and initiatives as a member of the management team;
  • Other related duties as assigned. 
Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Education, Social Work or closely related field required; Graduate degree in same fields strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of related professional work experience with progressive levels of responsibility, including a minimum of three years staff supervisory and program management experience.
  • Minimum of three years professional work experience in a non-profit, human services or educational sector.
  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience in social/educational programs serving youth, at risk populations or refugees required; direct experience with educational and vocational services preferred.
  • Previous professional work experience in development or curriculum for ESL, adult education and/or professional development training required.
  • Outstanding organizational, leadership and team building skills with the ability to promote productivity and efficiency.
  • Experience and knowledge of K-12 School systems in Arizona highly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural, fast-paced, adaptable working environment.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, database systems, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual ability preferred.
How to Apply:

To apply - Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for open positions in Phoenix.

Economic Empowerment Manager — International Rescue Committee (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:

The Economic Empowerment Manager will oversee a team focused on assisting refugees towards achieving self-sufficiency through various economic empowerment services. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, compliance, and completion of all grants and activities related with this department. The department currently consists of the following programs: an Individual Development Account (IDA) and Asset Building Program that assists low-income residents in acquiring assets; a Microenterprise Development (MED) Program that assists entrepreneurs with business development (a subsidiary entity called the IRC's Center for Economic Opportunity is utilized to provide consumer loans such as credit building, auto loans and career development loans, as well as micro-business loans); and also a neighborhood business development project- Camelback Corridor, with a set of initiatives and strategies focused on developing stronger and more sustainable business districts.

S/he manages the daily activities and personnel of the department; is responsible for identifying opportunities, developing grant proposals and reports related to all areas of IRC's economic empowerment service provision; and is responsible for initiating and managing financial and community partnerships, as well as implementing policies and procedures, fundraising, reporting, curriculum development, and program development.  There is also a strong emphasis on employment support services and ongoing collaboration to support self-sufficiency of clients.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Fundraise and develop new projects and initiatives with the goal of increasing the quality, size, and scope of department and IRC services in Maricopa County;
  • Develop, implement and monitor sustainability and planning activities for all EE programs;
  • Ensure all goals and objectives are met for each program;
  • Responsible for the recruitment, orientation, and supervision of economic empowerment staff;
  • Provide leadership, and facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing to develop a cohesive, positive and productive work environment among all staff;
  • Develop and monitor program budgets to ensure compliance on stewardship of funds;
  • Develop and implement operating policies and procedures for each program within the department;
  • Ensure program staff prepare reports, edit and submit reports for each program on a timely manner;
  • Oversee internal lending, including convening of Loan Review Committee;
  • Coordinate with other program managers and IRC staff to ensure seamless delivery of services to clients;
  • Participate in community coalitions and actively promote IRC programs in the community to increase visibility and expand partner network;
  • Contribute to broad office-wide conversations and initiatives as a member of the management team;
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • University degree, strongly preferred in Economics, Finance, Development, Business or related field.
  • At least five years of related professional experience; preferably with refugee services and in a non-profit or social service environment.
  • At least three years of experience in program management and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fiscal management and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with limited-English speakers in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, fast-paced, adaptable working environment.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, database systems, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint. Strong command of excel and budget management preferred.
  • Bilingual ability preferred.
How to Apply:

To apply - visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for open positions in Phoenix

Case Manager Supervisor — UMOM-New Day Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

UMOM New Day Centers of Phoenix, AZ is hiring! With the changing seasons, it is critical that we get our families off the streets and into safe, warm shelter. Want to help? Here's how!

As the future of homeless services for families, UMOM is growing. Do you want to be part of the future of homeless services? Are you looking for development opportunities including training and advancement? Come and join the UMOM team and together we can achieve our mission to end family homelessness.

We are actively seeking a Full-Time Case Manager Supervisor. These leadership position would oversee the day-to-day management in these key area:

  • Family Emergency Shelter program

UMOM's benefit plans:

We would not be able to make a difference in our community through our homeless services without our amazing team. We value our employees time and hard work which is why we offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits including medical, telemedicine service, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, EAP, a matching 401k plan, health savings accounts, and a health and wellness plan. We also offer 11 paid holidays and PTO accrual from day one. Not to mention, you'll have the opportunity to work with the most passionate team around!

A day in the life of a supervisor:

As a Case Manager Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to assist with the day-to-day management and operations of the program and provide leadership to your team of case managers. You will be leading your team in assisting homeless clients in crisis to overcome their unique barriers and obtain stable housing.

At UMOM, we leverage the power of data and reporting and you will also be ensuring that your team is utilizing our systems (HMIS and ETO) to its full potential.

As part of the future of homeless services, you love that you make a difference in the lives of homeless youth, individuals, and families. 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field is required
  • At least a year of direct case management experience
  • Current Arizona driver's license with no more than 2 moving violations in a one-year period
  • 100/300 level auto coverage insurance
  • Level One Fingerprint Clearance card or the ability to obtain one
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Supervisory experience is a strongly preferred. Knowledge of homeless services, housing and community resources, an understanding of community health and non-profit/social services system is a plus!

Work schedule:

The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, however flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the families. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Ready to join our team?

Are you ready to be part of the future of homeless services? We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for our Case Manager Supervisor positions, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

How to Apply:

Apply on Line: https://umom.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development — UMOM-New Day Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

UMOM New Day Centers of Phoenix, AZ is actively seeking a Manager of Talent Acquisition & Development to lead the recruitment and training team and support our UMOM staff. Do you want to be part of the future of homeless services? Come and join the UMOM team and together we can achieve our mission to end family homelessness!

We offer our employees excellent benefits including generous vacation plan, development opportunities including training and internal advancement.

Founded in 1964, UMOM is committed to our mission to prevent and end homelessness using innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. At UMOM, we move quickly to place families or individuals into short-term, subsidized housing, and then deploy a range of supportive services to overcome barriers to permanent housing. We provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 homeless families. We also offer nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the valley, each with special program centers for residents.

We would not be able to make a difference in our community through our homeless services without our amazing team. We value our employees time and hard work which is why we offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits including medical, telemedicine service, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, EAP, a matching 401k plan, health savings accounts, and a health and wellness plan. We also offer paid holidays and PTO accrual from day one. Not to mention, you'll have the opportunity to work with the most passionate team around!

As a Talent Acquisition and Development Manager, you oversee full-cycle recruitment and also recruitment for key leadership positions. You are responsible for ensuring innovative sourcing techniques are used to help us find the most passionate, talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community. You will align your recruitment strategies and vision to UMOM's strategic plan and ensure an engaging onboarding process. Retaining our significant talent will also be a top priority for this position.

The Talent Acquisition and Development Manager is also responsible for ensuring a strong UMOM presence in the community and will direct networking opportunities with local universities and partners. Through attending job fairs, hosting UMOM's own job fair and speaking with community employment partners, you will make sure that the UMOM brand is well communicated as an employer of choice for those looking to work in a passionate, mission driven environment.

You will also oversee our intern program as well as the training and development program. These key areas make sure that our staff is trained and prepared to serve our families with the most current information and trends in homeless services, as well as coaching and developing our current leaders. You are responsible for driving training efforts, ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies, and maintaining a strong intern pipeline with local universities.

As part of the future of homeless services, you love that you make a difference by supporting our staff who directly impact the lives of homeless youth, individuals, and families.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, but can be flexible.

 

Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years of HR/recruitment experience required
  • 1 year of supervisory experience required
  • Proficiency with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Microsoft Office
  • Current Arizona driver's license with no more than 2 moving violations in a one-year period
  • 100/300 level auto coverage insurance
  • Level one fingerprint clearance card or the ability to obtain one

A bachelor's degree in a related field is required. Knowledge of retention and engagement strategies is a plus!

How to Apply:

READY TO JOIN OUR HOMELESS SERVICES TEAM?

Are you ready to be part of the future of homeless services? We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

Apply today at:  https://umom.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Deputy Director — American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

The ACLU of Arizona--a leader in the fight against mass incarceration, voter suppression, discrimination in public education, and threats to LGBTQ equality and immigrants' rights--is seeking a full-time Deputy Director to lead and manage its internal, day-to-day operations and help us create an equitable and inclusive workplace that is aligned around our short- and long- term programmatic and organizational goals. The ideal candidate is a highly relational leader with strong management skills, strategic focus and operational efficiency, who has a solutions-oriented mindset and a passion for developing strong teams and leaders.  The Deputy Director will focus primarily on internal management and oversight of human resources and personnel matters ranging from recruiting, hiring and onboarding to creating a culture of accountability and facilitating a collaborative workflow among all of our departments.  

The Deputy Director will partner with the Executive Director in essential internal leadership activities (human resources, board development and office administration), freeing up the Executive Director to focus on external matters such as fundraising, community/media outreach and coalition building and partnerships. The Deputy Director is a permanent position based in our Phoenix office. The Deputy Director will serve on Arizona's leadership team, report to the Executive Director and directly supervise the Finance Director, Office Manager, and Development Director.

What the Deputy Director Does: 

Hiring and Management:

  • Manage the recruitment, hiring, orientation and onboarding process for all positions in partnership with senior leadership team, including drafting job descriptions, outlining interview questions, and screening candidates;  
  • Handle all staff personnel issues keeping the Executive Director apprised;
  • Develop new systems for staff performance evaluation, feedback, and compensation to ensure adequate development, retention and career progression and conduct periodic salary surveys as needed;      
  • Lead organizational efforts to build a race equity culture, including identifying best practices and developing new policies or improving existing ones;  
  • Serve as a mentor and coach for a diverse and growing staff;
  • Provide direct supervision for managers who lead key programmatic areas, including supporting members of the senior leadership team to ensure the timely completion of staff evaluations and work plans;   
  • Work with the Finance Director to oversee the management of employee payroll and benefits programs, vacation and sick leave records, and personnel records; 
  • Oversee the development of the employee handbook and make changes to personnel policies as necessary; 
  • Oversee the development and/or updating of staff on-boarding, orientation, and off-boarding materials, including personnel files;
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to HR, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance;
  • Manage staff training/development program; and
  • Identify and work with internal Board and staff committees, external HR consultants and attorneys on special projects as needed.

Project Management, Goal Setting and Alignment:

  • Assist the Executive Director in developing an annual goal setting process that brings together important stakeholders and helps drive decisions based on progress on goals, current and projected results;
  • Create greater alignment and clarity around shared and individual goals and responsibilities by tracking and sharing progress on goals and metrics regularly throughout the year;
  • Oversee large, often cross-functional, organization-wide projects or initiatives;
  • Ensure work is coordinated strategically across departments, fits within the strategic plan, and that staff members provide regular reports; 
  • Facilitate communication between departments through regularly scheduled meetings; and
  • Propose the creation of new systems and processes to streamline operations.  

Organizational Leadership: 

  • Support the Executive Director in recruiting and onboarding prospective Board members;
  • Work with Executive Director, Finance Director and Office Manager to ensure committees have clear goals and are meeting regularly to execute them;  
  • Assist Board members with the Board's governance and strategic planning functions by helping to identify areas where leaders should direct their focus, collecting data from across the organization, such as financial updates or program outcomes, and creating dashboards that lay out the information in a concise and clear format; and
  • Prepare reports to Board, staff and national office as necessary.  

Organization Building & Office Administration:

  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities;
  • Supervise and work with Office Manager to manage office operations, including overseeing office space changes, purchases of equipment, supplies and furniture; and   
  • Supervise information technology service providers to ensure reliable and efficient use of computers and other technology. 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications: Our "must haves"

  • Bachelor's degree plus at least five years of experience in non-profit operations and management, including experience overseeing human resources functions and in implementing and executing short- and long- term plans across teams;  
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management experience and the ability to lead and motivate a diverse group of stakeholders, including staff and lay leaders, in a busy, sometimes stressful and fast-paced environment; 
  • A self-starter with experience managing multiple deadlines and projects;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with accounting or financial management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and fundraising databases, as well as the ability to learn new programs; 
  • Excellent written, oral, and digital communication skills; a "quick study" on an array of issues and the ability to synthesize, analyze and articulate legal concepts and other complex issues to a wide variety of audiences; 
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of and commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and the ACLU of Arizona's mission;
  • A commitment to race, equity and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance, and able to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community; and
  • Some weekend and nighttime work required, as well as occasional travel.  

Essential Mindsets & Approaches to the Work:

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong self-motivation; ability to meet tight deadlines; adaptability; attention to detail; 
  • Commitment to developing future leaders for the ACLU;
  • Self-confidence demonstrated in a willingness to take risks, make mistakes, acknowledge and learn from them, and keep on task;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities and people; 
  • Ability to motivate teams, provide clear direction, delegate well, hold people accountable and assume ultimate responsibility; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Well-developed sense of humor and compassion; and
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new tools, technology, and resources. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The ACLU-AZ offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience, and competitive with public interest salaries.  Benefits include three weeks paid vacation; 100%-employer paid medical and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance; 401(k); and twelve paid holidays. This position is full-time, salaried, and exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How to Apply:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references including their email, phone and relationship to you.  Send electronic materials to Office Manager, Beth Thomson-Gorman at: lizabethtg@acluaz.org and please reference "Deputy Director" in the email subject line.  You can submit hard copies to ACLU of Arizona, Re: Deputy Director, P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011.  Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing. 

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: drobinson@acluaz.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply. 

DEADLINE

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 22, 2019 and accepted until the position is filled, at which time announcement will be removed from our website: www.acluaz.org/careers

ABOUT THE ACLU

With ACLU affiliate offices in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, the ACLU fights tirelessly in the courts, legislatures, and through community engagement to ensure that all individuals' rights are protected. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of lawyers, public policy experts, lobbyists, community organizers, and fundraisers, and we're looking for exceptional talent to join our team.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.  

The ACLU of Arizona comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and the ACLU Foundation of Arizona. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation of Arizona are statewide organizations with the same overall mission; they share office space.

Program Manager — New Life Center (GOODYEAR)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

SCHEDULE: Sunday-Wednesday 8am-7pm
JOB DESCRIPTION
PROGRAM MANAGER
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Full Time - Exempt

JOB FUNCTION: Supervises the staff, programs and activities for New Life Center's Shelter, Children's, and Outreach Programs. Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, responsible to ensure professional and comprehensive services are delivered to clients, to include: oversight of day to day activities, shift structure and staff supervision, mobile advocacy and delivery of appropriate program curriculum and advocacy services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision

  1. Provide direct supervision of the work flows of direct care staff, including shelter/ residential Program, Children's Program, and Outreach Program employees.
  2. With the Case Manager and Chief Operating Officer, develop protocols for case plan implementation.
  3. Follow the training plan for new employees and volunteers and ensure employees and volunteers are performing all aspects of their assigned duties.
  4. In conjunction with the administration team, develop and maintain weekly work schedules for direct care staff, including review of time off requests and time sheets.
  5. Regularly meet for supervision with direct reports and documents supervision notes and correspondences and completes performance evaluations as required.
  6. Meet regularly with the management team to review schedules, progress of work and other matters as needed.
  7. Assume appropriate responsibilities, as assigned in the absence of peers, subordinates, and agency leadership.
  8. Monitor, support, and approve trainings for direct care staff.

Records and Reporting

  1. Regularly perform quality assurance checks on both open and closed resident files.
  1. Prepare and maintain all required records and incident reports and oversees direct care staff to ensure required documentation is completed within timeframe guidelines.
  2. Assist with the completion of monthly, quarterly or annual reports for submission, as assigned.

Resident Services

  1. Ensure the maintenance of residential, children's, and outreach program supplies.
  2. Role model and oversee the successful resolution of resident/staff disputes and helps settle resident grievances.
  3. When on shift, supervise and oversee work of all program employees on site, even if they do not direct report to you as their supervisor.
  4. Regularly participate in group and individual advocacy sessions in order to monitor quality of service delivery and service effectiveness.
  5. Provide advocacy and case management services to residents when necessary.

Agency Management

  1. Respond to telephone crisis calls, provide telephone crisis advocacy, referrals and assess appropriateness of caller for New Life Center.
  2. Ensure cleanliness of entire facility is maintained and share responsibilities for cleanliness and appearance of entire shelter.
  3. Communicate emergencies, resident concerns and organizational needs to the administrative team.

Other

  1. Help build cooperative relationships with all staff and volunteers.
  2. Support and adhere to all policies regarding resident and program confidentiality.
  3. Contribute to the trauma informed environment at New Life Center.
  4. Keep current on issues of domestic violence and seek appropriate training opportunities.
  5. Participate in scheduled meetings as assigned.
  6. Performs other duties as necessary.
Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field and 2 or more years' experience at a supervisory level in a domestic violence environment. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  2. Knowledgeable in area of domestic violence, homelessness and shelter management.
  3. Obtain fingerprint clearance. **
  4. Must be at least 21 years old.
  5. Valid Arizona driver's license.
  6. CPR/1st Aid Certified. **
  7. Negative TB test required. **

* If you do not have the items marked with an **, the employer will complete these areas of qualification during the hire process.

Analytical/Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly effective in working objectively with a diverse group of people and must demonstrate communication, organizational, administrative and office supervisory skills.
  • Must be a team player willing to accept and promote organizational goals and function with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. Good presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude towards all people and openness to new ideas.
  • Capability of effective planning and prioritizing. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure.
  • Highly proficient with computers, especially Microsoft Word and Excel (10 finger typing, 60+ words per minute).
How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to: pjflores@newlifectr.org

Program & Community Engagement Director — Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Position Title: Program & Community Engagement Director

Job Family: Full-Time, Exempt

Post Date: 2/1/2019

About Our Organization: Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children is a nationally recognized free afterschool music program for students from families who are experiencing economic disadvantages. The mission of Rosie's House is to eliminate barriers to high-quality music education. Through music, we support youth as they develop their full creative and personal potential. Rosie's House provides 500 students, ages 5-18, with instruction in strings, winds, piano, and ensemble opportunities in mariachi and choir. In addition, Rosie's House offers three youth development programs, our Musicians Mentoring in Classroom, Musicians Active in Community and College Path programs. Rosie's House employs six full-time staff, 23 part-time highly trained music educators, and has an annual operating budget of approximately $800,000 (contributed model).

Location: Rosie's House is located in the heart of the Central Arts District in downtown Phoenix. The campus is in close proximity to The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Theatre, Heard Museum and is located off the Light Rail and Bus Transit lines.

Job Summary: Rosie's House is seeking a passionate Program & Community Engagement Director who thrives in a collaborative and mission-focused environment. In this role, the Program & Community Engagement Director oversees the overall management of the afterschool community music school, including oversight of personnel, programs, operations, budget management, and the quality of experience for both Rosie's House community participants and employees (instructors and program staff). In addition, the Director leads community engagement efforts to further build strategic partnerships and mission impact.  

The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and works closely with the CEO, Advancement and Marketing Director, and Board of Directors to develop strategy, long-term goals, and sustainable programming. This position is analogous to a Principal or Headmaster, and is critical to the heart and culture of our afterschool program.

The ideal candidate will have experience in leading program development and evaluation, managing both arts educators and arts administrators, collaborating with community partners, and serving as a leader and collaborator to parents and students. Key to the success in this role is a strategic mindset and the passion to work diligently in eliminating barriers to high-quality music education.   

Responsibilities:

Supervisory

  • Manage music education faculty (23)
  • Manage program staff including Program & Community Engagement Senior Coordinator (1) and Program Coordinator (1)

Management Essential Functions

  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, support, and evaluation of a diverse faculty of professional music educators and program staff
  • Manage and support program staff to achieve operational and strategic goals
  • Facilitate professional development opportunities for team of music educators and program staff
  • Work with CEO, Advancement & Marketing Director and Faculty Leadership Team to create and execute a comprehensive Annual Operating Plan

Program Development & Management

  • Develop and manage the Program & Community Engagement Budget
  • Develop, implement, and sustain programs that meet the needs of constituents, and are aligned with the Rosie's House theory of change and mission
  • Collaborate with Department Heads (Choir, Winds, Piano, Strings, and Mariachi) to ensure programmatic excellence in classes and programs through rigorous program evaluation
  • Together with the CEO and other internal staff, external evaluators (as needed) and participant input, develop metrics and tools to measure program effectiveness and participant outcomes
  • Execute and develop student policies and procedures

Community Engagement Essential Functions

  • Act as a liaison and advocate to the arts, music education, and youth development community
  • Represent Rosie's House in meetings with stakeholders, civic and educational leaders, and community partners on a local and national level
  • Develop engagement strategies for student recruitment and enrollment goals
  • Determine areas of potential strategic expansion of partnerships that are consistent with Rosie's House goals and align with best practices for partnerships

Institutional Essential Functions

  • Work with Rosie's House advancement staff to develop long-term funding priorities and collaborate on the creation of funding proposals, impact reports and fundraising messaging
  • Collaborate with Senior Staff to develop meeting agendas, reports and dashboards for staff, board, and constituent meetings
  • Determine and implement system and technology solutions for administrative, evaluation and operational functions
  • Create an administrative environment and decision-making process that promotes a collaborative working atmosphere, ensures transparency, and enhances positive working relations

 

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

Rosie's House seeks candidates with the following qualities and qualifications, however is open to candidates with other education and life experiences that make them capable to excel as the Program & Community Engagement Director.

Qualities & Skills:

  • Creativity, empathy, strategic thinking, and significant leadership capability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; charismatic presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred with the ability to speak, read and write in Spanish
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products and general database experience (Salesforce preferred) 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • An Undergraduate degree, advanced degree preferred, or commensurate experience, and a minimum of 5-years of related work experience in the arts, education, or afterschool youth development sectors
  • Hands-on management experience (5 years of management experience preferred)
  • Experience in actualizing positive youth development programs including program development, assessment, and evaluation
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of music education and/or music performance
  • Experience in community engagement including building mission-aligned partnerships and actualizing collaborative goals with external partners

Salary is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of $47,000 - $54,000 annually. Benefits include full health, dental, vision coverage and generous PTO package. Schedule is flexible, however will require some weekends and evenings. Rosie's House respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workforce. We welcome candidates of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. Rosie's House is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Conditions: This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change, or be eliminated. Company reserves the right to revise the responsibilities or to require other or different tasks be performed at any time. Employment is contingent upon: Ability to receive/maintain a fingerprint clearance card.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, and resume to info@rosieshouse.org using "Program & Community Engagement Director" in the subject.First review of applications Feb. 8, 2019, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Administrative/Clerical

Administrative Specialist — Center for the Future of Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Job Description:

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) seeks an administrative specialist to provide professional-level support to the Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives & Impact and our growing enterprise. The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, tech savvy, an excellent communicator, resourceful, a self-starter who sees the big picture, able to coordinate diverse tasks simultaneously and autonomously, and willing to go the extra mile.  

CFA is committed to bringing Arizonans together to build a bright future for our state. CFA leads a number of dynamic statewide education, workforce, and civic health initiatives focused on student success for all learners, increasing educational attainment, preparing a highly-skilled workforce, and creating an engaged citizenry. The projects involve multiple partners at local, state and national levels, including non-profit, K-12, higher education, community-based organizations, government, philanthropic, and business and industry partners. The ideal administrative specialist candidate is invested in the mission of the organization, passionate about and committed to the success of CFA's work, and motivated to be part of an ambitious and results-oriented team.  

This position reports to the Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives & Impact and will work closely with the CFA Impact team.

Location: Downtown Phoenix (541 E. Van Buren, Suite B-5, Phoenix, AZ)

Full-Time/Part-Time:Full-time

Salary Range: $41,250 - $55,000 per year; DOE

Close Date: 3:00 p.m. on 3/12/19

NOTE: This is a grant-funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide administrative support to Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives & Impact, as well as other Impact team directors, with professionalism, attention to detail, tact, diplomacy, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Schedule appointments and maintain calendars.
  • Coordinate and arrange travel, including travel authorizations and expense reports via Concur.
  • Compile and prepare background material and agendas related to meetings, events and travel; share and follow-up as appropriate; maintain files.
  • Independently compose correspondence on a variety of topics requiring judgement, originality, and knowledge of issues involved.
  • Gather information and draft presentations, documents, communications, and other materials as directed.
  • Prepare financial documents such as payment requests, mileage reimbursements, and credit card reconciliations; understand budgets and support stewardship of charitable contributions.
  • Develop and maintain trusted working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Provide administrative support for meetings and events to include reserving space, purchasing supplies, managing invitations and RSVPs, ordering catering, technology set-up, and preparation and distribution of materials.
  • Provide back-up support for front desk staff as needed; open and close office, greet and direct visitors, answer and route phone calls, receive deliveries, validate parking, operate/troubleshoot office machines, etc.
  • Operate general office equipment and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Environment:

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Expected to be responsive to customers, engaged in work production, resourceful, flexible and respectful of others.
  • Travel involving operation of a motor vehicle, must have access to an automobile, have and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license.

Organization Statement:

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) engages the hearts and minds of Arizonans to create a bright future for our state. More than a think tank, CFA is a non-partisan "do tank" combining research with collaborative partnerships and initiatives that drive the state's economic prosperity, quality of life and civic health. For more information about CFA and our current efforts, please visit www.arizonafuture.org.

The Center for the Future of Arizona is a 501(c)3, and an affiliate organization of Arizona State University under the Office of the President Emeritus. CFA is supported by public and private donors and organizations from across Arizona and throughout the country.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of executive-level administrative support experience; or, nine (9) years of executive-level administrative support experience; or, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience providing administrative support to upper level management.
  • Experience in managing complex schedules.
  • Evidence of adapting to change quickly while demonstrating flexibility.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
  • Experience in managing multiple high-priority activities requiring attention to detail, setting priorities, considerable coordination, and follow-through to meet requirements.
  • Evidence of time management and organization skills.
  • Experience in work that requires diplomacy, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Experience working independently, as well as working in a team environment.
  • Experience working in an environment subject to tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Proficient with computers and office equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Concur.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Salesforce, with preference for Nonprofit Success Pack.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web-based tools, such as Google Drive, Eventbrite, WebEx.
How to Apply:

All applications MUST be submitted through the ASU recruiting system (click link below).

ASU recruitment ID: 49627BR

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Applications must also include a cover letter.

CFA does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

LINK TO APPLY

 

Director of Marketing and Logistics — Valley Beit Midrash (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Valley Beit Midrash (VBM) is a progressive, pluralistic not-for-profit breaking new ground in Jewish education, leadership development, social action, and interfaith dialogue throughout Greater Phoenix.

We are looking to hire a Director of Marketing and Logistics (who need not be Jewish) to perform the following roles:

Marketing / Communications / Outreach (50%)

  • Generates interest in our programs through social media
  • Develops marketing brochures, advertising, and other creative materials
  • Updates our website to reflect current programming
  • Acts as liaison with our website developer to communicate and prioritize major updates
  • Maintains relationships with media outlets
  • Maintains and expands relationships with existing and potential VBM Partners (synagogues and other organizations)
  • Greets and checks-in participants at our lectures and panel events
  • Maintains our database of donors; assists in generating and implementing ideas to increase fundraising
  • Serves as an ambassador for VBM

Logistics (40%)

  • Schedules speakers and sessions with VBM Partners who host the events
  • Coordinates logistics with speakers (e.g., travel, lodging, transportation, expense reimbursement)
  • Organizes weekend retreats - typically two to three per year (e.g., identify venues, recruit participants, schedule the day)
  • Plans VIP and other dinners/events - typically two to six per year (e.g., sends invitations, tracks registrations, coordinates with caterer/venue)

Other (10%)

  • Administers VBM's Google Suite which includes all email accounts, Google drive, shared files
  • Performs other activities in support of VBM's mission

The Environment

  • The Director of Marketing and Logistics reports directly to the President/Dean of VBM.
  • Full-time position
  • During our speaker/learning season (October-April) the Director of Marketing and Logistics greets and checks-in participants at evening sessions (6:30pm-7:15pm) one to three nights per week. Once per week, the Director of Marketing and Logistics stays through the session to close down the event (until 9:00 pm).
  • You will have the opportunity to meet and work with some of the leading, forward-thinking educators, scholars and social progressives of our time!

Salary and Benefits

  • VBM offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience starting at $35,000.
Position Qualifications:
  • Highly relational, social, warm, and engaging for various age populations and demographics
  • Detail-oriented, organized, disciplined, and self-starter
  • Flexible; willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable using Social Media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Comfortable using standard computer tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with, or willing to learn other applications (e.g., Donor tracking database, website maintenance, graphic design software)
  • High school diploma or GED required; Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • One to two years of marketing experience preferred
How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to learn@valleybeitmidrash.org

Executive and Development Assistant — Children's Action Alliance (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Children's Action Alliance (CAA) is an independent voice for Arizona children and families at the state capitol and in the community.  CAA works statewide to improve children's health, education, and security through research, policy development, media campaigns and advocacy.

CAA seeks an experienced professional to provide administrative and development support to the President, Vice President, and Board of Directors.  This individual will report to the Vice President for Development and Engagement and work closely with the President and CEO.  He or she will also support the staff team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the President and CEO through scheduling, coordinating correspondence and other documents, data entry, and preparing materials for meetings and presentations
  • Assist VP with diverse fundraising/engagement activities, including support for signature annual event
  • Plan and coordinate meetings, receptions, and donor-related gatherings
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and its committees through scheduling meetings; recording/processing minutes; coordinating board interactions, giving, and materials
  • Provide administrative support and coordination to our early childhood coalition, including meeting logistics and email lists
  • Coordinate print, production, and distribution of select publications with graphic designers and printers
  • Edit and format select presentations, publications, and documents
  • Manage mailing lists and select mailings
  • Provide backup staffing for donation processing, donor stewardship, telephones, and filing
  • Other problem-solving and support duties as assigned

Salary range:  $20.00 to $22.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Major medical and dental insurance, life insurance, matching retirement contribution

Competitive leave policies for vacation, paid sick leave, personal days and an earned sabbatical.

Position is required to work general office hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

                                   

Position Qualifications:

Professional Skills, Experience and Education

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Commitment to the CAA mission; high level of energy, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Three years of immediately relevant experience; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Strong computer and technical skills; proficient with Microsoft Office suite; experience with fund raising software and CRMs preferred
  • Any kind of development/fund raising support experience preferred
  • Outstanding and consistent attention to detail
  • Experience in event planning, ideally fund raising and donor-oriented events
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written communication and editing skills
How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to George A. Martinez, Vice President for Development and Engagement, at gmartinez@azchildren.org

Operations Manager — Experience Matters (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

Since launching in 2009, Experience Matters (EM) has been at the heart of a movement that is changing the face of civic engagement - a movement capitalizing on a growing pool of skilled talent transitioning from primary careers in the private sector and looking for meaningful opportunities to help their communities. We connect these passionate, experienced individuals with local nonprofits looking for innovative ways to achieve their mission using targeted professional help.  

Experience Matters is led by a team of creative, collaborative, change-makers dedicated to achieving extraordinary results and creating a stronger more vibrant community. As a key member of the Experience Matters team, the Operations Manager plays an integral role in support of staff, the Experience Matters Board of Directors, and Fund Development activities.

 

Key tasks include:

Board and Staff Support

  • Assist with Board Meeting setup and logistics.
  • Communicate with Board members on behalf of EM.
  • Attend Board meetings and take Board meeting minutes and notes.
  • Upload and administer materials onto SharePoint.

Development Support

  • Write and send out thank you notes/letters to funders.
  • Track individual donations through Salesforce.
  • Run and prepare monthly fundraising reports with key consultants/staff.

Event/Communication Coordination

  • Manage EM Event Calendar.
  • Coordinate EM Event communication by working with designated event teams based on the event.
  • Track EM Event registrations and update event teams.

Operations Support

  • Assist in providing accurate information to inquiries regarding current EM programs and events and referring to appropriate staff, as needed.
  • Create a welcoming experience for all potential and current community volunteers by responding to requests and referring to staff when appropriate.  Support volunteer recruiting and onboarding process.
  • Assist EM staff in planning and executing training/learning events such as managing registration, assisting in location selection, preparing materials, and supporting on-site at events.

Key skills include:

  • Highly-organized in maximizing time, resources and priorities 
  • Possess sound judgment 
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined 
  • Excellent active listening skills 
  • Verbal and written communication skills which are clear, concise, articulate and respectful 
  • A high degree of proficiency with MS Office programs including online and desktop versions
  • Proficient with Salesforce and Eventbrite
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum three year's experience in nonprofit operations, program management or equivalent experience (preferred), OR 
  • Minimum five year's experience in nonprofit operations, program management or equivalent experience
How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to info@emaz.org

Supply Chain Assistant — International Rescue Committee (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background: 

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:

The Supply Chain Assistant position will help support the Supply Chain Supervisor in managing inventory and logistics, as well as administrative duties as assigned.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the transition from the current inventory database to the new ERP system; Integra.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of supplies including both donated and purchased items; including a regular physical count and reconciliation with the current inventory tracking database.
  • Monitor current supplies and provide regular purchase requests to Procurement as needed.
  • Enter and track inventory received and released through the current Access database, and then through Integra after launch.
  • Complete quarterly inventory audit reports.
  • Coordinate the logistics of client home set ups with case management.
  • Explain and release inventory to newly arrived clients.
  • Create and track the necessary client direct assistance vouchers for the Resettlement Program.
  • Assist with casework and document filing:
  • review of expenses as compared to grant requirements
  • month end inventory reconciliation
  • requesting spending plans when needed
  • Assist in overseeing the front desk and office reception area, ensure telephone and reception coverage as needed.
  • Act as back up for Supply Chain Supervisor, including vendor vetting, vehicle fleet maintenance, and procurement.
  • Coordinate volunteer projects, such as assembly of bulk supply kits, and oversee/train supply chain intern for selected projects.
  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • Some advance education in related areas such as business management, supply chain management or logistics.
  • At least one year of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office Programs and database experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment; cultural sensitivity, excellent cross-cultural communication skills; preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred.
  • Ability to carry up to 35 lbs. safely.

Working Environment:  

Standard office work environment with limited activities in on-site storage units with the ability to lift and move 35 lbs safely.

How to Apply:

To apply - Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for open positions in Phoenix.

Administrative Assistant — Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

What We Do

United, we fight to break the cycle of poverty for kids, their families, and the neighborhoods where they live.

Why United Way

No other organization unites as many people to fight poverty in as many ways. Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is one of the largest and most progressive organizations within the national network of independent United Ways. Seen as a leader in innovation, we do this by creating impact from donors who are transformed by their experience with us and understand the importance of our work.

To learn more about what United Way does, check out Join the United Way Team and Live United

To see what we're doing locally, check out our 2018 Manifesto

Who We're Looking For

We're focused on breaking the cycle of poverty. But we can't do it alone. We're looking for people who are:

  •  Hand-raisers who are willing to roll up their sleeves, take on new assignments, and juggle many things at once.
  • Game-changers who aren't afraid of bringing new ideas to the table, looking at things from an outside perspective, and shaking things up.
  •  Cycle-Breakers who are passionate about taking a hands-on approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in Maricopa County.

Specifically, we're looking for an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant on our Quality First Scholarships Team spends a large amount of time serving as the first impression for callers and handling various duties. This position also handles a variety of administrative projects and duties as assigned. This individual works closely with other Scholarships Coordinators to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and streamline processes for the organization. Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiency is required.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for operating tools used for creation of electronic files or archives.
  • Responsible for preparing, scanning, and quality checking of documents/images being converted to electronic digital format. 
  • Responsible for sending large volumes of customer notifications for reporting reminders, adjustment notices, payment holds, quality assurance updates, etc.
  • Perform receptionist duties, such as providing breaks and lunches, filling in for planned/unplanned time off as needed, and sorting mail for the Scholarships Team.
  • Data entry skills, organizing of files, and performing miscellaneous projects such as creating spreadsheets to track information, making customer phone calls to obtain a variety of information, and other items.
  • Modify and improve filing systems, or implement new filing systems.
  • Modify and improve department processes and workflow processes.
  • Provides administrative support for department staff.
  • Assists in setting and preparing for internal/external meetings.
  • Manages the department calendar for all new and reoccurring meetings that include department staff
  • Manages department information needs, reports and data.
  • Handles all other general administrative items.
  • As a member of support staff, provides organizational support when requested.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

What You'll Need

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiency is required.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and high level of initiative.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years or more in an office environment with previous scanning or data entry experience.
  • Must be comfortable in a systems environment with the ability to learn; previous experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time and tasks in order to meet strict deadlines and work in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must display high energy and drive in everyday work and completion of assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
  • Valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle.
  • Ability to work in a remote environment (not all positions work remotely, but many of our team mates work out of the office 1-4 days per week)

This job might not be the right fit if you

  • Are hesitant to innovating current processes
  • Become overwhelmed by fast paced environments
  • Have a hard time making decisions
  • Are uncomfortable with change
  • Like your own permanent desk and space

This job might not be the right fit if you

  • Are hesitant to innovating current processes
  • Become overwhelmed by fast paced environments
  • Have a hard time making decisions
  • Are uncomfortable with change
  • Like your own permanent desk and space
How to Apply:

What You'll Get

  • An opportunity to become an active part in the fight to break the cycle of poverty in our community
  • A Full-Time hourly position
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 403B retirement saving with company match
  • PTO and 10 paid holidays per year!
  •  Flexibility - we don't have assigned spaces in our office. It's a collaborative environment with a variety of work spaces. And writable walls. Who doesn't love writable walls?

Pay range: $15-$16 per hour
To apply for this job, please visit www.vsuw.org.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Referral request: This job may not be for you, but perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect fit. Send them this link. Thanks!
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

  • Valley of the Sun United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Part-time Program Administrative Assistant — Soldier's Best Friend (Peoria)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Soldier's Best Friend is an Arizona-based nonprofit seeking to hire a part-time administrative assistant to join our team at our west valley Phoenix headquarters. The work schedule for this position includes 20-24 hours per week Monday through Friday. Working primarily with program staff, you will provide administrative assistance for applications, participant and graduate communications, data entry, maintaining records, frontline phones and building access, and helping maintain an efficient, safe and positive environment.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Diligently monitor and process incoming applications
  • Accurately and consistently maintain each applicant's materials
  • Accurately and consistently maintain data entry
  • Preserve confidentiality
  • Respond to applicant inquiries via phone, email and in person
  • Contact applicants at designated intervals to support application completion
  • Contact program graduates at designated intervals
  • Answer phones, greet program participants and the public in a pleasant and professional manner, give tours when necessary
  • Assist program staff with scheduling, help maintain organization's calendar
  • Scanning, filing, organizing, recordkeeping
  • Provide assistance for graduations/events
  • Help clean and maintain training facility
  • Perform any job-related functions deemed necessary for the smooth flow of operations
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a High School diploma or equivalent, and minimum one-year office experience.

Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to accurately give and receive information by phone and in person
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills a must
  • Must be comfortable working around and handling dogs
  • Interacts in a positive manner with all segments of our organization
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, set schedules, work both independently and with other members of the team
  • Contributes to a professional and customer service oriented environment
  • Basic computer skills (databases, MS Office, Google platform)
  • High School diploma or equivalent, and one-year office experience
  • *Clean background check
  • Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

*All offers of employment are contingent on clear results of a background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Soldier's Best Friend is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:
Katie Mabry
Operations Manager
operations@soldiersbestfriend.org

Executive Secretary — Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale Arts)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

Scottsdale Arts, a leading nonprofit arts organization seeks a full time Executive Secretary to oversee the scheduling, calendaring and administrative duties for the office of the President/CEO.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Coordinates President's schedule and appointments, coordinates meetings, trips, etc.
  2. Extensive communication with representatives of or high level donors, corporate and city officials, etc., in the course of coordinating the President's calendar.
  3. Supports the President and Director of Finance & Administration in all administrative and clerical needs and special projects.
  4. Coordinates Senior Management Team meetings and Administration Team meetings.
  5. Reads and routes incoming mail. Composes and handles routine President's Office correspondence.
  6. Provides support for development office including but not limited to development of letters, printing and distribution of membership information.
  7. Requests reports from Tessitura Database Specialist for the President to utilize during meetings, etc.
  8. Organizes and maintains corporate file system, including the board book of minutes, and acts as custodian of corporate documents and records.
  9. Provides updates and annual reports to the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  10. Participates in the development of annual departmental budget, monitor results, research discrepancies and make recommendations.
  11. Administers the Community Arts Grants program.
  12. Provides back up to the receptionist including answering main phone line and handling incoming, outgoing and interoffice mail.

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will possess an Associates Degree (preferred) plus minimum 2 years experience supporting a high level executive position. Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, exceptional communication skills and ability to maintain high level of organization and clarity required.
Benefits available including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 401K after one year of employment and paid time off (including holidays).
EOE

Development Assistant — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Planned Giving Specialist (PGS) will work in conjunction with the AHS Planned Giving Officer (PGO) to market and administer AHS' planned giving program. This will include interfacing with donors, attorneys and financial advisors to administer realized estates. The PGS will use problem solving skills, judgment and discretion to provide excellent customer service to donors, prospects, attorneys and financial planners. The PGS will also work with the PGO and advisory committee members to research, cultivate and market planned giving initiatives.   

Position Qualifications:

 

  1. Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years in professional office environment preferred. Equivalent education/experience may be considered such as an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies.
  2. Knowledge and experience in the protocols for trust and estate administration preferred.
  3. Regular use of discretion and independent judgment.
  4. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  5. High level of initiative and follow through.
  6. Ethical, patient, and professional behavior and attitude.
  7. Impeccable customer service skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and proceed with minimum supervision.
  9. Excellent time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills. 
How to Apply:

Please visit www.azhumane.org/careers

Executive Assistant to the CFO — Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for an Executive Assistant to perform a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to facilitate the efficient operation of the Division. Work independently and take initiative on projects and tasks at all administrative levels.

 

Job Duties:

  1. Independently organize and coordinate work to effectively support the CFO, set priorities, and meet established deadlines with little or no supervision.
  2. Timely and accurate preparation of internal and external correspondence, supporting documents, and contracts. Production of drafts and a wide variety of finished documents from notes, recording devices or brief written/oral instructions with attention to detail and accuracy. Plan and prepare expense reports, periodic or special reports, including creation of new reports as directed, and assist in the coordination and preparation of the annual Museum budget.
  3. Efficiently and effectively organize the CFO's calendar to maximize time availability. Schedule appointments, coordinate meetings, and maintain daily and yearly planning calendars to facilitate timely preparation and follow through for the Finance and Executive Committees, Museum Board and Endowment Board meetings. 
  4. Coordinate logistics and planning of Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Endowment Board meetings.  Assist in the preparation and email committee packets in a timely manner. Prepare minutes for all Finance Committee meetings, Audit Committee meetings, Endowment Board meetings, and other Board Committee meetings as needed.
  5. Create and maintain corporate minute books and records. Manage the collection and monitoring of Certificates of Insurance.  Maintain appropriate paper and electronic filing systems; archive or destroy CFO's files consistent with the Museum's Records Management Policies.
  6. Assist the CFO in managing the review of contracts and other legal documents.
  7. Facilitate communication between the CFO and direct reports by serving as a liaison and scheduling meetings as needed. Provide administrative support to Accounting staff as necessary.
  8. Perform Accounts Receivable processing under the supervision of the Controller and the CFO.
  9. Serve as backup for accounts payable and payroll processing.
  10. In the absence of the Assistant to the Director, provide administrative support to the Museum Director and record minutes for Board of Trustee meetings, if needed.
  11. Create ad-hoc reports, oversee select programs, and perform miscellaneous projects as assigned.
  12. Make travel, meeting, and event arrangements as needed.
  13. Sort and prioritize mail. Review voicemail messages and respond or take appropriate action.
Position Qualifications:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent; associates degree or business school certificate preferred.
  2. Minimum of five years' increasingly responsible administrative experience, including experience as an Executive Assistant and/or Office Administrator.

Knowledge of:

  1. Operation of standard office equipment;
  2. Clerical and administrative procedures and systems such as filing and recordkeeping;
  3. Project management and coordination;
  4. Contract review preferred;
  5. Accounts Receivable familiarity a plus.

Skill and ability to:

  1. Communicate verbally and in written communications in a professional manner with tact and diplomacy, using excellent interpersonal skills;
  2. Prepare correspondence, reports, contracts, and other documents proficiently and accurately with excellent composition, proof-reading, and writing skills; attention to detail;
  3. Be flexible, adapt to changing needs, and accomplish multiple projects concurrently or at the last minute;
  4. Appropriately assess potential problems and problem solve;
  5. Maintain confidentiality of information;
  6. Work independently with superior prioritization and organization skills to complete projects in a timely manner;
  7. Follow through independently on routine responsibilities;
  8. Consistently exercise a high degree of discretion and initiative;
  9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients, including Museum supporters, visitors, members, volunteers, staff, Board Members, and professional contacts, and maintain a working level of knowledge about the Museum's core activities to effectively carry out responsibilities.
How to Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with job code ASU-EAC to HR@phxart.org

 

** Incomplete submissions may not be considered **

 

Job Status: Regular, full-time, exempt

EOE

Team & Culture Administrator — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking a Team & Culture Administrator to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information about Homeward Bound, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Summary of Job Activities

Under the direction of the Vice President of Administration, the People & Culture Administrator is responsible for human resources services to include employee relations, compensation & benefits, timekeeping and payroll administration, recruiting & hiring, and training.

Principle Duties

Human Resources

  • Advise employees who have HR-related questions about benefits, paid leave, training opportunities and more. Generally, be a great resource to help people navigate Homeward Bound's Team & Culture tools and programs.
  • Assist with the employee onboarding process.
  • Manage recruiting and hiring processes, workforce planning
  • Manages Payroll for the organization, including timesheet collection, reviewing for accuracy, and submitting payroll each pay period
  • Coordinates the administration of team member benefits; including enrollment, scheduling of annual renewal meetings, answering questions, processing leave requests and COBRA notifications, and ensuring accuracy of provider billing

Performance Management

  • Implements effective methods to educate, enhance, and recognize performance.
  • Develops and conducts presentations and training to management and staff on the performance appraisal system.
  • Assists in developing and implementing the organization's performance improvement plans.

Culture Champion

  • Continuously identify ways to improve the employee experience by engaging with staff and bringing perspective on best practices in onboarding and HR operations.
  • Performs employee surveys and exit interviews.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the organization's core values and key performance measures into the performance appraisal plan.
  • Lead Culture and Wellness Committee. This position is responsible for planning monthly events focused on the organization's culture and wellness goals.
  • Develops engaging activities for staff meetings on a monthly basis.

Training Duties

  • Assesses the organization's need to drive training initiatives and identify and arrange suitable training solutions for employees.
  • Assist in the delivery of the orientation program for new employees.
  • Delivery and facilitation of training courses to managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts, including but not limited to training on policies and procedures, performance management training, and compliance training.
  • Create and communicate training calendar and coordination of assignment of training courses.
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of management and leadership training courses activities.
Position Qualifications:

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong project management and organizational abilities, and the resilience to juggle multiple priorities.
  • A love of problem-solving and a passion for exploring new and better ways to do things.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, HRIS tools (Paychex preferred).
  • Knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Proven employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgement.
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality regarding employees.

Education, Training, and Experience
Required

  • Minimum of three years of HR Operations or HR Generalist experience including a solid knowledge of Arizona state employment laws.

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant area (e.g. HR, Business Administration, Psychology) PHR, SHRM-CP

Working Conditions & Personnel Requirements

  • 40 hour per week work schedule/exempt status; after-hours and weekends will be required as situations necessitate
  • Passage of full criminal history, education, and employment background investigation per Homeward Bound, DES and ADHS regulations, DCS background check
  • Valid Arizona driver's license; ability to be covered by agency liability insurance
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Support Specialist for Veteran Families — Save the Family Foundation (Mesa, AZ)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Save the Family's SSVF program provides housing assistance to veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.  The role of the SSVF Support Specialist is to support these at-risk veterans by assisting the SSVF Case Coordinator.

Position Qualifications:

MINMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of related experience required; Associate's degree or higher preferred.
  • Veteran status is preferred.
  • Some experience in the non-profit sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Be able to proficiently speak, read and write the English language.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Since position requires frequent driving to various job sites to provide services and occasionally transport clients, a valid Arizona driver's license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and clean driving record are required
  • Be 25 years of age or older for liability insurance requirements.
  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Eligible to work in the United States of America.

 OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona.
  • Be a self-starter with excellent time management skills.
  • Possess a collaborative way of working.
  • Be familiar with Save the Family's service population, including diverse cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Behave professionally in manner and appearance.
  • Be consistently organized and flexible.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with screening and intake of veterans seeking SSVF services.
  • Create  and maintain SSVF client files.
  • Coordinate move-in/out process for SSVF, including notifications and paperwork.
  • Provide assistance with routine communications (email, phone calls, faxes, etc.).
  • Assist with the creation and tracking of expenditure requisitions.
  • Assist with SSVF outreach to the community, in order to promote program awareness and access.
  • Other tasks as directed by the SSVF Case Coordinator.
  • Collaborate as needed with other departments.
  • Provide a customer service focused effort to work with the public, volunteers, tenants, and others as needed.
  • Provide one-on-one development, coaching individuals on issues such as decision-making, goal planning, judgment, employment planning and other life skills.
  • Provide participants with labor market information, employment and training resources and job leads.
  • Advocate for clients in order to get necessary services and supplies; run client errands as necessary.
  • Assist clients with resources such as resumes, clothing, haircuts, work tools, uniforms and bus tickets.
  • Maintain statistics and documentation regarding agency outcomes and client progress.
  • Meet weekly with staff to update and review client and office procedures, coordinate schedules.
  • Prepare and submit all required reports and monitoring activities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Adhere to all behavioral General Competencies.
  • Adhere to STF and ARM policies and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

How to Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume (in 1 document) to Info@Savethefamily.org

or you may fax your resume to: 480-898-9007

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper — Teen Lifeline, Inc. (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Teen Lifeline is a safe, confidential, and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together. Our vision is to impact the devastating problem of suicide in Arizona so that any teen, at any time, will have knowledge of and access to Teen Lifeline, its counselors and services. For the past 33 years, Teen Lifeline has been on the front lines of suicide prevention in Arizona with our peer-to-peer crisis hotline and prevention education in our schools and communities.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper to join our team!  The position will provide administrative and finance support to the agency. The ideal candidate has the ability to learn quickly and handle a wide variety of administrative and accounting tasks, is well organized, demonstrates strong computer skills, shows an exceptional attention to detail, has excellent customer service skills, and a dedication to the organization mission. 

Primary Functions:

  • Interacts with vendors and sub-contractors in the coordination of facility, office equipment and technology/communications needs/issues
  • Purchases, receives and maintains inventory of office equipment/supplies
  • Processes all incoming money including checks and credit card transactions in addition to bank deposits
  • Performs data analysis and entry of all financial information in accounting system
  • Assists in preparation of accounts payable including preparing and obtaining approval for check requests/invoices
  • Works with Executive Director to ensure proper account coding
  • Maintains administrative and financial files
  • Performs clerical tasks, prepares correspondence, and handles customer inquiries
  • Opens and logs mail
  • Assists with monthly reporting, reconciliation, and journal entries
  • Assists in administrative functions for the agency
Position Qualifications:
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with online data management systems including accounting software 
  • Quickbooks experience preferred
  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures including budgets
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively across various disciplines including high level individuals and being sensitive in communication style with individuals, youth, and families who might be experiencing behavioral health challenges
  • Excellent administrative skills, including data collection and management of various hardcopy and electronic files

 Education & Experience:

  • Requires 2 years of college related coursework and two years related experience in handling office/administrative responsibilities
  • Previous non-profit/behavioral health experience preferred
  • Must gain knowledge on program and be able to represent agency to general public 
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks at the same time
  • Collaborative, and flexible work style
How to Apply:

$15-16/hour - dependent on experience.  Generous benefits offered.

To apply for position, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@teenlifeline.org.

Staff Accountant — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 25, 2019
Position Description:

This position's major purpose is to assist the Director of Finance with day-to-day administrative duties related to Payroll and Accounts Payables.

Essential Functions

  • To support the Director of Finance in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting Department as it relates to payables.
  • Review time sheets, change notices, and expense reimbursement requests for accuracy for semi-monthly payroll.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll assuring timeliness and adherence to State and Federal Laws.
  • Appropriately accrue semi-monthly payroll expense and semi-monthly paid time off in the accounting system.
  • Review 401(K) and Roth deductions, verify the company match, and remit payment for semi-monthly payrolls.
  • Create Journal entries as need for payroll and 401K transactions as needed.
  • Manage purchase order process assuring process and procedure compliance.
  • Process invoices on daily basis, check requests, review account distribution for appropriateness.
  • Review invoices for discrepancies and documentation.
  • Create and maintain vendor files, request W-9s, WC, contacts, deeds etc.
  • Enter accounts payable into accounting system.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts as needed.
  • Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, insuring appropriate credits are processed, issuing stop payments as required.
  • Process checks assuring timeliness of payments.
  • Prepare accounts payable accruals.
  • Work with Senior Accountant to reconcile accounts payable GL balance
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate UCP's Values
  • Performing other duties as necessary to achieve departmental and agency goals.
Position Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Great Plains or similar accounting software program
  • Paycom payroll system or similar payroll system
  • Microsoft software products including Excel, Word and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with staff, customers, clients, and the public using a telephone; in a face-to-face, one-to-one setting; and in a group setting.
  • Make decisions in accordance with the rules, regulations, and ordinances covering the organizational unit to which assigned.
  • Analyze, interpret, and report research findings.
  • Work under pressure (i.e., effectively handle tasks which come up simultaneously and/or unexpectedly, with fast approaching deadlines).
  • Work cooperatively with other employees and the public.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 5 year's comparable experience.
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree or 5 years comparable experience.
  • Good communication skills required.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Experience with payroll processing required.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants can learn more about this opportunity online. Please complete application online to be considered for this position. Copy and Paste the URL below into your browser to begin!

https://ucpofcentralaz.org/careers/

Accounting/Finance

Financial Analyst — Arizona PBS/Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

AZPBS is seeking a motivated, dynamic Financial Analyst to perform detailed financial analyses from internally generated reporting. Creates various detailed reconciliations to ensure financial reporting accuracy from multiple data sources.  Develops and interprets detailed cost accounting information and verifies the proper accounting for transactions.  Exercises discretion and creativity as to work details on assignments of a varied, diverse and difficult nature. Assists in solving complex technical problems in areas where no precedent exists.
 
Salary Range
Depends on experience
 
Close Date
08-March-2019
 
Essential Duties
•Prepares and summarizes a variety of operational and business activity reports to management including, but not limited to: financial performance of programs/projects and personnel costs to provide trends and snapshots of transactions for decision making.
•Provides technical assistance in the design of cost accounting or reporting systems and related forms and documents.
•Consolidates multiple data sources to create a reporting model based on end user needs/requirements, preparing and aggregating data for external financial audit
•Performs accounting, budgeting, and other financial or related functions, processes routine personnel and payroll transactions, and implements internal controls in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
•Performs specific tasks related to identifying cost centers and their related expenses to prepare departmental reports.
•Distributes expenses among accounts to ensure accurate accounting of the use of funds; performs account reconciliations.
•Prepares and submits journal vouchers to adjust/correct expenditures to conform to project funding changes; initiates budget adjustments to ensure proper recording of revenue and expenses.
•Creates reports using spreadsheets, databases, ad hoc report writing software, PowerPoint and other software, as appropriate based on targeted audience and purpose.
•Manages P-Card program for the assigned area, reconciles P-Card transactions and maintains supporting documentation in accordance with University policies and procedures.
•Participates in internal and external audits by responding to requests for presentation of supporting files, documents and other associated media from external and/or internal audit staff.

 
Working Environment
•Activities are usually performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
•Required to stand for varying lengths of time
•Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
•Communicate to perform essential functions
•Lift up to 25 pounds
•Drive to and from sales appointments
 
Department Statement
Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest and most forward-thinking public media enterprises, has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and creative fundraising professional to reinvent, reimagine, reshape and remodel what has been a traditional “membership” program into a robust and all-encompassing annual giving program. This newly created position, the director of annual giving for Arizona PBS, was conceived as part of an organizational redesign intended to transform the station into a model public media enterprise for the digital age.

Arizona PBS is operated by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. One of the most viewed public television stations in the country, the station reaches across 80 percent of the state through four TV channels, including a 24/7 channel dedicated exclusively to children’s programming, and an interactive news and information website. With its new structure in place, Arizona PBS is poised to raise the profile and impact of public media for the next generation of audiences and donors. The director of annual giving will play a key role in this endeavor.
 
ASU Statement
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
 
Employment Verification Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area (or a Bachelor's degree with advanced accounting coursework) AND two years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration AND one year of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and coursework; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in: Workday or other accounting software, ASU Foundation systems, STAR, Amazon Analytics, Tableau, Toad, My Reports and ASU Dashboards
  • Experience working with large data sets to aggregate, analyze and interpret data
  • Experience with databases and complex database reporting tools and data consolidations
  • Experience with an external audit, preparation of audit schedules/reconciliations and data preparation for specified parameters
  • Evidence in having a technical skillset, utilizing EPM/SAP tools, Excel Macros and advanced Excel functions.
  • Experience in reporting with ad hoc financial statements, creating customized reports, and ability to create reports based on end user requirements

How to Apply:

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position - go to https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant, click on "External staff" for non-ASU employees) or "Internal Staff" (for surrent ASU staff employees), then search for Requisiiton 49725BR.

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Financial Data Analyst — Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for a Financial Data Analyst to provide financial analysis and reporting of organizational operations to inform strategic decision making by senior management and Board of Trustees.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Analyze financial data by collecting, monitoring, and creating financial models for decision support;
  2. Lead preparation of annual organization budget;
  3. Prepare organizational and departmental financial reports monthly and on an ad-hoc basis as needed;
  4. Prepare project budgets and financial reports as required for funding proposal submission and grant reporting;
  5. Lead preparation of quarterly financial forecast;
  6. Improve financial performance of the organization and departments by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and making action recommendation to management;
  7. Work with the Controller, Senior Accountant, and CFO to ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting of data;
  8. Guide cost and revenue analysis by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures, providing trends and forecasts, explaining processes and techniques, and recommending action to management.
Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field required, MBA preferred.

Minimum of four years' experience in a similar role with either nonprofit or for-profit organization.

Knowledge of:

  1. Accounting systems, processes, and procedures.
  2. Microsoft Office Suite of products, with specific, deep knowledge of Excel.
  3. Accounting/fundraising/ticketing software preferred, specifically Financial Edge, Raiser's Edge, and SRO4.

Skill and ability to:

  1. Be highly organized with close attention to detail.
  2. Prioritize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently; ability to follow through independently on routine responsibilities.
  3. Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, volunteers, leadership and staff.
  4. Anticipate problems and act quickly to ensure the completion of vital department projects.
  5. Work well independently and as a member of a team.
How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with Job Code PAM-FDAto HR@phxart.org
** Incomplete application submissions may not be considered **

                           

Job Status: full-time, regular, exempt                                                 EOE

Payroll Administrator — Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

We are curing cancer!  Want to be part of a organization that is dedicated to saving lives?

We are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join our Finance team.

Position Summary:

  • Prepare, reconcile and manage payroll process on a bi-weekly basis, including off cycle checks.
  • Responsible for the 401K Plan administration.
  • Responsible for the Worker's Compensation administration.
  • Prepare and upload bi-weekly and monthly payroll data into the general ledger.
  • Prepare and or review quarterly payroll tax forms and W-2s.
  • Assist the Accounting department with year-end audits. Record cash receipts for Accounts  Receivables.
  • File and scan invoices for Accounts Payables.
  • Assist accounting department on other duties as requested.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and administer the payroll process from organization-wide timecard collections through payroll file preparation and transmission, upload G/L file through the Oracle Labor distribution module. . Assist employees and all levels of Management with Paylocity timesheet and payroll inquiries.
  2. Manage and act as liaison to external auditors for annual 401(k) and Workers Compensation audits. Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure all requested audit documentation is prepared and made available to external auditors.
  3. Ensure TGen remains in compliance with all federal and state regulations and adheres to established policies and procedures. Continuously monitor existing payroll policies and procedures and update as required. Provide formal training to new employees and interns on timesheet procedures.
  4. Manage and ensure accuracy of W-2 year-end processes and quarter-end tax reporting processes.
  5. Reconcile payroll-related general ledger accounts on a monthly basis. Research reconciling items and determine appropriate resolution. Ensure accounts are ready for external audit testing. Record cash receipts for Accounts Receivables and file and scan invoices for Accounts Payables.
  6. Provide general support to the Finance/Accounting functions as required especially during the year-end audits (A-133 Single Audit and Financial Statements).  Research as necessary any payroll tax, multi-state tax and any other taxation issues.
Position Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree and 4 years of relevant payroll experience or 7 years of relevant experience.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Federal and State Wage Laws, requirements, and reporting. Paylocity experience preferred.  Intermediate Excel spreadsheet skills. General Ledger and Payroll account reconciliation experience preferred. Ability to interact professionally with all levels of employees/management.
  • Works with staff across all departments, including Management and Senior Management to develop, implement, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Requires high degree of skill in communication, personal interaction, judgment, confidentiality and a high level of discretion for handling sensitive transactions.

About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: www.cityofhope.org. This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in seeing the most up to date job listings or to apply for this position, please go to https://www.tgen.org/careers-tgen/#.WdP3F39e6Uk and submit your resume. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to apply for a position, please contact hr@tgen.org.

Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered.

We value and support diversity in our workforce.

EEO/AA

Payroll Administrator — Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

We are curing cancer!  Want to be part of a organization that is dedicated to saving lives?

We are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join our Finance team.

Position Summary:

  • Prepare, reconcile and manage payroll process on a bi-weekly basis, including off cycle checks.
  • Responsible for the 401K Plan administration.
  • Responsible for the Worker's Compensation administration.
  • Prepare and upload bi-weekly and monthly payroll data into the general ledger.
  • Prepare and or review quarterly payroll tax forms and W-2s.
  • Assist the Accounting department with year-end audits. Record cash receipts for Accounts  Receivables.
  • File and scan invoices for Accounts Payables.
  • Assist accounting department on other duties as requested.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and administer the payroll process from organization-wide timecard collections through payroll file preparation and transmission, upload G/L file through the Oracle Labor distribution module. . Assist employees and all levels of Management with Paylocity timesheet and payroll inquiries.
  2. Manage and act as liaison to external auditors for annual 401(k) and Workers Compensation audits. Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure all requested audit documentation is prepared and made available to external auditors.
  3. Ensure TGen remains in compliance with all federal and state regulations and adheres to established policies and procedures. Continuously monitor existing payroll policies and procedures and update as required. Provide formal training to new employees and interns on timesheet procedures.
  4. Manage and ensure accuracy of W-2 year-end processes and quarter-end tax reporting processes.
  5. Reconcile payroll-related general ledger accounts on a monthly basis. Research reconciling items and determine appropriate resolution. Ensure accounts are ready for external audit testing. Record cash receipts for Accounts Receivables and file and scan invoices for Accounts Payables.
  6. Provide general support to the Finance/Accounting functions as required especially during the year-end audits (A-133 Single Audit and Financial Statements).  Research as necessary any payroll tax, multi-state tax and any other taxation issues.
Position Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree and 4 years of relevant payroll experience or 7 years of relevant experience.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Federal and State Wage Laws, requirements, and reporting. Paylocity experience preferred.  Intermediate Excel spreadsheet skills. General Ledger and Payroll account reconciliation experience preferred. Ability to interact professionally with all levels of employees/management.
  • Works with staff across all departments, including Management and Senior Management to develop, implement, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Requires high degree of skill in communication, personal interaction, judgment, confidentiality and a high level of discretion for handling sensitive transactions.

About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: www.cityofhope.org. This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in seeing the most up to date job listings or to apply for this position, please go to https://www.tgen.org/careers-tgen/#.WdP3F39e6Uk and submit your resume. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to apply for a position, please contact hr@tgen.org.

Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered.

We value and support diversity in our workforce.

EEO/AA

Accounting Manager — Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

Join the SARRC Accounting Team!  We are experiencing exciting changes and growth.  We need a strong Accounting Manager!  This position must work with the CFO to insure the department and its systems evolve to meet the needs of the growing organization as its funding sources and accounting requirements become more complex. Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage daily financial operations and transactions for the agency including general ledger transactions, journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Supervise a team of accounting professionals through engagement and mentoring.
  • Monitor timeliness and accuracy of general ledger month-end close function.
  • Manage and coordinate external and internal audits; including schedules and data requests.
  • Ensure adherence to accounting policies & procedures. Maintain effective internal controls.
  • Develop financial reports as needed by management and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Actively manage accounting training through engagement and collaborative communication. Mentor and develop staff.
  • Respond timely to accounting inquiries from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead other special projects as directed by senior leadership team.

SARRC Provides: 

  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 16 days per year Paid Time off, based on hours worked    
  • 40 hours per year of Paid Sick Time, based on hours worked.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Professional development up to $1000 per calendar year
  • 401k with Match
  • and much more!

 

Position Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge/Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration; CPA candidate preferred
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP
  • Expert level of proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management
  • High degree of responsibility and initiative with a strong sense of urgency regarding deadlines.
  • Superior customer service skills and strong work ethic required

Experience: 

  • Four (4) plus years of progressive accounting experience required; two (2) years of experience managing and developing of staff preferred.
  • Background in corporate accounting, internal audit and/or external audit experience preferred
  • Non-profit accounting experience a plus.

Senior Accountant — Make-A-Wish America (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 4, 2019
Position Description:

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This is our mission at Make-A-Wish America. The Senior Accountant, CFS is a key contributor to the mission by assisting Chapters that are using the Centralized Financial Services Option.

 

CLICK HERE to see how Make-A-Wish America team members describe the rewarding work we do! 

 

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of financial accounting including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial statement preparation to ensure accurate, efficient, timely financial reporting and related processes.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to network with other departments within the organization, as well as externally, regarding various issues related to the financial reporting process.
  • Knowledge of internal and management control systems.
  • Familiarity with audit planning processes and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and information systems applications, preferably in a non profit environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with a high level of trust and confidentiality and possess strong business ethics.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support chapters using CFS in accounting functions to ensure accurate and timely processing. Commit donation batches to Raiser's Edge (donor processing system) and post in Financial Edge (financial system), to be recorded in the General Ledger.
  • Review of check requests for proper coding and approvals
  • Participate in the monthly close process, including recording financial activity, and preparing the chapters' financial statements for review.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations for review.
  • Prepare financial reporting as needed including but not limited to monthly reports, cash flow report, board report, etc.
  • Reviews, researches, and analyzes data. Responds to inquiries from chapter staff.
  • Assist with gathering of information and documents for annual audit process. Helps prepare chapter's audit workbooks.
  • Assist with creating custom reports and queries in Financial Edge, and/or Excel, as requested.
  • Performs other job related duties, as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting required.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations is strongly preferred.

 

Rewards and Benefits 

  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential 
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options 
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days 
  • Maternity Leave 
  • Educational Tuition Assistance 
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs 
  • Individual and Leadership Development  
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

 

 Join Our Team of Inspired People Transforming Lives 

We are more than a great place to work - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.  

 

 We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting required.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations is strongly preferred.
How to Apply:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!!

Accountant — Make-A-Wish America (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 4, 2019
Position Description:

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This is our mission at Make-A-Wish America. The CFS Accountant is a key contributor to the mission by assisting Chapters that are using the Centralized Financial Services Option.

 

CLICK HERE to see how Make-A-Wish America team members describe the rewarding work we do! 

 

 

The CFS Accountant will perform accounting functions for chapters who have elected to use Centralized Financial Services (CFS) to ensure financials are recorded accurately and timely.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support chapters using CFS in accounting functions to ensure accurate and timely processing.
  • Commit donation batches to Raiser's Edge (donor processing system) and post in Financial Edge (financial system), the general ledger.
  • Review of check requests for proper coding and approvals.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations for review.
  • Records journal entries for monthly financial activity.
  • Drafts chapters' financial reports for review, including but not limited to monthly reports, cash flow report, board report, etc.
  • Prepare financial reporting as needed including but not limited to Monthly Management Report, Cash Flow Report, and Board Report, etc.
  • Reviews, researches, and analyzes data. Responds to inquiries from chapter staff.
  • Assist with gathering of information and documents for annual audit process. 
  • Assist with creating custom reports and queries in Financial Edge, and/or Excel, as requested.
  • Performs other job related duties, as assigned.

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of financial accounting including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial statement preparation to ensure accurate, efficient, timely financial reporting and related processes.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to network with other departments within the organization, as well as externally, regarding various issues related to the financial reporting process.
  • Knowledge of internal and management control systems.
  • Familiarity with audit planning processes and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and information systems applications, preferably in a non profit environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with a high level of trust and confidentiality and possess strong business ethics.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimal experience in accounting and/or financial reporting is acceptable with a related educational degree. Experience in excess of one year is helpful.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge is helpful.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Work in an office environment.
  • May require work outside a traditional Monday - Friday work week, and outside normal business hours.

 

Rewards and Benefits 

  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential 
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options 
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days 
  • Maternity Leave 
  • Educational Tuition Assistance 
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs 
  • Individual and Leadership Development  
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

 

 Join Our Team of Inspired People Transforming Lives 

We are more than a great place to work - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.  

 

 We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimal experience in accounting and/or financial reporting is acceptable with a related educational degree. Experience in excess of one year is helpful.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge is helpful.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations strongly preferred.
How to Apply:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!!

Senior Accountant — Save the Family Foundation (Mesa, AZ)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Responsible for the implementation and supervision of approved accounting practices and provide accurate reporting of financial results.  Responsible for supporting the Controller in the daily, monthly and annual reporting processes for all financial aspects for ARM and Save the Family.

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business related field required (Accounting area preferred) and/or a minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in not-for-profit accounting with an Associate level business degree, with experience including:
    • Accounting systems management
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
    • Daily management of general ledger, fixed assets, accounts payable, and payroll functions
    • Balance sheet reconciliations
    • Month-end close
    • Financial reporting
    • Audit preparation
    • Staff supervision
    • Effective internal controls
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Possess valid Arizona driver's license, clear driving record and personal vehicle insurance coverage
  • 25 years of age or older for liability insurance requirements
  • Must obtain a fingerprint clearance card through the State of Arizona.
  • Eligible to work in the United States of America

 OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
  • Excellent verbal, written and public presentation communication skills
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Professional in manner and appearance
  • Consistently organized and flexible

Supervisory Responsibilities

Staff Accountant and General Administrative Support

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report all necessary 1099's for STF and ARM at year-end
  • Approve journal entries including general journal, accounts payable and fixed assets
  • Reconcile all Balance Sheet accounts on a monthly basis, and as needed during each month
  • Interpret accounts, records, and financial data for management
  • Management of all financials including:
    • Process all financial records
    • Complete the bank reconciliation by month-end
    • Record fixed assets
    • Reconcile depreciation and assets at year-end
  • Maintain GAAP compliant accounting system
  • Compile figures to assist staff in preparing agency grant requests and contracts
  • Assemble work papers for the annual audit
  • Supervise staff performing routine phases of accounting operations as delegated to do so
  • Prepare and submit all required reports and monitoring activities in a timely and accurate manner, and support projects as assigned by the Controller
  • Adhere to all behavioral General Competencies.
  • Adhere to STF and ARM policies and procedures.

NOTE

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job­related instructions and perform job­related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume (in 1 document) to Info@savethefamily.org or apply on Indeed.com

In the mean-time, please visit our website www.savethefamily.org

Thank you for your interest!

Accounting Specialist — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking an Accounting Specialist to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submission, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Summary of Job Activities
The Accounting Specialist provides support to the Accounting & Housing Manager and CFO and is responsible for oversight of Gift Card and Expense Report processes; assists with audit preparation; computing and posting rental payments on Tenant database software (Yardi), processing move-ins and move-outs, implementing system changes, customizing reports, administrative compliance with agency inspections, and performing administrative tasks involved in the review and maintenance of the housing clients.

Principal Duties

  • Process expense reports, ensure all supporting documentation is accounted for
  • Manage gift card inventory, disbursements and receipts
  • Maintains and updates tenant information into Tenant database software (Yardi) and tenant files along with lease termination dates and prepares home market information to coincide with completion of affordability timeframe
  • Completes reconciliation of all rent receivables each month for all persons residing in the property
  • Reviews the monthly rent roll to ensure that the property deposits, rents, move in dates, etc. are accurate
  • Completes administrative/management reports as directed
  • Advises agency on occupancy matters
  • Assists on compliance matters, implements quarterly compliance program inspections and participates in housing monitoring with Federal, State, and local housing agencies in order to ensure the housing program meets all program requirements
  • Reviews and analyzes information relating to contracts, agreements and rent receivables
  • Monitors monthly delinquency in Yardi. Distributes 5-day notices for non-payment and initiates evictions for non-payment, as necessary.
  • Works with attorney on evictions for reasons other than delinquency
  • Assist with Annual Audit
  • Maintain Excel spreadsheets
  • Utilize Abila accounting software and Tenant database software (Yardi)
  • Ongoing assessment and improvement of processes
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting or work independently when needed
  • Satisfactory results from pre-employment criminal history check, and education & employment background investigations
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Education, Training, and Experience
Required

  • Accounting/administrative coursework preferred
  • 1 year experience in property management & knowledge of AZ Landlord Tenant Law desirable
  • 1 year accounting experience in an office or professional environment

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment
  • Normal full-time work week; some additional hours may be required

Equipment Used

  • Personal computer with internet access
  • General office equipment including calculator, copier, fax, scanner

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Staff Accountant - Payroll — Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (DBA Phoenix Zoo) (Phoenix, Arizona)

Date Posted: January 24, 2019
Position Description:

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Phoenix Zoo
Job Description 

Job Title: Staff Accountant - Payroll
Department: Accounting
Supervisor: Controller
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Full Time, Regular, Exempt
Class Code: C52
 
General Statement:     
The Staff Accountant -Payroll  position is responsible for payroll processing and related coordination with outside payroll service, human resources and other departments.  This position is also responsible for assigned balance sheet reconciliations, on-line bank interfaces and routine cash reporting.  The individual in this position will also provide assistance with budgets, month-end closings, and other financial analysis and reporting as needed.
 
Essential Duties:         

  1. Provide quality guest service to both internal and external guests by maintaining a WILD (friendly, helpful, positive and professional) working attitude and appearance. 
  2. Responsible for evaluation and coordination of timekeeping and payroll processes including processing of time sheets and payroll checks, and processing of all payroll related journal entries.
  3. Assist in preparing/researching cash, wire and chargeback application entries and related follow up with banks and merchant services.
  4. Perform a variety of monthly general ledger account reconciliation's and financial analysis and reports as assigned.
  5. Assist in the preparation of the payroll budget.
  6. Assist in review of monthly departmental results, performing budget to actual comparisons and communicating with departments related to fluctuation analysis.
  7. Responsible for preparing Group Event and Miscellaneous invoices, including follow up on outstanding receivables
  8. Responsible for preparing and filing city and state sales and use tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and state sales/use tax laws and regulations.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (eg., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, technological developments or regulatory standards.)

Position Qualifications:
  1.  Bachelor degree in accounting or finance preferred.
  2. Prior payroll experience required, including a basic understanding of federal and state wage laws, with 3 years experience working in general accounting.
  3. Proficiency in Excel with competency in a variety of business software packages.
  4. Consistent and accurate data entry skills.
  5. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, multitask on several assignments, while remaining highly organized and meeting deadlines.
  6. Ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of records, files and verbal information.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communications skills with consistent follow-through
  8. Demonstrated ability to be a team player and work effectively across all departments and provide excellent service in all situations.
  9. Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug test.
How to Apply:

To apply, please visit: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/careers/

Resumes are not accepted for any ACNC position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from the Phoenix Zoo career site, it is closed and we will no longer accept applications. If you are a top candidate for a current opening, we will contact you within a few weeks of the position closing. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications and resumes we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings.

Fundraising/Development

Chief Development Officer — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is looking for a Chief Development Officer to join our leadership team.

Status: Full Time, $96,000 to $154,000 annually depending on experience and education. 

Background checks and drug screening are required.

Visit bgcs.org/jobs for more information and to apply online. 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Chief Development Officer oversees the planning and execution of the Club's annual fundraising and marketing objectives. He/She works closely with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the Board to ensure the organization's financial viability and growth through: identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of major gifts $10,000 and above; development of a new business strategy to expand the current donor/financial base; creation of a comprehensive marketing plan to build the Club's positive reputation and public visibility; and monitoring progress of the budget against goals. He/She is directly responsible for supervising the Development and Marketing staff and providing leadership and mentoring that instills a collaborative, team-oriented approach to achieving goals. 

The ideal candidate will possess the attitude, skills and knowledge to enhance the culture of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and increase the impact we seek to have on the 18,000+ youth in our service territory. 

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as part of the senior management team.

JOB COMPONENTS ALLOTMENT:

It is expected that the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

        25% New Business Development / Prospect Cultivation (individual and corporate gifts $10K?)

        25% Donor Relations (for all funding initiatives- includes donor growth and renewals)

        20% Staff Management

        15% Board Development (working with CEO to have 'right' members around the table, developing a donor cultivation process, informing board members on current trends within the nonprofit sector)

        10% Annual and Long-Term Planning and Budgeting

        5% Internal Communications (organization peers, CEO, Board, department staff and Foundation)

TIME ALLOTMENT:

        65% Outside Donor Development (new business development & donor relations)

        20% Staff Management and Planning (department and individual)

        15% Admin

Position Qualifications:

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration or Non-profit Management from an accredited college or university - or equivalent industry degree
  • A minimum of 7-10 years, progressive, non-profit experience managing an annual fundraising budget of $3M or higher, specifically in fundraising and marketing, or equivalent business experience in sales/marketing
  • Proven track record in managing effective sales/fundraising teams
  • Experience managing a business unit with P&L responsibility
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with current and prospective donors, Club staff, board members, women's auxiliary, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies
  • Extensive knowledge and use of fund-raising techniques and sources of funding for non-profit organizations
  • Ability to plan for, organize and coordinate fund-raising operations
  • Working knowledge of marketing/public relations strategies including: television, radio, newsprint, newsletters, electronic media, social media, promotional brochures and websites
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in utilizing and managing a donor/volunteer database (Raiser's Edge or equivalent) for prospect cultivation
  • Understanding of and passion for the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Knowledge of principles and practices governing a non-profit organization, specifically in the area of youth development services
How to Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply online: Chief Development Officer Application.

Director of Strategic Outreach — ASU Foundation for A New American University (Tempe)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

What we do:

ASU Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.

 

As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at www.asuenterprisepartners.org.

 

Who we are:

Our team is varied - fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers - and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.

 

Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.

 

Want to advance the most innovative university in the country - and your work? Join us.

There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You'll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest - whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU's Tempe campus, where our employees' tuition is significantly reduced.

 

Our advancement opportunities are real - and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.

 

Details about our comprehensive benefits are available at https://www.asuenterprisepartners.org/careers/benefits.

 

 

Partner Description:
ASU Foundation

The ASU Foundation is a private non-profit organization that identifies, encourages and engages private supporters to advance the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.

 

The foundation works with donors to determine their motivations and aspirations and matches those passions with investment opportunities at ASU.

 

We especially welcome candidates who are eager to apply best practices in fundraising towards cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the ASU community.

 

 

Role summary:
The Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University is continuing to expand its development team with an entrepreneurial, creative, ambitious and innovative individual to serve as our Director of Strategic Outreach. The ideal candidate will be able to capitalize on the abundance of philanthropic opportunities and brand equity ASU has generated by being the #1 innovative, university in the US according to US News and World Report, ahead of MIT and Stanford. The ASU Foundation is committed to mentoring and growing the next generation of talented professionals and evolving into a future-focused advancement operation. The ASU Foundation team serves at a pivotal moment in our institution's journey.

 

The Director of Strategic Outreach will be a digitally fluent, sophisticated communicator, and forward-thinking professional who oversees outreach, acquisition, retention, and stewardship strategies across multiple channels. Strong, visionary leadership will increase the philanthropic reach of ASU to more than 650,000 potential donors, and expand and retain the overall base of donors. As part of our fast-paced and growing team, the Director contributes ideas and expertise across the fundraising spectrum to deepen the culture of philanthropy at ASU.

Position Qualifications:

What you'll do:

  • Manage an expanding team of professional fundraising staff and 50+ student fundraisers who are responsible for the daily operation of ASU's donor outreach, acquisition and retention programs
  • Create and implement effective and integrated communications and marketing strategies across multi-platforms to increase individual giving to ASU programs
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the online giving environment, including the use of digital commerce and email automation platforms
  • Discover and employ the latest tools and capabilities of social media and other web-based platforms, and user behavior data across multiple channels in order to inspire and secure giving to ASU
  • Leverage our CRM (currently Salesforce) to optimize opportunities though data
  • Utilize data to establish regular benchmarks/metrics for monitoring progress, as well as for the development of marketing strategies designed to maximize annual giving opportunities YOY
  • Employ customer segmentation and testing to increase donor response to outreach and improve retention rates among donors
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Partners colleagues to generate marketing and fundraising concepts and test ideas using targeted fundraising techniques, database segmentation, and direct-response campaign designs
  • Track emerging market trends and research best practices, including new technologies and efforts used in membership-based organizations, and make recommendations for new and innovative donor acquisition and engagement strategies
  • Support fundraising activities across the university by building relationships with unit development teams and other key university partners
  • Develop regular reporting for program analysis 
  • Serve as a member of the Foundation Management Team
  • Leverage resources and nurture partnerships across the Foundation and Enterprise Partners, academic units, and key university partners
  • Other duties as assigned

 

What you'll need:

  • An advocate's belief in the vision of ASU as the model for a New American University
  • Understanding of various social media outlets and ability to follow emerging trends; ability to pull social reports, analyze data, and leverage information to drive strategic thinking
  • Proven digital and social media marketing experience, particularly in growing audiences and engagement through digital marketing and social media
  • *         Keen understanding of data-driven marketing and the use data to predict and enhance future behaviors
  • Experience/understanding of CRM, digital commerce and marketing automation platforms, including developing relevant strategies and tactics
  • Experience/understanding of SEO strategies and Google Analytics is a plus
  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and by phone
  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
  • Experience as an influential leader who can serve as an inspiring and  unifying force with the capability to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Knowledge of the content production process
  • Deliver results on deadline and within a budget
  • A consistent track record as an implementer who thrives on handling a variety of key initiatives concurrently with deference to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "lead by influence"
  • Sincere dedication to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach toward exceeding metrics
  • Ability to effectively lead others
  • Willingness to learn and flourish in a high-growth, ambitious, dynamic environment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate an extremely high level of sensitivity to customer relations and embrace a donor-centric philosophy
  • Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing priorities

 

Relevant experience:
A Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred. At least five (5) years of professional experience in digital commerce, direct response marketing, membership management, channel management, annual giving and/or digital fundraising. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education advancement.   

How to Apply:

Contact us today.

 

The ASU Foundation through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.

 

For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the director Strategic Outreach position, please apply online at www.asufoundation.org/careers.

 

The ASU Foundation for A New American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Institutional Giving Manager — Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for an Institutional Giving Manager to build and manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation and government agency prospects capable of making five- and six-figure investments in Phoenix Art Museum. Qualify, cultivate and solicit new prospects and steward current donors and corporate sponsors. Energetic and organized; must possess excellent interpersonal, written, quantitative and computer skills, with the ability to juggle multiple and diverse assignments. Proactively network to identify new regional and national funders while also deepening existing donor relationships. Oversee and partner with contract grant writer to submit proposals, expand the pipeline and increase the number of grants and sponsorships awarded.

 

Job Duties:

  1. Design and execute large institutional fundraising opportunities in collaboration with the Development team, senior leaders, Board of Trustees and other key functional team leaders
  2. Represent Phoenix Art Museum by attending and participating in external meetings and events
  3. Manage and grow through an active moves management process a portfolio of corporate, foundation and government funders and prospects, focusing on those capable of making $10K+ investments.
  4. Prepare concise and compelling proposals and reports that tell the Museum's story and align closely with funder priorities. Must be able to distill complex programmatic information into compelling donor materials.
  5. Prepare presentations, briefs and other materials to engage institutional donors and prepare volunteers, executives, and program staff for donor interactions--from research and strategy to execution.
  6. Work closely with Education, Curatorial, Finance, and External Affairs leadership to prioritize organizational revenue needs and align them with new funding opportunities.
  7. Maintain accurate and current records in donor database.
  8. Adhere to the highest ethical standards and fundraising best practices, demonstrate perseverance, and have an optimistic and positive attitude. Must possess a sense of humor.
  9. Write detailed reports and handle other aspects of foundation and government agency stewardship, including direct contact with program officers, foundation directors, and government agency staff.
  10. Ensure corporate sponsors are properly stewarded by securing and featuring logos, updating credit lines, and providing appropriate donor name placement
  11. Organize and attend donor visits, tours, and presentations; manage other stewardship opportunities.
  12. Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation and government donors.
  13. Prepare post-sponsorship valuation reports for institutional exhibition partners.
  14. Partner with and support the Development team, other staff and Board of Trustees to recruit and retain participation in an annual corporate giving society.
  15. Work closely with Accounting and Development teams to oversee and manage the Institutional Giving departmental budget.
  16. Provide support and attend evening and weekend development events as needed.
Position Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Three years of progressive institutional fundraising experience with a proven track record of prospecting, cultivating, closing, and stewarding five- to six-figure institutional gifts.
  3. Experience in arts and cultural organizations preferred.
  4. CFRE preferred

Knowledge of:

  1. Database management, knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus.
  2. Museum programs and practices, especially as they relate to the need for corporate, foundation and government funding and support.
  3. Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  4. Persuasive communication with excellent presentation and listening skills.

Skill and ability to:

  1. Develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with external stakeholders.
  2. Successfully initiate contact with current and prospective corporate donors through various channels of communication including but not limited to telephone communications (i.e. cold calls), personal interaction, and written communication.
  3. Commit to diversity and inclusion as a team player with a natural affinity for building close, effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  4. Develop and write high-level, compelling proposals and quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder priorities.
  5. Work with numbers and be comfortable with budgets and financials.
  6. Prioritize and multitask; remain highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic.
  7. Travel throughout the Greater Phoenix Metro area, with some national travel possible
How to Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with job code PAM-IGM to HR@phxart.org                            

 

*** Incomplete submissions may not be considered ***

 

Job Status: Regular, full-time, exempt                                                                        EOE

Chapter Philanthropy Advisor — Make-A-Wish America (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

**Remote Opportunity**

 MUST HAVE PREVIOUS MAJOR GIFT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Position Summary:

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This is our mission at Make-A-Wish America. The Chapter Philanthropy Advisor is a key contributor to the mission by working in partnership with select chapters to elevate individual giving at the major gift level. 

 

The Chapter Philanthropy Advisor will dedicate 100% of their time to helping chapters achieve fundraising success by acting as an extension of the chapter's team including: influencing top donor strategy, personally soliciting donors, developing and implementing fundraising processes, portfolio moves management, etc. This position is part team member, coach and accountability task master. Working collaboratively with national teams - Development, Chapter Support, Brand and Corporate Alliances - as appropriate, is essential for success in achieving assigned revenue goals. The Chapter Philanthropy Advisor will track progress and be responsible for a revenue goal with each chapter. Anticipated travel is a targeted 24 trips/year. In the first year, this position will work with 3-5 chapters.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build trust and credibility with select chapters with the goal of increasing individual major gifts (to the chapter) to accomplish revenue goal.
  • Develop a clear and comprehensive plan to include: donor strategy, pipeline development, moves/portfolio management, actions and accountability practices together with each chapter to drive results toward identified revenue goal.
  • Gain insight into chapter top donor needs, identify ways to help, deliver solutions and work as an extension of chapter's team to accomplish agreed upon strategy and revenue goals.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors through the giving cycle in partnership with chapters.
  • Provide guidance and coaching surrounding donor-centered major donor strategies together with chapter leadership - staff and board.
  • Establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring progress and measuring results.
  • Collaborate extensively with Chapter Support team to ensure clarity and alignment around fundraising assessments, grants and overall "Every Eligible Child" strategic plan for revenue expansion.
  • Manage "up" (Director of Principal Giving, Chapter Executives, Chapter Support Directors, etc.) in a way that prepares everyone for short and long term goals.
  • Help chapters connect to appropriate national resources and initiatives to expand revenue goals.
  • Record and track donor activity in donor database (RE).

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proven track record of readily taking action, managing and making sense of complex challenges, determining a collaborative solution and implementation.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of best major giving fundraising strategies and practices to advance the goals of Make-A-Wish.
  • Capacity to relate openly, comfortably and build report with people across levels, functions, cultures and geographies - especially chapter executives, staff, donors and board members.
  • Ability to create buy-in and facilitate strategic discussions around donor movement.
  • Anticipates and balances needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, proactively seeks feedback to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses while keeping donor strategy top of mind.
  • Displays confident, credible, strategic fundraising practices and presents them in a professional manner.
  • Ability to adapt to situations and gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Manages ambiguous situations and changing environments in a proactive way.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communication, Business or related field. Master's degree and/or CFRE preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in Fundraising - specifically soliciting/closing major gifts required
  • Minimum of 2-4 years in a consultative/coaching/strategy role preferred.
  • Strong management experience and interpersonal skills with volunteers, donors, and executive team members
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge or other fundraising databases
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computer skills required.  

Working Conditions:

  • Remote Opportunity
  • Travel required - target of 24 trips/year.
  • May require work outside a traditional Monday-Friday work week, and outside normal business hours.

Rewards and Benefits 

  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential 
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options 
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days 
  • Maternity Leave 
  • Educational Tuition Assistance 
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs 
  • Individual and Leadership Development  
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

 

Join Our Team of Inspired People Transforming Lives 

We are more than a great place to work - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.  

 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. 

 

 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communication, Business or related field. Master's degree and/or CFRE preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in Fundraising - specifically soliciting/closing major gifts required
  • Minimum of 2-4 years in a consultative/coaching/strategy role preferred.
  • Strong management experience and interpersonal skills with volunteers, donors, and executive team members
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge or other fundraising databases
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computer skills required.  

 

How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply!

Contract Grantwriter — Kelly Hart & Associates, Inc. (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

Growing Phoenix-based nonprofit consulting firm looking for excellent grantwriters for sub-contracting work. 

Position Qualifications:

Must have at least two years of experience writing foundation and corporate proposal for nonprofit organizations, have outstanding and writing skills, be able to work quickly and within deadlines, and complete projects with minimal oversight.  A background in fundraising is preferable, but not required.  

How to Apply:

Please send a current resume and two proposal writing samples to kelly@kellyhartandassociates.com

Associate VP Grants & Contracts — HonorHealth Foundation (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Overview

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, a foundation, and Desert Mission community and social services.

HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.

 

Responsibilities

Job Summary
The Associate Vice President Grants and Contracts serves as a key team member and is accountable for an assigned share of the Foundation's annual fund raising goal. Responsibilities include development of strong relationships with government, corporate and private foundations and staff to secure annual and capital gifts. This requires accuracy, thoroughness and completeness of grant proposals and contracts and well as in the Foundation database. Duties and responsibilities include assessment of needs, grant prospect research, grant writing and submission under the direction of the Vice President of Grants and Contracts. 

  • Under the direction of the Vice President Grants and Contracts, assists with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of grants from corporations, foundations and government entities. Is responsible for writing and coordinating proposals needed to meet financial goals. Is accountable for their assigned share of the Foundation's annual fund raising goals.
  • As needed assists others with grant writing and prospect research activities. Assists in setting goals and objectives. Participates in strategic planning including the design and implementation of targeted grants efforts.
  • Partners with other HonorHealth leaders in the identification of funding needs and secures appropriate philanthropic support for HonorHealth strategic initiatives. Educates others on philanthropic opportunities and identifies potential funding sources. Prepared recommendations for consideration by Foundation management. Conducts and documents research profiles for corporate and government entities. Tracks, analysis and reports relevant Grant and Contract management performance and compliance data. Manages and compiles with requirements associated with receiving grant funding or contracts in partnership with other staff members and Finance and Account personnel.
  • Other responsibilities include maintaining professional membership in professional societies, working collaboratively with other staff to develop strategies and produce results. Maintaining an active, current body of knowledge about HonorHealth needs and the most efficient methods for professional Grants and Research Management.
  • Performing other duties as assigned or requested
Position Qualifications:

Education
Bachelor's Degree with emphasis on human service, community development, business or related field required

Experience
At least 3 years non-profit healthcare and/or human service experience in grant writing, program development and grant prospect research required

 

How to Apply:

Send resume to: 

paul.diaz@honorhealth.com

Development Operations Assistant Manager — Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: February 9, 2019
Position Description:

The Desert Botanical Garden seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Development Operations team and assist with all aspects of membership fulfillment and donor recognition. Responsibilities include managing seasonal Development Operations Assistants, processing gifts, producing donor acknowledgements and member fulfillment packages, and providing customer service through the Membership Helpline. This person assumes responsibility for the department in the absence of the Development Database and Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help to ensure that the Development Operations team meets the Garden's internal and external goals for outstanding customer service.
  • Support development program managers with guidance on accurate coding procedures, and assist with queries, list pulls, reports, and special correspondence as needed.
  • Provide Business Office with contribution data and enter gifts into Raiser's Edge in a timely manner to meet department goals.
  • Assume responsibility for donor recognition including maintaining the Honor Roll of Supporters regularly and preparing accurate and complete "In Appreciation" listings for Sonoran Quarterly and Annual Report.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise seasonal Development Operations Assistants.
  • Enter, maintain and update constituent records in Raiser's Edge and ensure data integrity by running queries for quality control.
  • Provide support for donor events such as Dinner on the Desert, Patron's Circle Home and Garden Tour, and other special events as needed.
  • Process and acknowledge contributions to Dinner on the Desert, staff appeals, tributes, Patrons Circle memberships, corporate matching gifts, targeted campaigns and other special pledge and renewal reminders.
  • Participate in the weekly Development Operations rotation of routine tasks, including pulling web orders, calculating kiosk membership revenue, preparing contribution record forms, distributing mail, and answering Membership Helpline phone calls and email queries.
  • Serve as Development Operations representative on the multi-department Operations Committee and Luminaria Committee.
  • Assist with Raiser's Edge training and general computer support for the Development staff.
Position Qualifications:
  1. College degree and minimum 3 years' related work experience, or comparable combination of education and experience
  2. Proficiency in Raiser's Edge or comparable database software
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  4. Experience with Galaxy Ticketing Systems preferred
  5. Excellent attention to detail with high standards for accuracy
  6. Dependable and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  7. Experience with project management; handling multiple priorities
  8. Strong customer service and written/verbal communication skills
  9. Flexible schedule to include occasional weekends, holidays and evening
How to Apply:

Put your passion for the desert to work!  To apply, please forward resume and letter of interest to hr@dbg.org, fax to: 480 481.8173, or mail to:

Human Resources
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Desert Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.

The Garden fosters and supports workplace diversity, equity and inclusion to honor the unique perspectives, experiences and contributions of all, to celebrate successes, and to cultivate individual and institutional excellence.

Assistant Director and Grant Writer — ASU Foundation (Tempe)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

ASU Foundation

The ASU Foundation is a private non-profit organization that identifies, encourages and engages private supporters to advance the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.

The foundation works with donors to determine their motivations and aspirations and matches those passions with investment opportunities at ASU.

We especially welcome candidates who are eager to apply best practices in fundraising towards cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the ASU community.

 

Role summary:

At the direction of the Executive Director of Development, the grant writer is responsible for building and maintaining dedicated, productive relationships with portfolio of corporations and foundations, maintaining a robust prospect research effort to identify and qualify new organizational prospects and writing successful proposals and supporting materials to private foundations and corporations.  The grant writer also works collaboratively with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and development colleagues and in coordination with the central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to write, edit, review, and prepare proposals for final submission to philanthropic funders.

What you'll to:

*         Develop effective and compelling grant materials, proposals, case statements, conceptual plans, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, progress and stewardship reports, and other corporate and foundation communications

*         Research and analyze information and data for proposal development

*         Work with Research and Prospect Management (RPM) to produce profiles of corporate and foundation prospects including: history and background, organizational leadership, financial capacity, philanthropic priorities/giving patterns and ASU affiliations

*         Meet with internal and external constituents to develop and implement corporate and foundation strategies

*         Create and disseminate a pipeline of applicable rfp's among research advancement staff, faculty and researchers at the university

*         Work with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Initiatives office to determine translational proposal opportunities for philanthropic grants

*         Prepare forms, attachments and other collateral material for proposals

*         Prepare customized proposals according to each corporation's and foundation's guidelines

*         Create customized budgets and develop project summaries for use in the field and in reporting

*         Coordinate successful proposals with appropriate personnel and departments

*         Apply for renewal grants

*         Administer the acknowledgement letter and grant agreement process

*         Maintain all hard and electronic files for all donors and potential donors

*         Prepare presentations and other written materials for events related to donors and potential donors

*         Maintain an active, current body of knowledge relative to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

*         Oversee the development of a library of commonly-required data essential to effective grant-writing

*         Perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned

Position Qualifications:

What you'll need:

*         Demonstrated experience in grant or proposal writing with a track record of success in securing large gifts from corporations and foundations

*         Ability to synthesize complex ideas into coherent, compelling proposals seeking major philanthropic support from foundations and corporations

*         Excellent proofreading and editing skills and precise attention to detail

*         Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively

*         Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment 

*         Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to foundation and university business and confidential prospect information

*         Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies in an academic community

*         Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

*         Understanding of the unique nature of corporate and foundation philanthropy as it relates to higher education

*         Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible 

*         Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects

*         Ability to represent the institution well

*         An advocate's belief in the vision of ASU as a New American University

*         Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans

*         Ability to learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary areas

*         Knowledge of all facets of the proposal development process, including prospect identification, project research, proposal creation, and budget development

Relevant experience:

Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field, AND four years of related writing experience.  Strong preference for individuals with proposal or grant writing experience.

Contact us today.

The ASU Foundation through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.

For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the grant writer position, please apply online at www.asufoundation.org/careers.

The ASU Foundation for A New American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Annual Campaign Manager — Jewish Family & Children's Service (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

About JFCS:

Jewish Family & Children's Service has been strengthening our community by providing Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare and Social Services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds since 1935.

Critical Tasks

  • Plans, directs and implements integrated annual campaign to individual donors and new prospective donors to increase individual donor base and retain donors. 
  • Focuses on donors who give less than $1,000 annually, especially through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.
  • Monitors, updates and maintains database records promoting system integrity and accuracy.
  • Optimizes use and maintenance of database for gift recording, processing, tracking, acknowledgement and reporting purposes.
  • Manages Tax Credit Campaign, and other seasonal giving activities; JFCS Holiday Program Mailing, Giving Tuesday, Arizona Gives Day, Employee Giving Campaign, and Donor Event Mailings, etc.
  • Oversees the maintenance and use of online fundraising software and the integration with main donor database.  May create and maintain online donation and registration forms as needed.
  • Prepares acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Provides lists as needed for mailings, e-blasts, recognition, attendance lists, nametags, programs, handouts, and thank you letters as required.
  • Responds to donors, prospective donors, board members, and volunteers.
  • Assists with Event Management
  • Performs other related job tasks or responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Demonstrates an ability to plan and prioritize projects and multiple tasks
  • Exercises good judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Is able to problem solve issues under pressure of deadlines and resource constraints.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and RENXT software for donor management and tracking purposes.
  • Accurate maintenance of donor database including gift entry.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high degree of productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and function as an integral part of the team.

 

 

 

Metrics

  • Increases donor base of less than a $1,000 by 10 percent over a 12 month period
  • Takes appropriate check and balance measures to ensure accurate donor databases
  • Meets or exceeds Tax Credit revenue goals set for fiscal year.
  • Increases prospective donor list and new donor sourcing by 5 percent over the next 12 month period
  • Identifies prospective partnerships with corporate entities for increased fundraising activity (e.g. local private corporations, sport and entertainment corporations)
Position Qualifications:

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in a fundraising, marketing and communications position.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, including: expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Ability to conduct research.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and database management - Blackbaud Raiser's Edge required.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work some nights / weekends.
  • Valid AZ Driver's License
  • Ability to receive and maintain a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card through AZ DPS without Restrictions.
How to Apply:

Send resume to Senior Recruiter, Jimmy Baldwin at Jimmy.Baldwin@jfcsaz.org

or apply online at www.jfcsaz.org/careers

Individual Giving Manager — Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Responsible for the development and implementation of Individual Giving for Scottsdale Arts' and its major operating divisions (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art -SMoCA, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education). Full time position, reporting to the Director of Development.

 

Scottsdale Arts has brought exceptional arts experiences for over 40 years to the greater metro area. Our organization strives to bring the highest quality performing and visual arts the world has to offer, and to identify emerging artistic talent and provide a place for its expression. If you love the arts and what they bring to our community, and you have a passion for partnering with individuals to bring them to meaningful relationships with the organization, then we want to talk with you!

 

Duties include:

1)       Developing and implementing a comprehensive individual giving/major gifts strategy, including annual goals and metric expectations.

2)       Researches, identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors.

3)       Oversees and expands existing portfolio, working with internal staff and external partners to identify pipeline of existing and potential donors.

4)       Develops collateral designed to inform and educate donors on the benefits of giving to our organization.

5)       My represents the organization at community and networking events.

6)       Tracks and assesses metrics, providing documentation, reports and pipeline information as needed.

Position Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in related field plus minimum 3 years' experience in individual giving or major gifts role with demonstrated results. Experience with Tessitura preferred, but experience with a CRM is required. This position requires a flexible work schedule to include evenings and weekends as needed. Position requires valid driver's license and ability to travel within the metropolitan area frequently. Benefits eligible including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and more.

 

EOE

Corporate Relations/Foundations Gifts Manager — Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Responsible for the development and implementation of corporate partnerships for Scottsdale Arts' and its major operating divisions (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art -SMoCA, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education). Full time position, reporting to the Director of Development.

 

Scottsdale Arts has brought exceptional arts experiences for over 40 years to the greater metro area. Our organization strives to bring the highest quality performing and visual arts the world has to offer, and to identify emerging artistic talent and provide a place for its expression. If you love the arts and what they bring to our community, and have a passion for corporate and foundation relationship building, we want to speak with you!

 

Duties include:

1)       Developing and implementing a comprehensive corporate relations and foundation strategy, including annual goals and metric expectations.

2)       Researches, identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors.

3)       Oversees and expands existing corporate relationship portfolio, working with internal staff and external partners to identify pipeline of existing and potential sponsors.

4)       Develops partnership proposals, ensures fulfillment and execution of corporate sponsor benefits and recognition as agreed.

5)       Represents the organization at community and networking events.

6)       Tracks and assesses metrics, providing documentation, reports and pipeline information as needed.

Position Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in related field plus minimum 3 years' experience in corporate relations role with demonstrated results. Experience with Tessitura preferred, but experience with a CRM is required. This position requires a flexible work schedule to include evenings and weekends as needed. Position requires valid driver's license and ability to travel within the metropolitan area frequently. Benefits eligible including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and more.

 

EOE

Grants Writer — Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

Scottsdale Arts is seeking an independent contractor to write grants in support of the organization's needs, vision and mission. Duties include:

 

1)      Prepares grant proposals, beginning with research.

2)      Request needed information to complete grants from internal constituents.

3)      Researches potential grant opportunities and presents them for consideration.

4)      Writes grants, ensuring that information is accurate and complete.

5)      Maintains professional and cordial relationship with grant participants.

6)      Ensures deadlines are met, and that documentation of the grant is complete and accurate.

7)      May follow up with grant provider as needed.

8)      Develops or submits grant reports as appropriate.

 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will have bachelor's degree in related field plus minimum 3 years' experience in grant writing. Proven track record for securing grants, preferably arts related. Please indicate in your cover letter the salary you are seeking.

EOE

Fund Development Officer — Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 4, 2019
Position Description:

Summary of Responsibilities:
Develops the culture and best practices of philanthropy within the organization. Ensures that broad-based financial support is sought from all possible public and private sources to reduce the agency's dependence on any one source of financial support. Assures that the organization's corporate culture, systems, and procedures support fund development. Oversees the development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development and maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

A. Plans and coordinates with President & Chief Executive Officer, management team, and Board of Directors so that philanthropy and fund development plans are carried out in keeping with organization's mission, values and plans:

  1. Participates with Chief Executive Officer, staff and Board of Directors in the development of short and long-range fund development plan.
  2. Assist in the establishment of performance measures, monitors results and assists in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the organization's fund development program.
  3. Assist the organization's leadership in identifying and addressing organizational development issues that challenge the effectiveness of plan.
  4. Develops a balanced mix of donor sources and solicitation programs specialized to the needs of the agency that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  5. Provides leadership and management of agency's Annual Campaign, coordinating with Board of Directors, Staff, Solicitors and Donors in meeting and surpassing goals of campaign.

B. Manages the day-to-day operations of the development function and provides oversight of the fund development activities.

  1. Ensures compliance with regulations, laws and accountability standards to donors and standards of conduct for professional fundraising executives.
  2. Creates a working environment that is rewarding to staff and volunteers.
  3. Cultivates a smoothly operating development function that is able to deal with disruptions through timely and effective resolution.
  4. Appropriately represents the agency, its board and management to donors, prospects, and fundraising volunteers.

C. Cultivate the establishment of leadership and participation of fundraising volunteers, members of the Board of Directors, and staff in order to attain objectives and goals in the agency's fund development activities.

  1. Identify, recruit, train, and supervise fundraising volunteers, and coordinates their activity.
  2. Documents reports, activities, and strategies, and develops an annual calendar of events related to fund development activities.
  3. Assists the Board of Directors in determining accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and evaluates performance routinely.
  4. Annually evaluates the performance of fund development program and initiates a report to donors and the philanthropic community.

D. Other duties as assigned by President & Chief Executive Officer.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

This position requires the ability to manage and implement a comprehensive fund development program and produce charitable contributions. The individual should have the ability to work with the agency's Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers in a professional and success oriented manner.

Knowledge in philanthropy, ethics, research and cultivation practices, fundraising techniques (face-to-face solicitation, special events, phone evaluation, direct mail) and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

Membership in a professional fundraising organization (i.e. CFRE - Certified Fund Raising Professional) is preferred.   

Education:

Bachelor's Degree preferably Master's Degree with a minimum four years of experience in non-profit fund development and management.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, job history and resume to James La May:

email: jlamay@acbvi.org

USPS: 3100 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85008

Senior Relationship Manager — New Pathways for Youth (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

For the past 30 years, New Pathways for Youth has served youth experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth--adversities such as parent incarceration, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and high school dropout. Through 1:1 mentoring in community cohorts and evidence based personal development and life skills retreats and workshops, our youth change the trajectory of their life. In 1989, our first program served 40 youth. We have since grown to serve over 400 youth annually and more than 6,500 youth since our beginning.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains a personal portfolio of current and prospective major donors. Cultivates, Solicits and Stewards individual gifts through a portfolio of approximately 150-200 donors.
  • Advances philanthropy goals through design and implementation of individual giving practices such as planned giving and more.
  • Engages in donor centric and moves management philanthropy practices used by the Development Team
  • Maintains donor records and tracking systems
  • Collaborates with Development personnel in visioning events, donor relationships, and activities to create greatest value for our mission
Position Qualifications:

Experience in relationship management, sales and/or fundraising preferred.  Bachelors' degree required.  Must be 18 years or older.  Highly accountable and ethically driven toward results necessary.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to cmcclendon@npfy.org.

Mentor Recruitment Coordinator — New Pathways for Youth (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

For the past 30 years, New Pathways for Youth has served youth experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth--adversities such as parent incarceration, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and high school dropout. Through 1:1 mentoring in community cohorts and evidence based personal development and life skills retreats and workshops, our youth change the trajectory of their life. In 1989, our first program served 40 youth. We have since grown to serve over 400 youth annually and more than 6,500 youth since our beginning.

The Mentor Recruitment Coordinator has responsibility to enroll qualified volunteer mentors to the program by:

  1. Partnering with the development department to deliver volunteer enrollment presentations to key stakeholders
  2. Researching and seeking out opportunities for volunteer enrollment presentations with new partners
  3. Maintaining partnerships that build a collaborative pipeline of volunteers to enroll as mentors
Position Qualifications:

Must be 18 years or older.  Preference given to Bachelors' degree in human service field with experience in behavioral health settings.  Demonstration of relationship management a must.  Dynamic and engaging presentation skills to diverse audiences required.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to cmcclendon@npfy.org.

Planned Giving Specialist — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Planned Giving Specialist (PGS) will work in conjunction with the AHS Planned Giving Officer (PGO) to market and administer AHS' planned giving program. This will include interfacing with donors, attorneys and financial advisors to administer realized estates. The PGS will use problem solving skills, judgment and discretion to provide excellent customer service to donors, prospects, attorneys and financial planners. The PGS will also work with the PGO and advisory committee members to research, cultivate and market planned giving initiatives.   

Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years in professional office environment preferred. Equivalent education/experience may be considered such as an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies.
  2. Knowledge and experience in the protocols for trust and estate administration preferred.
  3. Regular use of discretion and independent judgment.
  4. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  5. High level of initiative and follow through.
  6. Ethical, patient, and professional behavior and attitude.
  7. Impeccable customer service skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and proceed with minimum supervision.
  9. Excellent time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills. 
How to Apply:

Please visit www.azhumane.org/careers

Account Coordinator — MDS Communication (MESA)

Date Posted: January 28, 2019
Position Description:

The Account Coordinator position is a full time, entry level position and serves as an apprentice to one or more Account Managers or Directors. They perform organizational and administrative tasks including but not limited to writing/editing creative components, preparing and sending performance/statistical reports, coordinating both internal and client communication and maintaining campaign schedules. A passion or affinity towards humanitarian, Christian and conservative causes represented by our clients is essential.

 

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Casual work environment

 

Salary:

  • $37,000-$45,000/year DOE

 

MDS Communications is one of the nation's largest and most respected telephone fundraising companies serving both large and small non-profit organizations including: domestic and international relief agencies, Christian ministries and conservative public policy organizations. Clients include: Habitat for Humanity, Operation Smile, Heifer International, Feeding America, American Bible Society, The Navigators, VFW, National Right to Life, and The Salvation Army

www.mdscom.com

 

Position Qualifications:
  • Candidates must possess very strong organizational skills, analytic skills, a high degree of attention to detail
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong numeric ability
  • Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Excellent computer skills in a Windows environment are required. Microsoft Office: Word and Excel a must!!!
  • Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree (preferably in Communications, Marketing or Business)

 

Note to all applicants: Cover letter is required. Please address within your cover letter why you believe you would be a good cultural, mission and talent fit for a client services position at MDS.

How to Apply:

https://mdscom.applicantpro.com/jobs/987614-72461.html

Note to all applicants: Cover letter is required. Please address within your cover letter why you believe you would be a good cultural, mission and talent fit for a client services position at MDS.

Development and Data Coordinator — Great Hearts Academies (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 24, 2019
Position Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

The work of the Development and Data Coordinator supports the overall goals of the Great Hearts Foundation and development team. Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to the President of the Foundation and Senior Director of Annual Campaigns and Development Operations related to fundraising
  • Own the moves management and accountability instrument for the Foundation team
  • Develop select proposals and grant applications
  • Track milestones and submit reports for current donors
  • Production and interpretation of campaign and fundraising reports on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis, including the national KPI dashboard, holding regions and team members accountable
  • Creation of mailing or contact lists for various efforts through the use of complex queries or exports within Raiser's Edge and PowerSchool
  • Development, generation, and processing of queries, imports, benchmark and metric exports, and other reports as requested
  • Research duties include taking the lead role in administrative prospect research through the use of DonorScape software
  • Production of annual campaign materials
  • Support the President of the Foundation on project management as requested
Position Qualifications:

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-3 years of experience in development
  • Experience with database, screening, and spreadsheet software programs (Utilization of Blackbaud or Raiser's Edge systems is preferred.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data and financial information, strong ability to create reports and spreadsheets using database
  • Experience with and ability to compile, analyze, and interpret data and reporting
  • Thorough attention to detail with a keen eye for professional formatting
  • Superb proofreading, editing, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with fundraising best practices of a nonprofit organization
  • Ability to illustrate sound professional judgment
  • Commitment to the philosophy and mission of Great Hearts
  • Strong critical-thinking, communication and training skills; customer service-focus
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently and as part of a team, in a deadline-driven environment
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Excellent organization, communication, and advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with team members and constituents
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times

Additional Requirements

  • Type of fingerprint clearance: Must possess or obtain valid Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card
  • Physical functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 15 pounds approximately
  • Travel required: May need to travel locally to the various academies within the Phoenix metro area
How to Apply:

This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

DEPARTMENT: Development

LOCATION: Great Hearts Central Office/Great Hearts Foundation

REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Annual Campaigns and Development Operations

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-time (eligible for benefits)

SALARY RANGE: $38,000 - $40,000 per year

Please send a resume and email stating interest to Carrie Siegel at Csiegel@greatheartsaz.org.

Project/Program Coordinator

Program Specialist — Association of Energy Services Professionals (Phoenix/Ahwatukee)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

AESP is a 29-year old member-based industry association headquartered in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, AZ. AESP focuses on the energy efficiency industry and works with utilities, consultants and manufacturers in that arena. The Program Specialist position is key to supporting educational webinars, assisting with conference planning and helping to manage annual Energy Awards. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal skills; able to solve problems; collaborate with team members; take initiative and be easily adaptable to change. Attention to detail is critical along with effective project management skills. Proficiency with MS Office products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. This position reports to the Vice President, Content & Research.

 

Responsibilities:

Webinars

-          Schedule Webinars; Maintain Webinar calendar

-          Gather speaker photos and bios

-          Create script for Webinar

-          Merge and upload speaker PowerPoints

-          Facilitate/troubleshoot Webinar sessions

-          Create and distribute Webinar evaluation forms

-          Distribute Webinar instructions to attendees

 

Conference Planning

-          Assist with planning committee logistics, including planning committee invitations, tracking participation, email and phone communications, and coordinating virtual and in person planning committee meetings.

-          Manage online abstract submission process.

 

Conference Logistics

-          Create and maintain speaker spreadsheets (enter all speaker info and keep it updated as speakers cancel, switch and turn in materials)

-          Gather speaker bios and photos for conference and maintain internal bio/photo directory.

-          Create moderator/podium forms

-          Assist with online paper proceedings page and PowerPoint proceedings page

AESP Energy Awards

-          Assist with judge communications

-          Assist with uploading entry materials (if needed)

-          Communicate with award submitters, both selected and non-selected, to organize awards events and promotions, included by not limited to the awards luncheon, awards posters and awards webinars

Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CommPartners or other Web platforms for online meetings and presentations
  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to convey information in a clear, concise, and comprehensive manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Able to present a professional and positive demeanor with customers/members
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task effectively and operate under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member, and take initiative when appropriate

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Two year degree or equivalent experience in administration

  

How to Apply:

SEND YOUR RESUME TO: shannon@aesp.org

Senior Youth Program Coordinator — International Rescue Committee (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background:  

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:

The Senior Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for the day to day coordination, support and contributions toward long-term growth of the IRC's refugee youth programming. This programming coordination includes:  parent outreach; initiatives designed to remove barriers of first and second-generation refugee youth in achieving post-secondary education; summer programming; and support the family and school engagement program. This position will also work closely with the state office with subcontracts with schools providing programming for refugee youth. The Senior Youth Program Coordinator reports directly to the Education and Learning Manager. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Proactively engage in resource development and community partnerships through grant writing, external stakeholder meetings and opportunities to improve practice.
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with schools, districts, community centers and other youth service agencies to advocate and provide support for refugee youth.
  • Research and implement innovative and evolving methods of best practice for working with vulnerable youth.
  • Oversee assigned daily youth program operations; assure that quality practices are implemented, and program outcomes are met.
  • Conduct regular cultural orientations for parents and youth about US school systems.
  • Serve as a focal point for refugee communities, VOLAGs, schools, and service providers for referrals for youth programming.
  • Manage youth program data collection.
  • *Administer projects as assigned and ensure compliance to all Federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Coordinate program and activities to expand community partners to access mainstream services.
  • Facilitate and coordinate youth and parenting groups in partnership with schools.
  • In coordination with the Education and Learning Program Manager, administer and oversee professional development to educators and within the community.
  • Lead facilitator/active participation in monthly USP Youth COPs for IRC.
  • Recruit, train and provide on-site supervision to interns and volunteers.
  • Provide individual educational, vocational and career counseling to refugee youth currently enrolled in secondary schooling.
  • Prepare and submit reports as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • University degree required; graduate degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed. or higher) in education or similar area preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with multicultural or vulnerable youth.
  • Minimum one (1) year of nonprofit program coordination or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing youth programming and in developing community partnerships.
  • Must be flexible, creative, show initiative with the ability to work independently.
  • Bilingual ability preferred.
  • Able to regularly work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Must have reliable transportation and maintain valid driver's license and insurance coverage for vehicle.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Reliable, professional, resourceful, team oriented and sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment; experience working with refugee and/or immigrant communities preferred.

Working Environment:

  • Standard office environment combined with travel in and around the service delivery area.
  • Work on occasional nights and evenings may be necessary.
How to Apply:

To apply - Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for open positions in Phoenix.

Asylum Seekers and Families Coordinator — International Rescue Committee (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 and after in Tucson, Arizona in 1997 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The offices resettle refugees and provides numerous program services for refugees and related vulnerable populations throughout their integration process in Arizona.

In 2018, the IRC in Arizona expanded its programs to serve greater numbers of families and individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. who are residing in or passing through the State of Arizona.  These services include enrollment of clients in programs for which they are eligible, case management, provision of supplies for basic needs, recruitment of interested volunteers, identification of potential reception sites and intensive coordination and communication with other organizations and community entities also involved in services for this population.  The Asylum Seekers & Families (ASF) Coordinator position for the IRC in Arizona will help to strengthen and expand these services and position them within for longer-term sustainability and positive community impact.

Job Overview: 

The Asylum-Seekers & Families (ASF) Coordinator will oversee and coordinate IRC's daily activities and services for asylum seeking families and individuals in Arizona.  They will remain in close communication with IRC staff in both Phoenix and Tucson and with other involved entities to ensure strong collaboration and coordination and to minimize duplication and overlap.  They will stay fully informed of all developments related to asylum seeker patterns across the state and represent IRC in interagency discussions and efforts. They will further design, develop and grow IRC's services for asylum seekers in Arizona and lead the development of human and financial resources to sustain the program for the future.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Stay informed on immigration and asylum issues nationally and in the State of Arizona;
  • Maintain and develop key partnerships with community organizations, service providers, government entities, and faith-based groups;
  • Act as point of contact for all volunteer and donation requests for and from external partners;
  • Provide trainings for IRC volunteers and for external partners or community organizations as needed;
  • Act as point person with IRC staff for all short-term emergency response needs;
  • Coordinate in-kind donation drives with IRC staff and volunteer groups;
  • Maintain and report program data to appropriate funding sources;
  • Generate and manage financial resources to provide services for asylum seekers;
  • Develop a comprehensive list of resources to support the complex needs of asylum seekers;
  • Conduct outreach activities and create referral processes to support long-term case management programs (Survivors of Torture, Asylum Seeking Families, Victim Advocate);
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  •  University degree, ideally in a social work, immigration or international related field of study.
  • Five or more years of related professional experience; preferably with a non-profit or social service organization.
  • At least three years of experience in program management.
  • At least three years of experience in staff supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fiscal management and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with limited-English speakers in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and experience working in a multi-cultural, fast-paced, rapidly changing working environment.
  • Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member.
  • Follow strict guidelines of client confidentiality.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, database systems, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint. Strong command of excel and budget management preferred.
  • Access to reliable transportation for regular travel throughout the service delivery area.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English required.

Working Environment:  

Standard office work environment, with travel between Phoenix and Tucson offices and throughout the service delivery area

How to Apply:

To apply - please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for open positions in Phoenix.

Tailor Made for Success Boutique Manager — St. Joseph the Worker (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

Job Summary

Full time with benefits. Works directly with Program Director to oversee all operations of St. Joseph the Worker's (SJW) satellite location in Central Phoenix; Tailor Made for Success (TMFS) requiring initiative ability to work independently to maintain and elevate current processes for service delivery, donations, volunteers and community partner relationships. Interacts with clients daily to provide services to address barriers to employment and prepare individuals for a successful job or job search. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance, elevation and implementation of processes and development of program initiatives.
  • Providing resources such as transportation, professional clothing/uniforms, referrals and job leads. 
  • Responding to requests from community partners in need of employment services for their clients; working with other agencies to provide SJW services accordingly.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of community resources available to break the various barriers faced by SJW's clientele.
  • Coordinating the Fast Track Men's Program and other potential professional development sessions to ensure that clients are successful in their career development.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other SJW satellite locations.
  • Actively engaging clients and expressing appropriate empathy and compassion; treating everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Advocating for clients so that they may receive necessary services and supplies; carrying out client-related errands as necessary.
  • Modeling appropriate behavior in the areas of dress, professionalism, and speech at all times.
  • Maintaining statistics and documentation regarding agency outcomes and client success.
  • Performing reconciliation of resources with the Office Manager and maintaining accurate records of distributed resources.
  • Meeting bi-monthly with the SJW staff for mandatory staff meetings.
  • Meeting and greeting donors dropping off clothing items for client use.

 

This job description describes the principle functions of this job and the scope of its responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain, elevate and implement processes for service delivery.
  • Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and current insurance and registration.
  • Bi-lingual a plus but not required.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organization skills.
  • Strong desire to empower homeless, low-income, and disadvantaged individuals.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and experiences without judgment. The ideal candidate will understand and reflect the population served.
  • BA/BS in a related field or combination of education and relevant experience a plus.
  • Professional and/or volunteer experience with direct service preferred.
  • Understands the importance of professional attire for interviewing and employment purposes.

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to perform tasks which involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work daily. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Katie Thorson at kthorson@sjwjobs.org

Mobile Employment Specialist — St. Joseph the Worker (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

Job Summary

Drives the Mobile Success Unit (MSU), a 39-foot recreational vehicle, to various locations throughout the valley to provide St. Joseph the Worker's (SJW) services to partnering agencies and at events.  Performs all set up and tear down operations for the MSU and provides employment services at tabling events when MSU is not needed. Interacts with clients daily to provide a full spectrum of employment services to address barriers to employment and prepare individuals for a successful job search.  Maintains current knowledge of social service agencies and employers from various industries requiring initiative and ability to work independently.  

 

Responsibilities for MSU

  • Perform set up and tear down, including:picking up MSU from overnight parking area and driving it to service location; engaging stabilizers; assembling tent, tables, and chairs when needed; loading and unloading job-search materials. 
  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Ensure that MSU is in proper working condition by inspecting and maintaining vehicle supplies and equipment, such as: gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with MSU.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations.
  • Assist program manager in evaluating services and project sites based on return on investment.
  • Update Public Calendar of MSU site visits and coordinates with outreach staff according to their calendars and availability.
  • Arrange insurance requirements for partnering agencies and events.
  • Model appropriate behavior in the areas of dress, professionalism and speech always.

 

Responsibilities for Employment Specialist

  • Provide one-on-one job development by assisting with resumes, conducting mock interviews, and providing resources such as transportation, professional clothing/uniforms, and job leads. 
  • Respond to requests from community partners in need of employment services for their clients; work with agencies to provide SJW services accordingly.
  • Works with Manager of Strategic Business Development to identify job leads and opportunities; maintain a working knowledge of local employers, new businesses, and employers that are understanding of the various barriers faced by SJW's clientele.
  • Attend hiring events, employment networking groups, service provider collaboration meetings and work with local neighborhood and advocacy organizations as needed.
  • Teach weekly three-hour Job Readiness Workshop at various satellite locations  when needed.
  • Actively engage clients and express appropriate empathy and compassion; treating everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Advocate for clients to receive necessary services and supplies; carry out client related errands as necessary.
  • Maintain statistics and documentation regarding agency outcomes and client success.     
  • Perform weekly and monthly reconciliation of resources with office manager and maintain accurate records of distributed resources.
  • Meet bi-monthly for SJW staff meetings.
  • This job description describes the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and current insurance and registration.
  • Must provide 39-month motor vehicle record to verify driving history.
  • Some experience driving recreational vehicles preferred.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organization skills.
  • Strong desire to empower homeless, low-income, and disadvantaged individuals.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and their experiences without judgment. The ideal candidate will understand and reflect the population served.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking individual a plus.
  • BA/BS in a related field or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card or ability to obtain one.

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to perform tasks which involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work daily. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes for consideration to:

Patrick Winters

Director of Programs

Pwinters@sjwjobs.org

Part-Time Rental & Event Support Specialist (5-15 hrs/week, nights and weekends) — DC Ranch Community Council (Scottsdale, AZ)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

The Rental & Event Support Specialist is instrumental in maintaining facility operations during rentals and special events. They must provide exceptional service to residents, stakeholders, partners and guests. As the primary point of contact at our community centers during rentals, this individual is responsible for working with residents and vendors to ensure proper use of the facility and equipment. This is a part-time position that works primarily on evenings and weekends.

Compensation for this position is $15.68/hr.

Primary duties include:

  • Staff the assigned community center during facility rentals/special events and work with the residents and vendors on their needs and requests
  • Supervise and assist with set-up (tables, chairs, A/V, etc.), clean-up and other logistics for rentals, programs, events, and other activities at the community centers
  • Review rental contract and ensure fulfillment
  • Troubleshoot facility issues as they arise and report them as appropriate
  • Make periodic checks on facilities and rental activities
  • Carry out opening and closing procedures
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment of the building and property
  • Communicate stakeholder's requests and concerns to management promptly
  • Fulfill general administrative tasks related to facility rentals
  • Actively solicit feedback from users to ensure expectations are being met
  • Complete a post rental report and submit it to the Facilities Manager after each rental or event
  • Interact with security as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Knowledge, Abilities & Expectations

Knowledge of:

  • Facility rental and special event logistics a plus
  • Customer service and general office procedures/operations
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office environment
  • Effective methods for interaction with stakeholders of all ages - young children to mature adults

Ability to:

  • Delight the customer - exceed expectations
  • Create a fun and safe atmosphere for all guests
  • Convey information and ideas clearly
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Solve problems and seek help when necessary
  • Remain calm and focused in chaotic circumstances
  • Handle conflict with grace and diplomacy
  • Think creatively
  • Exercise sound judgment and consistently make smart decisions
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Physical Requirements:

  • Flexible and long hours required
  • Physical work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects (such as tables and chairs)
  • Must have high level of physical fitness

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with rental/special event set-up, take-down, and logistics
  • Customer service proficiency
  • Experience working with children, adults and service providers in recreation/community center setting a plus
How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: DCRCCjobs@dcranchinc.com

Outreach Coordinator — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for cultivating and coordinating the Arizona Humane Society's (AHS) Outreach programs and offsite third party events. This position will work heavily to educate and engage external stakeholders - the general public, AHS customers, and supporters - with the goal of developing new relationships and building long-term, sustainable partnerships.  The Coordinator will partner with other departments to ensure efficient, and successful execution of AHS events and programs.   

Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's Degree. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and event coordination skills.
  • Experience coordinating and managing volunteers.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Experience working with mammals, reptiles and invertebrates.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Customer service experience required.
How to Apply:

Please visit www.azhumane.org/careers

Contracts Specialist — Wildfire (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 4, 2019
Position Description:

For 50 years, Wildfire has worked to combat poverty across Arizona. Through collaborations with individuals and organizations, Wildfire develops and implements strategies to address and ultimately end poverty in Arizona.

Wildfire is currently seeking a Contracts Specialist to oversee the operations of contractors administering various programs in collaboration with the organization, including: training and technical assistance for Community Action Agencies administering the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program; outreach and application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and utility assistance, utility repair and replacement, and weatherization for the Home Energy Assistance Fund (HEAF). The position acts as the primary liaison between Wildfire and the community and faith-based contractors and is charged with timely and accurate execution of contract related matters to ensure seamless service delivery to low-income Arizonans.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Draft contracts and associated policy documents required for program administration
  • Provide training and technical assistance to contractors related to program administration
  • Monitor contractors and conduct field audits to ensure program compliance
  • Respond to and resolve questions and problems related to contract requirements
  • Prepare and submit necessary reports
  • Review contracts and related documents to determine service trends and identify improvements
  • Ensure contractors use of a custom data management system and provide technical assistance, when necessary
  • Assist with the identification and recruitment of new contractors to meet service needs
  • Contribute to the development of strategies to increase the number of eligible Arizonans receiving services
Position Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Commitment to Wildfire's mission and strategic agenda
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail oriented with an ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and related Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with CRM Databases
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team
  • Ability to travel within and outside Arizona. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license

Minimum Qualifications:

B.A. Degree or a minimum of 4 years relevant experience

Spanish skills preferred, but not required

How to Apply:

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to Kelly McGowan (kmcgowan@wildfireaz.org) with the subject line: Contracts Specialist. Applications with be reviewed immediately.

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled

Wildfire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part Time Teen Program Coordinator — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking a Teen Program Coordinator to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information about Homeward Bound, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Summary of Job Activities

The Teen Program Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of Homeward Bound's "End Zone" Teen Center and facilitating and implementing trauma-informed teen programs and activities for resident youth at Homeward Bound. This position works in collaboration with community partners to facilitate curriculum and activities that support teen clients with social-emotional skills, mental health, academic success and recreational activities. This position is a critical role of the Youth Programs team, acting as the primary liaison of developmentally appropriate services for teens and young adults.

Principal Duties

  • Oversee and operate the daily tasks related to the Teen Center
  • Develop and maintain safe and supportive environment & relationships with the teens that is responsive and supportive to their needs and interests
  • Monitor and analyze the effectiveness of programming, recognizing and communicating needs for improvement to the Assoc. Director of Community & Youth Programs
  • Participate in and complete professional development education/training in Positive Youth Development, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), trauma-informed care & best practices, and Botvin's Lifeskills Training curriculum
  • Facilitate after-school programming/curriculum rooted in the theory of positive youth development as determined between Teen Program Coordinator and the Assoc. Director of Community & Youth Programs
  • Facilitate after-school programming/curriculum based on Botvin's Lifeskills Training curriculum for teens and young adults
  • Collaborate with Homeward Bound Employment Center staff to facilitate programs/workshops on career-readiness, job goals, and post-graduation plans for teens
  • Collaborate with area partners to facilitate programming for teens, both on Homeward Bound campus and within the surrounding community
  • Participate in ongoing staff development to enhance program practices and quality
  • Report to the Assoc. Director of Community & Youth Programs and/or Director of Family Services regarding all aspects of the Teen Center activities, program efficiency, and needs
  • Participate in agency-related projects as-needed

Related Duties

  • Attends all-staff meetings as directed
  • Represents agency at community events and functions as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities Required

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with teens, parents and caregivers who may have experienced domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, mental health issues, and/or related trauma
  • Possess an understanding of the impact of trauma on children, adults and families/family dynamics
  • Knowledge of community resources and programs related to youth development, education, behavioral health, and recreation
  • Facilitate curriculum and implement activities for teens impacted by trauma utilizing best-practice responses, developmentally appropriate learning strategies, social-emotional learning, and risk & resiliency theory
  • Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of the Youth Programs team
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; conflict resolution
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community
  • Ability to foster a welcoming, cooperative and safe environment
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality regarding teens and families

Education, Training, and Experience

Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in education, social work, human development, psychology, sociology or related field
  • Minimum of two years' experience working with teens
  • Experience with facilitating curriculum or implementing activities for youth and young adults affected by trauma that focuses on social-emotional learning, resiliency and other protective factors
  • Experience addressing behavioral concerns with individual, parents, and other support services

Preferred

  • Experience working with homeless youth
  • Knowledge of community resources for local youth and teens
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)

Working Conditions & Personnel Requirements

  • Afternoon-evening hours; some weekends may be required depending on events and activities
  • Passage of full criminal history, education, and employment background investigation per Homeward Bound, DES and ADHS regulations, DCS background check
  • Ability to receive/maintain a Class 1 fingerprint card
  • Valid Arizona driver's license; ability to be covered by agency liability insurance
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Equipment Used
Laptop & Microsoft Office program apps; Play Station 4

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Medical/Health/Direct Service

Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Join the Birth to Five Helpline team!

We are looking for a Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist to support callers (parents, caregivers and professionals) with a wide range of questions and concerns about children birth to five.

Responsibilities include telephone support and guidance through our toll free number to callers on topics including child development, parenting, sleep, infant fussiness, feeding, challenging behaviors, support to child care/preschools and community resources. Additional responsibilities include time-sensitive data entry associated with calls, maintaining up to date listings of resource and referral information and participating in marketing and outreach efforts.

When calling the Birth to Five Helpline callers also have access to the Fussy Baby program, an affiliate of the Fussy Baby National Network(r). The Helpline specialist will also provide home visitation to help families navigate challenges associated with caring for infants in the first year of life.

Position is offered full time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (required) / Master's degree (preferred) - Child Development, Social Work, Counseling or related field.

A minimum of five (5) years of work experience is required.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Excellent organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, e-mail, Excel, etc.), and valid Arizona drivers license.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Family Support Specialist - Healthy Families Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix and surrounding areas)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

We are seeking to fill a Family Support Specialist position in the Healthy Families Maricopa County program.  Healthy Families is a free, voluntary, child abuse/neglect prevention program that helps parents meet the challenges of parenting.  The program is offered to families who are expecting a new baby or have a baby who is less than 90 days old. 

Position Description

As a Family Support Specialist you will provide home-based (home-visiting) intervention services to pregnant women and families with newborns who have been identified as having risk factors for child abuse and neglect.  You will also work with families in their home to support them in achieving goals that are important to the family, and to provide services that enhance overall family well being.  

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

- Ability to establish trusting relationships

- Sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural backgrounds

- Screen, track and promote child health and development

- Complete accurate and timely documentation including family records and billing reports

- Enhance positive parent-child interactions

- Linkage to appropriate community resources.

This position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree - Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Child Development or other related human services field

- Strong communication and writing skills

- Education / knowledge of family dynamics and community resources

- Microsoft Office and Windows experience preferred

- Valid Arizona Driver's license, registered vehicle and valid auto insurance

- Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

In-Home and Community Direct Support Providers — Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) (Gilbert)

Date Posted: February 19, 2019
Position Description:

Are you looking to help a child or adult reach their fullest potential? Do you need a flexible part-time or full-time position? Are you a compassionate individual searching for a way to make a difference?

 

At Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) we work towards "Improving quality of life for people affected by developmental disabilities through specialized, caring and affordable services." L.I.F.E. is dedicated to serving children and adults with Autism, Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities, and Neurological Disabilities through our diverse departments. We are looking for individuals who are committed to the value of helping through our community with compassion, integrity, and respect.

Direct Support Professional - Habilitation / Respite / Attendant Care

Direct Support Professionals are dependable, flexible, and innovative individuals who help children and young adults be successful  in their home and out in the community. They are hired to work one-on-one with a child or adult with developmental disabilities to support their success. Community services include Habilitation, development of skills; Respite, offering a break to parents or guardians with care from a specialized provider; and Attendant Care, providing services based on the specific needs of the child or adult.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To help their consumer's acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be a valued member of his/her community, based on his/her own choices.
  • To provide opportunities for the consumer to learn self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills.
  • To assist their consumer's in achieving and maintaining a quality of life that promotes their family's vision of the future.
  • Direct Support Professionals typically provide support to a family multiple days a week between 3-5 hours per shift. Services are most frequently provided between the hours of 3 and 7 pm as well as weekends.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Self-Motivated
  • Self-Sufficient
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Dependable
  • Willing to learn
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar systems
  • Communicative
  • 18 years or older

 

Benefits and Perks

  • $11.00-$14.00/hr DOE
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Paid Time Off-Up to 40 hours, even for Part-Time Employees
  • Paid Trainings
  • Self-Directed Raise Incentive Programs available
  • Professional Growth Opportunities

Important Notes

Must have or be willing to quickly obtain current certificates or cards in: (on site training available)

  • CPR-Infant, Child and Adult with AED
  • First Aid
  • Article 9
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card
Position Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

  • Self-Motivated
  • Self-Sufficient
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Dependable
  • Willing to learn
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar systems
  • Communicative
  • 18 years or older

Must have or be willing to quickly obtain current certificates or cards in: (on site training available)

  • CPR-Infant, Child and Adult with AED
  • First Aid
  • Article 9
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card
How to Apply:

Visit us at: https://jobs.laurensinstitute.org/ to submit your resume.

ABA Tutor / RBT / Behavioral Technician — Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) (Gilbert)

Date Posted: February 19, 2019
Position Description:

Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is an all-inclusive pediatric therapy center, day treatment center, and private school located in Gilbert, AZ that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to "improve the quality of life for people affected by developmental disabilities through specialized, caring and affordable services." We are looking for highly energetic, quality employees who have experience in implementing ABA programming to join our team as an ABA Tutor / RBT / Behavioral Technician.

The ABA Tutor / RBT / Behavioral Technician:

  • Assists in developing appropriate teaching strategies that can be carried out in the context of the client's daily routine
  • Trains the family on these strategies
  • Continually communicates with the parents/caregivers on how the plan is working
  • Upholds L.I.F.E.'s mission and values during service time with clients and families
  • Maintains professional relationships with clients and families and avoids duel relationships
  • Participates in ongoing trainings to increase professional knowledge and development
  • Must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character

The ABA Tutor / RBT / Behavioral Technician will:

  • Document each session by utilizing SOAP notes within Catalyst
  • Maintain communication with all team members
  • Adhere to the treatment plan that has been developed by the BCBA and treatment team
  • Identify natural supports as they become available in the home and community
  • Consult with BCBA on the development of teaching strategies and changes to specific outcomes and/or strategies
  • When possible, collaborate with the therapy team to ensure therapeutic recommendations are incorporated into the client's program

Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral health related field and 2 years' experience in behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, or behavioral analysis (i.e. implementing positive behavior support plans

Or:

  • Bachelor's degree in an alternative discipline and 5 years' experience in behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, or behavioral analysis (i.e. implementing positive behavior support plans)

Or:

  • Certification as a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

Requirements:

  • CPR / First Aid / Article 9 / Fingerprint Clearance Card (or ability to obtain certifications)
  • Prevention and Support/Client Intervention Training (or ability to obtain)
  • Experience and knowledge of Autism and/or other developmental disabilities
  • Data collection and report writing experience

Ability to work non-traditional hours (hours range from 8am - 7pm)

  • Schedules vary by clients and needs; must have a flexible schedule to meet the support needs of the family and client.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for career development, comprehensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and highly supervised experience.

  • Work under the direction of a BCBA and receive ongoing training and supervision

 

L.I.F.E.'s total compensation package includes a highly competitive salary (commensurate to experience), paid time off, health insurance, continuing education and license fee reimbursements, as well as additional benefits to reward our staff for their hard work and commitment to serving individuals with special needs.

Full-time positions available. Hours may be during Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm, some weekends available. 

$16.50-27.00/hr, depending on experience and education level.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral health related field and 2 years' experience in behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, or behavioral analysis (i.e. implementing positive behavior support plans

Or:

  • Bachelor's degree in an alternative discipline and 5 years' experience in behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, or behavioral analysis (i.e. implementing positive behavior support plans)

Or:

  • Certification as a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

Requirements:

  • CPR / First Aid / Article 9 / Fingerprint Clearance Card (or ability to obtain certifications)
  • Prevention and Support/Client Intervention Training (or ability to obtain)
  • Experience and knowledge of Autism and/or other developmental disabilities
  • Data collection and report writing experience
How to Apply:

Visit us at: https://jobs.laurensinstitute.org/ to submit your resume.

Direct Support Provider - Adult Day Program (DTA) — Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) (Gilbert)

Date Posted: February 19, 2019
Position Description:

Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in the East Valley in an all-inclusive pediatric therapy center, adult day treatment center, and private school. We are currently looking for Direct Support Provider in our Adult Day Program (DTA) that support our mission and vision to treat our clients with love and respect and treat each client as a whole.

At L.I.F.E. we believe that by making every moment a teachable moment we can address each client's individual needs throughout the day. Through a variety of activities and our warm, supportive environment we encourage and continue development in the areas that will allow our clients to be as independent as possible.

Our Adult Day Program (DTA) includes:

  • Indoor Exercise/Stretching
  • Cooking Activities
  • Individual Goals
  • Vocational Skill Development
  • Morning or Afternoon Walks
  • Music Group
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Individual Therapy
  • Community Outings

The Direct Support Provider (DSP) is responsible for implementing a variety of interventions designed to maximize the functioning of adults with developmental disabilities within a structured program. Services may include but are not limited to: habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development. 

The DSP:

  • must be able to actively participate with the consumer(s) in a variety of activities and throughout their daily schedule.
  • will take data on appropriate programming and will take daily notes on behaviors and activities.
  • will follow all procedures and policies for paperwork and mandatory reporting.
  • must be able to work as part of a team and must be willing to take directions, feedback, suggestions and constructive criticisms from team, therapists and direct supervisor.
  • must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must be able to push items of 50 lbs. 

Requirements:

  • Some experience with adults with developmental disabilities preferred, but not required.
  • Required: a passion for working with others.
  • Ability to obtain (or already have) certificates in CPR/First Aid/Article 9/Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Full-time available. Mon - Fri, hours may vary from 8am-6pm.

$11.50-13/hr, DOE

Position Qualifications:
  • Some experience with adults with developmental disabilities preferred, but not required.
  • Required: a passion for working with others.
  • Ability to obtain (or already have) certificates in CPR/First Aid/Article 9/Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.
How to Apply:

Visit us at: https://jobs.laurensinstitute.org/ to submit your resume.

Paraprofessional, Classroom Assistant — Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) (Gilbert)

Date Posted: February 19, 2019
Position Description:

Lauren's Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in the East Valley in an all-inclusive pediatric therapy center, day treatment center, and private school. We are currently looking for Paraprofessional, Classroom Assistants that support our mission and vision to treat our clients with love and respect and treat each client as a whole.

If you are a fun-loving, hard-working, compassionate person and are passionate about working with clients with disabilities, we would like to meet you! We are currently interviewing candidates for full-time positions in all levels of experience. 

The classroom assistant:

  • Is responsible for implementing a variety of interventions designed to maximize the functioning of the student under the direction of the lead teacher. Services may include but are not limited to: academic skills, habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development.
  • Will perform direct observation and maintain necessary parent contact with families to ensure appropriate delivery of program under the direction of the lead teacher.
  • May attend weekly meetings and must be willing to collaborate with other members of the treatment team.
  • Must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character.                       
  • Must be timely with monthly and daily paperwork.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and prudent manner as directed by the Lead Teacher.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must be able to push items of 50 lbs. Such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture. 

Requirements:

  • Some experience with children with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Experience working in a special education classroom preferred.
  • Ability to obtain (or already have) certificates in CPR/First Aid/Article 9/Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card

Full-time available; hours may be between 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri.

$11.50-13/hr

Position Qualifications:
  • Some experience with children with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Experience working in a special education classroom preferred.
  • Ability to obtain (or already have) certificates in CPR/First Aid/Article 9/Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
How to Apply:

Visit us at: https://jobs.laurensinstitute.org/ to submit your resume

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant - Telecommuting Position — Southwest Human Development (Navajo/Apache/Show Low/Pinetop areas)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Now Hiring

Navajo Nation and Navajo/Apache Regions

Telecommuting Positions (work from home)

We have offices in Phoenix and Flagstaff

Part-time and Full-time opportunities available

Smart Support - Arizona's Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation System

Southwest Human Development has received funding from First Things First to design and oversee a statewide system for the provision of high-quality mental health consultation to early care and education settings.

We are currently seeking experienced mental health professionals who are looking for an expanded role as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (ECMHC) to conduct consultation services to teachers/staff in a variety of early care and education settings, including preschools, and home-based and center-based childcare centers.  Consultants will collaborate with providers to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of the children (birth to five years) and families they serve.  They will also provide outreach and training for early care and education staff, community, and First Things First Regional Councils.

Smart Support is committed in hiring a diverse team that will meet the needs of the providers we serve. We are seeking both Bilingual/Multi-bilingual (English/Spanish/Navajo) and non-bilingual candidates.

There are both full-time and part-time telecommuting positions available with support from our Main Office in Phoenix, AZ.

Areas of service include:  Heber-Overgaard, Tuba City, Chinle, Window Rock, Show Low, Flagstaff, Phoenix.  Please specify the desired region when applying for this position.

A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation and sick time, plus much more, is included for full-time positions, and part-time employment includes partial benefits, pro-rated holiday pay, as well as paid sick and vacation time.

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Qualifications:

-Master's degree that is license eligible in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field.

-At least one year post Master's degree experience.

-Preferred experience and knowledge in: working with children ages birth to five and their families; working in a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers; working in a home-visiting program; working with economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations, and special education procedures and the special needs of young children with disabilities and their families.

-Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, e-mail, Excel, etc.), and a valid Arizona driver's license.

-Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Shelter Community Liaisons — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Full-time & Benefits eligible

Four Shifts Available

 

Bilingual(English/Spanish) Required

Tuesday 2:15p - 11:30p, Wednesday - Saturday 3:00p - 11:30p*

* The schedules for other work days may be flexed to allow for extra time worked each Tuesday.

These shifts are for a Floater position, the schedules are generally:

Bilingual (English/Spanish)Preferred

Tuesday - Saturday 12:30p - 9:00p**

 

Bilingual(English/Spanish) Required

Tuesday 8:15a - 4:45p and Wednesday - Saturday 7:30a - 4:00p**

 

Bilingual(English/Spanish) Required

Sunday - Thursday 3:00p - 11:30p**

 **When there are staffing needs due to leave requests or illness - this position may be asked to come in earlier and/or stay later.  There may also be changes to the days worked due to agency needs. 

This schedule requires a great deal of flexibility for the employee.

This position supports Clients at Emergency Shelter sites with positive integration to a communal living environment through the provision of support from a trauma-informed care approach.  Ensure the efficient daily operations of the emergency shelter including the day to day operation of emergency shelter kitchen utilizing the Community Contribution and Recognition Program while ensuring safety and support for Clients.

 

In this position you will:

  • Provide emotional safety and support to program Clients and their children living in an emergency shelter
  • Help meet basic needs and support the immediate needs of Clients who are recent survivors of domestic abuse
  • Respond to hotline calls, providing crisis counseling, information and resources

 

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

 We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide life skills education, and coaching to Clients to support the healthy integration into the communal living environment of shelter
  • Assist Clients in understanding the communal living guidelines of the program by actively engaging in building life skills around communication, boundaries and safety
  • Support Client interactions and provides guidance or crisis intervention
  • Utilize a holistic model/approach to supporting Clients in the kitchen environment, maintenance of a clean and healthy personal living space (Client rooms), and use of communal living spaces while being mindful of possible triggers related to trauma and abuse as well as cultural backgrounds.
  • Focus on developing Clients self-esteem and confidence, utilizing a strengths perspective, in preparation for self-sufficiency by assisting Clients in navigating life at shelter and in navigating resources in the community that support their identified goals
  • Provide referrals and resources to Clients
  • Provide Domestic Abuse education; power, control, coercion, as appropriate with Clients in relation to experiences in a communal living environment, shared living spaces and in the kitchen and/or around food
  • Facilitate peace circles to ensure productive management of conflict situation between and among Clients
  • Provide support to Clients to ensure successful implementation of Plans for Success in the shelter environment
  • Focus on building community among shelter Clients by actively assisting and engaging Clients in the shelter environment through the provision of support in accessing the computer, food activities, contributions, and other daily program activities
  • Perform health and safety checks rounds periodically throughout shift and monitors all areas of the facility for upkeep, supplies and maintenance needs and informs appropriate employees of needs
  • Be available to assist Clients who prepare dinner for the community
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the kitchen environment
  • Provide back-up in responding to callers on the crisis line
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree in Social Services or related field, Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Four years related experience in the social service field and/or in the area of domestic violence
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required/Preferred based on shift

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Successful completion of PCHD Food Handler's Course, Community Food Bank Food Safety and Civil Rights Classes through the Community Food Bank
  • Effective listening and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task
  • Knowledge of:
  • Ability to:
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases
    • dynamics of domestic violence
    • the impact of trauma
    • group facilitation and dynamics
    • assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
    • network efficiently with other agency personnel
    • Work effectively as a team member
    • work well independently and be self-motivated

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

Bilingual Case Coordinators-Housing Services (Renewal) — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Two positions available

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

 

 

                                     Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm*

      *Work times may vary based on participant needs.  This position has a primary worksite

                        but may be asked to work at other locations on occasion.

 

In this position you will:

  • Support participants from a trauma informed care approach
  • Provide advocacy and support to transitional and permanent housing participants
  • Develop a network of resources throughout the community to enhance the ability to be a liaison for participants and provide individual and group advocacy services

 

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for implementing all programmatic and agency protocols as directed
  • Provide support for all Housing Programs, Transitional Housing Programs and Permanent Housing Program
  • Interview and screen families for eligibility
  • Process and maintain program documentation and records per agency policies and procedures
  • Provide case management services in the areas of housing, employment opportunities, budgeting, parenting skills, community integration, childcare, etc
  • Provide referral and resource advocacy for participants
  • Ensure management of budget and documentation required in all housing related activities
  • Conduct support groups with clients
  • Comply with HUD, DES and other housing requirements
  • Provide community domestic violence education and information to potential landlords
  • Represent the agency at tabling events, workshops, demonstrations, public awareness fairs and meetings
  • Network with community agencies, assessing available services appropriate to participant needs
  • Maintain confidentiality of shelter sites and participants
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree, Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Four years related experience in the social service field and/or in the area of domestic violence
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective listening
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma
  • Knowledge of group facilitation and dynamics
  • Ability to assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to thirty pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

Bilingual Case Coordinator – Community Based Services – Su Futuro — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

This position works in an office which primarily serves monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals and families. 

      Qualified candidates must be fully bilingual (English/Spanish) and/or bicultural.

                                                         Full-time/Benefits Eligible

                                         Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

In this position you will:

  • Work autonomously - this position is one of two individuals' onsite
  • Partner with clients to develop and monitor case plans 
  • Provide individual and group sessions 
  • Develop a network of resources throughout the community to enhance the ability to be a liaison for clients

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to women and children.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for implementing all programmatic and agency protocols as directed
  • Develop, implement and monitor case plans with all clients
  • Meet weekly with clients to help them achieve the desired outcomes
  • Consistently reviews and updates clients' safely plans
  • Responsible for ensuring clients successfully navigate the social systems in order to get the services they are requesting and helping remove any barriers
  • Assist clients in understanding the court proceedings and helps them prepare for what to expect
  • Provide support and guidance to clients to ensure orders of protection are obtained and facilitates access to additional legal support when necessary
  • Provide referrals and resources to clients
  • Facilitate support groups and talking circles under the direction of the Program Managers
  • Respond appropriately to callers on the crisis line
  • Network with community agencies, assessing available services appropriate to client needs

Appropriately maintains accurate information in client services database entered in a timely manner

Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree, Bachelor degree preferred
  • Four years related experience in the social service field and/or in the area of domestic violence
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective listening
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma
  • Knowledge of group facilitation and dynamics
  • Ability to assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

CASE COORDINATORS – EMERGENCY SHELTER — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Fulltime/Benefits Eligible

Two Schedules Available

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

Tuesday 2:15 - 11:30 pm and

Wednesday through Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm*

Or

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred

Friday through Monday 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm and

Tuesday 2:15 pm - 11:30 pm*

 

*The schedules for other work days may be flexed to allow for extra time worked each Tuesday

In this position you will:

  • Utilize a trauma-informed care model to provide life skills and emotional support to program clients
  • Provide crisis support to recent survivors of domestic abuse
  • Provide case management and develop a plan with resources available throughout the community to meet the needs of program clients

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Support clients at Emergency Shelter sites with positive integration to a communal living environmentthrough the provision of support from a trauma informed care approach
  • Responsible for implementing all programmatic and agency protocols as directed
  • Develops, implements and monitors case plans with all clients
  • Meets weekly with clients to help them achieve the desired outcomes
  • Review and update clients' safely plans
  • Ensure clients successfully navigate the social systems in order to get the services they are requesting and help remove any barriers
  • Assist clients in understanding the court proceedings
  • Provide support and guidance to clients to ensure orders of protection are obtained and facilitates access to additional legal support
  • Provide referrals and resources to clients
  • Facilitate support groups and talking circles under the direction of the Program Managers
  • Respond appropriately to callers on the crisis line
  • Network with community agencies, assessing available services appropriate to client needs
  • Appropriately maintains accurate information in client services database entered in a timely manner
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree, Bachelor degree preferred
  • Four years related experience in the social service field and/or in the area of domestic violence
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred/required based on shift

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective listening
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma
  • Knowledge of group facilitation and dynamics
  • Ability to assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

Case Coordinators-Emergency Services Liaison — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Full-time & Benefits eligible

 

                                                            Two shifts available

 

                                Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

    Tuesday 8:45a-4:45p, Wednesday-Friday 7:30a - 4:00p & Saturday 9:30a - 6:00p

                                                                          OR

                                    Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred        

                               Tuesday - Saturday 11:30a-8:00p  - Bilingual Preferred

 

In this position you will:

  • Partner with clients not residing in Emerge! shelters, but who qualify for and need emergency services
  • Develop a network of resources throughout the community to enhance the ability to be a liaison for clients

 

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide emotional support and education about domestic abuse to all program clients
  • Provide immediate case management services to clients to ensure that they develop a short-term plan for safe housing based on safety considerations and resources available
  • Complete the appropriate intake for clients placed in program within one (1) business day of their acceptance into the program
  • Provide information and resources to address immediate needs of client while in the program
  • "Float" between agency sites as needed to support each program and client needs
  • Responsible for the relocation program with oversight from Program Manager
  • Responsible for procurement protocol for laundry money and basic need gift cards.  Including maintaining proper documentation and a weekly review with the Program Manager
  • Develop, implement and monitor case plans with all clients
  • Meet with clients to help them achieve the desired outcomes and complete daily check-ins to ensure wellbeing and access to all basic needs
  • Responsible for ensuring clients successfully navigate the social services system in order to get the services they are requesting and help remove any barriers
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree, Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Four years related experience in the social service field and/or in the area of domestic violence
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred/required based on shift
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective listening
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma
  • Knowledge of group facilitation and dynamics
  • Ability to assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

Hotline Specialists — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Full-time & Benefits eligible

Several Shifts Available

                                          Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred

           Tuesday - Thursday 2:00p - 10:30p & Friday and Saturday 5:30p - 2:00a

 

                                          Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

                                          Tuesday - Saturday  3:00p - 11:30p

                                  Friday - Monday  3:00p - 11:30p  (32 hrs/wk)

This position provides hotline callers with crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals, domestic abuse education and emotional support as appropriate.  This position may work at the emergency shelter as requested. 

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention and education, and support and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.  Emerge! is the largest domestic abuse shelter and provider of domestic abuse prevention and abuse programs in Southern Arizona.

 We're committed to making our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide hotline callers with crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals,  domestic abuse education and emotional support
  • Conduct assessments to determine immediate needs
  • Conduct basic mental health screenings and facilitate immediate intervention
  • Facilitate services with law enforcement agencies
  • Provide information and referrals as appropriate
  • Manage and document emergency situations
  • Supervise, train and monitor hotline volunteers
  • Provide hotline and other support services at the emergency shelter
  • Responsible for implementing all programmatic and agency protocols
  • Maintain appropriate employee/client boundaries
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation
  • Attend all scheduled meetings, briefings and required trainings
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate degree in Social Services or related field
  • Two years of experience in Social Services
    • or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Trauma related work experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required/preferred based on shift

REQUIREMENTS

  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver License and proof of automobile insurance

(No action is needed to acquire fingerprint clearance or CPR/1st Aid prior to possible employment and Emerge! will cover expenses upon employment.)

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to think critically and general solutions
  • Ability to assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to network efficiently with other agency personnel
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work well independently and be self-motivated
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task
  • Proficient computer skills including e-mail, calendars, document processing, spreadsheets and databases

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately or quickly
  • Provide CPR/First Aid
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds

 

Emerge! is an equal opportunity employer

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for any open position at Emerge! please submit a fully completed Emerge! application. You are welcome to include a resume with your application.  The application and instructions for submitting your application can be found at:  http://www.emergecenter.org/careers/how-to-apply/

Lead Care Giver — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

Summary of Position: The purpose of this position is to provide both clinical and clerical support services in a setting that delivers care to patients while they heal from a recent illness. This position assures the continuity of client care, providing an essential link for communication involving all team members. The Lead Care Giver will assist in training and leading the RA team at the respite facility. The Lead Care Giver is also available to transport patients as needed for appointments and to serve as a driver for the pickup and delivery of supplies.

Essential Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Trains Respite Assistants in the responsibilities of their position. Document independence in skills and competence to ensure quality of care.
  • Provide input to Program Manager on performance and learning opportunities.
  • Work with respite assistants weekends, nights and days as needed in order to ensure competency.
  • Oversee patient bed turnover: discharges and admissions ensuring bed availability for new admissions.
  • Works as Respite Assistant as needed, covering when there are staffing shortage.

Respite Assistant duties:

  • Collaborates with the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse throughout each shift to determine work assignments and priorities, as well as communicating the status of delegated task completion and outcome of patient data findings
  • Maintains timely, ongoing verbal communication in order to assure good care of patients and the effective running of the Medical Respite Center
  • Provides safe and timely transportation for patients to off-site appointments as assigned by supervisor using the Respite Center's vans including running errands as needed by supervisor.
  • Treats each patient in a manner that preserves and supports patient confidentiality, patient rights, and patient dignity
  • Checks inventories on a weekly basis, orders and stocks supplies
  • Assists any patient with personal hygiene as needed
  • Assists with copying and clerical tasks as needed
  • Phone coverage and triage of calls when necessary
  • Provides personal care and one-to-one support for patients needing end of life care.
  • Coordinates meal time needs including setting out food for patient pick up and cleaning up after the meals are finished
  • Performs other duties as required

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Basic Knowledge/Skills:

  • Informal leadership experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Able to obtain vital signs accurately
  • Proficient in reading and writing skills in English
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population

Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED (preferred but not required)
  • Experience in a medical environment highly desirable
  • Bi-lingual- Spanish highly desired
  • Experience in a lead or front line supervisory role
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, in effect for at least 3 years

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Position requires extended periods of sitting and standing
  • Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of patients
  • Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
How to Apply:

Contact Barbara Mitchell at: bmitchell@circlethecity.org

Community Health Nurse - Newborn Instensive Care Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix and surrounding areas)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

The Newborn Intensive Care Program (NICP) provides in-home community health nursing services to assist families and their newborns during the transition from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to their home and community.

Want to make a difference? 

Come join a home-visiting team of Registered Nurses who assist families and newborns transitioning from NICU to home. As a Community Health Nurse you will work in collaboration with families and other community providers, complete developmental screenings, provide support and education on development, infant and home safety and health prevention/promotion. You will attend regular team meetings, case conferences and have scheduled, reflective supervision time.   

There are both full-time and part-time opportunities available. Full-time employment includes a comprehensive benefits package and part-time employment includes partial benefits, pro-rated in accordance with hours worked. 

Candidates interested in a temporary position or employment through a contract position are also encouraged to apply.

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Qualifications:

- BSN is required.  Registered nurse license through the Arizona State Board of Nursing or license-eligible.

- Experience in neonatal,Maternal/Child health, pediatrics, community health, and/or home visiting is required.

- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

RN / Medical Program Manager – Therapeutic Group Home - Part-time — Florence Crittenton (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 9, 2019
Position Description:

RN / Medical Program Manager - Therapeutic Group Home (Part-time)

Creating new beginnings for young lives was the driving passion of Charles Crittenton, the founder of Florence Crittenton, whose life's mission was to help communities around the nation serve young women in need. That passion and commitment lives on in our mission today: Give every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity. Our mission is supported by our vision of being the national leader in changing the future for girls. We do this by: Achieving excellence in all we do, growing to serve all girls in need and being the foremost expert in gender-specific services for girls. Florence Crittenton of Arizona is a non-profit 501C(3) organization that has served Arizona's girls and their families for well more than a century. Today we offer a comprehensive continuum of care designed to help at-risk girls from 10 to 25 overcome issues of abuse, neglect, teen pregnancy, teen parenting, and behavioral and/or mental health problems. We also deliver charter education for students in grades 9 - 12 as well as community-based services for youth and families. Our Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona, community-based services and other programs extend our innovative programming to serve a greater number of girls and young women in our community. Most important, Florence Crittenton creates safe environments where girls and young women can discover the support of a caring community and the possibility of a bright new future.

Florence Crittenton is looking for an experienced RN / Medical Program Manager (Part-time) to join our team!

Florence Crittenton is seeking a part-time RN/Medical Program Manager to provide a continuum of health-related services and education for Residential clients according to established standards of care. Performs initial medical assessments, and provides or secures treatment for health related problems. Monitors medication administration and infection control standards, and provides related training for staff. Responsible to establish and implement procedures to ensure that the health needs of agency adolescents are consistently met.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide oversight to the Lead LPN, LPN and BHT's for the self-administration of medication health.  This requires reviewing medication administration records, variances and medication errors. Documenting the topics discussed and clinical recommendations to the LPN's.  
  • Ensure Lead LPN and LPN are adding medications to the Quick Mar system and medication profiles.
  • Ensure the Medication Administration Record matches the doctor order.
  • Ensure that medication carts are filled by Lead LPN and LPN when medications arrive and to remove discontinued medications from the cart and the profile.
  • May conduct a health assessment all new admissions. This assessment includes gathering history, identifying medical issues, performing vitals, making recommendations for further care. 
  • Conduct audits of group home programs of MAR's to ensure compliance with DES licensing.
  • May provide Self Administration of Medication and Infection Control training to staff. (Lead LPN may serve as a back-up for training.)
  • Provide on call services if needed after screening by the Clinical Director.  

Schedule:  Suggested Monday, Tuesday and Friday - possibly 10 am to 4 pm; however, we could modify days/times, if needed. 

Position Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Current Arizona State Registered Nurse license, plus two to five years nursing experience. Prior Trauma Informed knowledge and Supervisory experience preferred. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred. Maintains own continuing education in field of nursing and/or health care. Experience with adolescents and their medical and health education needs preferred.

Required:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook as well as databases.
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Must have access to an automobile, have and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license, maintain an acceptable driving record and maintain an acceptable level of automobile insurance coverage on designated personal vehicle(s).
  • Registered Nurse
  • CPR and First Aid (must become certified within first 90 days of employment)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk or hear. The Team Member regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The Team Member frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and manual dexterity in combination with eye/hand coordination.  Clients, at times, may exhibit aggressive behavior.

  

How to Apply:

If passionate and qualified for this opportunity, please submit resume to hr2@flocrit.org. Competitive compensation. Comprehensive background check including drug testing required. No phone calls please. EOE.

Health Information Technician I / Medical Records Clerk — Family Involvement Center (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

Position Title:  Health Information Technician I

Reporting Manager:  Health Information Technician II

Position Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining the agency's medical records and meeting other administrative needs within the agency.   

Interactions: Internally, works closely with Health Information Technician II, Parent Support Partners, and Youth Engagement Specialists.  Externally, interacts primarily with Parents/Caregivers, Stakeholder Agencies, Health Plans, Regional Behavioral Health authorities, AHCCCS. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily administrative tasks such as scanning, uploading, and faxing internal and external documents related to electronic medical records.
  • Check emails and mailbox frequently throughout the day to insure all required responses are completed before end of the business day.
  • Answer phone calls to the agency and direct calls using excellent customer service.
  • Respond to visitors, both scheduled and walk in, as needed.
  • Assist with planning and hosting meetings and events.
  • Verify completion and accuracy external medical record documentation and process according to agency policy.
  • Process all referrals and welcome packets within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Log all referrals in Access Database. 
  • Send Coordination of Service (COS) and/or supporting documentation to Qualified Service Providers to notify them of the referral status and assignment.
  • Process all internal and external enrollments, including creating client medical record, entering client demographics, and continued oversight of incoming documentation to ensure accuracy and completeness of medical record.
  • Ensure all incoming documentation meets licensing standards and if it does not, follow up to obtain correct documentation.
  • Process Record Requests as required by and in compliance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 
  • Log all record requests according to agency policy.
  • Upon closure of client medical record, notify Qualified Service Provider of closure and attach supporting documentation.
  • Document all correspondence with external agencies in client medical record.
  • Perform accurate Quality Assurance (QA) audits to ensure that client medical records are up to date and accurate.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft products.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and clinical procedures
    • Organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
    • Strong work ethic.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, ability to analyze data, make appropriate decisions, and take appropriate actions
    • High degree of accuracy, efficiency, organization, thoroughness and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. 
    • Understanding of privacy and security of data.

 

Position Qualifications:

requirements:

  • Two years of experience in medical records or in a related healthcare field
  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Health Information Technology or another related field
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.
  • Knowledge of records management and HIPAA laws and other privacy regulations
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Must possess and maintain valid AZ driver's license with proof of insurance.
    • Must possess or be able to acquire a valid Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card.
How to Apply:

Please apply by sending your resume to: mark@familyinvolvementcenter.org

Mid-Level Float (PA or NP) — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

Summary of Position: Circle the City is a rapidly growing non-profit community health agency dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Arizona. Our homeless continuum of care is one of a kind in the State of Arizona, and one of few similar models across the nation. Circle the City patients benefit from several different levels of care offered within our organization: The sickest of our patients are offered the opportunity to rest and heal in our two state-of-the-art 50-bed medical respite centers at the Midtown and Downtown locations. Additionally, patients suffering from mental illness may receive psychiatric consultation at any of our service sites, or many benefit from the more intensive, community-based services offered by our assertive community treatment team. Circle the City will also soon maximize our community outreach efforts via a 2-exam room mobile clinic, and street based medicine program, slated to launch later this year.

 Circle the City strives to meet each of our clients "where they are," without judgement or bias. We embrace a culture of dignity and respect for all our patients, staff members and community partners. Our approach to healing is holistic in nature, focusing on the important balance of physical, mental and spiritual health. We engage each of our patients with the goal of not only providing excellent care, but also of assisting them on their journey out of homelessness.

 The Circle the City Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will provide high quality holistic health care as an integral part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team. Care is provided in multiple settings including the two innovative 50-bed Medical Respite Centers, the Parsons Family Health Center, the Downtown Family Medical Center and the mobile medical unit, and street outreach sites.

 Essential Duties:

 Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing patient health by interviewing patients, performing examinations, obtaining, updating and studying medical histories.
  • Collaborating and consulting with physicians as needed in the provision of care and the formulation of treatment plans
  • Determining abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  • Instructing and counseling patients by describing therapeutic regimens; promotes wellness and health maintenance.
  • Documenting patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Providing continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans and care transitions.
  • Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Complying with federal, state, and local legal professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative member of the healthcare team

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse practitioner in the state of Arizona
  • Minimum of three years' experience in either Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine
  • Experience in working with underserved populations highly desirable
How to Apply:

Please apply by contacting: bmitchell@circlethecity.org

Physician — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

Circle the City is a Phoenix based nonprofit agency that provides healthcare for the homeless. This position will be working at the Circle the City Medical Respite Center, Downtown Campus; the Circle the City Family Health Center, UMOM Campus; and associated outreach sites with the goal of improving access to care and patient outcomes. The position will lead the multidisciplinary clinical care provided at these sites of service under the general direction of the Circle the City Medical Director, Downtown Campus.

 Job Summary: The provider will provide direct care for patients seen by Circle the City, as well as assuming the leadership of the multidisciplinary clinical team. This provider should be interested in joining a dynamic team of dedicated professionals who are providing integrated care in an innovative setting to an exclusively homeless population.

 Circle the City is a rapidly growing non-profit community health agency dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Arizona. Our homeless continuum of care is one of a kind in the State of Arizona, and one of few similar models across the nation.

 Circle the City strives to meet each of our clients "where they are," without judgement or bias. We embrace a culture of dignity and respect for all our patients, staff members and community partners. Our approach to healing is holistic in nature, focusing on the important balance of physical, mental and spiritual health. We engage each of our patients with the goal of not only providing excellent care, but also of assisting them on their journey out of homelessness.

 The Circle the City Provider provides high quality holistic health care as an integral part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team. Care is provided in multiple settings including the innovative 50-bed CTC Medical Respite Center, Downtown Campus; the CTC Family Health Center, UMOM Campus; and other associated outreach sites.

 Essential Functions:

 Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing patient health by interviewing patients, performing examinations, obtaining, updating and studying medical histories.
  • Direct leadership and oversight of the professional and paraprofessional medical team.
  • Develop and implement medical policy in collaboration with the Medical Director, including that pertaining to clinical practice guidelines and care delivery for a unique population.
  • Collaborating and consulting with physicians as needed in the provision of care and the formulation of treatment plans
  • Determining abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  • Instructing and counseling patients by describing therapeutic regimens; promotes wellness and health maintenance.
  • Documenting patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Providing continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans and care transitions.
  • Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Complying with federal, state, and local legal professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative member of the healthcare team

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice as a Physician by the state of Arizona
  • Board certified in either Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine; Board certification in Internal Medicine accompanied by education and competency in Pediatric Medicine is also suitable or Certified by the NCCPA or the AANP
  • Minimum of three years' experience in clinical medicine
  • Experience in working with underserved populations highly desirable
  • Must have a good driving record
How to Apply:

Please apply by contacting: bmitchell@circlethecity.org

Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW) — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Circle he City is a local nonprofit that provides healthcare for the homeless. The Behavioral Health Consultant has responsibility for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Collaborative Care model at Circle the City. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care within the clinic and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the clinic under the general direction of the Medical Director and Integration Manager. The Behavioral Health Consultant functions as a core member of the Collaborative Care team which involves the patient's primary care provider, a psychiatric consultant, and, when appropriate, other mental health providers in the primary care clinic.

Great benefits with full medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a company match, STD, LTD, Life, EAP, paid PTO and paid Sick days.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient's primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
  • Completes assessment of patients to determine presence and extent of mental health issues and substance abuse, documents assessment, and makes treatment recommendations based on assessment with input from others treating patient, including SBIRT screenings and interventions.
  • Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  • Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
  • Provides counseling and support to individuals and families. This may include brief interventions (e.g. Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Interviewing), individual, family or group counselling and/or coordinating referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. This may also include group facilitation.
  • Complete all required documentation.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's PCP. Attend other relevant meetings and training as required.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local, state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
  • Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
  • Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Handle high levels or stress
  • Sit frequently
  • Lift or carry from 0 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Walk frequently
  • Drive occasionally
  • Bend or stoop frequently
  • Use hands to push or pull occasionally
  • Fine manipulation continuously

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience.Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
  • Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psycho-social treatments for common mental health disorders, when appropriate.
  • Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Action), when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, electronic health records systems and computer systems applications (MS Office, PowerPoint, Chrome etc.).
  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving and data driven decision-making.
  • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.

Experience

  • Master's degree in Social Work required.
  • Must possess Arizona BBHE licensure (LCSW).
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Two years of experience working in the health care field.
  • Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
  • Requires a current Arizona Driver's License.
How to Apply:

Please apply by contacting: bwhisler@circlethecity.org

Psychologist — Circle the City (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Circle the City is a local nonprofit that provides healthcare for the homeless. The Psychologist has responsibility for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Collaborative Care model at Circle the City. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care within the clinic and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the clinic under the general direction of the Medical Director and Integration Director. The Psychologist functions as a core member of the Collaborative Care team which involves the patient's primary care provider, a psychiatric consultant, and, when appropriate, other mental health providers in the primary care clinic.

Great benefits with full medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a company match, STD, LTD, Life, EAP, paid PTO and paid Sick days.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient's primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
  • Completes assessment of patients to determine presence and extent of mental health issues and substance abuse, documents assessment, and makes treatment recommendations based on assessment with input from others treating patient, including SBIRT screenings and interventions.
  • Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  • Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
  • Provides counseling and support to individuals and families. This may include brief interventions (e.g. Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Interviewing), individual, family or group counselling and/or coordinating referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. This may also include group facilitation.
  • Complete all required documentation.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's PCP. Attend other relevant meetings and training as required.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local, state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
  • Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
  • Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements

Must be able to:

  • Handle high levels or stress
  • Sit frequently
  • Lift or carry from 0 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Walk frequently
  • Drive occasionally
  • Bend or stoop frequently
  • Use hands to push or pull occasionally
  • Fine manipulation continuously

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
  • Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psycho-social treatments for common mental health disorders, when appropriate.
  • Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Action), when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, electronic health records systems and computer systems applications (MS Office, PowerPoint, Chrome etc.).
  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving and data driven decision-making.
  • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.

Experience

  • Doctorate in Psychology required.
  • Must possess Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners licensure - other disciplines will not be considered for this position.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Two years of experience working in the health care field.
  • Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
  • Requires a current Arizona Driver's License.
How to Apply:

Please apply by emailing: bwhisler@circlethecity.org

Pediatric Physical Therapist (Early Intervention) — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 25, 2019
Position Description:

EARLY INTERVENTION PHYSICAL THERAPIST POSITIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

CHOOSE BETWEEN PER DIEM OR FULL TIME

!!!THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION!!!

UCP of Central Arizona provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers with delays and/or disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth. UCP is looking for therapists that have expertise not only serving children with cerebral palsy, but in helping children with autism, sensory processing disorder, genetic disorders, orthopedic disabilities, birth defects, effects of in-utero drug or alcohol exposure, traumatic brain injuries, developmental delay along with other diagnoses that affect the ability to live "Life without Limits."

UCP'S EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) HOME-BASED PROGRAM: Serving Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County in the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

  • Provide physical therapy assessments and on-going therapy services using a team based model in the home for children birth to 3 years of age.
  • Develop strategies for gross motor, orthopedic disabilities and adaptive equipment that can be carried out in the home and relates to daily living of children, families, and/or caregivers.
  • Join an EI team to work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the child and families using natural learning opportunities for gross motor skills
  • Works as part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team on the implementation of individual goals and objectives for each child.
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum: Master's or Doctorate degree in physical therapy from an APTA accredited university and a pediatric internship.
  • Preferred: Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited university and/or one or more years of experience working with children with developmental delays or a variety of disabilities preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a Physical Therapy License with the state of Arizona.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage per UCP policy.
  • Must have reliable transportation with daily access to vehicle.
  • Must meet agency licensure standards for fingerprinting, CPR and First aid.
  • Advanced computer skills. Ability to use technology on hardware devices, mobile phones and software programs.
  • Must be able to perform physical duties of the job including lifting children up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, walk and run.

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT UCP?

  • Learn about loan forgiveness. Did you know that if you work for a non- profit, you may qualify to have your federal student loans forgiven?
  • Awesome Benefits!
  • Don't work holidays! Enjoy holiday and vacation time.
  • Grow with a team committed to excellence. Get support for your professional growth with financial support for professional education and with on-site continuing education.

Call us! Opportunities may vary!

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants can learn more about this opportunity online. Please complete application online to be considered for this position. Copy and Paste the URL below into your browser to begin!

https://ucpofcentralaz.org/careers/

Parent Aide — Arizona's Children Association (Phoenix, Arizona)

Date Posted: January 24, 2019
Position Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding career that will change people's lives? Do you have a passion for making an impact on your community? As a Parent Aide with Arizona's Children Association, that's what you'll do everyday.

Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest non-profits in the state of Arizona. When working with AzCA, you will be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.

At Arizona's Children Association, we believe in self-care and as such, offer a flexible schedule with paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits! Our Phoenix office, where this position is located, s directly on the light-rail line, close to restaurants and shopping, and also has a relaxing fountain in the lobby, and a Wellness room with walking treadmills, yoga mats, and dumbbells so you can take some time for yourself at work.

Essential Duties:As a Parent Aide, you will provide a range of case monitoring and support services while tracking client cases to ensure information and services are being provided. You may also teach and model parenting and home management skills, the availability and use of formal and informal community resources, and transport clients as needed.

  • Engages children, caregivers and parents in a manner that is, respectful, trauma informed and supports the goal of family reunification.
  • Arranges for and supervises visitation between children in out of home care and their parent(s)/family member(s).
  • Follows ADCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety) direction as to the location, frequency, duration and who may be present during the visit.
  • Ensures that all contact occurring during the entire visit between the child and the parent(s) or family member(s) is within the Parent Aide's hearing and sight at all times, and that discussions are audible and understandable to the Parent Aide.
  • Observes, monitors, and assesses the client's parenting skills, and provides guidance and/or coaching as needed while client is interacting with their child(ren), and/or when there is opportunity to reinforce learned behaviors.
  • Develops and maintains documentation of client interactions, including the child's reactions before, during and after visitation.
  • Maintains client records and files in a complete and efficient manner, meeting all required deadlines.
  • Utilizes community, social, education and recreational resources to assist client in obtaining services for themselves and their family.
  • Communicates professionally and regularly with assigned ADCS Specialist in regards to the parent/caregivers visitation and/or skills sessions.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's in Human Services or directly related degree.
  • 2 year's experience working in the Human Service Field

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
  • Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be insurable under the agency's automobile policy.
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel).
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients' homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
  • Must pass the driving clearance upon hire and on a bi-annual basis:
  • No Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract.
  • No At Fault Accidents during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract.
  • No more than two (2) moving violations during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract.
  • No more than one (1) excessive speed (per the A.R.S. SS 28-701.02) violation during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract.
  • No criminal violations during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract.
  • A valid driver's license that has not been suspended or revoke within the last three (3) years from present date.
  • Valid Car insurance
  • Current CPR certification
  • Have not been placed on probation or parole for the last ten (10) years from present date.
  • Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last ten (10) years from present date.
  • Have a clear pre-employment drug test result, as well as clear random annual drug testing results.
  • Has not been placed on probation or parole for the last ten (10) years
  • Has no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last ten (10) years.
  • Have a clear pre-employment drug test result, as well as clear random annual drug testing results.
  • Must attend the ADCS required training for Case Aides offered through the ADCS Child Welfare Training Institute within 90 days of hire.
How to Apply:

To apply, please visit our website here: Parent Aide Application

You may also send a resume to Kristi Kafader at recruitment@arizonaschildren.org

PR/Marketing

Communications Specialist — Family Promise -- Greater Phoenix (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:
  • Serves as a member of the Development Team and supports the Director of Philanthropy in his/her duties of establishing fundraising goals and the fundraising calendar.
  • Responsible for establishing and executing an approved communications plan that shares Family Promise information, engages the community, keep donors engaged and informed, and continues to grow the reputation of Family Promise.
  • Communications strategy will include annual donor campaigns, special events, e-newsletters and electronic promotions, website content and management, public relations planning and execution, and over-arching communications within the organization and externally the local, state and regional communities.
  • Create and edit videos as needed.
  • In cooperation with Director of Philanthropy, will take and provide publicity photos, as well as provide story and post ideas, for social media contractor.
  • Design and create all collateral, advertisements and graphic needs for donor communication.
  • Work closely with Development Administrative Assistant in eTap, Sales Force and any other systems. Develop highly effective data management competency.
  •  Track donor information, maintain records, create reports as requested and develop dashboards so the team can track progress to goals.
  • Attend Family Promise events as assigned by Director of Philanthropy.
  • Present and speak about Family Promise as opportunities arise within the region.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Position Qualifications:
  • Development of communications strategic planning including goals and objectives, branding, design of digital and traditional marketing materials, speech writing and public speaking, newsletters, annual reports, website design and development, and public relations (including crisis management strategies).
  • Requires strong verbal, written and interpersonal communications' skills.
  • Must have MS Office proficiency.
  • Must be familiar with web design, Adobe Creative Suite and other similar design software (e.g. Canva) to design outreach materials.
  • Must be familiar and proficient with donor database software (preferably ETapestry) and other CRM systems used to track donor giving.
  • The successful candidate should naturally know how to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment, while maintaining strict attention to detail.
  • The Communications Specialist must be goal-oriented and outcome-oriented with a high level of energy enthusiasm and dedication to the mission, clients and goal of Family Promise.
How to Apply:

PLease send a cover letter, one writing sample and one design sample, and resume to sk@familypromiseaz.org. Health Benefits and paid time off. Location just north of ASU off of Scottsdale Rd. and the I-202 W. Salary starts at $38,000.

Digital Marketing Manager — Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:

SUMMARY:     The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of the strategy, planning and optimization of the digital marketing programs including: SEO, SEM, display, web site optimization, paid social media, and others. Manager will work closely with digital agency to recommend strategies and tactics, and execute approved plans. Manager will also work closely with artistic and administrative staff, as well as vendors, to curate content for digital and traditional channels.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Included, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Assist with the implementation of the digital marketing plan, by constant analysis and review of paid digital marketing campaigns to optimize the overall marketing spend by highest performing campaigns and lowest cost per conversion.
  • Create reports, review and analyze current and historical campaign data and/or user behavior in order to optimize campaigns and challenge our partners with quality enhancements and innovative inquiry (lead) delivery strategies for internal and external partners. 
  • Manage agency and agency communications including their processes and optimization efforts. This also includes but is not limited to analyzing, selecting, onboarding, relationship nurturing, issue resolution, quality control and campaign growth and development.
  • Assist with the development of new digital media creative to ensure branding, copy and other creative specs always represent the brand accurately and effectively.
  • Manage and execute email campaign strategy to targeted audience segments.
  • Project management of digital ad creation via design agency.
  • Manage all paid social media advertising via advertising agency.
  • Coordinate video shoots with administration staff, artistic staff, dancers, and videographer.
  • Produce reports to include, but not limited to, inquiry numbers, conversion rates, trends, lead status reports, budgeted leads, and lead projections.
  • Assist with the accounting process for all paid search and display advertising partners including monthly reconciliation.
  • Craft landing pages and lead generation forms for our content to distribute through relevant paid programs.
  • Research and test partnerships with new agencies to expand reach and lower CPA.
Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate campaigns across multiple channels. 
  • Strong drive for execution and delivering improved results
  • Knowledge of the various paid digital marketing channels and technologies preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills with the ability to create and analyze metrics and to turn the analysis into actionable programs.
  • Passion for solving problems, improving processes, and increasing efficiencies.
  • Ability to think creatively, logically, use sound judgment and perform detailed work and processes/standards.
  • Ability to create new processes without clear direction (work in the gray and be uncomfortable)
  • Ability to think forward and create innovative marketing ideas for campaigns.
  • Sound understanding of the prospecting and sales processes; partnership of sales and marketing.
  • Keep up-to-date on industry trends and developing marketing technologies along with segmentation and targeting principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; able to follow writing style guidelines.
  • Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks within multiple projects while serving a diverse client base.
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of personality and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work in a high volume, fast paced environment and be able to adapt to constantly shifting strategies, deadlines and priorities.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule to meet deadlines, long work day hours and weekends when required by workload and performance schedules.

Technical Skills Required:

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with a variety of digital platforms and the ability to acquire and evaluate associated analytics.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate a CRM system.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing tracking, including cookies and tagging.
  • Familiarity with Google Adwords, and Facebook Ads Manager. 
  • Landing page optimization skills preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency with remaining Microsoft Office Suite; specifically PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Access.
  • Ability to pull applicable reports from software applications.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, mathematics, finance, business analytics or similar background
  • Minimum of two years' experience in analytics, preferably supporting multiple internal or external clients in a fast paced environment; specific background must include broad experience across a variety of analytics and reporting platforms.
  • Minimum two years' experience in digital or traditional marketing roles, preferably in performing arts, may be considered as alternative experience.
  • A combination of experience and education may be substituted upon supervisor's approval.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
  • Occasional nights and weekends are required as Ballet Arizona is an events-based performing arts organization.
  • Frequently involves the use of a personal computer or laptop or similar device requiring the ability to view 1 or 2 computer monitors simultaneously and manipulate the keyboard which requires the use of fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and shoulders. 
  • Frequently involves the ability to communicate with others through a variety of means including in person, telephonically or other readily available technology, requiring the ability to speak and hear.
  • Constantly requires mental acuity for planning, organizing, assessing information; problem solving; multi-tasking; critical thinking; and effectively managing people.
  • Occasionally requires bending, stooping, climbing, lifting, reaching, kneeling.
  • Occasionally requires standing and walking; lifting up to 25 pounds.
How to Apply:

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information to Human Resources, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 or via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin March 15, 2019.

Marketing Project Specialist — Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (DBA Phoenix Zoo) (Phoenix, Arizona)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Phoenix Zoo and South Mountain Environmental Education Center
Job Description

Job Title: Marketing Project Specialist
Department: Marketing     
Supervisor: Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Full Time, Regular, Non-Exempt
Grade: B36

General Statement:

The Marketing Project Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of various marketing initiatives which build attendance and membership, increase the visibility of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC) and strengthen its brand identity within the community. This position will serve as the liaison between the marketing team and internal departments to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. The Marketing Project Specialist will also assist in the development and implementation of corporate sponsorship and membership opportunities. 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide quality guest service to both internal and external guests by maintaining a WILD (friendly, helpful, positive and professional) working attitude and appearance.
  2. Assist the Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations in the execution of the ACNC's comprehensive marketing plan, which supports the revenue and communication objectives of the organization.
  3. Research, copywrite, proof and manage marketing content for production in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, print and digital advertisements, brochures, flyers and signage.
  4. Manage the Zoo's internal marketing signage inventory.
  5. Assist in creating corporate sponsorship proposals and recaps as well as fulfillment and activation.
  6. Research and manage promotional booth opportunities.
  7. Collaborate with all departments to ensure effective and consistent communication.
  8. Work collaboratively with other departments to accomplish the ACNC's mission of advancing the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:                         

  1. Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related field
  2. 3 years of experience in public relations or marketing communications
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  5. Strong copywriting and editing skills
  6. Self-starter, self-motivator
  7. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  8. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  9. Flexible schedule. Willing to work after hours, weekends and holidays
  10. Possession of a valid drivers' license required
  11. Ability to pass pre-employment background check, drug test, DMV check and clear annual TB test
How to Apply:

Please visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/careers/ 

Resumes are not accepted for any ACNC position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from the Phoenix Zoo career site, it is closed and we will no longer accept applications. If you are a top candidate for a current opening, we will contact you within a few weeks of the position closing. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications and resumes we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings.

Part-Time Graphic Design Coordinator (20 hrs/week) — DC Ranch Community Council (Scottsdale, AZ)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

The part-time Graphic Design Coordinator position reports to the Senior Manager of Communications and will support the Website and Graphic Design Coordinator. The position offers a design professional the opportunity to work in a full-service communications department for an award-winning master-planned community. The Graphic Design Coordinator produces print and digital content that supports the communications and public relations needs of the community.

The communications team's mission is to enhance DC Ranch residents' sense of community and ensure consistency of message, image, visibility and reputation within DC Ranch and in the greater community. A website, monthly newspaper, e-communiques, and social media are the vehicles used for disseminating news and information to DC Ranch stakeholders. The communications team serves as stewards of DC Ranch's brand, community values, vision and philosophies.   

Responsibilities | Strategic Communications and Marketing for DC Ranch
In collaboration with the Community Council communications team, create print and digital content that aligns with the mission and values of DC Ranch, along with the interests of residents and stakeholders.

  • Research and create print materials for distribution to residents and staff via mail, kiosks, hand delivery and other methods
  • Produce high-impact digital content for websites, emails, events, social media and other platforms that include text, graphics, video and animation
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of different approaches to your design process and ensure the DC Ranch brand is the primary focus
  • Be an effective communicator by listening, learning and engaging with residents and colleagues
  • Ensure all print and digital content meets brand standards for text, artwork, color and logos
  • Optimize use of communications vehicles for their intended purpose
Position Qualifications:

Abilities and Expectations

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Mastery of creative visual layout and design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus
  • Ability to think creatively and understand connections among various stakeholders and entities
  • Skilled in and able to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate, influence, prioritize and execute
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Work collaboratively with the entire staff to create beautiful visual content that complements brand and marketing strategies
  • General understanding and experience of content management systems for managing websites
  • Know how to accept advice or critiques of work and how to implement improvements
  • Naturally self-motivated and self-managed
  • Tactful and diplomatic interpersonal skills
  • Maintain professional and friendly communications, whether by phone, email or in-person
  • Conscientious and dependable
  • Demonstrate a love and passion for everything design and art related
  • Ensure residents and collaborators receive the best, most courteous service possible
  • Fanatical about attention to detail and consistency
  • Commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-up with co-workers and customers in an efficient and timely fashion
  • Work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments to meet deadlines
  • An active learner who enjoys finding ways to develop new skills
  • Proficient in multitasking with the ability to successfully handle complex projects at the same time

 

Hours and Compensation

  • The part-time Graphic Design Coordinator will be expected to work on site at DC Ranch
  • Schedule will consist of 20 hours per week with some flexibility during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; some after hours/weekend shifts may be scheduled
  • Position pays $24 per hour

Communications Team Support

  • Collect, draft and/or edit copy for DC Ranch communication vehicles
  • Obtain photos and video for communications vehicles
  • Update and maintain website content
  • Provide quality control over positioning and messaging of information that is communicated

Community Council Team Support

  • Provide staff support at DC Ranch community events
  • Deliver high-quality customer service to residents and guests at community centers
  • Assist in community center operations duties as assigned
  • Contribute to, and build upon, Community Council team culture and values

 

Education and Experience

  • Four-year degree or equivalent working knowledge in graphic design or related field preferred
  • Three years of experience working in a communications department in a non-profit setting, municipality, or public relations or marketing agency
  • Experience in production of print publications, collateral, email communications and video
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to: dcrccjobs@dcranchinc.com

Graphic Designer / Creative Project Coordinator — Grand Canyon Conservancy (Flagstaff, AZ )

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/CREATIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR
The Graphic Designer/Creative Project Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and the Marketing and Public Relations Manager, developing and overseeing the production of collateral materials and design pieces for the entire organization. This includes designing and managing the production of print collateral materials (including brochures, rack cards, signs, magazines, invitations, advertisements, posters, banners, one-sheets, swag items, postcards, store signage, etc.), as well as social media visual assets, website assets, visual presentations (PowerPoint, etc.), and other digital media. The successful candidate will have experience designing and managing the production of design materials in a high-traffic design environment with multiple internal clients. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and will work collaboratively with GCC and National Park Service staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties vary with the workload, and could include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below:
* Develop and implement design concepts for a variety of materials, from concept through design implementation to print deliverables and online graphics
* Oversee efficient production of edits, updates, and revisions to projects
* Oversee printing of and delivery of design project materials
* Manage workflow, timelines, and resources to ensure timely and successful project completion.
* Ensure a creative, consistent look and feel that adheres to and supports the brand, visual, and messaging standards of GCC
* Provide recommendations regarding production, workflow, traffic, processes, methodologies, and other opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of design production
* Work closely with all GCC staff, communicating proper expectations to all involved parties
* Organize and prioritize multiple projects and tasks
* Keep Director of Marketing and Communications and Marketing and Public Relations Manager informed and well-briefed on ideas and developments at all times, liaising closely on budget, timeframe, and objectives
* Remain up to date with innovative design developments
* Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS
* This position is primarily sedentary office work requiring long periods at a computer
* Ability to walk outdoors periodically
* Ability to drive, as travel to the South Rim, may be necessary
* Ability to lift to 25 lbs. on occasion

TOTAL COMPENSATION
This is a full-time, benefit eligible, non-exempt position located in Flagstaff, Arizona, with occasional travel to Grand Canyon National Park. Salary is commensurate with experience.

GCC provides a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, Canyon Experience Days, employer-supplemented health benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and health savings account (HSA) plan, employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance, employer-paid 401(a) retirement plan, employer-supplemented 403(b) group retirement plan, Canyon Experience Days, and discounts in our retail stores and Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute.

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* 2+ years of related design and production experience in marketing and public relations, nonprofit experience a plus
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in graphic design and production
* Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite software and understanding of how print design is merging with interactive platforms
* Possess a strong understanding of the creative development process, graphic design, digital and prepress, including layout, typography, color, and retouching concepts
* Knowledge of digital print production techniques and materials, plus experience with management of and negotiation with external agencies and deliverables
* Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and develop creative design within tight deadlines, prioritizing workloads and projects

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS
* Familiarity with basic CSS and HTML is a plus
* Extremely organized, able to manage a large volume of projects and related files
* Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers
* Ability to work independently
* Excellent typographical, creative and proofing skills, with keen attention to detail to produce accurate and high-quality work
* Rich portfolio of work examples in a variety of mediums
* Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Grand Canyon Conservancy; knowledge of and interest in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at: https://www.grandcanyon.org/about-us/employment/

Manager of Marketing and Public Relations — Arizona Forward (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Arizona Forward is a state-wide sustainability nonprofit which will celebrate its 50th year anniversary in 2020. During this pivotal year, we are seeking a Director of Marketing and Public Relations who will help propel our mission and brand to grow membership and drive engagement into the next 50 years.  The position encompasses planning, development and the implementation of the organization's marketing, communications and public relations strategies and activities.  As well, it requires exceptional creativity and solid project management skills.  A successful candidate will be able to positively convey the mission of the organization to the public, our members, community leaders, policy makers and stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, and implement the strategy for the organization's integrated strategic communications plan to advance brand identity and increase visibility across key stakeholder audiences.
  • Work with staff to develop content and implement strategy for communication efforts associated with events, programs and membership
  • Promote awareness of the organization through communication with traditional media, social media and other media outlets
  • Actively engage with issue committees and regional councils to synthesize our work and create content that enhances and broadens our mission
  • Collaboratively and proactively work with presenting sponsors and creative teams for signature events to ensure successful and flawless execution
  • Develop creative materials to promote events and programs that drive membership and engagement
  • Create content related information, including production and design of printed and on-line materials
  • Manage and execute email communications, including quarterly newsletters, blogs, fundraising appeals
  • Develop content and strategies to drive social media engagement
  • Maintain and update organization's website
  • Monitor and report on key metrics for website, social and traditional media
  • Manage organization's website including the monitoring and reporting of key metrics
  • Write speeches for CEO and Board Chair for all programs and events and/or other speaking engagements for the organization
  • Develop and oversee publication of annual report
  • Work effectively and maintain positive relationships with staff, Board members, Committee chairs, Council leadership and general membership
Position Qualifications:

Attributes:

  • Willingness to embrace and actively support the culture, values and mission of Arizona Forward
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, motivational personality
  • High-energy, maturity, and leadership skills with the ability to serve as a unifying force at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Displays a confident and professional image
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to proactively solve problems
  • Experience with graphic design and website management
  • Excellent project management, organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak publicly and represent Arizona Forward in the community

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in marketing, communications and/or progressive non-profit
  • Proficient in MS Office, Google platforms, donor databases and graphic design
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Send resume:  info@arizonaforward.org

Marketing & Communications Coordinator — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Southwest Human Development is looking for a marketing and communications coordinator who is creative, thoughtful and has the ability to quickly produce high-quality written and visual content for use on a variety of platforms, as well as pitch stories and build relationships with news media outlets. This includes writing articles and news releases; social media management; planning, shooting, and editing photos and video; and producing written and visual content for newsletters, collateral materials and other special event communications. Knowledge of AP Style and ability to package a story for publication are a must.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • In collaboration with the marketing and communications manager, helps plan, implement and evaluate the agency's marketing communications plan
  • Collaborates with agency directors, managers and staff to generate timely story ideas and writes articles for social media, newsletters and other multi-channel use
  • Creates social media plans and executes them across appropriate channels
  • Engages with local, state and national media outlets by drafting and distributing news releases and making follow-up calls to secure media coverage
  • Develops concepts, plans, produces and edits video and still photography
  • Develops marketing materials including brochures, reports, website content and others
  • Supports public relations efforts by creating award entries, drafting speeches and talking points
  • Ensures that established key messaging and brand guidelines, including logos and graphic design elements, are utilized for all agency materials
  • Represents the agency and programs at events and meetings
  • Assists in the planning and execution of special events and other activities
  • Provides support, as assigned, to all agency programs and directors

 

 

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field
  • Extremely strong writing, communication, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience developing, pitching, securing and coordinating news media interviews
  • Self starting, "go-getter" mentality
  • Ability to multi-task and navigate multiple projects throughout the day
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and social media applications (Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), with some experience or familiarity with WordPress and photography and video editing programs (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Must have a valid Arizona driver's license, registered vehicle and vehicle insurance
  • Must have or be eligible for an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

 

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Training/Education

Coach - Teacher Practice Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Early Head Start is looking for a Coach for our Teacher Practice program, providing coaching in the context of the Construct Coaching Model to assist Early Care and Education staff in the successful delivery of classroom services.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include assisting staff, Program Managers and the Director in the planning and implementation of the classroom environments and responsive care giving/teaching that results in quality outcomes, implements appropriate curriculum for infant, toddlers and preschoolers using the Construct Coaching Model. 

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package as noted below.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Position Qualifications:

- Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies-emphasis Early Childhood Education, Family Studies-emphasis Early Childhood Development, and/ or related degree with at least 18 credit hours from an accredited university/ college designating that the course work meets or exceeds Early Childhood Coursework requirement;

- Direct experience working with preschool children and their families (at least 3 years experience)

- Experience facilitating Early Childhood Training coaching of Teachers/ Child Development Staff. 

- Capacity to convey Adult Learning Theory associated with the transference of philosophy to improved Teacher Practice

- Understanding of CDA Credentialing State and National Standards.

EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE IS ACCEPTED.

- Ability to speak, write, read Spanish is preferred.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Training Specialist - Quality First Academy — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Southwest Human Development is seeking a Training Specialist for the Quality First Academy (QFA). QFA is part of the national movement to improve the quality of child care systems. The role of the QFA is to provide data driven professional development to Technical Assistance Providers (Mental Health Consultants, Inclusion Specialists, Childcare Health Consultants, Assessors, and Early Childhood Education Coaches) through a comprehensive, integrated and collaborative learning model that develops core knowledge, essential skills, and required competencies that drive change and promote sustainability in child care centers.

As a Training Specialist, you will:

  • Develop and implement Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) training and professional development to First Things First / Quality First Technical Assistance Professionals.
  • Assist in the delivery of the QFA Curriculum through in person facilitation of Community of Learner sessions and virtual learning experiences

  • Ensure professional development delivery grounded in adult learning principles 

  • Participate as a leader in the QFA Content Team continuous quality improvement process

  • Utilize QFA program delivery data for continuous quality improvement and planning

  • Contribute to the ongoing development  and delivery QFA professional development  materials

  • Interface with Quality First program consultants/ coaches

  • Assure statewide collaboration and integration of the QFA within inter- and intra-agency activities

  • Work in conjunction with community partners/ stakeholders to expand service opportunities

  • Work under general direction according to agency mission, philosophy, core values, codes of ethics, and goals.

This position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:
  • BA/BS required / MA highly preferred - Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years early childhood education experience, including knowledge and experience in adult learning strategies and professional development facilitation

  • Must have or have the ability to obtain Professional Development Instructor status on the Arizona Statewide Workforce Registry

  • Ability to travel statewide to deliver professional development

  • Excellent written and oral language skills and organizational and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Teacher - Head Start Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Inspire our Head Start children to fall in love with learning, exploring and problem-solving.  Put your DAP knowledge to work nurturing and engaging our preschoolers.  Get parents involved in their child's education.

As a Teacher in our Head Start program you will work under regular direction planning and delivering center-based, child development services, facilitate parent involvement and transition services, and support other Head Start service areas and community partnerships impacting direct service participants.  Teachers are also responsible for supervising and directing staff.

This is Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:
  • AA or BA/BS degree in early childhood education, child development, or family studies OR AA or BA/BS in a related field with a minimum of 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or family studies;

  • One year of preschool experience with AA (six months with BA/BS),

  • Experience with staff supervision responsibilities preferred 

  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Assistant Professor - Information Systems #604170 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate information systems courses. A demonstrated commitment to intellectual contributions and evidence (or potential) of successful research publication is expected.  The applicant will be expected to work with other faculty to create and implement innovative curricula and learning approaches. There also is an expectation of service to the College, University, and Academy.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in home discipline or closely related field from an accredited institution. ABDs will be considered but will be appointed at the rank of instructor until degree is completed. The doctorate must be completed within one year of date of hire.
  • One year full-time teaching experience (or the equivalent in part-time teaching) in relevant coursework as shown by provision of teaching evaluations.
  • A research background sufficient for qualification as a Scholarly Academic per the AACSB and FCB Conditions of Faculty Service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  • Demonstrated success in, and continuing commitment to, publication of scholarly work;
  • Ability to teach introductory level classes and proficiency in at least two of these five areas: C# programming, web development, telecommunications, systems analysis and design, and data analytics;
  • Desire to work with other faculty to create and implement innovative curricula and learning approaches;
  • Experience and/or willingness to teach online and/or blended format courses.
  • Demonstrated ability or desire to teach and/or research in tandem with other faculty or team members;
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in working with multicultural constituencies

Instructor - Mathematics & Statistics #604172 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, typically at the lower division, in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics, depending on qualifications. Additional responsibilities include service to the department and maintaining a modest program of professional development or scholarly activity.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics OR a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in a related field.
  • At least one year of experience teaching mathematics and/or statistics courses at the high school or college level.
  • Applicant must be able to begin work, with all degrees conferred, on the contract starting date of August 19, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A record of substantial and continued effectiveness in teaching, especially in college-level mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics courses.
  • Strong academic record.
  • The ability to teach a wide variety of lower-division courses. 
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
  • Abilities and experience that align well with department needs such as teaching multi-section courses, modified emporium-style courses, and collaborating on innovative teaching strategies.
  • Experience and/or commitment to work effectively with NAU's diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.

Assistant or Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy #604160 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University's entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program invites applications for a full-time,12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include teaching courses related to one or more of the following topics: mental health, research, administration, leadership, and health policy. In addition, academic faculty will conduct original research, apply for external grant funding, and disseminate scholarly products.  Other expectations include student advisement, applied scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Eligibility for occupational therapy licensure in Arizona
  • Current National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification
  • An earned PhD or research doctorate in occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (ABD may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date)
  • Experience working with occupational therapy students in a classroom and/or fieldwork setting
  • 5 years or more of experience as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting
  • Evidence of scholarship

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Prior appointment of associate professor or higher in a university setting
  • At least 5 years teaching and student-related responsibilities at the University level
  • Record of scholarly agenda and professional leadership

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualification for the rank of Assistant Professor include:

  • Clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental health, leadership, administration, and health policy
  • Additional certification(s) that indicates clinical area of expertise 
  • Record of scholarship
  • Record of or potential for successful grant writing
  • Record of successful university level teaching experience in occupational therapy
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Record of professional leadership to the profession

Preferred qualification for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • 6 years or more of successful teaching entry-level or post-professional occupational therapy students in the classroom or scholarly, practice-based setting
  • An established, focused research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publications
  • A record of successful grant writing and funded projects
  • A record of sustained leadership, and service to the OT profession and university community
  • A record of successful mentorship of junior faculty in the area of research

Assistant or Associate Professor - Physical Therapy and Athletic Training #604144 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Faculty for the physical therapy entry-level program on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is sought. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include developing and teaching courses related to the neurological practice pattern or cardiopulmonary practice pattern.  Other expectations include student advisement, developing and disseminating scholarly products, obtaining external funding, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor include:

  • Eligible for physical therapy licensure in Arizona
  • An academic doctorate degree* (PhD, EdD, etc) in physical therapy or a related field from an accredited institution
  • 2 years or more of experience as a physical therapist in a clinical setting
  • Prior experience in the development, implementation, completion, and dissemination of research projects

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include:

  • Each of the stated requirements for the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Six years in the rank of assistant professor in a university setting
  • An established research agenda with a record of peer-reviewed publications with funding

*Candidates nearing completion of an academic doctorate (ABD) may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date.

Lecturer - Chemistry and Biochemistry #604164 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

There are two positions available. One will focus on Biochemistry and General Chemistry. The other will focus on Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.

These positions are non-tenure eligible, academic-year appointments.  The positions will begin on August 19, 2019 and end on May 8, 2020.  The position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs.

Job Description

Position 1 Biochemistry and General Chemistry:

  • Provide quality instruction primarily in Biochemistry (CHM 461 and 462) and Fundamental Biochemistry (CHM 360).
  • Provide quality instruction as needed in General Chemistry (CHM 151 and 152), and Fundamental Chemistry (CHM 130).
  • Supervise TA-led CHM 460L (Biochemistry Laboratory).
  • Attend faculty meetings and perform service duties to the Department, College, University and profession.

Position 2 Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry:

  • Provide quality instruction primarily in Organic Chemistry 1 and Organic Chemistry 2 (CHM 235 and 238) and Fundamental Organic Chemistry (CHM 230).
  • Provide quality instruction as needed in General Chemistry (CHM 151 and 152), and Fundamental Chemistry (CHM 130).
  • Supervise TA-led CHM 235L, 238L or 230L laboratory courses.
  • Attend faculty meetings and perform service duties to the Department, College, University and profession

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Conferred Ph.D. degree by August 19, 2019 in Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential (e.g., teaching awards, teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation).
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching (as evidenced by cover letter, teaching statement).
  • Ability to work effectively with introductory classes of 120 to 200 students.
  • Ability to work effectively with other chemistry faculty to coordinate teaching efforts.
  • Experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Asst Professor of Practice - Educational Leadership #604142 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate foundation courses in the Educational Leadership-department, generally in an in-person format and take a leadership role in quality assurance as it relates to course delivery on the mountain campus as well as statewide; advise undergraduate students; participate in department and college functions (i.e., committees and task forces), and participate in, and work with appropriate Educational Leadership faculty on continual course improvement.   

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Arizona K-12 Teacher Certification
  • Current employment as a teacher in FUSD

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in a diverse multi-cultural setting.
  • Graduates of degree programs that meet standards equivalent to a regionally or nationally accredited institution. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in K-12 teaching.
  • Experience in teaching college level courses in education.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current technology available in K-12 classrooms.  
  • Development of syllabi and teaching of courses using multiple distance delivery venues (i.e., Interactive Television, web, etc.)
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity.
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching experience at the K-12 level.

Asst Professor/Assc Professor - Early Childhood Education #603645 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The Department of Teaching and Learning is seeking to fill tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level or at the Associate Professor level in the area of early childhood education located on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus beginning in August 2019. The position is a 9-month tenure-track faculty line that has the opportunity for summer course teaching. Candidates need to present an active record (Associate rank) or promise of scholarly productivity (Assistant rank), excellence in teaching diverse students, and a commitment to procuring external funding.  

The individual selected for this position will be located at the NAU mountain campus and will:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Mentor part-time instructors
  • Advise students
  • Work in clinical partnerships with a unified program with special education
  • Maintain an active program of research
  • Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession
  • Prepare and manage external grant proposals/programs
  • Direct graduate student research and serve on dissertation committees

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor

  • An earned doctorate (degree completed by August 2019) in early childhood education or closely related field
  • Three years elementary school teaching experience (K-3) AND/OR three years preschool teaching experience (birth through age 4)

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor

All of the above, plus current status as associate professor or the equivalent of 6 years experience as assistant professor.

Assistant Professor of Interior Design (tenure track) #604146 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The School of Art at Northern Arizona University is accepting applications to fill an Assistant Professor of Interior Design position commencing in Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in interior design; service duties to the degree program, department, college, and university; engaging in research/creative activity.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:
  • M.I.D, M.Arch, Ph.D., or M.F.A., degree in Interior Design or a related field completed by August 15, 2019
  • Evidence of experience teaching interior design or related field at the college or university level
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed research or creative activity related to interior design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of experience teaching more than one year in interior design at the college or university level

  • Evidence of professional practical interior design experience after receiving degree in interior design

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: interior design graphics and communication; design methodologies; visualization; interior codes and regulations; architectural interior systems; materials and processes; lighting and acoustics; interior design studios; AutoCAD and other design-related software

  • Demonstrated experience with online course instruction

  • Experience with CIDA requirements and accreditation processes

  • Record of substantial peer-reviewed research and creative activity related to interior design

  • Membership in one or more interior design professional organizations (IDEC, ASID, IIDA)

  • Significant progress toward NCIDQ certification by the Spring 2020

  • LEED accredited

  • Evidence of competency using computers and other forms of digital technology in the office and in the classroom

  • Experience with Bb Learn or other on-line course support system

  • Effective communication skills as demonstrated by application materials

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community

  • Evidence of successful leadership experience in a college or university setting

Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering #604131 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in our program to begin August 19, 2019. Outstanding candidates in Mechanical Engineering will be considered with preference given to candidates having material science, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and thermal-fluids backgrounds. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching both lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes and laboratories. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in materials science, biomaterials, fluid mechanics, thermal-fluids lab, and engineering design, depending upon the candidate's strengths and departmental needs. Student mentoring and advising, participation in department-level service, and course and program level assessment activities for accreditation will also be required.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field conferred by the start date, August 19, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
  • Primary expertise in material science, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.
  • Additional expertise in several Mechanical Engineering subspecialties, particularly in biomaterials and thermal-fluid sciences.
  • Experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • College-level experience teaching a variety of undergraduate mechanical engineering courses.
  • Experience with instructional design, effective pedagogy, and innovative learning methodologies.
  • Work experience as a Mechanical Engineer.

Open Rank Tenure-Track - Center for Bioengineering Innovation #604100 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The Center for Bioengineering Innovation is a new and rapidly-growing academic unit in the College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences at Northern Arizona University that brings together extramurally funded research laboratories that integrate scientific and engineering knowledge and develop institutional capacity for excellence in bioengineering research and education, and attract outstanding students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Center's ground-breaking research programs are focused on biomedical engineering, biomechanics and biomaterials as well as the development of its innovative academic programs. Bioengineering faculty have the opportunity for potential collaborations with faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Informatics and Computing, Materials Science, Biology, Chemistry, and the College of Health and Human Services.

Exceptional candidates in the broad area of neural engineering are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who merge fundamental theory, concepts and approaches at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Restoring lost neurological function, neural interfaces for wearable assistive devices, sensory stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, electromyography, electroencephalography, neuromodulation, implantable sensors, and neuro-device interfaces.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a field closely related to the above research areas at the time of appointment. Candidates for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate the potential for high-quality scholarship and candidates for Associate and Professor positions are expected to have established themselves as innovative and productive scholars. Successful candidates will grow their independent externally funded research programs with the opportunity to engage in collaborations with a diverse body of researchers in Bioengineering and across NAU. Successful candidates will also participate in the development and support of our undergraduate and graduate curricular programs.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Earned doctoral degree in related field and at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

For the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Associate Professor rank, (or experience as Assistant Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Associate Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

For the rank of Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Professor rank (or experience as Associate Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas related to the neuro-engineering research areas listed above;
  • Strong record of research expertise and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by scholarly publications appropriate to the rank sought;
  • Established experience in maintaining an independent, extramurally-funded research program and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by participation and leadership in securing extramural funding appropriate to the rank sought;
  • Experience effectively working with students, colleagues, and community members from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated sustained effectiveness as a classroom teacher and active in new course development;
  • University-level research mentorship, particularly at the graduate level and including graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, appropriate to the rank sought;
  • Excellent communication skills;

Director of Professional Development — Arizona Society of CPAs (AZCPA) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:
  • Are you team-oriented, customer service driven?
  • Do you enjoy working in a professional environment and assisting others in bettering their skills and career?
  • Do you have a passion for event planning?
  • Do you like to create programs to help others?
  • Are you organized and highly communicative and result driven?

The Arizona Society of CPAs is a 5,000-member professional association serving its members through image enhancement, education, and advocacy.

We are seeking a Director of Professional Development at the ASCPA.

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would be able to identify professional development needs for Certified Public Accountants and work with vendors/speakers to develop educational programs to deliver specialized technical content. They would act as a learning advisor and consultant to firms and companies to identify and close sales opportunities and build relationships for the Society. They would also be responsible for a department budget, including monthly financial reporting. This position leads a team of three that administers seminars, conferences, special events, and webcasts. Strong leadership and project management skills, along with an aptitude for technology required.  

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position please forward your resume to:

Kristin Pozen at kpozen@duffygroup.com for more information

Education and Outreach Specialist — Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

To manage a summer intern program for TGen that meets the expectations of both Institute and Funding Agent (Helios Education Foundation). The summer intern program is designed to help meet TGen's education and outreach mission which is to educate, train and inspire the next generation of biomedical researchers in Arizona.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify academic institutions to target for recruiting efforts for the summer program. Develop and deliver presentations and materials used in recruiting applicants.

Coordinate summer intern application including solicitation, evaluation, managing the selection committee, interviews and mentor matching process. Prepare mailings and materials.

Design and deliver orientation and training process for both interns and mentors. Ensure all interns are trained and compliant with federal and state requirements.

Further refine experiential surveys; analyze data from pre and post surveys. Develop, distribute and analyze a mentor's survey.

Organize weekly intern presentations, social activities and other training opportunities.

Design, develop and execute the summer intern symposium.

Secondary Responsibilities

Develop professional relations that support bioscience education and outreach. Conduct research and investigate trends in science education and workforce development.

Assist Program Director with delivering an educational outreach program that enhances classroom education on and offsite. Programs will maximize the use of tactile and experiential techniques as well as research projects to motivate teachers and students, thereby enhancing science education and workforce development in the bioscience industry. Develop program evaluation tools, establish metrics and measure efficacy of programs.

Prepare and deliver presentations pertaining to biosciences education including careers in the sciences.  Support public outreach events with a trade show exhibit booth, hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations as needed.

Become knowledgeable of and effectively communicate TGen's research philosophy and programs. Make onsite presentations to visitors and lead facility tours.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and minimum 3 years of job related experience.

Experience not required but highly desirable:

Knowledge of and/or interest in biomedical research.

Planning and delivery of outreach and professional development programs.

Report writing and administration.

Creating curricula, programs and experiences about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Program evaluation techniques and analysis.

Experience in event planning. 

About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: www.cityofhope.org. This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in seeing the most up to date job listings or to apply for this position, please go to https://www.tgen.org/careers-tgen/#.WdP3F39e6Uk and submit your resume. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to apply for a position, please contact hr@tgen.org.

Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered.

We value and support diversity in our workforce.

EEO/AA

Open Rank Tenure Track Position in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science #604106 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University is proud to invite applications for an open-rank, full-time tenure-track faculty position. Qualified candidates in all areas of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, with emphasis on the control of materials properties through synthesis or assembly of materials and/or their physical characterization, theory or modeling, will be considered. We encourage all qualified candidates from academia, government laboratories or industry to apply.

This is the first hire in a rapidly growing program in Applied Physics and Materials Science in the College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will join 14 affiliated research active faculty members specializing in condensed matter, quantum and applied physics, as well as soft and hard materials science, and the study of materials interfaces through the newly established Center for Materials Interface Research and Applications (!MIRA!,  https://nau.edu/MIRA).  

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment

For the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Associate Professor rank, (or experience as Assistant Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Associate Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

For the rank of Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Professor rank (or experience as Associate Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

Open Rank Tenure-track Position in Electrical & Computer Engineering #604091 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University's School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

We invite applications from candidates in all areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering; we are especially interested in candidates in the following areas:

  • Computer systems engineering, including digital design, processor microarchitectures, and adaptive/reconfigurable computing for diverse applications such as IoT and machine learning;
  • Robotic and cyber-physical systems, including embedded, real-time, and intelligent systems;
  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology with applications to cybersecurity; and
  • Cybersecurity, with emphasis hardware+software and systems-level approaches and application to critical infrastructure.

While our primary interest is in candidates at the level of Assistant Professor, we welcome exceptional applications from candidates at the levels of Associate Professor or Professor.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a field closely related to the above research areas at the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for high-quality scholarship and the development of an independent, externally funded research program as well as research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will also participate in the continuous improvement of our graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) conferred in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or closely related field at the time of appointment.

For the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Associate Professor rank, (or experience as Assistant Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Associate Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

For the rank of Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Professor rank (or experience as Associate Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in the areas described above;
  • Strong record of scholarly productivity and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by scholarly publications;
  • Established record of an independently-funded research program and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by participation and leadership in securing extramural funding;
  • Demonstrated interest in engaging with and leading collaborative multi- and inter-disciplinary teams;
  • University-level teaching and mentorship experience, particularly at the graduate level;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience working effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Assistant Professor, New Media #603963 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The School of Art at Northern Arizona University is accepting applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor teaching new media courses in performance, installation, video and/or practices related to the environment commencing in Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in new media, and/or foundations courses or other courses and service responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  •    MFA
  •    Equivalent of one year (24 semester credits) full-time college or university teaching experience after earning the MFA, including new media courses (e.g., performance, installation, video and/or practices related to the environment) and art foundations courses

Preferred Qualifications

  •   Evidence of more than one year (24 semester credits) of successful full-time college or university teaching experience after earning the MFA, including new media courses  (e.g., performance, installation, video and/or practices related to the environment) and art foundations courses.
  •   Demonstrated sustained focus of creative work on topics related to Native American, First Nations, and/or indigenous peoples' identity, politics, cultures, and/or traditions.
  •   Evidence of successful teaching of studio art courses in a specialty offered in NAU's School of Art (ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking, new media, foundations).
  •   Evidence of sustained research and/or artistic production and peer-reviewed, juried, or other competitive exhibitions of regional, national, or international significance.
  •   Competency using computers and other forms of digital technology in the office and in the classroom, including Bb Learn or other on-line course support system.
  • * Effective communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  • * Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.

Asst Professor of Practice - Electrical Engineering #604093 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems invites applications for multiple Assistant Professor of Practice positions in Electrical Engineering beginning in Fall 2019.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes (the instructional workload will be equivalent to teaching four 3-credit courses each semester but will consist of lecture courses, lab courses and developing supplemental learning materials in English for Chinese students), associated student mentoring, course and program assessment activities for accreditation.  A small service component and no research component is associated with these positions. Courses will be delivered in English in Chongqing, China up to two-thirds of the time, and in Flagstaff, Arizona one-third of the time. Duties consistent with teaching in China will be required to complete a regular 17 week semester of work. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of Electrical Engineering courses primarily in the following areas:

  • Digital Logic, Microprocessors and Computer Engineering
  • Linear Electrical Circuits and Electronic Circuits
  • Electromagnetics and Signals and Systems
  • Capstone Design, and Technical Writing

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely-related field from a university where English is the instructional language.
  • An earned Master's degree or doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or closely-related field or in Education from a university where English is the instructional language.
  • A combination of five years of professional experience working as an electrical, electronics, or computer hardware engineer and/or teaching electrical or computer engineering at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of high quality teaching in Electrical or Computer Engineering at the undergraduate college level
  • Evidence of effective communication skills and fluency in American English
  • Demonstrated skill in or commitment to U.S. engineering pedagogy and best practices in undergraduate engineering education
  • Experience as an electrical or computer engineer or in a closely-related field
  • A Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely-related field or in Education
  • Evidence of ability to work with people from diverse cultures
  • Evidence of ability to live and work in Chongqing, China for extended periods of time

Director, Alliance Bank Economic Policy Institute #604025 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The Director of the Alliance Bank Economic Policy Institute is responsible for the administration, strategic growth, mission, and outreach of an economic and public policy unit formed from existing policy and operating units including the Rural Policy Institute, The Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED), and the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center (AHRRC).

The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Institute builds and executes a new strategic plan to become recognized as the foremost research and policy institute serving the State of Arizona.  That responsibility requires the Director to exert effective leadership in strategic planning, quality control, client development, budgeting, planning, and recruitment.

The Director is to ensure that the unit is exceptionally well aligned by structure and shared values with the University yet demonstrates a high level of responsibility and accountability at the unit level. This unique culture fosters innovation, integration, and rapid response to opportunities, as well as the development and promotion of talent, and is an important component of the organization's success. The new director must be an individual who demonstrates a leadership style that is compatible with this culture, as well as one who embraces the change leadership necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving environment.

The Director will be required to travel extensively throughout the State to engage clients and leaders.

It will be expected that the Director continue, improve, and expand on the successful economic conferences the Institute currently provides to the region and State.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy or a related field; or the academic knowledge of and experience in a discipline that is generally associated with the attainment of a Master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

PHD in Economics with applied research and economics practice experience
Significant record of research in local, state, and federal policy issues.
Executive leadership in complex academic environments
Substantial and progressive leadership experience
Balanced and in-depth knowledge and recognized excellence across the spectrum of education, research, and policy
Excellent communication skills to distill complicated concepts into clear consistent and direct messages to a diverse audience.
Record of academic excellence: Balanced and in-depth knowledge and recognized excellence across the spectrum of education, research, and policy
Demonstrated track record in securing funding from government entities, foundations, corporations and individuals.
Experience with strengthening existing and cultivating new donor relationships
Experience designing and managing programs and mobilizing resources.
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to a diverse community.

Assistant Professor - Hospitality Management #604026 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

For more than 100 years, Northern Arizona University has served as the state's premier residential university. NAU faculty, students, and alumni have been an integral part of Arizona's economic and intellectual vitality. The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) at NAU is recognized internationally as a leading provider of student-focused hospitality education. The School is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration and is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the U.S.

To earn a degree, students must complete an internship in a hospitality field as well as 1200 hours of work in hospitality-related positions. Our faculty are expected to remain actively engaged in the hospitality industry, doing research, externships, and being active in professional organizations. In addition, the high level of faculty-student interaction and team-based classroom experiences result in well trained hospitality professionals who are ready to make immediate and ongoing contributions to the hospitality industry.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hospitality or a closely related discipline (with a bachelor degree or a master's degree in hospitality) from an accredited institution. The successful candidate will:

Teach 9 credit hours of undergraduate courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, with the possible opportunity to teach in summer for additional income.
Demonstrate commitment to intellectual contributions, and evidence of successful research & scholarly publications.
Be expected to collaborate with other faculty, and participate in school, college, university, and community service activities, including HRM, FCB, and NAU service activities (e.g. standing and ad hoc committee work; student club faculty advisor, etc.).

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (ABD with an expected completion within 12 months of hire will be considered but initial appointment will be as an instructor with a reduced salary) in hospitality from an accredited institution with a concentration in hospitality management/administration, foodservice/restaurant management, food & beverage management, or a related field.
  • Either a minimum of three years professional hospitality management experience, or a minimum of two years of professional hospitality management experience and one year full-time teaching (or the equivalent number of part-time courses) at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to teach a wide range of hospitality courses, including Casino Management, Event Planning, Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Leadership and Ethics, and other similar courses;
  • Demonstrated evidence of currency in the hospitality industry through industry engagement;
  • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications in hospitality topics;
  • Five years of professional hospitality management experience;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as documented by a pattern of strong teaching evaluations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with a diverse student population, especially Latino/a and Native American students.

Archivist for Discovery #604045 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

Cline Library Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative, and innovative Archivist for Discovery. 

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCA), the Archivist for Discovery will lead the unit's efforts to reshape the way it arranges, describes, manages, provides access to, and facilitates discovery of rich archival resources in support of research, teaching, and learning. The position will provide excellent support to SCA researchers through its leadership of efficient, effective processing in all areas of arrangement and description of all formats (analog/digital).  The position will oversee the processing and description work of one classified staff member, multiple student workers, volunteers, and potentially grant-funded and project-based staff. SCA staff work collaboratively in a nimble, innovative, and fast-paced work environment.

The Archivist for Discovery will support the strategic directions of SCA, Cline Library and Northern Arizona University. The position will also lead and/or participate in collaborative projects with regional and national libraries, archives, and cultural organizations.

SCA is recognized nationally as a leader in using technology to preserve and provide access to its collections. The collections are particularly strong in the areas of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, regional Native American history, land use and development, business activities, politics, and the greater northern Arizona region. The University Archives serve as the institutional memory of Northern Arizona University since its inception as Northern Arizona Normal School in 1899.  

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library or information science program or equivalent graduate degree in a relevant field (archives, records management, museum studies, management of cultural heritage collections, etc.).
  • At least two years' work experience arranging and describing archival resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience deploying archival descriptive metadata standards (Dublin Core, LCSH) and best practices for digital content and the creation of finding guides using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). 
  • Experience with acquisition, arrangement, description, and long-term preservation of electronic records (both born digital and digitized).
  • Supervisory experience in an archival setting, including evaluation and performance oversight and demonstrated coaching and mentorship of supervisees.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and project management experience, including meeting deadlines and project milestones in a timely fashion. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with the appropriate application of rights management, cultural sensitivity, and fair use guidelines as applied to the processing of primary-source materials.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with others to establish priorities for digitizing collections, completing projects, and assigning resources. 
  • Experience providing outstanding customer service in a diverse and user-centered environment.
  • Experience and success in grant writing and/or securing external funding to support organizational priorities.
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities (Indigenous, Mexican American, African American, Asian, LGBTQIA, and others) on projects that support diversity and inclusion in the archival record, or related efforts.
  • Experience conducting oral histories, from initial contact with informant to online access and long-term preservation of the oral history.
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, and geography of the Southwest, the Colorado Plateau, and Indigenous communities in the region.

Del & Jewell Lewis Chair, Educational Leadership #604005 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) is seeking to fill the Del and Jewell Lewis Chair in Educational Leadership at the NAU main campus Flagstaff location beginning in August 2019.  The position is a 9-month tenured professor faculty line. This position has the opportunity for summer course teaching.

The EDL Department invites applicants with an active research agenda who will actively contribute to our program's Educational Leadership Doctoral specializationand Master's emphasis in K-12 School District Leadership as well as College of Education and University initiatives. The EDL Department seeks candidates with innovative teaching expertise, a high-level research agenda with an emphasis on collaborating with faculty colleagues and K-12 school leaders, diverse experiences, and professional proficiencies. Candidates need to present a nationally recognized record of scholarly productivity, excellence in teaching diverse students, and a record of including a continued commitment to procuring external funding. Candidates must also demonstrate outreach to the community that includes participation in leadership academies, mentorship, school improvement efforts, and leadership in program development and refinement. Candidates should evidence how their work has a clear emphasis on diversity, equity and/or justice, and learner-centered leadership.

Please visit the NAU Educational Leadership website for more information on the program, or the College of Education website for information about the college.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Conferred Doctorate in the study of K-12 Leadership, Educational Policy or directly related field of Educational Leadership at the time of application
  2. Achieved rank consistent with the rank of tenured Full Professor at NAU 
  3. A documented research agenda of national prominence directly related to the field of Educational Leadership preparation
  4. Educational Leadership experience at the K-12 level
  5. Nationally recognized leader with leadership experience at institutions which prepare principals as instructional leaders
  6. Impactful leadership experience, which will influence the training and preparation of principal and other school leaders

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Health Sciences #604020 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

This is a tenure-eligible faculty position with an emphasis on scholarship in Public Health.  The successful candidate will play a key role in a university initiative to increase the research status of the department, college, and university, particularly in health-related initiatives.  The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in Department, College/University, and community service.

We seek candidates whose research agenda and teaching experience is compatible with the Public Health program, the overall Health Sciences department, and the strategic plan for NAU.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For appointment as Assistant Professor:

  • Earned doctoral degree in a health-related discipline by date of hire
  • University teaching experience as primary instructor of record
  • Demonstrated history of scholarly activity commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor.

For initial appointment as Associate Professor, in addition to the above qualifications:

  • At least 6 years experience in a full-time assistant professor position
  • A record of scholarship, teaching, and service consistent with established promotion criteria in NAU Health Sciences department (to be determined through negotiations with the department chair and department Faculty Status Committee).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with psychosocial and behavioral factors of health promotion and/or community health
  • 2 or more years of full-time teaching experience as an instructor of record with undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research design and analysis
  • A successful record of extramural funding
  • A strong publication record commensurate with experience and rank
  • A demonstrated history of collaboration with professional colleagues and/or community partners
  • Experience in working with research partners from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds

Bilby Endowed Chair in Business #604003 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking applications for the Ralph M. Bilby Endowed Chair in Business with an expected starting date of August 2019. This is a tenured position at the full professor rank. We envision that this position will be filled by an individual with an extensive publication record in high-quality refereed journals and demonstrated leadership in developing new multidisciplinary programs/projects. The FCB is recruiting faculty who bring with them expertise in the application of business analytics to management decision making. The home business discipline is open, but the ability and desire to collaborate with researchers within the FCB and across the NAU campus is critical. NAU recently invested heavily in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, which offer significant collaboration opportunities. This interdisciplinary team of researchers engages in a wide variety of work around informatics. For more information about the informatics investment at NAU visit www.nau.edu/siccs. The Bilby Chair is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to engage in service activities. We encourage applications from both associate professors and full professors with active research programs.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in a business-related discipline;
  • Have attained the rank of associate professor or higher at an AACSB, ABET, or EQUIS accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • An active research pipeline with numerous papers at varying stages of completion;
  • Expertise in the application of business analytics to management decision making.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sustained excellence in research that includes success publishing in highest-quality refereed journals with national or international distribution commensurate with appointment at full professor level with tenure;
  • Demonstrated application of data analytics to the candidate's home discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in working collaboratively with faculty and staff to pursue sources of external funding for the research;
  • Sustained record of outstanding teaching in a business school;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse populations;

Executive Director - School of Hotel and Restaurant Management #603979 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The Executive Director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is responsible for the administration of this highly ranked hospitality program. Reporting to the Dean of The W. A. Franke College of Business, the Executive Director is the main liaison for the School to the university and professional communities. As part of the Dean's Leadership Team, the Executive Director works closely with the Dean, Associate Deans, development team, and university offices to elevate awareness of the program, coordinate marketing efforts and programs, and assist in recruitment of students. The Executive Director is also responsible for day-to-day operation of the School. Such responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and implementing the School strategic plan in collaboration with faculty, students, staff and external constituencies, leading the School's effort to achieve University and College goals and initiatives, managing the School's budget, ensuring the School operates in compliance with University and College policies, hiring and managing faculty and staff, leading and coordinating curriculum development, assigning and assessing the distribution of faculty workload, promoting excellence in instruction, scholarly productivity, and service, coordinating the professional development of faculty and staff, and developing, leading, and encouraging outreach and public service efforts in concert with the Dean and development staff. The Executive Director is expected to teach one course per semester. This is an administrative faculty, 12-month position. Faculty rank and/or tenure may be considered for successful candidates with appropriate faculty credentials as guided by The W. A. Franke College of Business faculty promotion and tenure criteria.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

* Masters' degree in hospitality, business or a related field AND
* A current tenured academic position in hospitality management at a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, OR 10 years of executive-level management experience in the hospitality industry

Preferred Qualifications

* Earned doctorate in hospitality, business or a related field.
* Hospitality industry experience as a vice president or other position with responsibility for more than local operations.
* Equivalent of three years of full-time college-level teaching experience.
* Demonstrated commitment to student success.
* Evidence of at least three years of successful academic administrative experience at the department head level in a hospitality program.
* Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders such as students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry professionals.
* Evidence of, or potential for excellence in, working with multicultural constituencies.
* Excellent communication and leadership skills.

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Nursing #603377 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

This is a 9-month academic year, tenure track position located on the Flagstaff campus in the School of Nursing beginning fall 2019. There are multiple positions available.

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching theory and clinical courses in the undergraduate and/or graduate nursing program. Areas of specialty include Family Nurse Practitioner and a variety of undergraduate courses using traditional and distance technology teaching methods. In addition to teaching, the faculty is expected to demonstrate a focused program of research and scholarship and serve on school, college, and university committees.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Earned Doctoral degree in nursing or related field.
  • Graduate degree in nursing.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience.
  • Eligible for RN license in Arizona.
  • Show promise of successful scholarly productivity related to the nursing discipline. 

For the rank of Associate Professor:

  • Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor, and
  • Minimum of five years of university level teaching in Nursing.
  • A record demonstrating a sustained pattern of scholarship.
  • A record of teaching, scholarship and service that meets or exceeds the minimum School of Nursing requirements for appointment at the associate professor rank.

Preferred Qualifications

For the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Prior experience teaching in baccalaureate education.
  • National Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience with rural health care.
  • Experience teaching using technology (i.e., distance learning technology, simulation technology, etc.)
  • Experience working with people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Show promise of scholarly activity or creative endeavors related to the nursing discipline

For the rank of Associate Professor:

  • Preferred qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor, and
  • Prior experience teaching in graduate education.
  • A record of external research funding.

Assistant Clinical Professor - Dental Hygiene #603569 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

The candidate will provide instruction to diverse dental hygiene students in the classroom, clinic and/or online using distance learning technology. The faculty member's scholarship, teaching and service responsibilities will be determined based on the faculty member's areas of dental hygiene expertise, special interest, and Department of Dental Hygiene needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for sustaining a pattern of substantial scholarly activity related to the dental hygiene profession.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Dental hygiene license
  • Master's degree in Dental Hygiene OR Master's degree in directly related field. Completion of Degree must be prior to 08/19/2019.  NOTE: Doctoral degree is required for promotion in this position.
  • One year of Dental Hygiene and/or public health teaching experience
  • Three years of full time (32+ hours/week) clinical and/or public health dental hygiene experience
  • Eligible for licensure as a Dental Hygienist in Arizona

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Blackboard Learn
  • Five years of Dental Hygiene teaching experience in a university setting
  • Five or more years of clinical dental hygiene experience
  • Ability to work effectively with people of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of a record of scholarly activity or other creative endeavors related to dental hygiene
  • On-line teaching and course design experience
  • Public health experience
  • Experience in curriculum development, implementation, and assessment

Assistant Professor of Practice in Directing and Acting #603904 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University's Department of Theatre invites you to become a part of a vibrant, thriving theatre program in the majestic mountains of Arizona.  To compliment and build on our mission, we seek an inspired Assistant Professor of Practice in Directing and Acting for a nine-month renewable appointment (August 2019 - May 2020).  The position will teach courses in directing, acting, and rotate through theatre core courses and Liberal Studies courses as well as related courses as determined by the chair.  The position will also serve as one of four directors for the department mainstage productions.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Directing OR an MFA in Acting with 5 years of directing experience
  • A minimum of three years prior teaching experience, OR two years teaching and professional experience in theatre directing is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated significant directing experience in the university and professionally
  • Demonstrated training in acting techniques
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated experience teaching with an emphasis in student experience and success.
  • Ability to actively mentor students in the classroom as well as in production settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrated collaboration with all aspects of production
  • Ability to be an effective colleague in the area of service to the department, college, and university.
  • Ability to teach the following:
    • Directing
    • Acting
    • Liberal Studies
    • Theatre Core courses such as Script analysis
    • Specialty courses in related topics
  • Ability to teach Theatre management, Stage Combat, or acting styles a plus

Assistant Professor - Structural Geology #603767 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

Tenure-track assistant professor in structural geology.
Study deformational processes and structures within the Earth with potential applications to tectonic processes.
Mentor PhD, MS, and undergraduate students in geosciences.
Provide excellent instruction in undergraduate- and graduate-level lectures and labs, particularly related to structural geology (GLG-435 and GLG-542) and field courses (GLG-240 and GLG-440C).
Contribute to a positive working environment with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Provide service to NAU as appropriate for a new assistant professor.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned PhD in geosciences conferred by start date of August 19, 2019.   
  • A minimum of one peer-reviewed publication in the broad field of structural geology.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience in structural geology at the post-doctoral and/or assistant professor level.
  • A publication record and extramural funding commensurate with time since PhD.
  • Interdisciplinary focus that supplements traditional field-based structural geology research with additional analytic, computational, and/or statistical techniques.
  • One or more of the following:
    • University teaching experience
    • Evidence of effective teaching of upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level courses
    • Training in educational pedagogy.
  • Experience mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate level in research.
  • Research interests complementary to current SESES faculty.
  • Experience working with and interacting with people from culturally and academically diverse backgrounds.

Academic Advisor, University Advising – 604121 & 604122 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University is searching for Academic Advisors. Positions may be available in Flagstaff or Phoenix. Job duties will include developing meaningful relationships with students based in empathy, compassion, and appreciative, developmental, and intrusive advising techniques, working together in a team setting to accomplish various projects, demonstrate empathy in support for one another and foster an environment of continuous improvement. Special Information: Academic Advisor applications are reviewed and hired on an as-needed basis. Candidates who apply for this position will be considered for any Academic Advisor vacancy that becomes available in Flagstaff or Phoenix before March 18, 2019. All candidates will be contacted directly if invited to interview. Any qualified applicants who are not selected for positions will receive an email at the end of the posting period with instructions about how to re-apply for future Academic Advisor openings. A letter of interest (cover letter), resume & at least three professional references must be included with the online application. Some weekend and evening work will be required as well as occasional travel.

Salary: $35,418

 

Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! 

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment AND one year academic advising experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education

Humane Education Instructor — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Education Instructor is responsible for providing a variety of unique learning and engagement opportunities, which support our strategic priorities in community education. This position will work with adults and students of all ages with the goal of educating them about AHS' diverse programs, while also building long-term, meaningful and sustainable relationships. The Education Instructor will provide engagement and educational opportunities to new community partners and will work strategically with the Education and Outreach Supervisor and the Education and Outreach Manager to determine effective integration of AHS resources. The Education Instructor will ensure our programs provide engaging, highly interactive and hands-on content that educates and inspires our greater community about issues in animal welfare. Programs include youth outreach, field trips, camps, year round on and off site presentations and workshops, reading programs, scout programs, birthday parties, facilitation of teen service learning program, tours and potentially more as we continue to build our program. Weekly hours will vary depending on schedule of events, and hours may increase during summer camp season.

Position Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience facilitating education programs for adults and youth
  • 1-2 years' experience working with children in an education or instructional setting (formal/informal)
  • Ability to use positive techniques to manage disruptions among youth.
  • Capacity to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with public speaking and public appearances.
  • Customer service experience required.
  • Experience working with volunteers is a plus.
  • Familiarity with animal care and proper handling techniques.
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to handle animals safely and humanely in all conditions. 
How to Apply:

Please visit www.azhumane.org/careers

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) — New Way Academy (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Come be a part of our growing Speech and Language Program at New Way Academy and find out why our school is a Phoenix Business Journal 2015,  2016 and 2018 Best Places to Work award winner! New Way Academy is an independent, Arizona State approved and AdvancED accredited school for children, grades K-12, with learning differences.  Located on a spacious campus near 56th Street between McDowell and Thomas, New Way is a supportive, nurturing, and safe environment providing the optimum learning experience for students and faculty.  Since 1968, our mission has been to educate students with learning differences to fulfill their potential.

Description:

Under the direction of on-site licensed speech pathologists, the speech assistant will provide therapy services to school age students.  The position offers a small caseload of students to support maximum student progress. Our speech-language therapy program provides engaging materials, well-appointed therapy rooms, and the opportunity to collaborate with other SLPA's/SLP's, occupational therapists, and teachers.  

Position Qualifications:

Requirement:

Arizona Department of Health Services Speech Language Therapy Assistant license

How to Apply:

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Outstanding work environment

  • Full benefits including health, vision and dental

  • Competitive 401K package

Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Facon@newwayacademy.org  And visit our website at www.newwayacademy.org for more information and let us know why you'd be e good fit at New Way Academy!

Associate Director of Early Education — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking an Associate Director of Early Education to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information about Homeward Bound, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet. 

Summary of Job Activities

The Associate Director of Early Education directs all daily operations of Homeward Bound's ADHS licensed and accredited Early Learning Center. The position develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure a high quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment for children and families. This position will play an integral role in the continued growth and implementation of a dynamic model for creating pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change while working with other agency departments to ensure two-generational effectiveness.

Principal Duties
Supervision/Collaboration:

  • Create and actively promote a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment for children, parents and staff.
  • Recruit, hire, retain, monitor, develop, evaluate and manage Early Learning Center staff. Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communication, coaching, training, development and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Actively leads teaching staff to effectively accomplish center targets, objectives, and goals while working to create a dynamic inclusive culture.
  • Identify, organize, and engage key stakeholders in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for high quality services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Work with organizational partners and community stakeholders to improve existing services for young children and their families.
  • Work collaboratively with Client Services and Community & Youth Programs for two-generational program planning and whole child development.
  • Collaborate externally and internally to develop best practice programs and services for families.

Program Oversight:

  • Ensure high-quality early learning and development, and family support programs for children from birth to age 5.
  • Maintain the high quality of the center, ensuring it is a provider of choice in educational programs for the communities that we service.
  • Develops and tracks Early Learning Center budget in coordination with the Director of Family Services.
  • Understands key staffing needs for ratio and executes on filling those positions.
  • Monitors enrollment numbers and anticipates needed changes and vacancy.
  • Cultivates community relationships to ensure enrollment is fulfilled in coordination with contract partners.
  • Partner and communicate with parents with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
  • Establish and implement short and long-range goals, objectives, and vision plans in coordination with the Director of Family Services.
  • Oversee curriculum design and development through Teacher Strategies Gold; and support implementation of curriculum compliance and standards
  • Serve as a liaison between teachers, parents, and Homeward Bound staff as needed

Performance Quality Improvement/Compliance:

  • Ensure the center is operating in accordance with organizational and licensing standards in partnership with the Vice President of Administration.
  • Analyze and compile monthly reports and statistics related to enrollment, ratios and revenue as requested by the Director of Family Services.
  • Ensure development and continual analysis of program policy, handbooks and procedure manuals.
  • Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness based on collected data and facilitate change required for improvement.
  • Oversee ADHS, DES, CACFP, EHS, NAC, COA and other contract and license compliance; work in coordination with Vice President of Administration and Grants & Contracts Manager to ensure accuracy in program documentation as it relates to contracts and overall compliance
  • Oversee the collection and entry of data related to program performance measures and relevant grants including DECA and ASQ's

Related Duties

  • Attends all-staff meetings and other meetings as directed
  • Represent center/agency at community events and functions as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities

Required

  • Meets all ADHS child care center Director Qualifications
  • Knowledge of early childhood education theory and practice; age appropriate curriculum and supervision
  • Assessment and referral skills; experience with DECA and ASQ tools
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; conflict resolution
  • Skill in examining operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community
  • Supervisory-level understanding of human resources practices for interviewing, selection, and progressive discipline
  • Proven employee development and performance management skills
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality regarding children and families
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD curriculum

Preferred

  • Knowledge of National Accreditation Commission (NAC) and Early Head Start standards
  • Familiarity with Arizona Early Learning Standards, Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines, CLASS Assessment System, and Environmental Ratings Scales (ITERS/ECERS)

Education, Training, and Experience

Required (in addition to minimum ADHS qualifications for a licensed facility director)

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Education, Human Development or relevant track toward degree
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience program/center supervision and state regulation compliance
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience conducting in-service trainings on ECE and child development related topics
  • Minimum of 1-year experience supervising/implementing/complying with DES and CACFP programming

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or similar educational track
  • 1-year experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Experience working with homeless families; general knowledge of poverty-related social issues
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on early development and mental health
  • Experience in implementing and/or compliance with NAC, NAEYC or other relevant accreditation programming, anti-bias curriculum, and reflective supervision
  • Experience with Early Head Start
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Working Conditions & Personnel Requirements

  • ADHS licensed child care center
  • 40+ hour per week work schedule/exempt status; after-hours and weekends will be required as situations necessitate
  • Passage of full criminal history, education, and employment background investigation per Homeward Bound, DES and ADHS regulations, DCS background check
  • Ability to receive/maintain a Class 1 fingerprint card
  • Valid Arizona driver's license; ability to be covered by agency liability insurance
  • Negative TB test upon hire and every two years; up-to-date immunizations
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Food Manager's Certificate
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Early Education Support Specialist — Homeward Bound (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Homeward Bound is seeking a Early Education Support Specialist to work at our Thunderbird Village location at 2302 W. Colter Street in Phoenix. (This is near the intersection of Camelback Rd. and Interstate 17.)

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit based in Arizona that serves the needs of families going through homelessness. We serve over 130 homeless families every year, providing them with not just housing but an in-depth program that helps them get back on their own two feet. Our mission is to create pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. If you are a person who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families, then this might be the place for you! For more information about Homeward Bound, please visit our website at www.homewardboundaz.org.

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered. All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Summary of Job Activities
The Early Education Support Specialist will assist in maintaining the daily activities of Homeward Bound's ADHS licensed and nationally accredited Early Learning Center. Primary focus is on classroom coverage, teacher training and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum and best practice. The Early Education Support Specialist will also assist as Director in Absence, with front desk coverage and center closing.

Principal Duties
Early Education Support Specialist will perform all Early Childhood Specialist duties as well as:

Curriculum Development and Classroom Support

  • Train and implement Teaching Strategies Gold and classroom curriculum.
  • Train and provide technical assistance on observations, screenings, individual planning, and lesson planning implementation for new and current staff as needed.
  • Train and model for new staff on instructional support, emotional support, and organization.
  • Act as Substitute teacher as needed for teacher absences.
  • Act as Substitute teacher for emergencies, breaks and lesson planning times.

Family Support

  • Provide daily communication including incident reports, illnesses, payments etc.
  • Provide center tours when available.

Administration

  • Provide front desk supervision in Early Education Manager's absence or as needed.
  • Responsible for filing, phone system, copies, mail system assistance as needed.
  • Conducts closing center duties- performing opening center duties may be required.
  • Creates and manages scheduling of Early Learning Specialists and provides coverage to meet ratios as needed.

Health & Safety

  • Administers medications as needed.
  • Provide staff assistance with health and safety classroom/playground practices.
  • Responsible for DCS reporting.
  • Assists with Fire drills and lock down drill procedures in classrooms

Related Duties

  • Kitchen coverage in absence of Nutrition Specialist
Position Qualifications:

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with DECA and ASQ tools
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; conflict resolution
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Ability to adapt to different classroom environments
  • Knowledge of NAC accreditation standards
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start standards
  • Knowledge of Arizona Early Learning Standards and Arizona Infant/Toddler Developmental Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum
  • Knowledge of Quality First standards

Education, Training, and Experience
Required (in addition to minimum ADHS qualifications for a licensed facility)

  • Minimum of Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with children birth to five
  • Minimum of 1-year office experience
  • Minimum of 1-year experience supervising, implementing, and/ or complying with DES and CACFP programming

Preferred

  • Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree or higher
  • 1-year experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Working Conditions & Personnel Requirements

  • ADHS licensed child care center
  • 40+ hour per week work schedule/exempt status; after-hours and weekends will be required as situations necessitate
  • Passage of full criminal history, education, and employment background investigation per Homeward Bound, DES and ADHS regulations, DCS background check
  • Ability to receive/maintain a Class 1 fingerprint card
  • Valid Arizona driver's license; ability to be covered by agency liability insurance
  • Negative TB test upon hire and every two years; up-to-date immunizations
  • CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Food Handler's Certificate
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (Board, donors, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to read and understand written instructions
  • Able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; Homeward Bound reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Job Descriptions do not constitute written or implied contracts of employment. Employment with Homeward Bound is at will.

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of Homeward Bound to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and we will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other protected status under any federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to:

Heather Josowitz Allen, Vice President of Administration
HOMEWARD BOUND
2302 W. Colter Street
Phoenix, AZ 85015
h.allen@homewardboundaz.org
(602) 374-8742 

Only those candidates who submit a cover letter (or email narrative) explaining why they want to work for Homeward Bound, and why they want to apply for this position will be considered.  All candidates will receive an acknowledgment of their submittal, and those selected for an interview will be contacted later and provided with an employment application packet.

Toddler Teacher (Part-Time/On Call) — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 25, 2019
Position Description:

Do you love working with infants and toddlers? Do you have experience in Early Childhood Development and Education? Do you want to be a part of a fun, lighthearted atmosphere that makes you a part of the team? Are you looking for a position that will work with your school schedule and has competitive pay?

We are looking for Part-Time/On Call Teachers to assist in our 5 star Early Learning Center located off of 19th Ave. and Deer Valley. The ideal candidate loves working with babies/toddlers, is a team player, and wants to make a difference in the lives of our children.

About UCP of Central AZ Early Learning Center:

UCP of Central Arizona's Early Learning Center (ELC) is a high quality, developmentally appropriate, learning environment serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age with and without disabilities. The UCP ELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Quality First. Although most of the children at the ELC are developing without delays, 30% of the children have physical and/or cognitive delays that may be related to a disability. The ELC's inclusive environment sets the program apart by fostering empathy at an early age, preparing all the children socially and emotionally with invaluable life skills. Learn more on the ELC Homepage at https://ucpofcentralaz.org/services/early-learning-center/.

A day in the life as an ELC Teacher:

You'll never have a dull day as a teacher in our ELC. A teacher's roll begins and ends with a passion for teaching our kids. This means not only caring for their basic needs to get through the day i.e. changing diapers, providing food, maintaining a clean environment, but also for their developmental growth. You will act as a problem solver by assisting the kids in achieving their goals and helping them to overcome obstacles. You will also work with them on various projects and emergent curriculum aimed to help them prepare for school.

Take a look at what our teacher's have to say!!

"I came to UCP because I love what they do and what they stand for. There are no facilities like this one. There just aren't. I love working with the kids and the dynamic of their parents is awesome."

  • Jill H. (Lead 1's Teacher)

"I came to UCP because I loved the way you express your care for the kids you see. Since I've been here, I've seen that that care extends to their employees. Not only am I getting to help these kids grow, but I get to grow as well."

  • Daphne C. (Lead Infants Teacher)
Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • At least six months early childhood education experience in a licensed childcare facility.

Preferred:

  • 24 credit hours from an accredited college, including at least 12 credit hours of coursework in early childhood or child development and/or at least twelve months early childhood education experience in a licensed child care facility.
  • AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and at least eighteen months early childhood education experience in a licensed childcare facility.

Requirements:

  • Class I Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Negative results of a Mantoux TB test
  • Maricopa County Food Handler Certification
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Immunization verification

Knowledge of:

  • Child development.
  • Developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Appropriate guidance techniques.
  • Inclusion practices for children with special needs.
  • Curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Child assessment methods.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • AZ DHS Child care licensing rules and regulations.
  • AZ First Things First.

Ability to:

  • Embrace new ideas
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff, parents and children, both orally and in writing.
  • Bend, kneel or crouch in order to lift children and work on the floor.
  • Be available for assigned but flexible weekly schedule.
  • Attend meetings, trainings and UCP Learning Center events as required.
How to Apply:

Qualified applicants can learn more about this opportunity online. Please complete application online to be considered for this position. Copy and Paste the URL below into your browser to begin!

https://ucpofcentralaz.org/careers/

Miscellaneous

Technical Assistance Provider - Quality First Redesign — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Southwest Human Development is seeking a professional to provide consultation services, intensive technical assistance, and collaboration with early care and education to enhance their capacity in behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of children ages birth to five and families they serve.

Position Responsibilities

This position will assist in the delivery of the Quality First Redesign Facilitation Guides. Support planning and implementations, participate as a team trainer, facilitate in person learning communities and online professional learning library virtual learning experiences and ensure professional development delivery in adult learning principles. This professional interfaces with program consultants/coaches and assures statewide collaboration and integration of the QFA/QF Redesign within inter- and intra- agency activities.

This position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree (required) / Master's Degree (preferred) - Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies-emphasis Early Childhood Education, Family Studies-emphasis Early Childhood Development, and/ or related degree with at least 18 credit hours from an accredited university/ college designating that the course work meets or exceeds Early Childhood Coursework requirement.

At least one (1) year direct experience working within early childhood systems / mentoring and coaching models.

Experience facilitating Early Childhood Training and mentoring/coaching of teachers/child development staff.

EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CONSIDERED

Ability to speak, write, and read Spanish preferred

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Early Childhood Language and Literacy Specialist, Professional Development Institute — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 22, 2019
Position Description:

Southwest Human Development (SWHD) is Arizona's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood development.  Founded in 1981, SWHD began as an organization with six staff members serving 175 child and families, which has grown into a state and national leader in early childhood services with a $75 million budget and a staff of 900.  SWHD is a leader in providing services to children ages 0-5 and their families, in the areas of : Child Development & Mental Health, Easterseals Disability Services, Early Literacy, Headstart & Early Headstart, and Family Supports & Child Welfare.  SWHD currently serves 135,000 children and their families each year, through more than 40 high-quality programs and services, designed to support the children of Arizona's healthy growth and development and assist families in feeling confident and competent in their parenting skills.  SWHD is the largest provider of early childhood professional development in the state of Arizona and one of the largest in the United States.

In 2018, SWHD founded the Professional Development Institute (PDI), at Educare Arizona.  PDI is the state's premier site for coordination and alignment of professional development for early childhood educators.  PDI is designed to share the latest science and evidence-based instructional strategies for early childhood teachers nationwide.  By wedding cutting-edge research with real-life application, PDI provides early childhood practitioners with the tools and support they need to improve the development, learning, and health of the young children they serve.

Southwest Human Development is currently seeking an Early Childhood Language and Literacy Specialist to develop, prepare and implement professional development curriculum for the language and literacy program offered through the PDI at Educare Arizona.

Position Responsibilities

Assist in the development and implementation of professional development curriculum / trainings that apply data-driven theory to the real-life situations, structures, and challenges that early childhood practitioners face in their daily practice, in order to improve the lives and educational experiences of children ages 0-5 state and nationwide.

- Provide short and long-term program planning related to PDI language and literacy program.

- Analyze program outcome data and makes continuous improvements for quality and to expand early care and education workforce services and systems.

- Participate as a PDI Trainer at In-Person Learning Events.

- Work with PDI Assistant Director in planning, developing, and monitoring program services, policies and procedures.

Compensation

Compensation is based on experience.  A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including health insurance, life insurance, flexible spending account, 401k retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, and ongoing professional development and training.

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.

Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:

Master's Degree required - Early Childhood Development or related field.

A minimum of five (5) years experience related to early language and literacy development in young children, ages 0-5. 

Knowledge and experience in adult learning strategies and coaching required. Prefer experience in design and development of professional development in the area of language and literacy.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Software Developer — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

We are seeking a Software Developer to work on a variety of software projects with multiple departments throughout our agency.  This includes working with agency staff to gain an understanding of business workflows and user requirements; designing and developing software applications and data structures; delivering/implementing solutions; preparing documentation.  The Software Developer will represent Information Systems on project teams and will provide technical expertise for the project teams.

The ideal candidate would possess strong communication and analytical skills, must be flexible in a rapidly changing and growing environment, able to multi-task and able to work well in a team-based environment.

Compensation

Compensation range is expected between $59,000 and $75,000, commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including health insurance (at no cost to the employee), life insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, and ongoing professional development and training.

 

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.

 

Position Qualifications:

Minimum of two (2) years experience in the following: 

    • Entity framework
    • ASP.net
    • SQL Server
    • MVC development
    • Visual Studio
    • Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services

Familiarity with Third Party controls (e.g. Dev Express) is a plus

SQL Server Reporting Services or SQL Integration Services experience is a plus

Bachelor's degree is highly desirable

Experience working as part of project team(s)

Excellent communication and organizational skills is required

Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions preferred - OR - must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Bilingual Family Support Specialist - In-Home Services Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

We are seeking a Bilingual Family Support Specialist for our In-Home Services Program in Maricopa County. 

The In-Home Services program provides intensive, supportive in-home services for families referred by the Department of Child Safety.  Each family works with a team consisting of a Family Counselor and a Family Support Specialist.

Services include crisis intervention, parenting skills training, child development education, linkage to community resources, assessment of the safety of the children, and counseling for such issues as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, underdeveloped coping skills, relationship problems, etc.

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree - Counseling, Social Services, Child Development, Health / Nursing, related field

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required

Must have experience in / knowledge of child welfare, child development, parenting education and community resources.

Must work well within a team.

Must have a valid Arizona driver's license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and be willing to travel to conduct home visits throughout Maricopa County.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Family Support Specialist - In-Home Services Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

We are seeking a Family Support Specialist for our In-Home Services Program in Maricopa County. 

The In-Home Services program provides intensive, supportive in-home services for families referred by the Department of Child Safety.  Each family works with a team consisting of a Family Counselor and a Family Support Specialist.

Services include crisis intervention, parenting skills training, child development education, linkage to community resources, assessment of the safety of the children, and counseling for such issues as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, underdeveloped coping skills, relationship problems, etc.

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree - Counseling, Social Services, Child Development, Health / Nursing, related field

Must have experience in / knowledge of child welfare, child development, parenting education and community resources.

Must work well within a team.

Must have a valid Arizona driver's license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and be willing to travel to conduct home visits throughout Maricopa County.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Family Counselor - In Home Services Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Our In-Home Services program provides intensive, supportive in-home services for families referred by Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services).    Each family is assigned a team of a counselor and family support specialist.

Services include crisis intervention, parenting skills training, child development education, assessment of the safety of the children, and counseling for such issues as domestic violence, drug abuse, mental illness, underdeveloped coping skills, relationship problems, and poor communication skills.

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field and licensure in social work/counseling field required.  
  • Must have knowledge of counseling methods, child welfare, early childhood development, parenting education and community resources.
  • Must work well within a team.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions.
How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

Lecturer, Program in Intensive English #604138 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

The Program in Intensive English (PIE) is looking for applicants to fill multiple Lecturer positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The number of positions filled will be based on program needs and enrollment projections. The Lecturers' duties will include teaching up to three classes in the PIE each semester and supporting the PIE through other major assigned responsibilities that include teacher observation, Instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant training, mentoring, supervision, curriculum development, and facilitating and grading placement exams (assessment)

The PIE, which was founded in 1987, has a three-fold mission:

To improve the English proficiency and academic preparedness of international students

  • To provide teacher training and professional development for NAU's MA-TESL/PhD in Applied Linguistics students
  • To provide research opportunities for university faculty, doctoral students, and MA-TESL students that advance disciplinary knowledge and effective second language teaching and learning

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA in TESL or Applied Linguistics
  • Three years of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching experience, one year of which is in an Intensive English Program (IEP) setting
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years teaching in an IEP or EAP program
  • Experience in teacher observation, supervision, and/or training
  • Development and use of assessment practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community
  • Materials/curriculum development in Listening/Speaking, Grammar, Reading/Writing, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Content-Based Instruction, and/or special or short-term programming
  • Participation in professional ESL/EFL organizations

AmeriCorps Program Support Member — Maggie's Place (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

Purpose: AmeriCorps Members in programs support will assist with administering programming to current and alumnae moms and children at the Family Success Center, as well as to current moms in the greater Phoenix, AZ area homes.

Duties:

  • Staff evening and weekend classes and programming at the resource center.

  • Develop and coordinate childcare enrichment programming for alumnae children at the resource center.

  • Assist with receiving and processing donations at the resource center; maintain alumnae mom donation closet and food pantry; coordinate donations with other Arizona homes as needed.

  • Assist with front desk coverage at the resource center as needed, including answering the phone, speaking with donors, signing moms up for programming, etc.

  • Provide house coverage support at four Maggie's Place homes in the greater Phoenix, AZ area by answering the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving and processing donations, and responding to current mom needs.

  • Connect with alumnae moms at move-out to enroll them in Family Success Center programming.

  • Provide rides for moms and babies to and from Maggie's Place events, classes, workshops, appointments, or job interviews as needed.

  • Assist Program Manager and Program Support Coordinator at the resource center as needed.

Position Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years old  

  • Ideally possesses a college degree or equivalent life experience

  • Must be in adequate physical, mental, and emotional health, including being able to lift and carry 30 - 50lbs, hold babies, respond to emergencies, and operate a vehicle.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively through written and oral means and effectively time manage.

  • Must be able to work in fast paced, dynamic environment with moderate interruptions.

  • Works collaboratively in team environment.

  • Shows initiative, adaptability, and emotional maturity.

How to Apply:

Email missioncorps@maggiesplace.org and please include: resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation with contact information or references.

Bilingual Family Support Specialist - Early Head Start Program — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix and surrounding areas)

Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Position Description:

BILINGUAL FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST - EARLY HEAD START

Southwest Human Development is a non-profit organization reaching out to children and families in Arizona with comprehensive and innovative early childhood services.  From small beginnings - a staff of six serving 175 children and families - Southwest has grown into the state's largest early childhood provider with a staff of 900 serving 135,000 children and families each year.  Throughout this growth we have remained true to our mission.

Mission

At Southwest Human Development we strive to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future.  Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that each child's earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development - intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral.  A child who starts life and school with a healthy foundation is at a distinct advantage.  We at Southwest Human Development are committed to creating a positive future for all young children.

Southwest Human Development has been named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal and is the proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award. 

These surveys let everyone in on something our staff already knows - Southwest Human Development is a great place to work! 

 

Position Description 

Our Head Start department is seeking a Bilingual Family Support Specialist to provide family development/social services to enrolled children ages birth to three and their families participating in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership project.

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership projectcreates a community continuum of integrated support for families with infants and toddlers who are experiencing a lack of adequate housing in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The project connects families with infants and toddlers to comprehensive Early Head Start services within a Child Care Partner Community Hub network. These embedded Early Head Start and child care services will raise the quality and the access to care while creating a larger system to support families on their individual journeys to sustained housing and employment. This innovative and multi-tiered community hub model offers social safety nets for families transitioning through stages of housing and workforce development.  The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership project is shaped in the context of quality child care experiences and sustained family social impacts aimed at ending homelessness for those vulnerable in our community.

Working in a classroom setting, the Family Support Specialist provides the following quality child/family services, some independently and some as part of a team:

- Manages a designated classroom site's enrolled children and families in relationship to maintaining full funded enrollment and above 85% average daily attendance.

- Consults regularly with families to assess and prioritize strengths and needs, establish family goals and to develop specific plans for implementation, as well as coaches and mentors parents.

- Ensures that enrolled children receive the required health and nutrition services and appropriate health and nutrition follow up treatment.

- Provides families with referrals to ensure that they receive appropriate and timely services.

- Supports the facilitation of the Parent Center Committee Meetings in partnership with program parents, and aligned to Program Governance.

 

This position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Qualifications:

AA or Bachelor's degree - Family Development, Social Services, Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies - emphasis Early Childhood Education/Family Studies, Family Studies - emphasis Early Childhood Development or Family Development, Psychology  -  AND/OR  -  related degree with at least 18 credit hours from an accredited university designating that the coursework meets or exceeds Early Childhood/Family Development/Social Work requirement.

Minimum one (1) year direct experience working with infants and toddlers and their families and bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website - https://www.swhd.org/about-us/careers/

In-House Support Staff — Maggie's Place (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

Job Purpose: The In-House Support Staff will support Maggie's Place live-in AmeriCorps members in their service roles by providing consistent house coverage during weekdays including some evenings, and possibly on occasional weekends. Support staff will take initiative in situations ranging from showing hospitality to moms and visitors, to building rapport with and supporting moms living in the homes, to responding appropriately to emergency situations. Overall they will be responsible for creating a safe, welcoming, home-like environment for the moms we serve so our moms can focus on achieving their goals.

Duties:

  • Provide daytime, evening, and occasional weekend house coverage as scheduled at any of our 4 Valley locations (Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa) by answering the office phone, welcoming volunteers, donors, and other visitors, offering tours, receiving/processing donations, opening or locking up the property, and responding to mom needs on site.

  • Provide appropriate conflict resolution strategies and de-escalate difficult situations when needed.

  • Implement Maggie's Place policies and procedures.

  • Build rapport with both moms and AmeriCorps members while on duty.

  • Provide rides in Maggie's Place vehicles for moms and babies to and from Maggie's Place events, classes, workshops, appointments, or job interviews as needed.

  • Complete other duty-related tasks as requested by the homes' AmeriCorps and/or the AZ Regional Manager.

  • Position is 40 hours/week.

Position is immediate through August 30, 2019, with the potential for temporary or permanent extension.

Position Qualifications:
  • At least 21 years old.

  • College degree or equivalent life experience.

  • Adequate physical, mental, and emotional health, including being able to lift and carry 30 - 50lbs, hold babies, respond to emergencies in the home, and operate a vehicle.

  • Effective and appropriate communication through written and oral means and effective time management.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with moderate interruptions.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, email etiquette & capability).

  • Cultural sensitivity.

  • Demonstrates initiative, adaptability, and emotional maturity. 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and two references to apply@maggiesplace.org

Career Counselor — JobPath, Inc. (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The JobPath Career Counselor uses a case management approach to move JobPath participants' from enrollment to successful completion of their education or job training programs. 

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs

DIRECT REPORTS: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct applicant intake interviews and make recommendations regarding program inclusion

Assist participants in the college or course enrollment and registration process, including completing Financial Aid application (FAFSA) and applying for grants and scholarships

Monitor participants' progress in their education and job training and respond promptly to participants' issues

Develop personalized education and job training plans for each program participant

Use a case management approach to identify necessary supports and make appropriate community referrals

Facilitate bi-monthly peer support meetings with participants

Build relationships with instructors, coordinators and all other appropriate college and agency staff to enhance the training experience of the participant and facilitate progress towards graduation

Develop and cultivate employer contacts in JobPath career areas

Provide comprehensive career preparation support including job search strategies, resume writing, digital profile management, and interviewing techniques

Conduct exit interviews with all recent graduates and maintain contact to obtain employment and wage information

Represent JobPath at outreach functions that includes workshops, job fairs, local conferences, seminars, community awareness campaigns and related venues

Other duties as assigned

SCHEDULE:

This is a full-time (40 hours a week) role that requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

JobPath does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or economic status.

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or other relevant field
  • Two years of wrap-around case management experience
  • Strong presentation skills, and comfort presenting to and leading groups
  • Excellent customer service, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to record and maintain clear written documentation
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • A willingness to work in accordance with JobPath's values of courage, equity, integrity, community, and quality
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of career services experience
  • Experience leading individual and group peer support groups
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@jobpath.net by February 25, 2019.

Supply Chain Assistant — International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 7, 2019
Position Description:

IRC Background: 

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States.   The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.  The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.

Job Overview:

The Supply Chain Assistant position will help support the Supply Chain Supervisor in managing inventory and logistics, as well as administrative duties as assigned.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the transition from the current inventory database to the new ERP system; Integra.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of supplies including both donated and purchased items; including a regular physical count and reconciliation with the current inventory tracking database.
  • Monitor current supplies and provide regular purchase requests to Procurement as needed.
  • Enter and track inventory received and released through the current Access database, and then through Integra after launch.
  • Complete quarterly inventory audit reports.
  • Coordinate the logistics of client home set ups with case management.
  • Explain and release inventory to newly arrived clients.
  • Create and track the necessary client direct assistance vouchers for the Resettlement Program.
  • Assist with casework and document filing:

o   review of expenses as compared to grant requirements

o   month end inventory reconciliation

o   requesting spending plans when needed

  • Assist in overseeing the front desk and office reception area, ensure telephone and reception coverage as needed.
  • Act as back up for Supply Chain Supervisor, including vendor vetting, vehicle fleet maintenance, and procurement.
  • Coordinate volunteer projects, such as assembly of bulk supply kits, and oversee/train supply chain intern for selected projects.
  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Supply Chain Supervisor
Indirect Reporting: Executive Director, Finance Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC Staff, Volunteers and Interns

External: Position helps coordinate services and is responsible for maintaining relationships with appropriate vendors and community partners.

Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • Some advance education in related areas such as business management, supply chain management or logistics.
  • At least one year of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office Programs and database experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment; cultural sensitivity, excellent cross-cultural communication skills; preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred.
  • Ability to carry up to 35 lbs. safely.

Working Environment:  Standard office work environment with limited activities in on-site storage units with the ability to lift and move 35 lbs safely.

Business & Process Improvement Manager — Make-A-Wish America (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 1, 2019
Position Description:

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This is our mission at Make-A-Wish America. The Business & Process Improvement Manager is a key contributor to the mission by leading projects focused on key strategic initiatives. 

The Business & Process Improvement Manager is responsible for leading projects focused on key strategic initiatives for Make-A-Wish(r) America. The manager will work closely with senior leadership, and cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategies collaboratively and drive the organization forward.  Projects include formulation of long-term strategic priorities and plans, analysis and recommendations, external benchmarking, and internal business performance improvement and evaluation.

 

 CLICK HERE to see how Make-A-Wish America team members describe the rewarding work we do! 

 

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Business Process Improvement - reaches across the organization to assess gaps and identify solutions
  • Problem Solving - gathers data, formulates hypotheses and makes recommendations
  • Agent of Change - drives change management, prepares leadership through well written updates and presentations while promoting cross functional coordination and alignment and ensures a quality outcome
  • Analytic Leadership - develops business cases, formulates hypotheses, evaluates return on investment and recommends prioritization based on analytical evaluation
  • Project Management - leads and manages a portfolio of projects
  • Program Management - establish standardized program management templates and discipline for key strategic initiatives and provide status reporting to key stakeholders

 

 Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Process Improvement - ability to increase efficiency and effectiveness of processes.  May include 6 Sigma & Lean background.
  • Business Transformation - experience in driving transformational efforts within a mid to large sized organization
  • Program/Project Management - experience in leading projects, as well as managing a portfolio of projects across various departments and disciplines
  • Analytical Insights - experience in framing key strategic questions to answer and complex problems with executive leadership
  • Analytic Aptitude - data driven analytics experience to support and justify recommendations
  • Strategic Mindset - having a big picture view of opportunities, with the ability to define tactical implementation plans
  • Financial Acumen - ability to create business cases and evaluate initiatives based on return on investment
  • Consulting Experience - ability to identify gaps, develop strategy and promote associated plans to drive improvement
  • Collaboration - understands organizational dynamics, navigates expertly and can achieve success in a consensus driven, team-oriented environment

Working Conditions:

  • Work in an office environment.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • May require work outside a traditional Monday - Friday work week, and outside normal business hours.

Rewards and Benefits 

  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential 
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options 
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days 
  • Maternity Leave 
  • Educational Tuition Assistance 
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs 
  • Individual and Leadership Development  
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

 

Join Our Team of Inspired People Transforming Lives 

We are more than a great place to work - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.  

 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. 

 

 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Industrial Engineer or similar Undergraduate degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 4+ years professional experience in project management, strategy and/or consulting required.
  • Strong computer skills required, specifically in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Prior experience working in a non-profit organization desired.

 

Guest Services / Guest Experiences Ambassador (Seasonal) — Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (DBA Phoenix Zoo) (Phoenix, Arizona)

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Position Description:

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Phoenix Zoo
Job Description 

Job Title: Guest Services / Guest Experiences Ambassador
Department: Guest Services  / Guest Experiences     
Supervisor:  Guest Services Manager / Guest Experiences Manager
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Part -Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Class Code: A11
 
General Statement:     
Guest Services and Experiences Ambassadors provide front line guest service. They must be able to make a good first impression on our guests.   Computer, guest service, and cash handling experience a plus.  Guest Services responsibilities include selling admission tickets, selling memberships, validating tickets, stroller and wheelchair rentals, helping school groups, and providing general Zoo information.   Guest Experiences responsibilities include selling admission tickets for Zoo activities, validating tickets, providing general Zoo information, operation of retail experiences including: Boat Rentals, Carousel, Camel Rides, Stingray Bay, 4-D theater sales, Safari Train, and other seasonal experiences as needed.
 
Essential Duties:  

  1. Provide excellent guest service to zoo guests and employees by maintaining a WILD (friendly, helpful, positive and professional) working attitude and appearance and assist in creating value for each individual guest.
  2. Maintain exceptional standards for guest service, cleanliness, and physical appearance within all locations of the Zoo.
  3. Communicate clearly with guests and staff over phone, radio or in person.
  4. Receive and respond to guest inquiries and complaints, problem-solving in a friendly, helpful, positive, and professional manner.
  5. Communicate any safety or operational concerns to supervisor.
  6. Monitor the public ensuring the safety of guests and animals, including; looking for prohibited items, assisting with crowd control, and communicating with rangers regarding situational concerns.
  7. Work with and assist in training of new Ambassadors as needed following skills evaluation.
  8. Serve as a liaison between both the Guest Services and Guest Experiences departments and all other departments in the Zoo.

Guest Services:

  1. Greet and provide directional information to guests and members and respond to their inquiries and requests with current and accurate information.
  2. Operate computers and registers to sell admission tickets and experiences.
  3. Scan and track ticket, wristband and group tally counts at points of entry.
  4. Perform all functions necessary for the processing and rental of equipment including; operating computers/registers, process credit card and cash transactions, review applicable rental contracts and educating guests on safety guidelines and proper use of the rental equipment and monitor guests' behavior.
  5. Wash and maintain the integrity of rental fleet and tag any broken equipment.

Guest Experiences:

  1. Sell and validate tickets, communicate pricing and discounts, and promote current activities and upcoming events.
  2. Operate computers and registers to sell experience tickets and packages. 
  3. Scan and track ticket, wristband and group tally counts at each venue.
  4. Educate guests on safety guidelines and proper use of the rentals and rides and monitor guests' behavior.
  5. Provide service to guests needing assistance with the rides and experiences.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)

Position Qualifications:
  1. Guest service experience preferred.
  2. Cash handling experience preferred.
  3. Ability to engage and communicate effectively with guests of all ages through good listening skills, friendliness, enthusiasm, and a positive and professional attitude.
  4. Ability to adapt to a fast pace working environment.
  5. Availability to work nights, weekends, holidays and school breaks.
  6. Ability to stand for extended periods of time, up to 15 hours.
  7. Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  8. Ability to periodically lift up to 50 pounds 4 feet off the ground.
  9. Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug test.
  10. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
  11. Experience working with computers and familiarity with Galaxy POS Ticketing/Scanning systems a plus.
How to Apply:

To apply, please visit: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/careers/

Resumes are not accepted for any ACNC position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from the Phoenix Zoo career site, it is closed and we will no longer accept applications. If you are a top candidate for a current opening, we will contact you within a few weeks of the position closing. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications and resumes we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who best match our current openings.

Food Resource Developer — St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 25, 2019
Position Description:

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance is looking for a self-directed, innovative professional to act in the capacity of Food Resource Developer. Based in our Phoenix, Arizona location, the Food Resource Developer will be directly responsible for the development and retention of food donation accounts. The Food Resource Developer will also coordinate and leverage food donation accounts for the purchasing of food productions necessary to support food bank programs and operations.

Founded in 1967, St. Mary's is known as the world's first food bank. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in our state by gathering and distributing food to those in need while encouraging self-sufficiency.                

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing, developing, and maintaining donor relationships with food industry companies, organizations, and individuals to facilitate the donation of food products in support of the mission of the food bank.
  • Ongoing solicitation, site visits, and account follow-up to ensure donor development, growth of the donor relationship, and the timely resolution to any problems with donor accounts. Field work up to 80% of the month.
  • Maintaining all donor account records and files, including the food bank database of donor accounts and their activity.
  • Developing and growing donor accounts to include volunteer support for the food bank, donor food drives, and the donation of funds.
  • Seeking program sponsorship opportunities for food bank programs through the growth and development of donor accounts. 
  • Supporting the Operations Team in all matters of food resourcing are handled correctly and efficiently to limit waste and to ensure product quality.
  • Establishing logistical processes and procedures to facilitate product arrival and shipment.
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends, technology, and food safety.
  • Providing support to the Operations Team in the area of product traceability and food safety programs, and for product recalls.
  • Maintaining accurate records and generating reports to document to include monthly status reports on account activity and new source development).
  • Assisting with providing data and metrics information to facilitate the evaluation of operational activities of the food bank.
  • Maintaining excellent customer service relations with all internal and external customers.
  • Providing support to the Logistics Department to implement and oversee best practices to ensure perishable products are handled quickly and efficiently to maximize product viability.
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with other food banks, Feeding America, AAFB, and other community and organizational partners to facilitate the mission of the food bank.
  • Providing support for the food bank's Mobile Pantry program, including the development and expansion of the program.
  • Providing technical, logistical, and educational support for food bank employees and programs involving the procurement of food resources.
  • Attending trade shows.
  • Safety sensitive position.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' food industry experience, or comparable industry experience.
  • Experience in business/account sales development and management.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Comprehensive experience in customer service management.
  • Intermediate computer skills to include Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Arizona Driver's license.
How to Apply:

St. Mary's offers a generous compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, 401K, PTO, employer paid life insurance and more. This is your chance to make a difference. Join our Mission to alleviate hunger.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and salary requirements at jobs.firstfoodbank.org

Veteran Service Assistant (Full or Part Time) — U.S.VETS - Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 25, 2019
Position Description:

Veteran Service Assistant/Driver

 

This position reports directly to the Veteran Service Coordinator or Lead Veterans Service Assistant if applicable. The Veterans Service Assistant assists in the daily implementation of basic residential services to support safety and security and a therapeutic community environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the delivery of basic services (such as shelter, food, hygiene, etc.) to veterans served at the facility
  • Ensures harmonious atmosphere at the facility by maintaining communication with clinical staff and maintaining a therapeutic community environment
  • Assists in the delivery/handling of client mail
  • Assists clients with the move-in and move-out from the facility
  • Responsible for the preventing or de-escalating any verbal and physical altercations from the facility including submitting Incident Reports to the Veteran Service Coordinator or Lead Veterans Service Assistant concerning these events
  • Responsible for addressing client issues timely to ensure the non-interruption of services
  • Conveying needs to the Veteran Service Coordinator or Lead Veterans Service Assistant to maintain supply inventory of supplies and ensures proper storage
  • Assists with maintenance and upkeep of the facility and ensures readiness for inspections
  • Conducts toxicology testing of clients according to program policy to promote a sober environment
  • Responsible for implementation of all safety and emergency procedures
  • Assist the Veteran Service Coordinator in bed checks and inspections of rooms to ensure a clean, safe and hazardless environment
  • Conducts various administrative duties to include documentation of bed checks, inspections, incident reports, client logs, emergency procedure drills, etc.
  • Facilitate routine daily living activities for clients
  • Adheres to the site work order procedure
  • Provides daily shuttle van transportation to community agencies such as VA, DMV, Social Security, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

 

REV 5.30.18

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Experience with programs, client population, similar populations, or other relevant experience preferred
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with residential staff
  • Must promote client-centered philosophy and skilled in creating/maintaining a sober environment
  • Must be energetic, dedicated to mission and flexible
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Valid Arizona driver's license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.
  • Local Candidate
  • Complete Application in Entirety

 

Other Jobs and Career Opportunities

Paid Internships

Preschool Group Teacher — Tree of Life Preschool Academy (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Position Description:

Job Title Group Teacher

 

Reports to Director

 

Minimum Qualifications

At least 18 years of age; a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience in early childhood education or the 40 hours new hire licensing training. Preferred qualification: A CDA or equivalency credential with one year of experience. AA or BA preferred.

 

Salary Range

$11.00-$ 15.50+ per hour depending on education and experience.

 

Job Purpose Statement

Provide a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate program and environment where children have the opportunity to develop social-emotional, language, intellectual and physical skills. Respect and support the family unit in their efforts to raise their children to become well-rounded individuals.

 

Essential Duties or Tasks

-          Supervise children at all times by sight and sound.

-          Develop a warm and nurturing relationship with all children and parents.

-          Observe children closely enough to be aware of any changes in behavior and health.

-          Understand and use positive behavior techniques that help each child to develop the ability to be self-disciplined.

-          Enforce all safety rules of the program according to the policy manual; understand and implement, as needed, emergency procedures for fire, storm, medical, first aid, CPR, etc.)

-          Promote good hygiene through appropriate hand washing, diapering and sanitation techniques according to the policy manual.

-          Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards and those of our accrediting agency.

-         Do Lesson Plans and Implement the activities of the weekly lesson plan.

-          Promote language development through storytelling, music, conversation, book reading and pretend play.

-          Organize a classroom arrangement that is conducive to appropriate behavior and learning for the age of the group.

-          Provide a calm, pleasant, interactive experience for the children during all meals.

-          Provide regular, on-going, positive communication with parents on a regular basis, according to the expectations for the age-group. This includes, but is not limited to, daily or weekly written and verbal reports.

-          Be available for parent-teacher conferences, as needed.

-          Develop and maintaining accurate, detailed and neat records of accidents, illnesses, incidents, medication, attendance, observations, assessments, conferences or any other records requested by the program.

-          Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and attractive classroom environment according to the standards set forth in the policy manual. Quickly wipes up spills to avoid accidents.

-          Attend staff meetings, parent events and in-house trainings both during and after regular program hours as required for this position.

-          Attend and complete all Licensing training requirements within the time frame set forth by the State.

-          Attend additional workshops, training and continuing education classes as determined in the individualized training plan.

-          Be familiar with and adhere to all policies set forth in the Parent Handbook, the Staff Handbook and the Policy Manual.

 

Other Duties and Tasks

-          Contribute to the program's general appearance and condition; notify the director of any facility problems.

-          Notify the director when supplies are low or toys and materials are broken.

-          Arrive at work on time; seldom is absent.

-          Answer the telephone in a pleasant, professional manner.

-          Participate in all program evaluations.

-          Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

-          Keep clean the classroom, bathroom, outdoor

 

Physical Requirements

-          Safely lift small children up to 50 pounds.

-          Bend, stoop and kneel to children's level.

-          Sit on the floor and small chairs.

-          Stand for extended periods of time.

-          Withstand periods of time in the sun and heat outside.

-          Communicate clearly and intelligibly both orally and in writing with children, families and staff.

 

Please submit your resume at: tolpreschoolacademy@gmail.com

 

Position Qualifications:

Job Title Group Teacher

 

Reports to Director

 

Minimum Qualifications

At least 18 years of age; a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience in early childhood education or the 40 hours new hire licensing training. Preferred qualification: A CDA or equivalency credential with one year of experience. AA or BA preferred.

 

Salary Range

$11.00-$ 15.50+ per hour depending on education and experience.

 

Job Purpose Statement

Provide a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate program and environment where children have the opportunity to develop social-emotional, language, intellectual and physical skills. Respect and support the family unit in their efforts to raise their children to become well-rounded individuals.

 

Essential Duties or Tasks

-          Supervise children at all times by sight and sound.

-          Develop a warm and nurturing relationship with all children and parents.

-          Observe children closely enough to be aware of any changes in behavior and health.

-          Understand and use positive behavior techniques that help each child to develop the ability to be self-disciplined.

-          Enforce all safety rules of the program according to the policy manual; understand and implement, as needed, emergency procedures for fire, storm, medical, first aid, CPR, etc.)

-          Promote good hygiene through appropriate hand washing, diapering and sanitation techniques according to the policy manual.

-          Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards and those of our accrediting agency.

-         Do Lesson Plans and Implement the activities of the weekly lesson plan.

-          Promote language development through storytelling, music, conversation, book reading and pretend play.

-          Organize a classroom arrangement that is conducive to appropriate behavior and learning for the age of the group.

-          Provide a calm, pleasant, interactive experience for the children during all meals.

-          Provide regular, on-going, positive communication with parents on a regular basis, according to the expectations for the age-group. This includes, but is not limited to, daily or weekly written and verbal reports.

-          Be available for parent-teacher conferences, as needed.

-          Develop and maintaining accurate, detailed and neat records of accidents, illnesses, incidents, medication, attendance, observations, assessments, conferences or any other records requested by the program.

-          Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and attractive classroom environment according to the standards set forth in the policy manual. Quickly wipes up spills to avoid accidents.

-          Attend staff meetings, parent events and in-house trainings both during and after regular program hours as required for this position.

-          Attend and complete all Licensing training requirements within the time frame set forth by the State.

-          Attend additional workshops, training and continuing education classes as determined in the individualized training plan.

-          Be familiar with and adhere to all policies set forth in the Parent Handbook, the Staff Handbook and the Policy Manual.

 

Other Duties and Tasks

-          Contribute to the program's general appearance and condition; notify the director of any facility problems.

-          Notify the director when supplies are low or toys and materials are broken.

-          Arrive at work on time; seldom is absent.

-          Answer the telephone in a pleasant, professional manner.

-          Participate in all program evaluations.

-          Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

-          Keep clean the classroom, bathroom, outdoor

 

Physical Requirements

-          Safely lift small children up to 50 pounds.

-          Bend, stoop and kneel to children's level.

-          Sit on the floor and small chairs.

-          Stand for extended periods of time.

-          Withstand periods of time in the sun and heat outside.

-          Communicate clearly and intelligibly both orally and in writing with children, families and staff.

 

Please submit your resume at: tolpreschoolacademy@gmail.com

 

How to Apply:

Email us your resume at 

tolpreschoolacademy@gmail.com 

or

info@tolpreschoolacademy.com 

1MISSION Storytelling UNtern- Summer — 1MISSION (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

At 1MISSION, we work hard. We move fast. And yep, we've been known to have fun.

We're proud of the 800+ families that have earned new houses over the past decade. But with 1.6 billion people in the world who still lack adequate housing, we know we're just getting started.

Our team works in a sixth-floor office in downtown Phoenix, planning events, coordinating trips, telling stories, building partnerships, and balancing budgets. But our hearts are in the field with our friends in Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

The work we do here supports the work that happens there. That's why we aren't content just to get the job done. We're here to change the world.

Each summer, we recruit UNterns to join us in this life-changing work.

Yeah, we said UNterns. Some internship programs amount to little more than taking coffee orders, filing documents in a windowless room, or making copies all day. If that's your thing, more power to you.

But that's not us. Our UNterns do what we do. They get real hands-on experience in the office and in the field. They hit deadlines. They collaborate. They offer their input in meetings. They listen and learn. They get stuff done.

Giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Now that's a story worth telling! You'll help 1MISSION share this story through writing, photography, video, social media, public relations, and maybe even smoke signals. Whatever it takes to get the word out.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

1MISSION Operations UNtern- Summer — 1MISSION (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. 

At 1MISSION, we work hard. We move fast. And yep, we've been known to have fun.

We're proud of the 800+ families that have earned new houses over the past decade. But with 1.6 billion people in the world who still lack adequate housing, we know we're just getting started.

Our team works in a sixth-floor office in downtown Phoenix, planning events, coordinating trips, telling stories, building partnerships, and balancing budgets. But our hearts are in the field with our friends in Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Operations UNtern

Learn the ins and outs of how an innovative international nonprofit is run. You'll provide support for our Field Operations team as well as our US team and learn what it takes to sustain and scale a community development organization for the long run.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

1MISSION Special Events UNtern- Summer — 1MISSION (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 13, 2019
Position Description:

We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. 

At 1MISSION, we work hard. We move fast. And yep, we've been known to have fun.

We're proud of the 800+ families that have earned new houses over the past decade. But with 1.6 billion people in the world who still lack adequate housing, we know we're just getting started.

Our team works in a sixth-floor office in downtown Phoenix, planning events, coordinating trips, telling stories, building partnerships, and balancing budgets. But our hearts are in the field with our friends in Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

The work we do here supports the work that happens there. That's why we aren't content just to get the job done. We're here to change the world.

Each summer, we recruit UNterns to join us in this life-changing work.

Yeah, we said UNterns. Some internship programs amount to little more than taking coffee orders, filing documents in a windowless room, or making copies all day. If that's your thing, more power to you.

But that's not us. Our UNterns do what we do. They get real hands-on experience in the office and in the field. They hit deadlines. They collaborate. They offer their input in meetings. They listen and learn. They get stuff done.

As the Specail Events UNtern, you'll work directly with our Events Coordinator and Partnerships Director on two major fundraising events: our 2019 Gala and 2020 Bikes Fight Poverty ride. You'll gain first-hand experience in what it takes to plan, coordinate, promote, and execute a top-notch fundraising event!

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

Community Affairs Intern — Arizona Public Service - APS (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Position Description:

APS prides itself in creating an outstanding internship experience for the 50+ interns that join us in business units across the organization each summer.  Beginning in May, interns work full-time for 12 weeks and receive competitive pay (undergrad: $15.5-$22/hr).  In addition to providing meaningful and challenging projects that expand technical skills, the program enhances professional development and fosters a sense of community through: assigned mentors, volunteer projects, organized social events, an executive speaker series, and soft skill workshops focusing on strengths and behavioral styles. 

Intern Summary:

Assist in managing, organizing and representing APS at public functions related to Corporate and Community event activities and meetings. Communicate important business initiatives and develop strategic messaging/tactics to help position APS as a community leader.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements: Applicants should be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program and show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training. 

How to Apply:

How to Apply:  Apply through your college job board and APS.com.  For more information on the intern experience and what it means to work at APS: visit APS.com/college, follow us on Facebook and check out this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxU72m9v2CRSwx-0xQjNvZ1ywsJkWTf3W.

Unpaid Internships

Board Intern — Phoenix Allies for Community Health (Phoenix )

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:

Organization Overview: PACH is a health-justice non-profit that grew out of the immigrants rights movement.  Our flagship project is a completely volunteer driven free clinic, providing comprehenisve family medicine for nearly 800 local immigrant families.

This position would work colaboratively with the President and Vice President to coordinate the daily operations of the non-profit and advance the mission of PACH

To learn more, read here.

Position Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to social justice

Good communication skills

Interest in issues of health-equity and health-justice

How to Apply:

Contact Jason Odhner: jason@azpach.org

Entrepreneurship and Development Intern — Human Connections (Bucerias)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Position Description:

This program is a fast-paced, intensive international internship in Mexico for students who wish to take advantage of their summer break to travel, engage in the social sector, and grow professionally. Structured like job trainings that equip participants with the skills they need to succeed in a wide range of positions, we will treat you as a part of our small but inventive team, and will entrust you with a great deal of responsibility and choice.
Interns will work on projects, focused on consulting and nonprofit management, and these projects will be complimented by workshops, group discussions, visits with our artisans and nonprofit partners, and responsible tourism excursions throughout the area.
This internship is open to students of all majors, but is especially relevant for those studying Spanish, business/consulting, the social sector, international/global studies or development.
Training included: Health and Safety in Mexico, helpful Spanish expressions, Cultural Sensitivity, Leadership Styles, Economic development (including Microfinance)
Training may also include: WordPress, Canva, InDesign, Xero and other banking systems, additional Spanish language tutoring, Sales Force
Mentorship: Each intern will have meetings with our founder and director, as well as their team lead
Feedback: Group and individual feedback weekly
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily sync up meetings with team
  • Actively participate in workshops, discussions and trainings
  • Consider and plan the logistics of a new tour/workshop experience:
  • research and find useful background information about partner and his/her form of business
  • refine details of the visit (transport, timing, content of visit, cost, etc.)
  • creatively think about how to market the new experience and devise a marketing plan in which to do so
Position Qualifications:

An open mind, willingness to collaborate and curiosity.

Philanthropy Intern — Family Promise of Greater Phoenix (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

The Family Promise of Greater Phoenix mission is to provide emergency shelter and social services to help families move toward independent housing and self-sufficiency.

Ideal location: Just north of main ASU campus, across the 202 on Scottsdale Rd. 7221 E. Belleview St.

The Philanthropy department is composed of four full-time staff members and four contract employees. Opportunity for full to part-time work following internship. 

Intern will report to Director of Philanthropy. Key responsibilities include:

  • Writing marketing material for brochures and special events
  • Engaging with low- to mid-level donors
  • Participating in weekly department meetings to gain a comprehensive understanding of a multi-million dollar fundraising department at a 20-year old nonprofit organization.
  • Public speaking opportunity.
  • Social media
  • Developing and running Young Professionals Advisory Council for Family Promise

Need someone who can come in at least 12 hours a week, or the minimum required by ASU to receive full credit hours for an internship.

Position Qualifications:

Intermediate to expert marketing content writer

Strong work ethic

Ability to work at least 12 hours per week

Willingness to receive mentoring

Desire to understand the overall operations of a human services nonprofit

How to Apply:

Send a 400 word statement about why you would like to participate in this internship to sk@familypromiseaz.org.

Direct questions to Susan Kavanaugh, Director of Philanthropy, 480-750-8891.

Community Outreach & Development Intern — Heartwood Montessori (Mesa)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Heartwood Montessori is a nonprofit private school affiliated with the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies. Heartwood and SIMS share a combined vision of creating an authentic Montessori program in the underserved community of Mesa, to allow all children the opportunity to nurture their own natural desire to learn independently within a Montessori environment.

Heartwood is currently enrolling students for the 2019-2020 school year. In order to support the surrounding community, we are looking for interns to assist in the set-up of the school, community outreach and enrollment, as well as fund development for construction, equipment, and student scholarships.

Interns will work with our team in Mesa, as well as from their own locations when necessary. This is a great opportunity to experience the “start-up process” of a nonprofit organization, if you have a desire to begin a program of your own in the future.  

Time Commitment:

  • Up to 15 hours per week for 6-9 months
  • Work hours and location can flexible around your schedule.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of community education events, as well as fundraising events.
  • Assist in developing a strong community presence in Mesa.
  • Research and apply for grant funding opportunities, as well as scholarship funding for student tuition assistance through programs such as: Working Poor Grant.
  • Marketing programs to local community for enrollment.
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Characteristics

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner through written word and phone communication.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge and experience with Montessori education preferred, but not required.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

Skills Gained

  • Program development and administration
  • Experience in Grant research and responding to RFPs
  • Fundraising Event coordination and management
  • Networking and Relationship building in both the nonprofit community and local government
How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@heartwoodaz.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Corporate Development Intern (Fall) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

The Corporate Development Intern will assist the Development department with annual fundraising efforts that include, but are not limited to, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and foundation donors. Responsibilities will include cause-related marketing projects, donor solicitation and stewardship - all to raise funds needed to grant wishes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate donor stewardship that includes, but is not limited to, gathering wish story information for development team members to share with donors, coordinating donor mailings and gifts, etc.
  • Responsible for post-event evaluations/acknowledgements
  • Assist in securing wish star sponsorships and assist various wish star campaigns
  • Responsible for Raiser's Edge database entry for projection action tracking
  • Assist in cultivating and managing volunteer/donor relationships
  • Provide administrative support for corporate development department
  • Performs other duties as needed

Additional information: To gather additional information on our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships 

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Requires excellent project management, customer service, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills, and attention to detail
* Microsoft Office and Outlook, donor database management software desired;
* Minimum of 15-hour work week preferred
* Must be flexible and can multitask
* Exemplary customer service skills and attitude, poised, knowledgeable, caring professional
* Comfort with cold-calling solicitations
* Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office equipment
* Strong knowledge of standard office protocol and behavior
* Ability to utilize time effectively in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to maintain confidential information
* Effective problem solver

DESIRED CORPORATE VALUES:
* Child Focus
* Integrity
* Impact
* Innovation
* Community

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit an official resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Development & Events Internship — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

The Development & Events Intern will primarily assist with the Kids for Wish Kids program. Kids for Wish Kids is a program managed by kids, for kids. This program engages youth of all ages with the Make-A-Wish mission and allows K-12 students to raise funds and help grant life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses. This intern will play a vital role in assisting schools with holding successful fundraisers and will also assist with both Internal and External Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the Kids for Wish Kids program, including meeting with schools and attending school events with Development & Events Coordinator.
  • Support Make-A-Wish Arizona by conducting outreach phone calls, emails and meetings to assist in the recruitment of schools, clubs and participants.
  • Assist with school and club donor identification, solicitation, donor recognition and acknowledgement.
  • Engage and support Kids For Wish Kids participants, ensuring they have the necessary documents from Make-A-Wish Arizona including toolkits, fundraising forms, collateral, etc.
  • Assist in the development and growth of Youth Leadership Council
  • Provide administrative support for events department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional information: To gather additional information on our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships 

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Requires excellent project management, customer service, communication, and public presentation skills.
* Passion for the Make-A-Wish mission.
* Professional dress and strong communication skills.
* Ability to work quickly and independently.
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook and Excel.
* Minimum of 20-hour work week preferred, some weekend events required.

KEY SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
* The candidate will gain critical project coordination and project management skills for a multi-faceted, multi-step project.
* The candidate will gain knowledge and best practices for fundraising events.
* The candidate will learn critical fundraising and donor cultivation strategy.
* The candidate will gain basic skill training in Raiser's Edge software.
* The candidate will gain strong customer service and public speaking skills.

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit an official resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Public Relations & Marketing Internship (Fall) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
  • Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Developing and updating web site copy
  • Writing news releases and media alerts
  • Support various events taking place during course of internship
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
* Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
* Strong project management and customer service skills
* Ability to work independently
* Minimum of 16-hour work week preferred

CORPORATE VALUES:
* Child Focus
* Integrity
* Impact
* Innovation
* Community

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit an official resume, cover letter and two writing samples via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Referral and Medical Outreach Intern (Fall) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

This internship position has two primary objectives: to strengthen relations with the referral community to encourage more wish granting in Arizona and to begin the wish journey for families by sharing wish approval and collecting necessary wish paperwork. Desired outcomes of this internship experience will include stronger communication skills, increased attention to detail in data maintenance and project organization, greater understanding of Make-A-Wish qualifying medical conditions, and heartfelt opportunities in positively affecting the life of a child with a critical illness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Referral Intake and Medical Outreach

  • Completes initial phone interview with caregivers of new wish children.
  • Follows-up with medical staff on missing electronic forms.
  • Conducts follow-up with wish families regarding paperwork.
  • Assist in researching potential new referral sources throughout Arizona.
  • Prepares and co-facilitates medical outreach presentations and events.
  • Considers new medical outreach tools and endeavors.
  • Assist in creating referral recognition gifts and activities.
  • Assist in building medical outreach newsletter.
  • Assist with the Wish Family Welcome Orientation.

Additional information: To gather additional information on our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships 

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Passion for the mission
* Area of study in social work, human development, psychology, communications, or business.
* Computer knowledge - Microsoft Office, Excel, online search engines.
* Professional communication skills, phone etiquette.
* Flexibility working with diverse groups - wish families, volunteers, staff
* Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
* Minimum 20-hour work week is desired.

CORPORATE VALUES:
* Child Focus
* Integrity
* Impact
* Innovation
* Community

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit an official resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org 

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Granting Internship (Fall) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 31, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

Working in the Wish Granting department will allow an intern the opportunity to do behind the scenes work with the mission of the foundation. Desired outcomes of project work would include stronger communication skills, higher business ethic, greater understanding of working within the not-for-profit sector, getting a behind the scenes look at how wishes are granted, and having personal experience in affecting the life of a child with a critical condition.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • WISH COORDINATION: Assists in coordinating the one, true wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. These tasks are done at the direction of the Wish Delivery team including director and wish managers.
  • WISH FAMILY COMMUNICATION: Upon wish completion, the intern may be responsible for collecting all final paperwork from wish granting volunteers and families as well as sending wish family satisfaction surveys.
  • DATA ANALYTICS: Analyze, review, create, and update processes, manuals, and forms as they relate to the Wish Granting department.
  • ON-GOING PROJECTS: Operation manual updates, wish satisfaction survey tracking and processing, internal documentation of Wish and Volunteer Center pilot, additional projects as assigned.

Additional information: To gather additional information on our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Passion for the mission
* Area of study, or experience in social work, communications or business a plus.
* Computer knowledge - Microsoft Office, search engines, accurate typing skills.
* Professional communication skills, phone etiquette.
* Flexibility working with diverse groups - wish families, volunteers, staff
* Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
* Minimum 25-hour work week desired.

CORPORATE VALUES:
* Child Focus
* Integrity
* Impact
* Innovation
* Community

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit an official resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Referral and Medical Outreach Intern — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

This internship position has two primary objectives: to strengthen relations with the referral community to encourage more wish granting in Arizona and to begin the wish journey for families by sharing wish approval and collecting necessary wish paperwork. Desired outcomes of this internship experience will include stronger communication skills, increased attention to detail in data maintenance and project organization, greater understanding of Make-A-Wish qualifying medical conditions, and heartfelt opportunities in positively affecting the life of a child with a critical illness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes initial phone interview with caregivers of new wish children.
  • Follows-up with medical staff on missing electronic forms.
  • Conducts follow-up with wish families regarding paperwork.
  • Assist in researching potential new referral sources throughout Arizona.
  • Prepares and co-facilitates medical outreach presentations and events.
  • Considers new medical outreach tools and endeavors.
  • Assist in creating referral recognition gifts and activities.
  • Assist in building medical outreach newsletter.
  • Assist with the Wish Family Welcome Orientation.

Additional information: To gather additional information about our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion for the mission
  • Area of study in social work, human development, psychology, communications, or business.
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Office, Excel, online search engines.
  • Professional communication skills, phone etiquette.
  • Flexibility working with diverse groups - wish families, volunteers, staff
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
  • Minimum 20-hour work week is desired.

CORPORATE VALUES:

  • Child Focus
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Community
How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, you will submit your resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Arizona Public Relations & Marketing Internship (Summer) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
  • Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Developing and updating web site copy
  • Writing news releases and media alerts
  • Support various events taking place during course of internship
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional information: To gather additional information about our internship program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
  • Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Minimum of 16-hour work week preferred

CORPORATE VALUES:

  • Child Focus
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Community
How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit an official cover letter, resume and two writing samples via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org 

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Granting Internship (Summer) — Make-A-Wish Arizona (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Position Description:

Mission: Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Vision: To grant the wish of every eligible child.

Tagline: Transforming lives, one wish at a time.

Working in the Wish Granting department will allow an intern the opportunity to do behind the scenes work with the mission of the foundation. Desired outcomes of project work would include stronger communication skills, higher business ethic, greater understanding of working within the not-for-profit sector, getting a behind the scenes look at how wishes are granted, and having personal experience in affecting the life of a child with a critical condition.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* WISH COORDINATION: Assists in coordinating the one, true wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. These tasks are done at the direction of the Wish Delivery team including director and wish managers.

* WISH FAMILY COMMUNICATION: Upon wish completion, the intern may be responsible for collecting all final paperwork from wish granting volunteers and families as well as sending wish family satisfaction surveys.

* DATA ANALYTICS: Analyze, review, create, and update processes, manuals, and forms as they relate to the Wish Granting department.

* ON-GOING PROJECTS: Operation manual updates, wish satisfaction survey tracking and processing, internal documentation of Wish and Volunteer Center pilot, additional projects as assigned.

Additional information: To gather additional inforamtion about our intership program, please visit our website: www.arizona.wish.org/internships

Position Qualifications:

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Passion for the mission
* Area of study, or experience in social work, communications or business a plus.
* Computer knowledge - Microsoft Office, search engines, accurate typing skills.
* Professional communication skills, phone etiquette.
* Flexibility working with diverse groups - wish families, volunteers, staff
* Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
* Minimum 25-hour work week desired.
CORPORATE VALUES:
* Child Focus
* Integrity
* Impact
* Innovation
* Community

How to Apply:

Please submit an official resume and cover letter via email to volunteer@arizona.wish.org 

Intern — Suzy Foundation (Tempe)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Position Description:

Suzy Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs. We are searching for a candidate to aid our non-profit in the creation/editing and distribution of flyers, researching/writing grants, organization and requests for donations, and volunteer manager/recruiter among other responsibilities. For more information about our non-profit, please visit www.suzyfoundation.com.

Position Qualifications:

The candidate Must be: 

  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Have reliable transportation, 18 years and older
  • Experience with the creation of flyers and appropriate programs
  • Experience with researching and writing grants
  • Communicate both verbally and written in a professional manner
  • Able to go out into the community for donations, event distribution etc. 
  • Assist where/when needed 
How to Apply:

Please apply in an email describing how you are an excellent candidate for our non-profit. In the subject line, please write: Intern Application. In the body, please describe what makes you an excellent candidate for our non-profit. Please attach/list any accomplishments based on our qualifications. 

Board Member Positions

Director of Community Advocacy — Phoenix Allies for Community Health (Phoenix )

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:

Director of Community Advocacy Job Description

Organization Overview: PACH is a health-justice non-profit that grew out of the immigrants rights movement.  Our flagship project is a completely volunteer driven free clinic, providing comprehenisve family medicine for nearly 800 local immigrant families.

Time commitment:   10 hours+/month (meetings, preparation, consultation)

Length of Term:   3 years,  elected at an Annual General Meeting

Reports to:  The Board of Directors

Accountability :  The Board of Directors are collectively accountable to the board, community, funders and other  stakeholders. They are accountable for PACH's performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.

Role of All Board Directors

  • Be prepared to contribute their time, money and other resources. Directors should be prepared to contribute financially to the work of the organization or find individuals who are willing to contribute. In addition, directors should willingly contribute their expertise (e.g. marketing, lobbying, accounting, legal, etc.) to further the aims of the organization.

  • Prepare for and attend all board meetings.

  • Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other policies that apply to the board.

  • Work as a team member and support board decisions.

  • Participate fully on board committees as assigned. This means attend the meetings, read the necessary documents ahead of time and be prepared to discuss the issues at hand. Committee meetings are the place where key issues are discussed, analyzed and resolved. Recommendations for board action are formulated at the committee level.

  • Recruit, appoint, and monitor the work of the President. It is not the job of the board to engage in the management of day to day operations.

  • Advocate on behalf of the organization - directors must be prepared to promote the views of the organization to secure funding, legislation and other support for the organization.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and accrediting bodies.

  • Approve the budget.

  • Individual agendas must be subordinate to the aims of the organization. Acting out of self-interest is to be discouraged.

  • Keep discussions and reports confidential.

  • Provide input into the strategic plan and monitor the organization's progress towards achieving established goals.

  • Participate in any way that is helpful to the advancement of the organization.

  • Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the organization and its community and will bring to the task of informed decision-making, a broad knowledge and an inclusive perspective.

  • Demonstrate loyalty, commitment and fiduciary responsibility.

  • Participate in the review of PACH's mission and objectives and the development of a strategic plan.

  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members.

  • Participate in the evaluation of the board itself.

  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting.

  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of PACH.

  • Prepares a report for the Annual General Meeting.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees, volunteers, and community to enhance PACH's mission.

Director of Community Advocacy Responsibilities :

  • Cultivate and nurture robust relationships with other community organizations that share the values and constituencies of PACH

  • Co-Chair the Community Outreach Working Group to develop position statements on social justice issues.

  • Organize teach-ins, panel discussions, and other forms of political education for volunteers and the larger community.

  • Work actively with all board directors in the furtherance of the fundraising strategies

  • Help build a diverse, representative and inclusive board that is highly engaged

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications or prefered skill set: The following are considered key job qualifications:

  • Demonstrated Commitment to Social Justice

  • Experience as as successful community organizer

  • Commitment to organization's mission and strategic directions

  • Previous board work experience

  • Preferred English-Spanish proficiency

How to Apply:

Contact Jason Odhner: jason@azpach.org

Director of Sustainability — Phoenix Allies for Community Health (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 21, 2019
Position Description:

Director of Sustainability - Phoenix Allies for Community Health

Organization Overview: PACH is a health-justice non-profit that grew out of the immigrants rights movement.  Our flagship project is a completely volunteer driven free clinic, providing comprehenisve family medicine for nearly 800 local immigrant families.

Time commitment: 10 hours+/month (meetings, preparation, consultation)

Length of Term: 3 years

Reports to: The Board of Directors

Accountability:  The Board of Directors are collectively accountable to the board, community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for PACH's performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.

Role of All Board Directors:

  • Be prepared to contribute their time, money and other resources. Directors should be prepared to contribute financially to the work of the organization or find individuals who are willing to contribute. In addition, directors should willingly contribute their expertise (e.g. marketing, lobbying, accounting, legal, etc.) to further the aims of the organization.

  • Prepare for and attend all board meetings.

  • Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other policies that apply to the board.

  • Work as a team member and support board decisions.

  • Participate fully on board committees as assigned. This means attend the meetings, read the necessary documents ahead of time and be prepared to discuss the issues at hand. Committee meetings are the place where key issues are discussed, analyzed and resolved. Recommendations for board action are formulated at the committee level.

  • Recruit, appoint, and monitor the work of the President. It is not the job of the board to engage in the management of day to day operations.

  • Advocate on behalf of the organization - directors must be prepared to promote the views of the organization to secure funding, legislation and other support for the organization.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and accrediting bodies.

  • Approve the budget.

  • Individual agendas must be subordinate to the aims of the organization. Acting out of self-interest is to be discouraged.

  • Keep discussions and reports confidential.

  • Provide input into the strategic plan and monitor the organization's progress towards achieving established goals.

  • Participate in any way that is helpful to the advancement of the organization.

  • Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the organization and its community and will bring to the task of informed decision-making, a broad knowledge and an inclusive perspective.

  • Demonstrate loyalty, commitment and fiduciary responsibility.

  • Participate in the review of PACH's mission and objectives and the development of a strategic plan.

  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members.

  • Participate in the evaluation of the board itself.

  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting.

  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of PACH.

  • Prepares a report for the Annual General Meeting.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees, volunteers, and community to enhance PACH's mission.

Vision

The Director of Sustainability is responsible for the annual fundraising plan for the organization and works closely with the Executive Board Committee to plan, set and achieve annual fundraising goals. Specifically, the Director of Sustainability plans, facilitates and oversees special events, grant management, the annual giving campaign and donor communications.

Goals

  • Carry out special requests or assignments as requested by the board.

  • Create and steward a short-term, and long-term plan for financial sustainability.

  • Actively pursue funding opportunities that are aligned with the mission, vision and budgetary needs of PACH.

  • Work actively with all board directors to achieve fundraising goals.

  • Foster and steward relationships with donors.

Structure

The Division of Sustainability will be structured with committees who have oversight by the director, who has the responsibility to ensure that PACH's mission, vision, and goals are actualized.  Each of the committees will have a chair, appointed by the director, who will be a PACH member with expertise to guide and lead the committee.

Committees: Sustainability Committee

Function:

The division will function via the goals developed by PACH Board of Directors.  The primary purpose of each committee and ongoing responsibilities of each committee chair as well as individual responsibilities of committee members will be described in a more comprehensive document.  The division will work together in collaborative ways and utilize a consensus decision-making process.

Leadership:

The Division of Sustainability will be led by the director, who oversees the committees, staff, and volunteers.  Committee chairs will report to the director of the division who serves as liaison to the Board of Directors.

Staff, Volunteers and Interns:

Volunteers, interns and other board members (as needed) will populate the Committees.

Position Qualifications:

The following are considered key job qualifications:

  • 2 years successful, nonprofit fund development experience with a proven track record in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors including individuals, corporations and foundations.

  • Flexibility and patience

  • Openness to learning & training

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice

  • Computer literacy and keyboarding skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Preferred English / Spanish proficiency

  • Grant management experience

  • Experience with organizational budgeting/finances

  • Experience with managerial administration

  • Experience in event planning  

How to Apply:

Email Jason Odhner: jason@azpach.org

Board Member — Tempe Community Council (Tempe)

Date Posted: February 18, 2019
Position Description:

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. 

TCC is a community-based nonprofit with a 46-year history of encouraging resident interaction and commitment to human services in Tempe. TCC brings the community together - including government, nonprofits, faith groups and residents - to provide support to Tempeans in need, plan for present and future needs, and build an enduring foundation.  In addition to direct programs and services, TCC oversees and manages the distribution of City of Tempe human services funding to over 45 nonprofits annually.  

TCC strives to obtain board members who:

  • Support and promote excellence in board service
  • Desire to champion better outcomes for a variety of human service needs in Tempe.
  • Have energy, optimism, leadership and insight.

In addition to the standards roles and responsibilities of a board member, TCC board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged to secure programs, financial resources and partnerships necessary for TCC to advances its mission to "connect those in need with those who care." 

 

COMMITMENT

One board meeting per month (except July), committee work, participation in organization-wide activities, and fundraising/financial commitment.

Board term is three years, beginning July 1 with eligibility of reappointment for a second term.  

QUESTIONS?
tccinformation@tempe.gov or 480.858.2300

Position Qualifications:

ELIGIBILITY

Must live or work in Tempe.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of skills, experience and expertise related to board governance and nonprofit operations, with a special preference for those with a financial management background and willingness to serve on the Finance Committee.

Tempe Community Council promotes an inclusive and barrier-free environment.  We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds of ability, culture, race, religion and those representing under-served populations. 

How to Apply:

MORE INFO & APPLY

www.tempecommunitycouncil.org/board-of-directors/application-form/

Applications are being accepted until March 1.

Board Member – Gabriel’s Angels Southern Arizona Board — Gabriel's Angels (Tucson)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Board Member Job Description

  • This is an advisory board as the governing board is in Phoenix
  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • Accurately inform others about the mission and goals of the organization
  • Introduce donor and sponsor prospects to the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings and related committee meetings
  • Regularly serve on one or more committees as requested by the Board Chair and Chief Executive
  • Participate in one (1) annual Pet Therapy Visit
  • Abide by the Board Code of Ethics and all organization policies
  • Stay informed on matters before the Board, prepare well for meetings, review, and comment on minutes and reports
  • Get to know other Board and Committee members, and contribute to a collegial environment that builds working relationships
Position Qualifications:

Gabriel's Angels Board Member Qualification for Nomination

  • Previous board experience preferred
  • Involvement in the community and can persuade and influence the public and/or private sector(s) on issues relating to Gabriel's Angels
  • Regularly attend board meetings and related committee meetings. Must attend 10 out of 12 board meetings held the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 pm.
  • Regularly serve on one or more committees as requested by the Board Chair and Chief Executive
  • Attend Board Retreats annually
  • Participation in discussion with other directors in formal and informal setting
  • Utilize understand of fiscal responsibility to adopt and monitor the annual operating budget to protect the assets of Gabriel's Angels Southern Arizona Program
  • Develop financial resources to achieve organizational goals; includes recruiting financial supporters (both individuals and businesses)
  • Each board member's financial responsibility is to actively work to garner funding that will support the current and future operations of the organization to fulfill a Give and Get Commitment
  • Be an ambassador for Gabriel's Angels in the community/believe in our mission and programs 
How to Apply:

To apply please email Gabriel's Angels at Info@GabrielsAngels.org

Member - Gabriel’s Angels’ Board of Young Professionals (GABYP) — Gabriel's Angels (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Job Description: We are seeking Young Professionals passionate about our community to serve on the Gabriel's Angels' Board of Young Professionals (GABYP). GABYP offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to gain practical experience of non-profit board operations, following a governing board model, providing the experience needed for future non-profit board service. Examples of experience gained from this opportunity are list below. No previous non-profit experience is required.

  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • Accurately inform others about the mission and goals of the organization
  • Learn how to introduce donor and sponsor prospects to the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings and related agency events
  • Actively support and participate in the GABYP annual fundraising special event
  • Participate in one (1) annual Pet Therapy Visit
  • Stay informed on matters before the Board, prepare well for meetings, review and comment on minutes and reports
Position Qualifications:

Gabriel's Angels' Board Member Qualification for Nomination

  • Able to attend monthly GABYP meetings and related Young Professional/Agency events
  • Passionate about children and pets
  • Must be 25 years of age and/or older
  • Actively work to garner funding that will support the organization by fulfilling a personal fundraising minimum
  • Be an ambassador for Gabriel's Angels in the community/believe in our mission and programs 
How to Apply:

Ready to Join? Start your application today by emailing your resume to GABYP@gabrielsangels.org

Board Member — Gabriel's Angels (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Position Description:

Board Member Job Description

  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • Accurately inform others about the mission and goals of the organization
  • Introduce donor and sponsor prospects to the organization
  • Actively participate in setting the strategic direction of the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings and related committee meetings
  • Regularly serve on one or more committees as requested by the Board Chair and Chief Executive
  • Attend one Tucson Board meeting during the three-year election
  • Participate in one (1) annual Pet Therapy Visit
  • Abide by the Board Code of Ethics and all organization policies
  • Stay informed on matters before the Board, prepare well for meetings, review and comment on minutes and reports
  • Get to know other Board and Committee members, and contribute to a collegial environment that builds working relationships
Position Qualifications:

Gabriel's Angels Board Member Qualification for Nomination

  • Previous board experience preferred
  • Involvement in the community and can persuade and influence the public and/or private sector(s) on issues relating to Gabriel's Angels
  • Regularly attend board meetings and related committee meetings. Must attend 10 out of 12 board meetings held the third Thursday of every month at 4:00pm at the GA Office
  • Regularly serve on one or more committees as requested by the Board Chair and Chief Executive
  • Attend Board Retreats annually
  • Participation in discussion with other directors in formal and informal setting
  • Utilize understand of fiscal responsibility to adopt and monitor the annual operating budget to protect the assets of Gabriel's Angels
  • Develop financial resources to achieve organizational goals; includes recruiting financial supporters (both individuals and businesses)
  • Each board member's financial responsibility is to actively work to garner funding that will support the current and future operations of the organization to fulfill a Give and Get Commitment
  • Be an ambassador for Gabriel's Angels in the community/believe in our mission and programs 
How to Apply:

To apply please email Gabriel's Angels at Info@GabrielsAngels.org

AmeriCorps State & National

Tutor and Mentor - Immigration and Refugee Services — Arizona Serve (Tucson)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Compensation: Unpaid (No stipend)
Time Commitment: Minimum Time (300 hours)
Position Description:

Arizona Serve has partnered with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) to place a Tutor and Mentor to support refugee high school students in Tucson.  LSS-SW has a nearly fifty year history of responding to Arizona's changing needs by compassionately offering quality services and resources that contribute to a stronger and healthier Arizona for all people. This AmeriCorps member will complete the following tasks. 

  1. Training and Support: The AmeriCorps State member will participate in trainings and get to know LSS-SW's mission and the specific focus of its K-12 Refugee Education Services, current program offerings, policies, staff, students, and community.
  2. Mentorship and Tutoring: The AmeriCorps member will participate in tutoring and general activities. Additionally, they will identify teens to mentor, develop an agreement of activities/goals and meet with mentees to engage in and reflect on the activities. During this time, they will continue to develop and share resources with students and engage them in new activities to better support mentees, increase their agency, and knowledge of community resources.
  3. Staff Training and Resource Updating: The AmeriCorps member will lead volunteer training sessions, meeting regularly with staff to discuss tutoring/mentoring programs; support volunteers by providing turn-key training and sharing resources from K-12 Refugee Education Services staff meetings.
  4. Assessment and Transition Support: The AmeriCorps member will collect data from students, parents, teachers regarding wants, needs, successes, challenges as participant-observer via surveys, interviews, and observational notes. They will then compile data to improve mentorships and later share as a narrative and graphic report with K-12 Refugee Education Services Director and staff. Additionally, they will create a next steps plan with each student and help develop plans for the next year.
Position Qualifications:
  • Age 17 or older
  • Bilingual or multilingual abilities (in Arabic, Nepali, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Tigrigna, Amharic, French, Spanish, or any other language)
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
  • Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail-oriented tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work well in a variety of situations
  • Consistent and reliable access to reliable transportation
  • Experience living and working outside the United States (especially in a non-English speaking country)
  • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving, writing, and verbal communication skills; organized and attentive to detail
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client and donor information
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application: HERE

This application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.

For further questions, pease contact us at americorps@arizonaserve.org.  A staff member will respond in less than one business day. 

Student and Family Resource Navigator — Arizona Serve (Tucson)

Date Posted: January 30, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Arizona Serve, along with partners La Frontera Behavioral Health and Higher Ground Resource Center, is looking for a passionate, service-minded individual to work in a Tucson community school to best connect that school to community resources that can further support the development of the student population and students' households. Under guidance from school administration, the AmeriCorps member will complete the following tasks:

  • Outreach for Enhanced Participation: The Resource Navigator will use information from a recent needs assessment to plan and facilitate resource events and other site projects at the school site. This member will conduct outreach and marketing activities that will increase the number of students, parents, and staff who are involved in school resource nights or other school-based service opportunities. Creative critical thinking will be required to solicit higher levels of engagement from students and parents, and will contribute to building a culture of awareness for how community services can support youth and their families through the school.
  • College Access Support: For members serving at high schools, a post-graduation assessment will be used to identify areas of interest for graduating seniors and the Resource Navigator will find opportunities to help connect seniors with support for accessing their desired post-secondary opportunity. For members serving at middle schools or K-8 schools, the Resource Navigator will work with the counselor to facilitate conversations and presentations that make connections between high school credits and post-secondary opportunities.
  • Direct Service with Students: The Resource Navigator will be trained to support the Community School Coordinator in completing the RTE (Reach, Transform, Elevate) mapping process. This will entail extensive collaboration with the Community School Coordinator and school staff, as well as time interacting individually and in small groups to develop positive relationships with students.
  • Enhance Student Referrals for Services: The Resource Navigator will work with the Community School Coordinator to support students identified for coaching. This member will use the referral guide based on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness to make appropriate referrals for these identified students. This member will then refer students to various services or programs that meet their needs and align with student goals.
Position Qualifications:
  • 20 years or older, no upper age limit.
  • Some college or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop & implement a project work plan to achieve stated goals
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, positive manner
  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Documentation and organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to work with high school youth
  • Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are preferred
  • Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
  • Available some evening/weekends
  • Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application: HERE

Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact us at americorps@arizonaserve.org.  One of our staff members will reply to you promptly!

AmeriCorps Public Allies Arizona

Communications Coordinator, Impact Storyteller — Local First Arizona-Public Allies Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 17, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Public Allies Arizona is changing the face and practice of leadership throughout Arizona communities by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.” We offer a 10-month, full-time PAID ($1,375/month + $5,920 Education Award) professional and leadership development apprenticeship aimed at advancing social justice and equity by engaging the leadership of Arizona’s young people through our four program components:

Placement & Practice: “We are changing the face of leadership”
Allies engaged in work-based learning with local nonprofit and government agencies to further community services and address social justice in the key areas of education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.

Continuous Learning: We believe knowledge is power”
Allies transform their leadership and professional skills through evidence-based training curriculum led by knowledgeable and respected community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and peers.

Service: “We go where the need is greatest”
Allies work alongside community members to create innovate responses and sustainable solutions to address local needs by engaging in a diverse range of service initiatives including Team Service Projects and AmeriCorps National Days of Service

Evaluation & Reflection: “We look inward to advocate for outward change”
Allies receive professional and peer-to-peer coaching amplified by leadership assessment tools to enhance personal development by converting feedback into action in interests of the common good

Immediate Position available with:
Local First Arizona Foundation: Communications Coordinator, Impact Storyteller
Join Local First Arizona Foundation as the Communications Coordinator, Impact Storyteller. “Dedicated to building opportunity in Arizona,” Local First Arizona is striving to combine innovation with the work of crafting a “sustainable, resilient, and diverse” community foundation. With a strong focus on well-rounded economic development, Local First Arizona is leading the way in ensuring a bright future for ‘Valley of the Sun’ residents. As an Impact Storyteller, an Ally will strengthen program visibility and outreach through creative writing and narrative work via social media, newsletter, and blog development.

Essential Duties
1. Curate strong written content to highlight the work of sustainability, economic, and health focused programs:
a. Support Rural, Healthy Food, Sustainability, and Fuerza Local Accelerator programs through creative written content
b. Educate Arizonans about the importance of community well-being
c. Promote socio-economic inclusivity and opportunity for community members
d. Improve awareness of Local First Arizona Foundation program impact
2. Develop an outreach plan to better reach community members and volunteers:
a. Expand readership and following in programs by implementing an outreach plan
b. Engage community voices in program development
c. Make community presentations to improve beneficiary recruitment

Position Qualifications:

• Age 17 or older
• US Citizen/Permanent Resident
• High School Diploma/G.E.D
• Ability to pass background check (state/federal)
• Strong planning/organization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience working within Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere), but not required
• Bilingual (Spanish) desired, but not required
• Legal histories considered

How to Apply:

Position open until filled. First review: February 25, 2019

Apply at http://apply.publicallies.org/ [select ARIZONA as your preferred location.]

www.publicallies.org

Programs and Volunteer Coordinator — Maryvale Revitalization Corporation-Public Allies Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 17, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Public Allies Arizona is changing the face and practice of leadership throughout Arizona communities by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.” We offer a 10-month, full-time PAID ($1,375/month + $5,920 Education Award) professional and leadership development apprenticeship aimed at advancing social justice and equity by engaging the leadership of Arizona’s young people through our four program components:

Placement & Practice: “We are changing the face of leadership”
Allies engaged in work-based learning with local nonprofit and government agencies to further community services and address social justice in the key areas of education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.

Continuous Learning: We believe knowledge is power”
Allies transform their leadership and professional skills through evidence-based training curriculum led by knowledgeable and respected community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and peers.

Service: “We go where the need is greatest”
Allies work alongside community members to create innovate responses and sustainable solutions to address local needs by engaging in a diverse range of service initiatives including Team Service Projects and AmeriCorps National Days of Service

Evaluation & Reflection: “We look inward to advocate for outward change”
Allies receive professional and peer-to-peer coaching amplified by leadership assessment tools to enhance personal development by converting feedback into action in interests of the common good

Immediate Position available with:
Maryvale Revitalization Corporation: Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
Join the Maryvale Revitalization Corporation [MRC] as the Programs and Volunteer Coordinator. Home to Arizona’s youngest community, Maryvale is a thriving core hub for the future workforce and leaders of the valley of the sun. MRC is the central agency for “all things Maryvale” and has access to hundreds of stakeholders - community partners across all sectors – who offer information, services, products, events, programs, etc. to the village.

Essential Duties
1. Assist in the planning, execution and analysis of:
a. Inaugural HERO Program: Youth engagement rally, afterschool program and summer service projects
b. Celebrate Maryvale Parade and Festival, including engaging community stakeholders
c. Youth Strong Maryvale Revitalization Projects
2. Develop comprehensive volunteer engagement program:
a. Recruitments strategy
b. Communications to enhance existing volunteer engagement
c. Volunteer Engagement Recognition program and event
d. Volunteer Management System

Position Qualifications:

• Age 17 or older
• US Citizen/Permanent Resident
• High School Diploma/G.E.D
• Ability to pass background check (state/federal)
• Strong planning/organization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize tasks and competing interests quickly and smoothly
• Spanish Speaking/Literate desired, but not required
• Legal histories considered

How to Apply:

Position open until filled. First review: February 25, 2019

Apply at http://apply.publicallies.org/ [select ARIZONA as your preferred location.]

www.publicallies.org

MLB Youth Academy Outreach Specialist — Science of Sport-Public Allies Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 17, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Public Allies Arizona is changing the face and practice of leadership throughout Arizona communities by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.” We offer a 10-month, full-time PAID ($1,375/month + $5,920 Education Award) professional and leadership development apprenticeship aimed at advancing social justice and equity by engaging the leadership of Arizona’s young people through our four program components:

Placement & Practice: “We are changing the face of leadership”
Allies engaged in work-based learning with local nonprofit and government agencies to further community services and address social justice in the key areas of education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.

Continuous Learning: We believe knowledge is power”
Allies transform their leadership and professional skills through evidence-based training curriculum led by knowledgeable and respected community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and peers.

Service: “We go where the need is greatest”
Allies work alongside community members to create innovate responses and sustainable solutions to address local needs by engaging in a diverse range of service initiatives including Team Service Projects and AmeriCorps National Days of Service

Evaluation & Reflection: “We look inward to advocate for outward change”
Allies receive professional and peer-to-peer coaching amplified by leadership assessment tools to enhance personal development by converting feedback into action in interests of the common good

Immediate Position available with:
Science of Sport: MLB Youth Academy Outreach Specialist
Join Science of Sport in making “Champions in the Classroom” as the MLB Youth Academy Outreach Specialist. Dedicated to serving middle school students, Science of Sport provides STEM curriculum and programming through interactive ‘Team’ sports geared to motivate students to excel. The MLB Youth Academy Outreach Specialist will provide support in bringing ‘math and science to life through hands-on’ learning, by engaging students and teachers.

Essential Duties
1. Assist in expanding the efforts of the MLB Compton Youth Academy Science of Baseball Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management
2. Assist in expanding the efforts of the MLB New Orleans Youth Academy Science of Baseball Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management
3. Assist in expanding the efforts of the Texas Rangers Youth Academy Science of Baseball Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management
4. Assist in expanding the efforts of the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy Science of Baseball Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management

Position Qualifications:

• Age 17 or older
• US Citizen/Permanent Resident
• High School Diploma/G.E.D
• Ability to pass background check (state/federal)
• Basic Knowledge of Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and/or Football
• Strong planning/organization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize tasks and competing interests quickly and smoothly
• Spanish Speaking/Literate desired, but not required
• Legal histories considered

How to Apply:

Position open until filled. First review: February 25, 2019

Apply at http://apply.publicallies.org/ [select ARIZONA as your preferred location.]

www.publicallies.org

Community Outreach Specialist — Science of Sport -Public Allies Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: February 17, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Public Allies Arizona is changing the face and practice of leadership throughout Arizona communities by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.” We offer a 10-month, full-time PAID ($1,375/month + $5,920 Education Award) professional and leadership development apprenticeship aimed at advancing social justice and equity by engaging the leadership of Arizona’s young people through our four program components:

Placement & Practice: “We are changing the face of leadership”
Allies engaged in work-based learning with local nonprofit and government agencies to further community services and address social justice in the key areas of education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.

Continuous Learning: We believe knowledge is power”
Allies transform their leadership and professional skills through evidence-based training curriculum led by knowledgeable and respected community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and peers.

Service: “We go where the need is greatest”
Allies work alongside community members to create innovate responses and sustainable solutions to address local needs by engaging in a diverse range of service initiatives including Team Service Projects and AmeriCorps National Days of Service

Evaluation & Reflection: “We look inward to advocate for outward change”
Allies receive professional and peer-to-peer coaching amplified by leadership assessment tools to enhance personal development by converting feedback into action in interests of the common good

Immediate Position available with:
Science of Sport: Community Outreach Specialist
Join Science of Sport in making “Champions in the Classroom” as the Community Outreach Specialist. Dedicated to serving middle school students, Science of Sport provides STEM curriculum and programming through interactive ‘Team’ sports geared to motivate students to excel. The Community Outreach Specialist will provide support in bringing ‘math and science to life through hands-on’ learning, by engaging students, teachers, and the community.

Essential Duties
1. Assist in expanding the efforts of the Arizona Diamondbacks Science of Baseball Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management
2. Assist in expanding the efforts of the Oakland A’s Science of Baseball program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management
3. Assist in expanding the efforts of the Seattle Sounder’s Science of Soccer Program by:
a. Conducting Strategic Community Outreach
b. Facilitating Program Management
c. Volunteer Management

Position Qualifications:

• Age 17 or older
• US Citizen/Permanent Resident
• High School Diploma/G.E.D
• Ability to pass background check (state/federal)
• Basic Knowledge of Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and/or Football
• Strong planning/organization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize tasks and competing interests quickly and smoothly
• Spanish Speaking/Literate desired, but not required
• Legal histories considered

How to Apply:

Position open until filled. First review: February 25, 2019

Apply at http://apply.publicallies.org/ [select ARIZONA as your preferred location.]

www.publicallies.org 

AmeriCorps VISTA

Refugee Community Resource Coordinator VISTA — Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (Phoenix AZ)

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

This VISTA assignment will be housed in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program. The goal of the assignment is to increase the coordination of public resources as a means to develop a website that will provide case managers and interested refugees with information on the different benefits, processes and opportunities that pertain to refugees in Arizona. The VISTA will build upon a website that ensures that available resources are not being duplicated but are instead being used to their fullest capacity and are hosted in a centralized website that is accessible to the public. The VISTA will also assist with community outreach and will support the community partner's recognition process which will involve developing an online directory to host the information for all recognized community partners.

The VISTA year of service will begin on May 13, 2019 and end May 12, 2020. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of Arizona's refugees, please apply at the link below. AmeriCorps VISTA is a National Service program focused on fighting poverty. RRP VISTA members make a one year commitment to bring their passion and perseverance to build programs that help refugees settle in their new home here in Arizona. Along with a *modest stipend ($12,313 per year), health and childcare benefits, and the option of an education award ($5,920) or cash award ($1,803) upon completing service, VISTA members receive ongoing professional development and coaching from their supervisor and VISTA leader. VISTA members also participate in a comprehensive pre-service orientation and an on-site orientation.

* For details about AmeriCorps VISTA benefits, visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

* For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

Position Qualifications:

RRP VISTA

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to pass an FBI background check
  • Allowed to work in the US
  • Experience working with Refugee Populations/Communities is a plus

RRP Community Resource

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with basic understanding of current web technologies (HTML/CSS)
  • Interest or prior experience in web development (WordPress)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with PHP preferred, but not required
  • A natural problem solver
  • Ability to assist in the customization and adaptation of existing software to meet requirements