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Chief Executive Officer — Foothills Animal Rescue (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Position Description:

Do you have a passionate dedication to the care and adoption of cats and dogs? Can you lead a state-of-the-art animal shelter and adoption center with ambitious goals? Do you have experience creating and supporting high performance teams who achieve high impact results? Then Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) is looking for you. Our Board seeks a visionary, innovative CEO to lead us into the future. Our 25-year-old center located in an upscale area of northern metropolitan Phoenix is looking for candidates who have a passion for animal welfare, a minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a business or nonprofit, a results-oriented track record, a successful fundraising background, strong interpersonal skills, and a bachelor's degree or higher. The ideal candidate has experience in animal welfare management or leadership and extensive experience as a nonprofit chief executive.

FAR is led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, which is very engaged and knowledgeable about the needs and future of the organization. The Board is charting an energetic future for the next ten years and seeks a visionary executive who can implement innovative and aggressive goals. The FAR team includes 19 paid staff and more than 150 dedicated volunteers who are critical to the daily care of animals at two shelters. The staff includes experienced animal care professionals and customer service managers who shepherd the mission of FAR with passion and a commitment to high quality. They need a leader who puts the interests of the animals first and foremost, and helps the organization find the best possible forever homes for animals in their care. These are the distinctive qualities that position FAR as a premiere state-of-the-art boutique animal welfare service in the southwestern United States.

For a complete job description, visit www.foothillsanimal.org/careers/. The FAR Board will screen applicants for minimum qualifications and begin reviewing qualifying resumes on November 12, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. FAR is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. FAR offers a competitive compensation package that fits the level of experience and demonstrated track record of the successful candidate.

Qualified candidates must submit three things: 1) a complete resume which exhibits evidence of the qualifications listed above. 2) In addition, candidates must submit a thoughtful cover letter, tailored to the job description above, which describes how the candidate fits the description offered above and provides specific examples of experience that fits the description. 3) Finally, all candidates must submit the names and contact information of five references. All submissions must be made through an email with attachments to search@foothillsanimal.org. The Board will entertain no phone inquiries.

Position Qualifications:

The FAR Board of Directors encourages applications from candidates who meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a nonprofit or business setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting goals for a team and securing meaningful results.
  • A passion for the welfare of animals and a willingness to engage in animal care, when needed.
  • Experience and success in fundraising, including a track record of securing gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including management of group dynamics, strong listening skills, and an enthusiastic public speaking presence.
  • A high level of business communication skills, including business writing and verbal comprehension.
  • Basic knowledge and experience with common business software, such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • A bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited university.

In addition, the FAR Board of Directors seeks candidates who ideally would meet these qualifications:

  • Experience in animal welfare management or leadership.
  • Experience as a nonprofit chief executive.
How to Apply:

The FAR Board of Directors will screen applicants for the above qualifications and begin reviewing qualifying resumes on November 12, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. FAR is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

FAR offers a competitive compensation package that fits the level of experience and demonstrated track record of the successful candidate.

Qualified candidates must submit three things: 1) a complete resume which exhibits evidence of the qualifications listed above. 2) In addition, candidates must submit a thoughtful cover letter, tailored to the job description above, which describes how the candidate fits the description offered above and provides specific examples of experience that fits the description. 3) Finally, all candidates must submit the names and contact information of five references. All submissions must be made through an email with attachments to search@foothillsanimal.org. The Board will entertain no phone inquiries.

Director of Revenue Cycle and Network Management — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

The person in this position is responsible for driving and supporting system/business entity revenue cycle programs and processes and network management with focus on quality of outcomes and superior service for programs at UCP. Responsible for promoting a collaborative, open, and inclusive work environment within a highly matrixed organization. This position serves as the primary advisor to the organization's management on matters related to practice management and revenue cycle functions. Monitors and oversees compliance with relation to healthcare. The Director of Revenue Cycle & Network Management is a member of the Executive team.

Essential Functions:

Revenue Cycle:

  • Manage day to day operations of the Revenue cycle and billing staff.
  • Researches and implements best practices for revenue generation
  • Guides the development and implementation of short and long-range goals and objectives for UCP's revenue cycle programs.
  • Knowledge of reimbursement guidelines, billing codes, insurance provider contracts, fee schedules, modifiers, HIPAA requirements, state, federal and industry regulations, and current policy changes and application
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Revenue Cycle Management department including benefits authorizations, charge posting, payment posting, collections, patient billing, medical records and accounts receivable
  • Oversees plan-specific fee schedule management.
  • Directs and participates in the development, implementation, and consistent application of effective organizational policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of the revenue cycle programs for the system. Incorporates best practices and responds to emerging trends to enhance operations, programs, and/or services.
  • Develops partnerships, coordinates activities, reviews work, exchanges information, and/or resolves problems related to practice management/revenue cycle programs.
  • Communicate with our staff in preparation of proper billing processes
  • Meet with clients when necessary to review the details of their billing questions or concerns
  • Manage accounts receivable and assist with "cleaning up" old accounts receivable balances
  • Design of reports to ensure proper timely claim follow-up and A/R collections.
  • Train and educate staff to handle current billing regulations
  • Performs management related duties such as coaching, discipline, annual appraisals, performance improvement, career development, hiring and terminating employees
  • Oversee and streamline billing and collections processes
  • Month-end closing of the billing group information
  • Interacts with Accounting staff on Accounts Receivable and revenue reporting
  • Implements and evaluates strategic programs, develops effective tools to measure performance, analyzes related data, prepares reports, and makes recommendations to leadership based on findings.
  • Directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of staff. Holds staff accountable for achieving plans and performance targets. Works with staff to identify and resolve the most complex issues and problems impacting the billing department revenue cycle operations.
  • Adhere to state and federal regulatory requirements with regard to insurance law, federal health care reform, federal ERISA, HIPAA privacy, PHI and managed care practices and provisions.
  • Develops and supports internal controls to ensure that assets are safeguarded, policies and operating procedures are followed, necessary controls are effective and efficient, and compliance with current laws and regulations is achieved.
  • Manages the compliance of all contracted healthcare plans and funding sources within UCP of Central AZ.
  • Structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering relevant data, and developing recommendations

Network Management:

  • Provides oversight of the Provider Network Relations team
  • Lead the healthcare provider network strategy including access analysis, network operations and support decision makers with analysis related to reimbursement and unit cost management.
  • Oversee the coordination and negotiation for contracting.
  • Develop, implement and maintain production and quality standards for contracting.
  • Perform analyses of the provider network from a cost, coverage, and growth perspective.
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting initiatives to networks costs and provider contracts.
  • Oversee analysis of claim trend data and/or market information to derive conclusions to support health plan contract negotiations.
  • Conduct periodic review of provider health plan contracting rates.
  • Negotiates contracts with providers for desirable fee schedules and monitors/evaluates quality and/or performance.
  • Direct the preparation and negotiation of provider contracts in concert with the CEO and executive team.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare administration/finance/accounting/business management preferred or related field and/ OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • 3+ years managed care and health plan provider management and compliance experience.
  • 5 years + progressive revenue cycle billing/collections experience with verifiable experience in a supervisory role.

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of state insurance programs i.e. AZEIP, AHCCCS, DDD, Medicare and/or private insurance
  • Professional Healthcare Compliance Certification
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding in the financial management, and business and revenue cycle operations of a complex, integrated healthcare delivery network.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management techniques, revenue cycle management and third party reimbursement.
  • Knowledge of health care administration system.
  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS Coding
  • Exceptional problem-solving, business judgment, and people skills
  • Strong communication skills with ability to clearly explain complex issues to a range of audiences
  • Resourceful and able to drive projects autonomously, with limited oversight
  • Proven ability to perform strategic planning and priority setting for a billing department
  • Proven track record for improving process efficiencies and solving problems
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to motivate direct reports Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and internal personal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
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/

Director of HCBS and Day Programs — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Overall Responsibilities:

The Director of HCBS and Day Programs is responsible for the development, implementation, administration of program, and staff priorities as established by Chief Executive Officer and agency policy. The person in this position plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and directs program, projects and activities related to the Home and Community Based (HCBS), and Day Treatment Adult programs; manages and evaluates the delivery of comprehensive services relevant to the success of individuals with disabilities. The Director is a strong ambassador and advocate, effectively and positively influencing public policy, community awareness and intra-agency collaboration to support programs serving those with disabilities and the family UCP serves. The Director of HCBS and Day Programs is a member of the Executive team.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and implements programmatic policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ensures policies and procedures reflect current organizational goals and contractual requirements, makes recommendations for revisions or addition of policies.
  • Monitor compliance changes for programs.
  • Participates in the preparation of fiscal budget and manages the delivery of services in program based on projected contract revenue and expenses.
  • Ensures each program maximizes revenue generating opportunities while controlling costs.
  • Monitors program billing and productivity, supervises program managers, program coordinators, and facilitates implementation of corrective actions or re-training as necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation and acts as key liaison for the organizations DTA, and HCBS programs that have state compliance regulations and criteria.
  • Serves as a designated representative of the organization for DTA and HCBS programs, including but not limited to attending meetings, cultivating relationships and establishing partnerships in the community.
  • Trains, manages, and supervises staff to ensure programmatic outcomes are consistent with contractual standards.
  • Participates in and/or facilitates the development of standards and guidelines for program services.
  • Works with Human Resources to monitors worker's compensation claims and makes recommendations to risk management for corrective action, if necessary.
  • Reviews and investigates critical incidents impacting the safety and welfare of members and facilitates the implementation of corrective action and ensures external reports are made, and corrective action is taken as necessary
  • Ensures staff provides services in accordance with company, contractual standards, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures and manages interdepartmental service coordination in concert with the CEO to reach program goals.
  • Participates in the preparation of an annual business plan based on utilization, market research, program evaluation, and quality management data.
  • Approves the filling of vacant positions and hiring of program staff,
  • Monitors progressive discipline to ensure all appropriate steps are utilized.
  • Establishes and participates in staff orientation, required training, and professional growth and development activities.
  • Performs employee evaluations as required.
  • Administers systems for case staffing, case consultation, and case conferencing.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with referral sources, members, and other key stakeholders.
  • Other related duties as required to promote and ensure the health, safety, employability, and general welfare of all members and staff.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum: Associates degree or higher in special education, social work, or closely related field. Two to three years' experience working with individuals with special needs and learning disabilities. Two to three years of supervisory experience. Extended experience beyond one year working in human services and/or with individuals who are developmentally or physically disabled; and in increasingly responsible positions, may be substituted for AA or Bachelor degree.

Preferred: Bachelor or Master's degree in counseling, psychology, business, or rehabilitation. Five years of program management experience with documented success in grant and contract acquisition. Experience managing contracts, audits, and compliance with the Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities or Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Requirements:

  • Must satisfy organization licensure requirements for fingerprinting, CPR, first aid and Article 9.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to complete training programs and pass associated tests to meet competency requirements
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Have advanced computer skills such as data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets, data interpretation, audit preparation.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas: operate an organization transport vehicle; manual dexterity to keep documentation records; assess and provide behavior management in crisis situations and call for assistance if needed; and able to physically perform CPR/First Aid.

Organizational Relationships

  • Directly accountable to Chief Executive Officer for all phases of activities
  • Provides assistance HCBS Manager, Coordinators, and DTA Program Manager and other program leaders within the organization with support from the Chief Executive Officer

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee regularly is required to sit, stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 5 to 10 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read.

Training Requirements

In accordance with UCP guidelines, it is necessary for employees to complete a series of trainings to meet the criteria for this position. The training department will provide a specific departmental guide for these requirements including additional updates.

To be completed in order to drive a UCP vehicle

  • Driver Training
  • PASS Training

Work Environment

The work environment includes working in an office environment with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment, out in the community and travel by automobile. Must be able to work remotely and physically manage programs between UCP North and Central Phoenix campus locations.

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/

CEO — Support My Club (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

We are currently looking for a rockstar leader to take our organization to the next level. Think you should be our CEO?

***Start by reading the profile and success outcomes at:

bit.ly/SMCCEOsearch

To Apply, you must complete the following initial form:

https://www.supportmyclub.org/pages/open-positions

 

We look forward to your reviewing your application. We will get in touch shortly! 

 

Position Qualifications:
  • Preferred a college eduation
  • Preferred 5 years of experience in a leadership position
  • Preferred knowledge of technology
  • Preferred basic financial knowledge 

Executive Director — PUSD Education Foundation (Prescott, AZ)

Date Posted: October 15, 2018
Position Description:

We are currently seeking a professional, innovative and enthusiastic Executive Director for our public school district education foundation, based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.

 

As the sole private education foundation supporting the Prescott Unified School District, we work in partnership with the school district to reach our goal of becoming the best school district in the State of Arizona.  We depend on the contributions of time and money from the Prescott community to support our work of providing the best education for our students and the best working environment for our teachers and staff.   If you share our passion for public education, join us in this excellent career opportunity.

This position is responsible for these key areas:   fundraising, strong leadership, planning, relationship management, and development.  Reporting to the Executive Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the face of the PUSD Education Foundation.  As Executive Director, this role provides leadership and direction to the board and volunteers to fulfill the mission of the foundation.

* Work with board to nurture individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

* Lead the interaction with the community through convening, speaking and partnering with a diverse group of funders, policy makers and agencies. .

* Oversee development of long-range goals, annual work plans, budgets and strategic plans.

* Make certain the flow of funds permits the organization to make steady progress toward its mission and that those funds are allocated to ensure programmatic success and leverage other community resources..

Position Qualifications:

Education: An undergraduate degree is required.  A degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or a business-related field preferred.

Ideal Experience: Minimum of 5 years related experience.  Proven successful leadership in an organization - non-profit, corporate or governmental.  Proven fundraising experience including major gifts with a history of repeated success.  Experience managing a significant annual budget, working with a volunteer board, and developing a strategic plan.

 

How to Apply:

Please email resume to pusdedfoundation@gmail.com. If you have questions, please email or call Jen at 928-533-1623. 

Director of Operations — Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: September 28, 2018
Position Description:

ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL

Position Title: Director of Operations

Reports To:    Board of Directors (Board) via the Chairperson

Organization Description:

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (AZSILC) is a federally mandated Council established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1992. In Arizona, Governor's Executive Order No.2007-15 documents the general provision of the Council. AZSILC is a nonprofit corporation that addresses issues related to the ability of individuals who have disabilities to live independently. The majority of Council/Board Members and Staff are individuals who have disabilities.

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Operations provides leadership, coordination, guidance, and administrative support to Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (the Council) and Committees of the Council comprised primarily of volunteers, in accordance with the State Plan for Independent Living and AZSILC strategic plan. Responsibilities involve managing the processes and procedures of the organization, serving as the public spokesperson for the organization, and representing the interests of persons who have a variety of disabilities in a statewide capacity.

 Key Functions and Responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership, assistance, and guidance to the Council/Board of Directors and Committees to ensure the mission of the organization is followed. Provides reports to the Council in accordance with the evaluation procedure outlined in the State Plan for Independent Living.

 

  • Under the direction of the Council, prepares the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) and the 704 Report, in conjunction with the Centers for Independent Living and the Designated State Entity.

 

  • Advocates for the collective needs of people who have disabilities, participates in legislative sessions, educates elected officials, agencies, and organizations to develop and promote opportunities that will benefit people who have disabilities.

 

  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Innovation and Independent Living Network partners to plan and develop initiatives, and projects, to benefit Arizonans who have disabilities; coordinates Independent Living Network meetings.

 

  • Coordinates the processes and procedures of the organization in accordance with the organizational Bylaws, policies and procedures, State Plan for Independent Living, and other funder requirements.

 

  • Works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement organizational Policies and Procedures; contributes to the production, publication, and distribution of organizational marketing/promotional materials.

 

  • Ensures required documents and records for the organization, including, but not limited to Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, insurance, taxes, and minutes are maintained.

 

  • Manages Human Resources, and provides direct supervision to designated AZSILC staff.

 

  • Collaborates with Director of Innovation to develop, recommend, implement, review and manage budgets and contracts; oversees consolidated budget, and separate funding accounts; develops and maintains systems to monitor and manage financial performance, track monthly fund balances, and approve and modify expenditures as needed.

 

  • Develops long-range needs assessment and funding plans; identifies, recommends, and secures adequate and diversified revenue sources. Ensures that finances are audited as required.

 

  • Ensures that AZSILC membership meets the current requirements; conducts member recruitment activities to ensure diversity in all aspects; coordinates with Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions to ensure appropriate and timely Appointments.  

 

  •  Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances including documentation and reporting.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and five years management experience preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience may substitute. Preferred experience working in a Center for Independent Living or State Independent Living Council.

 

  • Personal and professional experience with the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

  • Personal and professional experience with disability rights, and the Independent Living Movement, and philosophy.

 

  • Personal and professional experience with state and federal legislative processes, and self and systems advocacy.

 

  • Effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated proficiency in written communication; ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and in public.

 

  • Demonstrated experience in nonprofit administration, fiscal accountability, and systems advocacy. 

 

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with diverse and multicultural populations.  

 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

 

Benefits:

  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Medical Insurance
  • Retirement Contribution
  • Life Insurance

 

Working Conditions:

  •  Full-time, salaried, exempt position.
  • In state travel, and occasional out of state travel required.  
  • Establish and work remotely from a home office located within the greater Phoenix area, utilizing technology to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Salary:

           Starting Salary $50,000-$55,000.

 

Other:

           Criminal background check will be required.

How to Apply:

Email Resume, Cover Letter, and References by October 31, 2018 to: Melissa Ann Santora, Interim Executive Director

Email: melissa@azsilc.org

Please place Director of Operations Application in subject line.

 

Management

Youth Center Assistant Manager — 1N10, INC (one•n•ten) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 18, 2018
Position Description:

A successful Youth Center Assistant Manager works with the Youth Center Manager to lead the staff & volunteer team in ensuring the Youth Center space, programs and services reflect mission of the organization and needs of the youth. The Assistant Manager will coordinate program volunteers for the organization, including training, developing and managing volunteers for the youth center and satellite sites. The Youth Center Assistant Manager will cover shifts in the youth center 3-4 nights per week, assist in the daily operations of the one?n?ten Youth Center, including program delivery, coordinating special events, staff & volunteer supervision, outreach and coaching of youth.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Create and lead innovative age-appropriate activities that cater to the interests and needs of the youth participants
  • Take pride and ownership in the youth center facility; ensure cleaning and facility maintenance is per standard
  • Assist in on-boarding and developing staff members when they are assigned to the Youth Center
  • Recruit, train, develop and oversee a diverse and qualified pool of program volunteers
  • Monitor programs on a continual basis to ensure programs/activities respond to member needs and address participant's sexual orientation, gender identity and cultural diversity
  • Assist in data entry/management of Kid Trax database and other data collection systems
  • Assist in record keeping and reporting including activities conducted, breakdowns of participation, notable achievements and challenges and monitor measures of success
  • Oversee in-kind donation management
  • Maintain relationships with schools, community leaders, and appropriate community agencies to assist with recruitment and curriculum instruction
  • Assist in scheduling special groups/events at the Youth Center

 

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Leading age-appropriate group activities, such as: workforce development, goal-setting, emotional-regulation, healthy professional relationships, navigating financial and educational systems, Evidence Based Interventions, healthy choices/lifestyles, etc.
  • Ensuring that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs areas/activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program area(s)
  • Actively recruiting new youth participants and promote programs
  • Ensuring appropriate conduct, safety and development of participants
  • Planning, implementing and participating in special events including: Phoenix Pride, Rainbows Festival, holiday events, etc.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties performed by incumbents of the position. Employees may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Job description is subject to change

Position Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • GED, High School Diploma or Equivalent, plus some additional training or education demonstrating a commitment to learning. Bachelor's degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working or volunteering in human services, youth development or LGBTQ focused nonprofit
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience successfully leading, managing and coaching direct reports
  • Maintain a high level of enthusiasm and positive attitude
    • Understand, value and respect diversity in all forms, including diversity within the LGBTQ community
    • Experience with data collection, quality control, and reporting using multiple forms of technology
    • Work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse volunteers, staff, community leaders, organizations, sponsors and their stakeholders
    • Demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, and maintain confidentiality when required
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR & First Aid certifications
    • Must be able to meet requirements to pass a Criminal Background Check and receive and maintain a Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Ability to work 3-4 evenings per week and weekends as needed
How to Apply:

        A complete application contains the following items:

  • A cover letter, not to exceed one page
  • A comprehensive resume
  • Contact information for three current professional references.

        Items should be saved together in one PDF (.pdf) or Word document (.doc or .docx), and saved with a file name in the following format: LastnameSPCApplication.pdf or LastnameAMYCpplication.doc or LastnameAMYCapplication.docx

        Applicants who are unable to meet file format requirements should contact the one*n*ten offices at least three days in advance of the deadline at 602-400-2601.

            Complete applications should be attached to an email message with "AMYC Submission" in the subject line, and sent to: office@onenten.org

            Applications will not be accepted through any other means.

            Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation within 2 business days indicating that an application has been successfully received.

         

Application Submission Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Client Services Manager — Arizona South Asians for Safe Families (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 13, 2018
Position Description:

The Client Services Manager provides leadership in the form of delivery, coordination and supervision of Arizona South Asians for Safe Families Client Services program. Key functions of this role include: supervision and coordination of client services volunteers and interns, community outreach and awareness, collaboration with partner agencies and providing culturally-specific education about gender-based violence among the South Asian population. This position works closely with the Executive Director 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, 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 client and organizational needs.

See full Client Services Manager job description

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume that is reflective of the qualifications listed in this posting and job description by October 28, 2018 to:

execdir@asafsf.org

Subject: Client Services Manager, First Name Last Name

OR

Apply Online Now!

Senior Director of Operations — One Step Beyond, Inc. (Glendale)

Date Posted: October 6, 2018
Position Description:

The Senior Director of Operations reports to the (Deputy) CFO. This role is primarily responsible for the oversight and inter-departmental coordination of OSBI's administrative division: Human Resources, Compliance & Quality Assurance, Facilities & Assets Management, and Front Desk Reception. Sub-components of these administrative functions include Purchasing, Corporate Training, and Transportation Fleet Maintenance. Each of these departments/functions support company operations across 3 campuses in Arizona and 2 campuses in the Bay Area, CA. As such, this role is expected to maintain regular (at least twice-monthly) communications with the (Deputy) CFO, AZ Executive Director, CA Executive Director, Sr. Director of Development & Communications, and all reporting department heads. While the programs/services that OSBI provides its program-members are handled primarily by the aforementioned leaders, it is the Sr. Dir. Admin. Operations' duty to ensure that each of them and their respective programs have continuous highest-quality support and resources to execute on the company's mission. Overall, this role's key responsibilities are cross-department communications, project management, and personnel management.

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred. Business or Public Administration/Management concentrations strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years of managing six or more individuals in an ongoing capacity required. 5+ years strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years of Project or Operations Management experience required. 5+ years preferred.
  • Strong computer/software skills (with Excel, in particular) required. Advanced skills strongly preferred (O365 Enterprise Suite administration, in particular).
  • Knowledge and experience with "Organization Cloud" systems required. Specific knowledge and experience with BOX.com cloud services strongly preferred.
  • Meaningful experience with People who have Intellectual Disability strongly preferred. Experience working with some other "vulnerable" population (e.g., assisted-care elderly, high-risk youth, etc.) required.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, pro-actively, and take initiative in projects management/execution required.
  • Demonstrably strong interpersonal relations, conflicts-resolution, and people-management skills required.
  • Strong cross-departmental communications and projects-coordination skills required.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years working at a non-profit organization preferred. 3+ years strongly preferred.
  • Business development or vendor relationships development/management experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with internal audits, due diligence, and regulatory compliance strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing or working within HR departments strongly preferred.
  • Ability to obtain appropriate certifications and clearance according to DDD State Regulations. Good driving record - Must pass MVR inquiry.
How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to carolemorris@osbi.org

Manager, Family Shelter — UMOM (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Position Description:

The Manager, Family Shelter is responsible for managing the case management and operations of UMOM's family shelter programs including: emergency shelter, extended shelter, domestic violence shelter, and veteran grant per diem program. This position is responsible for implementing best practices of shelter programming in alignment with our housing and income-based strategies for ending homelessness. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Family Support Coordinators and Family Support Liaison. The Manager will work in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Shelter to align the direction of the shelter programs with UMOM's strategic plan and long-term vision.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Management

  1. Manage the daily operations of UMOM's Family Shelter Programs; including housing-based case management, basic needs, health and safety, and monitoring census.
  2. Oversee the entire client experience including intake process, case management model, and exit planning.
  3. Lead weekly staffing with case management team to address client barriers, build effective case plans, design exit plans, and create an environment of peer-to-peer learning. 
  4. Review all incident reports, violations, and grievances from participants then respond accordingly based on policies.
  5. Develop, implement, and maintain policies and processes related to family emergency and extended shelter programs.
  6. Align case management efforts to support UMOM's strategy around housing + income = ending homelessness.

Data Driven & Outcomes Oriented Approach to Impact

  1. Implement workflows and case management model to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency of impact in alignment with identified goals for program.
  2. Audit client files to ensure program model is being adhered to and utilize as a teaching tool for staff.
  3. Monitor standards related to the importance of data quality, data completeness, and data timeliness.
  4. Conduct on-going evaluation of all program activities utilizing ETO, HMIS, and other relevant databases.
  5. Provide reports, summaries, and documentation as needed.

Shelter Operations

  1. Manage room assignments and room changes efficiently to ensure shelter operates at full capacity.
  2. Ensure that all contractual programmatic and reporting requirements are met on a consistent basis.
  3. Serve as the point of contact for subcontractors and community partners related to family shelter programming.
  4. Monitor and review program budgets on a monthly basis.

Supervision & Leadership

  1. Supervise staff; including training, direction of work, appraisal of productivity and efficiency, delivery of feedback and coaching, and disciplinary action, if required,
  2. Provide clinical guidance to staff as needed, including emergency and crises situations, and maintain on-call access to team.
  3. Act on behalf of the Senior Director of Shelter upon request.

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualification and Competency Requirements:                         

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required in related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years of experience in relevant roles required (e.g. shelter operations, homeless services, non-profits, operations management, and/or community-based organization positions).
  • 3 years of supervisory experience required.
  • Knowledge of non-profit/social sector; experience working with underserved or disadvantaged populations is preferred.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, child welfare, substance abuse, mental health and human trafficking is preferred.

Computer skills:

  • Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook 

Compliance:

  • Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card or the ability to obtain one
  • Valid AZ driver's license and a driving record that falls within UMOM's policy
How to Apply:

To learn more and apply, please visit UMOM's Career page at https://umom.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Thank you!

NASCLA Business Development Manager and Board/Committee Liaison — National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

Position Objective
The individual in this position will demonstrate strong leadership skills along with core non-profit association knowledge and skills. They will be responsible for overseeing and managing the flawless execution of the NASCLA Educational Programs and Events for the association (i.e. Annual Conference, Mid-Year Meeting, Webinars, Specialized Training Programs and Workshops). They will work closely with the NASCLA Executive Director on NASCLA Board of Directors and Committee Strategic Planning Initiatives and Goals to ensure success. The individual in this position will serve as the liaison between NASCLA Committees and assist the NASCLA Executive Director in Board of Directors activities and support as needed. They will assist the NASCLA Executive Director with projects and reports as needed. The individual will be a key employee of the association that requires minimal oversight and will be able to work with association consultants as necessary. Proven trustworthy employee and team player in all aspects of the association business; provide exceptional internal and external customer service to NASCLA Members in all capacities.

Essential Functions

  • Understands NASCLA's Mission, Vision and Values and adheres to organizational goal and staff core values.

             - Promote the association mission, goals and objectives both long-term and short-term
             - Support NASCLA's mission and vision in all interactions with staff, committee and board members
             - Lead, support and carryout all management decisions

  • Collaborate, provide key advice, and work directly with the NASCLA Executive Director to ensure the successful implementation and execution of the NASCLA Strategic Plan.
  • Lead and serve as the staff liaison to various committees to ensure the success of the committees' established committee strategic action plan, goals and objectives.

            - Assist and collaborate with the NASCLA Executive Director on committee assignments and reports as needed.

  • Assist the NASCLA Executive Director in preparing materials and reports for NASCLA Board of Directors and Committee Meetings as necessary.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the NASCLA Executive Director in overall association management as needed.
  • Leads all aspects of conferences, meetings, trainings and other, including pre-planning, on-site execution and post-event wrap-up; specifically, coordination of housing, registration, audio/visual, shuttle bus, F&B, including recommendations for site selections. This includes managing the policy and requirements outlined in the event contract.
  • Oversees conference/meetings/events financial management responsibilities, including program budget creation, monitoring revenue/expense performance. Reviews event supplier invoices for accuracy.
  • Manages staff and volunteer assignments at Annual Conference, Events and Meetings and secures guest accommodations for NASCLA Staff, Speaker and Members as needed.
  • Provides onsite management to ensure that all arrangements are executed properly. This includes ensuring that assistance is provided to attendees regarding general information, registration, housing, transport, communication, entertainment, audiovisual arrangements, and security. It also includes all contact with local vendors and suppliers.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans.
  • Takes accountability to review and ensure adherence to all project documents, contracts and agreements.
  • Adheres to and develops processes related to meetings and events that ensure consistent service to event sponsors and attendees.
  • Provides superior levels of customer service to promote a positive experience for all attendees and sponsors associated with NASCLA meetings and events.
  • Must be able to travel to meetings and events as required.
  • Lead and assist in the membership recruitment and retention plan, campaigns and outreach as necessary with the direction of the NASCLA Executive Director
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive association website for member resources and information.
  • Other duties as assigned by the NASCLA Executive Director.
Position Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Experience with web and mobile technologies; web content management; e-mail marketing systems; and other membership-based communications technology.
Effectively work with staff, both individually and in a team environment.
Effectively work with volunteers at all levels (leadership, members, committees, etc.)
YourMembership Website Platform Experience Preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel
QuickBooks Pro
Adobe - Acrobat 6.0
Internet Research
Professional Demeanor
Excellent Organizational Skills
Heavy Lifting (Up to 40 Pounds)
4 Year College Degree Required
Minimum of 3 to 5 Years of Association Nonprofit Experience
Association Nonprofit Education Courses/Certificate Preferred

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to angiewhitaker@nascla.org.

Community Development Manager — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 27, 2018
Position Description:

For over thirty-five years, Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, has been 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 850 serving 135,000 children and families each year.  Throughout this growth we have remained true to our mission.

 

Mission

Southwest Human Development strengthens the foundation Arizona's children need for a great start in life.  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.

 

Description

We are seeking a Community Development Manager in our Head Start Department to manage and support the Volunteer Training Program, workforce development programs and the SWHD Child Development Associate Certificate-CDA Program.

The Community Development Manager responsibilities include:

Assist with the planning, development and implementation of the SWHD Two Generation programs for family education and workforce connections.

Utilize community development connections to leverage program resources for optimal program outcomes.

Facilitate the successful delivery of classroom / family development coaching to enrolled families, with an emphasis on connecting program curriculum, the home-family literacy experience with community literacy resources.

Facilitate the record keeping and reporting of community resource and referral resources.

Participate in community development / community development to market and message program ERSEA opportunities.

Assists Program Managers and the Director in planning, developing, and monitoring of program services, policies and procedures. 

 

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

 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree / Master's Degree - Social Work, Child Development, Early Childhood 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 coursework requirement.

A minimum of 2 years direct experience working with preschool children and their families.

A minimum of 1 year community development experience.

EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE IS ACCEPTED.

Ability to speak, write and read Spanish is preferred

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/

Administrative/Clerical

Applications Systems Analyst, Intermediate - Development #603909 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University is seeking and Applications Systems Analyst, Intermediate, for the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement. The Applications Systems Analyst, Intermediate provides a wide range of technical support for the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement. They are responsible for the designing, developing, and maintaining of new and existing database applications (PL/SQL) running on Oracle; Designing, coding, testing, and implementing specific database and web applications as needed. They will Build strong familiarity with principle application database tables and views, generate SQL based on these tables, and output the results of these queries in multiple reporting formats (HMTL, XLS, plain text, Email, and Crystal). This position reports to the Director of Information Services Technology in Development and Alumni Engagement and is based in Flagstaff, AZ.

Annual Salary: $60,599 - $75,942

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field, AND 3 years of Systems/programming experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field AND two year of systems/programming experience; OR, Four years of systems and/or programming experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

How to Apply:

Please see our NAU HR Careers page 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.

Coordinator - Outdoor Adventures #604012 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Job Description Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director, this position is responsible for the coordination and management of the NAU Outdoor Adventures Program within the Department of Campus Recreation. Primary functions include the oversight of all field-based programming including risk management reviews, educational programs, student staff training program, program marketing efforts, program budget and assessments, and supervision of one full-time employee the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Program Coordinator. JOB FUNCTIONS: *Oversee the development and revisions of policies and procedures as it relates to all field-based and educational programs to meet university compliance. *Manage operations, scheduling, and logistics for field-based and educational programs - including the development of an annual trip schedule, and facilitation of securing permits. *Serve as primary liaison for the development and creation of the annual Master Schedule through administering requests, building a linear calendar, and managing continuing education forms for student and non-student staff. *Develop and administer a comprehensive risk management program for all field-based and collaborative programs to emphasize safety and preparedness for staff and participants in the field. *Serve as a Manager-on-Duty to provide support to trip leaders in emergency/non-emergency situations, collaborating with Outdoor Adventures staff to establish set rotations based on the annual Master Schedule. *Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate qualified student employees and non-student employees, focusing on the development of field-based technical skills, facilitation skills and leadership abilities. *Track, audit, and manage all Outdoor Adventures staff certifications, for both student workers, non-student workers, and professional staff. *Complete briefing/de-briefing for all field-based and collaborative programming. *Coordinate instructional programming fostering environmental awareness, respect and sustainable practices, and assist with facilitating skill development for both single and multi-day field-based programs on land and water. *Foster partnerships with outside departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for staff and participants as it relates to field-based and collaborative programs. *Responsible for financial oversight of the program to include: field, collaborative, warehouse, and rental programs components, assisting with the projection, reporting and management of the program budget, including purchasing inventory items and equipment as needed. *Prepare and maintain program assessments and data, roster management, evaluations, academic success tracking, and year-end accomplishments. *Serve as the primary liaison for Outdoor Adventures web page management and maintenance, working collaboratively with Outdoor Adventures staff to ensure accuracy of information and relevant updates. *Contribute to Campus Recreation's marketing and social media efforts for field-based, collaborative, and Rental programs. *Create and maintain a supportive and culturally rich, diverse, and inclusive environment for staff and participants. *Track program financial data, monitor budgets, reconcile finances, and prepare statistical and financial reports. *Oversee the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall programs, through providing development, guidance, and leadership to the Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Program Coordinator. *Assist in providing oversight to the student-lead Bike Hub, serving as a liaison for supporting and managing the program to promote bicycle education, safety, and maintenance practices for the campus community. *Develop and maintain "Base Camp" Outdoor Activity Resource Center, providing supervision to front desk staff, facilitating open-house events, and keeping resources up to date. *Coordinate the Instructor Training Workshop program to develop leadership skills among student and non-student staff, beyond standard trip briefing and de-briefing; focusing on continuing education opportunities for staff to remain compliant with program policy and development of soft skills needed in the field. *Manage and maintain use of medical kits, equipment, and inventory for field-based and educational programs and programs overseen. *Foster partnerships with outside departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for staff and participants as it relates to land-based and educational programs. *Track program financial data, monitor budgets, reconcile finances, and prepare statistical and financial reports. *Act as a representative and liaison for Campus Recreation and other university departments *Participate as a representative of Campus Recreation at university programs and events, including but not limited to: Family Weekend, Homecoming, Orientation, Expos, Welcome Week and New Employee Orientations. *Provide accurate and timely communications to with supervisor and Campus Recreation Leadership. *The position may require working mornings, evenings and weekends. *Other duties as assigned to support division and departmental vision, objectives and goals.

Additional Info:       

Preferred Qualifications *Master's degree in related field. *Professional Membership - NIRSA, AORE and/or AEE. *Leave No Trace Master Educator. *Outdoor Leadership Instructor Certification (NOLS, WEA, Outward Bound). *American Red Cross Instructor Certification, CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer or obtain within 60 days. *Challenge Course Facilitator *Various experience leading groups in outdoor settings. *Experience in hiring, supervising, and evaluating student staff. *Experience with these software solutions: InnoSoft Fusion, Campus Labs, and Event Management System (EMS).

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Outdoor Leadership, Leisure Studies, Parks & Recreation Management, or related field AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, *Three years of progressively responsible work experience in an Outdoor Recreation setting or related field. OR, *Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education. *Must have current certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR from a nationally accredited organization.

 

How to Apply:

Please see our NAU Human Resources Careers page 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.

Human Resources Learning & Development Trainer — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

The Senior Trainer will be responsible for all aspects of training strategy, curriculum development, classroom facilitation and results assessment with a specific emphasis on all training that is required to remain in compliance with various state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) as it aligns with the scope of the organization. The Senior Trainer is expected to quickly develop an understanding of agency operations, processes and needs as they will oversee training and development.

Essential Responsibilities:

Training

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining clear and effective curriculum training and measure outcomes across the organization.
  • Oversees the development and updates of all training manuals, handouts and training aids.
  • Facilitate well organized, professional training sessions.
  • Accommodate flexible schedule for evening and weekend courses when necessary to meet organization needs.
  • Oversee and manage monthly training offerings to meet program needs.
  • Develop and maintain a system for acquiring feedback on training courses.
  • Develop and monitor continual improvement processes and procedures for training within the scope of the organization.
  • Identify skill gaps during and/or after training classes; help develop training material to address skill gaps.
  • Coordinate with internal departments to identify and develop new training needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with new and emerging training techniques and technologies.
  • Prepare and assist with training needs throughout the agency.
  • Participate in HR new hire on boarding and monthly new hire orientations.
  • Develop, manage and publish quarterly HR employee newsletter.
  • Work with individual employees with training questions/needs assessment.
  • Assist in maintaining a high level of employee morale by exhibiting a positive disposition and interacting in an ethical manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Must model UCP's values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Tracking and Reporting

  • Manage and track reporting of compliance to management and staff at 90 day, 60 day, and 30 day prior to expiration of training.
  • Ensure training completion certificates are prepared and presented to the trainees (if requested).
  • Ensure completed training are tracked and in the system used to document completion.
  • Maintain trainee performance data and report on outcomes to management as necessary.
  • Provide reports and statistics on training outcomes to management.
  • Update employee system with training information (dates, courses etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years + managing a successful training organization.
  • 3 years + as training instructor/facilitator Four-year degree or equivalent job experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Two years' experience with developing, facilitating and reporting on training outcomes.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate certifications as an instructor for all training programs.

Preferred:

  • College degree or certification in Human Resources, Training Development or related field a plus.
  • Master trainer certified, HIPAA, Article 9, and CPR/First Aid.
  • Experience working in Human Resources or PHR/SHRM-CP certified a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Possess facilitation experience in both small and large groups using a variety of platforms effectively.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of front line leadership skills and training.
  • Must be self-motivated, high energy.
  • Must demonstrate motivational leadership capabilities.
  • Must have strong organization skills, a solid work ethic, and a positive disposition.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally.
  • Must be organized and results-oriented with ability to prioritize multiple objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee regularly is required to sit, stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 10 to 40 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read.

In accordance with UCP guidelines, it is necessary for employees to complete a series of training to meet the criteria for this position. The training department will provide a specific departmental guide for these requirements including additional updates.

The work environment is an office environment, ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment. May require work outside of normal business hours and participation in community training events.

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/

Program Assistant — U.S.VETS - Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

U.S.VETS - Phoenix is growing!!!Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!Come & join our winning team!Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Program Assistant is responsible for enhancing organizational support of programs through client record retention, client program fee collection and reporting, petty cash distribution and tracking, invoice reconciliation, supply ordering, event coordination, and aiding in the overall operation of programs to best serve veterans.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing and maintaining central databases of clients and program information and ensures compliance with grant-mandated systems
  • Supports Case Management department in maintaining files, preparation for audits, and correction of any deficiencies
  • Collects and tracks program rents to include providing receipts to clients, maintaining rent calculation worksheets and waivers, and providing reports to Program staff
  • Collects and tracks program rents to include providing receipts to clients, maintaining rent calculation worksheets and waivers, and providing reports to Program staff Collects, reconciles, tracks, and deposits any other site cash accounts, money orders, and checks such as donations received or site store revenue
  • Monitors and maintains supply inventory, coordinates purchases with approval, submits purchase orders, allocates expenses, and monitors vendor balances
  • Coordinates with Program staff for requesting supportive service funds to meet client needs
  • Assists with accounting functions and coordinates with Accounts Payable to ensure all deposits and expenses are submitted and posted timely
  • Assists with grant applications, reports, budget tracking, and billings
  • Assists in recording cash and in-kind contributions and maintaining database of contributors for mailings and solicitations to support programs
  • Coordinates shipping and post office mailings and tracks receipt of products and donations
  • Plans annual and other periodic events for donors, partners, clients, and staff
  • Assists with program-specific activities as needed such as client screenings, assessment for eligibility, intake documentation, and orientation
  • Assists with human resources activities to include posting positions, pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews, coordinating orientation and training, and tracking evaluation and eligibility dates
  • Assists supervisors with coordinating staff training and ensuring proper payroll allocations
  • Assists with maintaining Operations Manual and regular review and update of program and organization policies
  • Provides direct and confidential support to management, staff members, and interns
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Accounting, Non-Profit Management or related field. Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently & responsibly
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of veteran issues, homelessness, and local services a plus
  • Enthusiasm, Positive Attitude, Team Player, Flexibility, & Creativity
  • Ability to listen, take direction, and make sound decisions
  • Ability to organize and implement both short-term and long-term projects and programs

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.

Senior Administrative Assistant — Ballet Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 18, 2018
Position Description:

 

Summary:

The Senior Administrative Assistant manages the day to day administrative tasks of the Administrative Offices.  The Assistant must be able to think strategically; be proactive and assertive; and demonstrate effective customer service and clear communications.  This role requires a strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and an acute understanding of managing customer and donor relationships. This position is ideal for an individual who can prioritize, provide excellent customer service and be outcome-oriented. The ability to work in a busy environment with strong attention to detail and high level of confidentiality is essential.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional administrative support to the Executive Director, and administrative support for Development and Marketing Director and Finance Director, and other duties for Human Resources
  • Opens and routes mail to respective departments
  • Creates check log of incoming checks and credit card information for school, donations, ticket sales
  • Provide exceptional customer service skills, over the phone and in person, with our customers and internal departments
  • May screen and respond to e-mail inquiries resolving routine issues and inquiries
  • Schedules and maintains a calendar of appointments, conference calls, meetings and travel itineraries, and coordinates related arrangements, gather information, negotiates scheduling issues
  • May prepare and distribute committee and board meeting notes and action items, tracking completion of tasks for a broad area, reports issues to manage
  • Prepares and composes correspondence, reports, presentations, etc.
  • Becomes involved with issues of a confidential and sensitive nature
  • Assist with major human resource projects (e.g., benefits open enrollment, etc.)
  • Manage the internal communication
  • Serve in backup/auxiliary capacity for data entry/payroll-related tasks
  • Interacts with employees 1:1, via email, or telephone to provide information related to health/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and other benefit programs
  • Facilitates payments for insurance plans
  • Work closely with payroll to ensure that levels of coverage for all employees on benefits plan is accurate
  • Assist with invoice processing and department expenses as required
  • Sets priorities, coordinates schedules, recommend solutions to routine and less complex situations that arise and apply sound judgment in the day-to-day activities
  • Contribute and implement new ideas to help improve and produce ideal operational processes.
  • Assist with performances as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 4+ years of experience in an office environment
  • High level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft (MS) Office (i.e., MS Word, MS Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in time-sensitive situations where customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal
  • Ability to multi-task in an effective, timely and professional manner
  • Proven ability to apply attention to detail, role-related accuracy and task follow-through
  • Team-oriented operating style with effective interpersonal skills that allow successful business interactions with individuals of all leadership styles, personalities, and career levels (e.g. sales, accounting, logistics, warehouses)
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular and flexible hours is required

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Associates degree (e.g. A.A., A.S., etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

 

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Working in a fast paced environment: 4 years (Required)
  • Administrative Assistant: 4 years (Required)
  • MS Office: 4 years (Required)

 

How to Apply:

If interested, please apply with cover letter and resume to: HR@balletaz.org

LEGAL ASSISTANT— CHILDREN’S PROGRAM — Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 17, 2018
Position Description:

THE ORGANIZATION

The Florence Project was founded in 1989 to respond to a representation crisis for indigent non-citizens detained at the rural Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Through our programs today, we provide services to more than 4,000 men, women, and children detained in Eloy, Florence, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona on any given day.  The Florence Project has become known nationally for its legal service delivery systems which ensure detained people empowered access to justice. The Florence Project provides high quality legal advice or representation and supports initiatives for national changes in immigration law and policy.

The Florence Project's Detained Immigrant and Refugee Children's Initiative educates, empowers and provides legal assistance to unaccompanied immigrant children in removal proceedings in Phoenix, Arizona.  All of the children served are held in shelters, group homes, or long term foster care overseen by the Office of Refugee Resettlement while awaiting deportation hearings.  The Children's Initiative is part of the national Legal Access for Unaccompanied Children network overseen by the Vera Institute of Justice.

THE LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION

The Legal Assistant will work on a team to provide unaccompanied children interactive youth-friendly "know your rights" presentations at shelters, legal intakes, follow-up interviews, pre-court counseling sessions, and representation in front of the immigration court, family court, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The position includes extensive client contact with children, including indigenous children and children who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect or other emotional and physical trauma. The position also includes substantial administrative work including file management, data entry, and referral services, as well as supporting the attorneys with their legal casework.

This position is based in the Florence Project's office in central Phoenix, with occasional travel to Tucson and Florence, AZ. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time, salaried non-exempt position. Starting annual salary is $36,000. We strive to create and uphold a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment for all staff. We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with full premiums paid by the Florence Project. We also provide limited mileage reimbursement for travel between offices and places of work. After two years of employment, employees are eligible for an employer matching retirement plan. Paid time off includes one personal day each month in addition to fifteen days of vacation and twelve days of sick/medical leave annually, four weeks maternity-paternity leave (up to twelve weeks total, with option to use personal, vacation, and sick paid time off for unpaid portion), and bereavement leave, in addition to observing all federal holidays. After three years of employment, employees are eligible for an eight week paid sabbatical.

Position Qualifications:

Fluency in Spanish is required.  We are seeking applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration, social justice, or human rights issues with excellent interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a collaborative, client-centered law office environment. Must be flexible and a team player. Prior experience working with teenagers and prior office administrative experience are pluses.  Travel is required for this position - must have reliable transportation.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@firrp.org, with "Legal Assistant - Children's Program/Phoenix" in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities and members of under-represented communities. 

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation Services – 603977 — Northern Arizona University (FLAGSTAFF)

Date Posted: October 9, 2018
Position Description:

Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for the execution and administration of an inclusive Fitness and Wellness program, Member Services, Strategic Communications and Assessment for Campus Recreation. The position provides direction and support concerning the development for full time career staff, temporary and student staff. Coordinates campus outreach to support student engagement and retention initiatives, and assist with budget and strategic planning.

Additional Info:

Preferred Qualifications *Experience working in a higher education environment. *Experience managing multiple budgets. *Experience with strategic planning; goal setting, learning outcomes and leading assessment initiatives. *Experience in hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating professional and student staff. *Experience using event/program management applications, i.e. InnoSoft Fusion, Sub It Up, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photo Shop, Hoot Suite, Bright Author, OnGuard/Lenel, etc. *Experience developing and leading risk management plans. *AFAA, ACE, ACSM Certifications *NIRSA-CRSS certification Knowledge Skills and Abilities *Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. *Excellent communication, organizational and training skills. *Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices related to department. *Skill in problem solving and decision-making. *Skill in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities. *Excellent customer service traits and the ability to handle conflict and diffuse situations. *Ability to develop, schedule, organize, facilitate, and evaluate recreation activities. *Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team. *Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. *Awareness and commitment to NAU's EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Safe Working and Learning Environment

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Recreation Management, Exercise Science, Health Education/Promotion, Marketing, Communications or related field AND minimum of 4 years of related experience with at least three years supervisory experience, OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.*Certified American Red Cross CPR/FA. (Instructor preferred)

How to Apply:

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.

Executive Assistant & Operations Coordinator — Expect More Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

This position plays an important role in supporting the day to day operations of Expect More Arizona. The Executive Assistant and Operations Coordinator provides executive, organizational, and administrative support to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the organization. This position may support financial, human resources, fundraising, event planning, and office management activities. The position requires exceptional organizational skills, communications skills, responsibility, integrity and attention to detail. The successful candidate will demonstrate a can-do, positive attitude and a willingness to roll up his/her sleeves to contribute.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Position Type: Full time with benefits

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed. The Executive Assistant and Operations Coordinator is responsible for the following activities:

Executive Support

  • Manages, prioritizes and is responsible for executive calendar activities, travel arrangements, reports, and approvals.
  • Manages interactions with both internal and external executives and assistants; coordinates a variety of complex executive meetings; prepares information for distribution for internal and external meetings.
  • Acts as a liaison with internal and external partners, community leaders, government officials and consultants, answering and prioritizing requests for communication and contact.
  • Manages the President & CEO and the COO's presentation schedule and coordinates materials and support to ensure each appearance is executed smoothly.
  • Enters data into Salesforce on behalf of the President & CEO and the COO.

Governance

  • Liaises with Board members to ensure appropriate signature authority procedures are followed.
  • Prepares meeting logistics, presentations, and materials for the Expect More Arizona Board, its committees, and other councils that Expect More Arizona convenes. Responsible for meeting minutes for each group.

Financial

  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of Expect More Arizona's Financial Policies and Procedures and supporting the annual financial audit.
  • Processes accounts payable expenditures within established guidelines; ensures timely payment of vendor invoices, expense requests, and maintains accurate and organized records.
  • Supports accounts receivable functions by depositing funds at the bank and preparing required documentation.
  • Prepares credit card reports and ensures all users provide required documentation.
  • Liaises with vendors.

HR

Supports human resources activities by managing employee enrollments in health insurance programs, managing Expect More Arizona's time cards, supports and develops onboarding process for new team members, supports hiring process, and manages team culture activities.

Systems Management

  • Develops and manages systems to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Serves as an organizational leader in the effective use and implementation of Salesforce across the team.
  • Inventories and tracks Expect More Arizona's assets and other materials (collateral, give away items, letterhead, etc.).
  • Serves as the lead point of contact for Expect More Arizona team members on IT needs and liaises with Expect More Arizona's contracted technology provider.
  • Plays a supporting and sometimes lead role with event logistics, campaign execution and other special projects.
  • Supports special events, as needed.
  • Responds to team requests for administrative support as needed.
  • Receives, distributes and coordinates all incoming and outgoing mail, including courier service, postage account and interoffice mail distribution.
  • Fulfills contractual grant requirements and submits reporting as needed.
  • May support the implementation of fundraising appeals and donor communications.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for Expect More Arizona via phone and in the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong alignment with Expect More Arizona's mission, core values, and a passion to bring a world-class education to every Arizona student.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization is required. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High levels of responsibility, integrity, and trustworthiness.
  • Systems thinker. Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles is a plus.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.
  • Able to identify problems and analyze alternatives to develop viable recommendations for projects and assignments.
  • Knowledge of education issues is desired, but is not required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years providing executive and organizational support.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required.
  • Familiarity with CRM/technology tools such as Dropbox, Salesforce, Asana, and Zoho.
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, proof of auto insurance coverage, and daily access to personal vehicle.
  • Ability to travel around the state, as needed.
  • Availability outside of typical 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. workday, as necessary.
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs., if needed.
How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Erin Hart at Erin@expectmorearizona.org. Please no phone calls.

Administrative Coordinator — Arizona Housing Coalition (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 1, 2018
Position Description:

The Arizona Coalition seeks a motivated professional for a full-time Administrative Coordinator position to provide administrative oversight to the organization.

Essential duties include performing financial operations for a nonprofit, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, entering transactions into online Quickbooks program, bank reconciliation, audit assistance and preparation and annual tax preparations (w-2, 1099 and organization tax filings)

* Maintain and integrate essential internal office management systems and equipment and serve as point of contact for all repairs

* Serve as receptionist for office-- greets visitor, answer phones, schedule appointments and sort and distribute mail

* Providing support for key special events, conferences, receptions, and activities

* Assisting the Executive Director with preparing and submitting program reports and proposals

* Scheduling, organizing, and assisting with activities such as appointments, meetings, conferences, and other organizational activities

* Assist in preparing for board and committee meetings (including materials, minute, and catering

* Assist Executive Director with finalizing monthly financial statements and reports for review by the Board 

* Assist with budget preparation

* Create mail merge letters, documents and nametags for meetings and special events

* Representing the Arizona Housing Coalition at various community meetings and events

* Providing administrative assistance to staff members and the Board of Directors

* Maintaining database systems, updating information, and completing data merges

* Updating the website as needed

* Conducting internet research

* Processing credit card payments

* Paying bills and interfacing with the bookkeeper and tax accountant

* Providing clerical support that meets professional business standards

* Executing mailings merges and preparing correspondence

* Being responsible for inventory and organizing office supplies

Position Qualifications:

Associate degree (required) plus three + years' experience in an increasingly responsible position. Bachelor's Degree Preferred.

* Equivalent combination of education/experience may substitute

* Passion for the agency's mission

* MS Office proficiency. Google Apps preferred.  Quickbooks knowledge essential.

* Impeccable writing/editing skills

* Fluent on social media platforms

* Strong organizational skills and the ability to be detail oriented

* Ability to multi-task and the capability to work independently

* Ability to be professional in appearance and demeanor

* Strong communication and listening skills

* Nonprofit accounting knowledge desired. Ability to manage budgets

* Initiative to improve processes and general operation

* Demonstrated team building, problem solving, analytical skills

* Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel statewide

* Demonstrated ability to work in high pressure, limited resource work environment

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to info@azhousingcoalition.org. You may mail also mail your resume and cover letter to:

Arizona Housing Coalition

141 E. Palm Lane, Suite 105

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Executive Assistant — College Success Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 28, 2018
Position Description:

The Executive Assistant plays a vital role in the organization. They will support the organization by providing business support, purchasing, compiling and distributing documents, planning meetings and special events, managing calendars and travel, and the production of reports, spreadsheets and presentations. This position is key in communication, having contact with all levels of internal and external executive staff, vendors, and board members. Sensitivity to confidential matters and materials is essential. The Executive Assistant will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

                     

Responsibilities:

  • Receptionist - Present a professional, welcoming first contact to all clients, funders, vendors, board members, staff, media, etc. by phone, in person and through email.
  • Provide on-going administrative support to Achieve60AZ as requested.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail, shipping, receiving and check log.
  • Maintain common spaces daily for appearance and functionality (reception, conference rooms, training rooms, hallways, kitchen, storage, etc.).
  • Perform complex and confidential executive secretarial functions including drafting, editing, and proofreading a variety of documents including:  correspondence, presentations, payment requests and other business-related forms and documents; responsible for ensuring documents meet established content and brand standards.
  • Schedule, organize, and plan activities such as appointments, meetings, conferences and other organizational activities.
  • Handle organizational functions and general meeting support including arranging, follow up calls, maintaining office space schedules, securing food and supplies and setup/clean up.
  • Provide support with the quarterly board of director meetings as well as periodic committee meetings.
  • Coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings; communicates and may handle incoming and outgoing electronic communications on behalf of the executives.
  • Manage, prioritize and is responsible for executive calendar activities, travel arrangements and special events requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and their assistants.
  • Act as a liaison with internal and external partners, board members, grantees, government officials and consultants, answering and prioritizing requests for communications and contact.
Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of progressively relevant experience in an administrative or executive assistant position.
  • Organized, able to work independently and interdependently and take initiative when necessary.
  • Proactive approach, able to think ahead and anticipate needs as well as offer suggestions to existing processes.
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and able to prioritize work streams effectively under deadlines with timely execution and resolution of work flow.
  • Gracious and supportive; concerned with the interests of others.
  • Ethical, confident, creative and positive attitude.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suites.

 

Personal Characteristics Desired:

  • Principled individual with high ethical and quality standards who is creative and demonstrates a positive attitude.
  • Ability to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate, prioritize and execute.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a small, close team with direct involvement in all aspects.
  • Demonstrated high level work ethic in previous positions.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt, salaried position. Hours are 8:30-4:30 M-F.

 

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume in an email to jobs@collegesuccessarizona.org.

 

This position is open immediately, and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Visit https://collegesuccessarizona.org/ to learn more about our mission, values, services, scholars, and team.

No phone calls, please.

 

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills for this job.

College Success Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is a strongly held value of the organization that opportunity is not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, disability or age. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.

 

Administrative Support Specialist (Part-Time) — Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: September 28, 2018
Position Description:

STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL

 

Position Title: Administrative Support Specialist

Reports to:   Director of Operations

 Organization Description:

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (AZSILC) is a federally mandated Council established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1992. In Arizona, Governor's Executive Order No.2007-15 documents the general provision of the Council. AZSILC is a nonprofit corporation that addresses issues related to the ability of individuals who have disabilities to live independently. The majority of Council/Board Members and Staff are individuals who have disabilities.

 

Position Summary:

The Administrative Support Specialist assists with the coordination, scheduling, recording, and maintenance of organizational documents, meetings, and events; manages and maintains web presence, filing systems, and records; creates professional correspondence, documents, and reports; performs fiscal processes, coordinates with accountant, maintains financial data and records, and assists with resource development activities.  

 

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

 

  • Coordinates logistics for AZSILC Board, Council, and Committee meetings; ensures compliance with Arizona Open Meeting Law; prepares and distributes meeting materials; records meeting minutes; ensures accommodation requests are executed.

 

  • Manages paper and digital filing systems; maintains records to ensure organizational requirements, dues, subscriptions, and filings are completed on time.  

 

  • Creates content, manages, and maintains multiple organizational websites and social media outlets; works with Disability Integration Specialist to ensure accessibility standards are met.

 

  • Assists with the composition, publication and distribution of organizational marketing/promotional materials.

 

  • Assists with AZSILC meeting, activity, and event planning and execution; coordinates travel arrangements; works with Disability Integration Specialist to ensure accessibility standards are met; monitors and orders supplies and inventory.

   

  • Assists with the completion of the annual 704 Report and the triennial State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL); performs professional correspondence, writing, editing, and proofreading; researches relevant data and information, compiles material, and generates reports.   

 

  • Coordinates fiscal processes with the contracted accountant; allocates Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable; tracks and ensures timeliness of reporting and invoicing for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable; maintains all fiscal and payroll records; processes Board, Council and Staff advancement/reimbursements.

 

  • Assists with resource development by researching, identifying, drafting and otherwise preparing narrative to pursue funding for AZSILC activities and expansion opportunities.

 

  • Upholds AZSILC mission and contributes to successful outcomes related to the State Plan for Independent Living, and other assignments.

 

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and ordinances, including documentation and reporting.
Position Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree or Certificate in applicable course of study preferred. A significant amount of relevant work experience may substitute.

 

  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Independent Living Movement, and current civil rights issues; or willingness to serve the disability community and acquire this knowledge.

 

  • Highly skilled in the use of a variety of office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks.

 

  • Prior experience with website development, maintenance, and in the use of the WordPress platform.

 

  • Demonstrated experience with maintaining a professional presence on a variety of  current social media sites, suitable for a business environment.

 

  • Knowledge of and experience with maintaining financial data and records in accordance with sound accounting practices; resource development for nonprofit organizations.   

 

  • Effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated proficiency in written communication;  ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and in public.

 

  • Demonstrated initiative in carrying out assigned tasks; ability to exercise independent judgment in organizing and implementing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

 

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with diverse and multicultural populations.

 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

 

Benefits:

  •  Annual Leave
  •  Sick Leave
  •  Holiday Leave
  •  Retirement Contribution
  •  Life Insurance

 Working Conditions:

  •  Part-time (average 25 hours weekly), hourly, non-exempt position.
  •  In state travel, and occasional out of state travel required. 
  • Establish and work remotely from a home office located within the greater Phoenix area, utilizing technology to perform the essential functions of the position.

Salary:

          Starting Salary $16.50-$17.50 hourly.

 Other:

          Criminal background check will be required.

How to Apply:

Email Resume, Cover Letter, and References by October 20, 2018 to:

 

Melissa Ann Santora, Interim Executive Director

 

melissa@azsilc.org

 

Please place Administrative Support Specialist Application in subject line.

Human Resources Administrator/Executive Assistant — DC Ranch Association (Scottsdale, AZ)

Date Posted: September 27, 2018
Position Description:

FUNCTION:

 

This full-time position reports directly to the Executive Director and serves two purposes: 1) Human Resources related services and 2) executive-level support to the Executive Director.

This person works with a third-party Professional Employment Agency "PEO" and is involved with the following: recruitment and staffing, performance management and improvement systems, employment and compliance with regulatory concerns, employee orientation and on-boarding, development of training materials, policy development and documentation, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, employee safety, wellness and health, and employee services and counseling. 

 Additionally, this position provides high-level administrative assistance in support of the Executive Director and as a task specialist by utilizing processes and resources in a manner that is efficient, effective, and contributes to the overall success of the Executive Director's efforts. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 In Human Resources:

  • Serves as the Human Resources/Personnel Coordinator for DC Ranch Association.
  • Duties include addressing grievance procedures, disciplinary matter recommendations, policy and procedure development and implementation of same, open enrollment assistance, benefits administration, payroll processing, position posting and screening of all candidates, maintaining the employee handbook, and employee personnel records.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all employees and individuals served is required.
  • Coordinates annual CPR/AED training for staff and First Aid training for appropriate field staff.
  • Responds to and provides direct employee relations services to management and staff regarding employment policies and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and "PEO," coordinates staff disciplinary actions up to and including employment discharges.
  • Monitors and administers the annual employee performance review process.
  • Communicates regularly with Executive Director to provide status updates on significant Human Resources matters.
  • Oversees Unemployment Compensation and coordinates responses to claims with "PEO."
  • Oversees Workers' Compensation programs, monitors claims and receives and responds to reports.  Coordinates information between providers and staff members, as well as claim administrators.
  • Develops and advises department managers of company policy regarding equal employment opportunities, compensation, and employee benefits as needed.
  • Participates in and organizes various staff "Safety Meetings" and other team-building activities, which serve to maintain/boost employee morale.
  • Develops Human Resource Department budget. 

 

In Administration:

  • Requires strong computer and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of staff, board members and outside clients. 
  • Manages a filing system that includes, but is not limited to, board and committee minutes, governing documents, and contracts.
  • Maintains board rosters, organizational charts and applicable directories.
  • Board meeting set up, tear down and minute taking.
  • Processes insurance claims and serves as the point of contact with the insurance broker and carrier.
  • Maintains the Executive Director's calendar.
  • Reconciles Executive Director's credit card expenditures.
Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

At least three years human resources experience.  A four-year degree is preferred, but not essential if candidate has equivalent experience.  An active SHRM certification is a plus.

 Strong organizational skills, communication skills and customer service skills required.  Must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and flexible. 

 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: DCRCCjobs@dcranchinc.com

Coordinator, Donor Relations #603983 — Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

Date Posted: September 24, 2018
Position Description:

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is seeking a dynamic coordinator to join the donor relations program in the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement. This position supports donor stewardship and the donor relations program, fostering a culture of appreciation, recognition, accountability and ongoing engagement of NAU's donors, thereby strengthening philanthropic support of the university. Key responsibilities include managing projects such as: gift acknowledgement; annual reports to donors; gift agreement processing; fund stewardship contact information review; and other regular, ongoing duties. In addition, this position will support new stewardship initiatives in preparation for the launch of NAU's next campaign to ensure transparency and engagement with our top donors to cultivate future gifts. The ideal candidate will be energetic, positive, service oriented, focused, and will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that requires building strong relationships with alumni, staff, and students. Succeeding in this position requires strong attention to detail, teamwork, perseverance, optimism and an ability to think strategically and creatively. The position also requires project management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This position is located on our Flagstaff campus and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

Annual Salary: $44,880 to $55,239

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field AND at least 2 years' experience in marketing/sales, fundraising, communication/public relations, or a related field; OR 6 years' experience in marketing/sales, fundraising, communication/public relations, or a related field; OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education

How to Apply:

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.

 

Accounting/Finance

Controller — Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 17, 2018
Position Description:

See link below for job description and to apply:

https://azfoundation.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/a3de6f76-86d3-2a10-d8...

Position Qualifications:

See the link in Position Description

How to Apply:

Please see the link in Position Description

Accountant — City of Tempe (Tempe)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Position Description:

Opening Date: October 11, 2018 Closing Date: Open until the needs of the City are met.

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Hourly Wage: $26.25 per hour Work Schedule: 24 hours per week (T-Th preferred)

This is a Temporary Non-Benefitted position.

The City of Tempe has one (1) temporary part time vacancy. This position provides accounting support to programs in the Human Services Department.

Essential Job Functions: * Primary responsibilities of this position include not only municipal accounting functions for the City, but also non-profit accounting functions for a partnership with Tempe Community Council. The position also provides support to Tempe Community Council's Board of Directors. The Accountant is responsible for all accounting functions including audits, financial reports, general ledger and payroll, and a Finance Committee with the non-profit.


Position Qualifications:

Experience & Training: * Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or degree related to the core functions of this position. * Two years of professional accounting experience, preferably in municipal or public accounting. * The position works with various accounting programs, including Sage50, and PeopleSoft.

Licenses/Certifications: * The position must be bondable by a reasonable surety company. This may include a credit report on an ongoing basis while employed with the City of Tempe. This will be at no cost to the employee

How to Apply:

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Cindy Kominska via email at cindy_kominska@tempe.gov or in person at: 34 E 7th St Tempe, Arizona 85281 For questions, please contact: Cindy Kominska / Executive Assistant (480) 858-2310 or cindy_kominska@tempe.go

Applicant Requirement: Requires successful completion of selection process, completion of background investigation and verification of identity/work authorization.

Senior Accountant — Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Position Description:

This full-time position leads the accounts payable process at the Garden, performs general accounting/month-end closing duties, and provides support of the year-end audit process.  This position may also supervise clerical accounting staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage accounts payable, to include performing A/P transaction entries and analyses; process voucher and credit memo entries; complete weekly check run for all A/P invoices by due date; prepare (tax) Form 1099 for all applicable vendors; research and correct any vendor payment issues; manage internal and external payables relationships, as required; perform monthly audit on vendor accounts
  • Process all contributions (cash, check, credit card, stock) from Development department
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliations with corresponding GL adjustments
  • Prepare daily credit card revenue transactions to for all Garden reporting nodes/terminals into the general ledger and verify with bank deposits
  • Prepare monthly expense reports for all departments, verifying for accuracy prior to distribution
  • Prepare daily cash position worksheet to update for bank and general ledger activity and weekly attendance/revenue report
  • Compile details of daily admissions income from various reporting and perform journal entry
  • Verify all deferred revenue account balances monthly
  • Update pledge roll-forward schedule corresponding to incoming pledges & payments monthly.  Reconcile pledges and contributions with Development department monthly for all levels of membership and verify that all classifications of contributions to reconcile with Development records. 
  • Prepare and record monthly payroll journal entry from Paycom
  • Prepare and record gift shop, restaurant, special event and other revenue and expense monthly.
  • Provide assistance to auditors through the annual audit process, to include preparing audit schedules and responding to requests/inquiries during preliminary and year-end fieldwork
  • Represent Business Office in various committee meetings and special events
  • Manage Business Office volunteer staff to complete specific accounting tasks/projects
Position Qualifications:
  1. B.S. degree in Accounting/ Business Administration/Finance
  2. At least 5 years of broad accounting experience to include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash accounting
  3. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  4. Strong analytical skills, highly detail oriented and organized in work
  5. Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  7. Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives
  8. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  9. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results

Additional Qualifications (not required, but desirable):

  1. Experience working with system conversions/integrations
  2. Certified Public Accountant or active candidate
  3. Experience with Solomon/Microsoft Dynamics accounting software
  4. Experience working in a non-profit environment
  5. Supervisory experience
How to Apply:

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

HUMAN RESOURCES
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Controller — Heard Museum (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Position Description:

Full/Part Time: Full Time, Exempt

Job Description Summary:

The Controller leads all day-to-day accounting operations, including functional responsibility over accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable, daily sales and payroll. The Controller will ensure that the Museum maintains accounting records in accordance with GAAP and has adequate internal controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the Museum's reported financial results.  The position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the accounting department, supervising 2-3 staff:
    • Oversee accounts payable to ensure that invoices are paid in a timely manner and posted correctly to the general ledger
    • Oversee biweekly payroll processing
    • Oversee daily recording of revenues/cost of sales (admissions, retail, food and beverage, memberships and gifts to the Museum)
  • Working closely with the CFO, manage the monthly financial close process for the Museum and the Guild (volunteer organization), in accordance with established management and governance deadlines:
    • Reconcile all bank accounts for the Museum and Guild on a monthly basis, timely identifying, investigating and reporting of all discrepancies between the bank and general ledger
    • Reconcile all investment accounts on a monthly basis
    • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts and maintain schedules on a monthly basis
    • Oversee accounting department staff in their respective monthly close duties
    • Prepare and post various journal entries, and approve accounting staff journal entries
    • Issue timely, complete and accurate financial statements to departments and senior management
  • Review and research monthly variances from budget and report significant issues to the CFO
  • Assist with cash flow forecasting by maintaining daily inflows and outflows
  • Assist CFO with financial analysis, special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Maintain the chart of accounts and an orderly accounting filing system
  • Serve as primary contact for the annual audit and coordinate the collection and dissemination of information for the auditors
  • Provide support to the Guild in accounting and cash handling activities for various events, as requested
  • Coordinate accounting cash needs during established markets and festivals and maintain appropriate level of accounting office petty cash to support museum operations

 

Employment Requirements:

  • Background Check
    • Some evening and weekend work required
Position Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required
  • CPA or CPA candidate required

 

Previous Experience:

  • 3 - 5 years of related and progressively responsible accounting supervisory experience, preferably within a multi-faceted nonprofit organization; will also consider at least two years' public accounting audit experience
  • Prior experience with monthly close and financial reporting required

 

Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting; some nonprofit accounting knowledge preferred
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • High degree of integrity and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Superior work ethic, initiative and follow-through
  • Ownership mentality and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Commitment to internal and external customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and collaboratively as a team, to solve problems and deliver solutions
  • Ability to work well under pressure, to adapt to changing priorities, and to successfully manage and implement projects within deadlines and budgetary constraints
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge experience desired; Blackbaud Altru, Focus POS, NCR/CounterPoint and Paycom experience a plus.
How to Apply:

Please email PDF resumes to hr@heard.org. Only resumes containing a cover letter with salary requirements will be considered.

Director of Financial Operations — DC Ranch Community Council (Scottsdale, AZ)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

The Director of Financial Operations' primary function is leadership and oversight for all aspects of finance, investment and accounting for three DC Ranch Governing entities (Community Council, Ranch Association, Covenant Commission), with annual budgets totaling $15M, in aggregate, and investments totaling $18M. The Director of Financial Operations is a member of the Community Council staff and Leadership Team, and aligns their work with the community's values, organization's mission, and brand standards. This position also takes direction from the Ranch Association Executive Director. The below duties pertain to reporting to all three organizations.

Essential duties of the position:

  • Recommend long-range strategy for sound fiscal management for the three governing entities
  • Report on financial status by analyzing financial reports and communicating such information to Executive Directors, Finance Committees and Board of Directors
  • Supervise accounting team by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, and training; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions
  • Oversee, create, and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and benefit fee reports
  • Lead development and monitoring of operating, capital and reserve budgets
  • Provide oversight, recommendations, tracking and reporting of investment funds
  • Establish, review, recommend and monitor financial, accounting and collection policies and procedures; evaluate and establish internal financial controls; ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place
  • Competitively select and oversee outside accounting firm for annual audit and tax returns
  • Coordinate and review annual audit and tax returns/preparation
  • Serve on committees and special task forces
  • Conduct financial forecasting, compensation, economic impact and other studies; review vendor contracts identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement
  • Conduct risk management assessment and review insurance policies, providing recommendations.
  • Stay current with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, including tax laws and generally accepted accounting principles; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Serve as backup for completing payroll procedures; review payroll and filings for both Community Council and Ranch Association
  • Liaison with attorney regarding accounts in collections
  • Review bank reconciliations and journal entries
  • Capital planning and financing involvement
  • Performance of other related duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Directors for the respective organizations
Position Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Ability to:

  • plan, organize, delegate and prioritize responsibilities in order to meet deadlines
  • analyze information and convey it clearly
  • work independently
  • work with multiple entities
  • put the customer first
  • handle conflict with grace and diplomacy
  • exercise sound judgment and consistently make smart decisions
  • maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • impeccably communication both verbally and written

Expectations:

  • strategic thinker and contributing member of Community Council Leadership Team; seen as a role model for all staff
  • committed to continual process improvement and staff/team development
  • ethic of accountability
    • consistently achieves high work standards
    • attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness
    • reliable, with willing positive attitude

Embodiment of:

  • DC Ranch community vision, values, culture/brand, and goals
  • Integrity, professionalism, respect and customer-centric attitude
  • Leadership by example, consistently conveying a passion and pride in your work

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited institution or Master's Degree in Finance or Business Administration
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional finance experience including at least five (5) years of directly related supervisory experience over professional staff is required; Community Management finance management experience preferred
  • Nationally recognized certification as a public accountant (CPA) or financial analyst (CFA) preferred
  • Mastery level of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Caliber or similar financial management software a plus
How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary range requirements to: dcrccjobs@dcranchinc.com

Sr. Financial Analyst — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

We are seeking an experienced Sr. Financial Analyst to join our agency.

Position provides financial and operational analysis with an emphasis on preparing and monitoring individual program budgets and monitoring all financial aspects of various agency departments.

 

The Financial Analyst will work with multiple Agency Program Managers, the Accounting Department, Department Directors, Controller and the Chief Financial Officer to produce:

- Accurate budget and financial reports and prepare breakdowns of grant awards to reflect the current status of individual grants.

- Produce variance analysis and forecast future revenue and expenses.

- Provide support for billing, ad-hoc reporting and interpretation of financial data.

- Assist in special projects related to analysis, accounting, systems and processes.

The position will supervise one or more financial analysts.

 

This position is offered full time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Position Qualifications:

REQUIREMENTS

*   Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance.  MBA and/or CPA preferred.

*   Three plus years of relevant experience.

*   Solid understanding of accounting principals, practices and financial concepts.

*   Ability to accept direction from multiple managers and effectively prioritize work.

*   Experience in governmental and fund accounting preferred. 

*   Advanced knowledge of MS Excel.

*   Knowledge of other Microsoft Office products, Abila MIP and/or other accounting software experience helpful.

*   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/

Fundraising/Development

Affinity Manager — Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
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 seeking an Affinity Manager. This position is responsible for the strategic oversight, implementation, and management of affinity groups including Generation United, Retire United, and Student United Way, as well as associated fundraising events within all affinity groups. This individual works to deepen community engagement and increase undesignated giving to the organization by achieving fundraising goals of affinity group programs. Key Performance Indicators for this position are affinity member acquisition and retention, event qualify and attendance, and achievement towards fundraising goals.

What You'll Do

  • Manage affinity volunteers, programming, and special events that generates awareness, engagement and revenue for the organization.
  • Manage events and ensure event goals, deadlines, and budgets are adhered to.
  • Coordination of activities to prepare for the day of the event including booking venue, inviting attendees, advertising, arranging activities, ordering food, setting up the event and working with vendors.
  • Manage partnership between ASU and VSUW related to the efforts of student groups through Sun Devils Unite, which may involve the management of ASU interns (create semi-annual project/role descriptions, meet weekly for progress updates and form evaluations).
  • Develop communication plan to engage with members, including email and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Grow leadership pipeline for affinity volunteers (members, ambassadors, steering committee, board members).
  • Develop a growth strategy to engage participants to give and move existing donors to higher giving levels.
  • Develop fresh ideas for engagement among audience segments.
  • Solicit individuals to give to UW and join Affinity Groups; complete one on one meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Work with the brand/content team to produce all relevant collateral and communication tools to engage with and communicate with members.
  • Staff, recruit, and orient affinity group committee volunteers; organize meetings, prepare materials, and draft minutes.
  • Create and oversee an annual event calendar for all affinity group engagement efforts and opportunities. 
  • Track engagement and touch point efforts and individual giving, and establish metrics to measure efforts and annual level of giving to determine correlation.
  • Provide leadership to the team to identify opportunities to educate corporate partners and prospects on affinity group offerings to connect the constituent with United Way. Oversee program budgets and ensure financial accountability.
  • Support and/or lead special projects as they may arise within the organization.
  • Perform additional duties as needed
Position Qualifications:

What You'll Need

  • At least three years of experience in development/sales or project management.
  • Demonstrated independent thinking and ability to connect the big picture in day to day work and projects.
  • High level of initiative and follow-up with minimal supervision required.
  • 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.
  • Must have experience setting measurable goals then using data to develop, track and revise plans to achieve those goals.
  • Must be quick, a self-starter, possess ability to look ahead and take charge of a situation.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal, include conflict resolution.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Team player who is able to maintain appropriate relationships and provide excellent service with staff and external customers.
  • Must display high energy and drive in everyday work and completion of assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
  • Knowledge/experience in current Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid Arizona 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)

You'll Really Catch Our Eye If You Have

  • Supervisory experience.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nonprofit Management, Sales, Project Management or a related field.

 

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 salaried 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: $49,000-$50,000

This posting will remain open until the position is filled. To apply for this job, please visit www.vsuw.org.

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.

Development Director — Scottsdale Artists' School (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Position Description:

ABOUT US   Tucked away in the heart of the Scottsdale Arts District, located in a charming historic school house, the Scottsdale Artists' School features over 250 workshops and classes annually, taught by the nation's leading artists. The School attracts more than 4,000 students and visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries.  A 501 (c)(3) non-profit, the School was founded in 1983 by a group of dedicated artists and community leaders.  It is considered within the international art community to be a leader in fine art education for all levels--absolute beginners to professional artists.

MISSION   Scottsdale Artists' School is dedicated to the artistic enrichment of the community and to developing the capabilities of artists and aspiring artists of all ages by teaching the applied fundamentals of fine art.

Position Title:  Director of Development, Full Time

 Reporting to:  Executive Director

 Requirements/Qualifications: Self-Starter with a minimun of three to five years comprehensive fundraising experience in a non-profit with a successful record of achievement.  Experience in an educational setting and knowledge of the visual arts preferred.  Bachelor's degree required. Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and with the Board of Trustees in fundraising endeavors.

 Duties:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan for the school.
  • Manage donor relations and donor cultivation activities.
  • Create development strategies for annual fund raising events.
  • Plan and implement major fundraising programs including but not limited to: appeals (including year-end), on-line giving, planned giving, major gift programs, special events (including annual Gala), and school membership.
  • Prospect and grant research and grant writing for corporate and foundation support.
  •  Send updates on use of funds to grantors and donors and respond to all giving with appropriate acknowledgements.
  • Work with Marketing Director on annual report, PowerPoint and school video.
  • Research and cultivate corporate, foundation, government and individual funding.
  • Maintain donor database and keep accurate donor accounting for annual audit.
  • Budget and manage Development costs
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Director of Marketing to create a comprehensive plan for financial support and an excellent public image for the school.
  • Carry out additional duties/initiatives as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience planning and implementing annual giving and capital campaigns.
  • Knowledge of and experience with successful grant research and writing,
  • Knowledge of and experience with planned giving strategies and programs, including on-line giving.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Program Director, Director of Marketing and Business Manager to establish and achieve goals.
  • Present a professional appearance and develop relationships with donors and Board of Trustees.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Word Press and Database Management Programs
How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Trudy Hays

Thays@scottsdaleartschool.org

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager — Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Position Description:

Founded in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to autism research, education and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). SARRC undertakes self-directed and collaborative research projects, serves as a satellite site for national and international projects, and provides up-to-date education, training and assistance to families and professionals about ASD.   SARRC's mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.   Best Places To Work" Award:

  • SARRC is a five-time winner of one of the Valley's "Best Places to Work" among small-sized companies, the latest award in 2017. The survey, independently administered by the Phoenix Business Journal and Quantum Workplace, looks at employee life, workplace environment, leadership, culture of the organization and management practices.

Position Summary:  This position will manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate donors and sponsors and foundation donors.  S/he will also assist with developing department goals, strategies, donor recognition and communications. The position is a non-management position that serves under the direction of the Development Director. Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation funders.
  • Research grant programs and plans relevant to program needs.
  • Research and write funding applications.
  • Submit sponsorship/grant applications and track status.
  • Coordinate and lead activities of the grant program strategic plan.
  • Conduct interdepartmental meetings to identify and prioritize project needs, coordinate and research sponsorship/grant preparation assignments.
  • Edit and draft applications for accuracy, completeness and clarity and submittal of all applications in accordance with sponsorship/grant requirements.
  • Provide timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures; collaborates in defining and implementing project funding strategies. 
  • Serve as a resource to the Development Director and other departments of the organization on funding programs; provide information, research, analysis, written reports and recommendations as needed.
  • Coordinate and plan funding program activities, including the prioritization, planning and scheduling of activities to guide program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Review revenues and expenditures, project status, to ensure proper tracking.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Comprehensive Benefit Plan including 401k with match and Professional Development Benefit.  Pay Range - $60,000 to $70,000 per year DOE SARRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
 

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Four years of related experience, two years of which has been spent in grant funding or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge and ability necessary to perform the tasks. 
  • Experience in government funding preferred.
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License.
  • Ability to obtain a Level One Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with The Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising database preferred.
  • Knowledge of local foundation/corporate sponsorship/grant application process and writing applications.
  • Knowledge of local foundation/corporate networks, contacts and funder networking opportunities.
  • Knowledge of state and federal grant applications process and writing of applications.
  • Knowledge of various grant programs available to non-profit entities.
  • Experience with on-line grant applications.
  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities.
  • Ability to take initiative and utilize innovate techniques and ingenuity in preparing grant applications.
  • Responsible for follow up on proposals submitted to funders, scheduling meetings to discuss progress, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with various departments of the organization, as well as funders and foundation staff.
  • Ability to research available grant opportunities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours for research.
  • Ability to participate as a team player to coordinate grant projects.
  • Ability to develop, write and implement strategic plans and ability to provide necessary documentation to support grant requirements.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate a variety of data.

Social Media/Graph Design/Video Coordinator — notMYkid (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 15, 2018
Position Description:

notMYkid is seeking a 30-hour per week Social Media/Graphic Designer/Video Coordinator

The Social Media/Graphic Designer/Video Coordinator leads the Marketing department and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to oversee and coordinate all aspects of notMYkid's marketing program.  The Social Media/Graphic Designer/Video Coordinator must be able to think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes traditional and innovative strategies.  Key components of this plan should include goals, strategies and timetables for Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, our blog, collateral, videos, direct mail, e-mail campaigns and our website.  The plan should also include a complementary focus to expand the # of donors and followers such as faculty, youth, parents, community, corporate and foundation leaders.  This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities:

v Researching audience preferences and discover current trends

v Creating engaging text, image and video content

v Designing posts to sustain readers' curiosity and creating buzz around our programs, events and mission as a whole

v Measure web traffic and monitor SEO

v Stay up-to-date with changes in all social platforms ensuring maximum effectiveness

v Train co-workers to use social media in a cohesive and beneficial way

v Facilitate online conversations with followers and donors, and respond to queries

v Report on online reviews and feedback from followers and donors

v Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and follower and donor engagement metrics

v Oversee social media accounts' layout

v Suggest new ways to attract prospective donors, like campaigns and contests

v Develop brochures, flyers, packets, posters, videos, social media and web content

v Meet and/or exceed goals related to growing our donor/follower base through social media

v Oversee our Google Analytics and Google Ad Grant

v Local travel 30% of the time.

v Ability to lift 25-50 pounds.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

v Demonstrates servant leadership, embodies the notMYkid mission, and exemplifies a collaborative, decisive, motivating and engaging communication style

v Minimum of 3 + years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising and marketing, especially in social media, video production and graphic design 

v Proficient in Photoshop and InDesign as well as Adobe Premiere, After Effects, DSLR's, and audio and lighting equipment

v Expertise in Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs and e-mail campaigns

v In-depth knowledge of SEO, keyword research, Google Analytics and Google Ad Grants

v Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)

v Familiarity with online marketing strategies and marketing channels

v Ability to grasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively

v Proven track record of fundraising and marketing success, particularly in securing donations and growing social media donors and followers

v Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment

v Excellent communication skills

v Multi-tasking and analytical skills

v Deep appreciation and understanding of notMYkid's mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally 

v Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.

v Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, New Media, or another related field

v Working knowledge of development and marketing best practices, trends in the non-profit industry, fundraising and marketing tools and technology, including social media posting software, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research

v Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to safely operate a variety of vehicles

How to Apply:

Benefits:

v Health & life insurance

v Retirement plan contributions

v Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday time off

How to Apply to our 30-Hour Per Week Social Media/Graphic Designer/Video Coordinator Position:

v Please forward a cover letter and resume to Jeannie Burts, Director of Administration, at jeannie@notmykid.org

v No phone calls please.

v Include three professional references.

v Include a demo reel, two non-profit, writing samples and other elements typically found in a portfolio.

Grants Writer — Jewish Family & Children's Service (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 15, 2018
Position Description:

WHO WE ARE:

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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Coordinates the grant proposal process in conjunction with Grants Manager by
preparing well-written grant proposals, letters of intent/request, cover letters
complying with grantor standards and requirements, and persuasively communicating
JFCS' mission and programs for potential funders

* Conducts data mining and develops background information for proposals by mastering
program content that ensures the integrity and quality of proposal writing

* Updates Raiser's Edge with pertinent prospect information and tracks all grants activity
in Raiser's Edge.

* Assists with writing follow-up correspondence, acknowledgement letters, interim, and
final reports as well as creating donor profiles

* Manages tracking systems for grant submissions, letters of inquiry, proposal timelines,
reports and materials through adherence with the grants calendar, to meeting deadlines
and fulfill funder requirements

* Collects and synthesizes information about JFCS programs as needed to make the
strongest business case for support

* Develops materials showing progress of JFCS programs for donor updates and ongoing
communications

* Prioritizes projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meeting
deadlines and managing supplemental material required for proposals.

* Provides support to the leadership team and key staff for meetings with donors.

* Participates in annual fundraising, planning and goal setting processes

* Remains current with philanthropic trends and recent government, corporate and
foundation grant making

* Assists the Philanthropic Services Department with special events, donor tours and
donor solicitations as assigned

Position Qualifications:

WHAT JFCS IS LOOKING FOR:

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required

* Commitment to and passion for the mission and values of JFCS

* 3+ years of experience grants writing

* Proven history of developing successful grant strategies and securing small to midsize
grants

* Demonstrates a history of successful grants and reports for non-profits, foundations,
corporations, and government agencies in a mid-to-large non-profit environment

* Demonstrated superior writing, research, project management and organizational skills

* Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills

* Possesses acute analytical and research skills

* Career history shows an ability to thrive in fast-paced environment and work
collaboratively with staff located on- and off-site

* Experience with donor management software, preferably Raiser's Edge

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH JFCS:

* Competitive Compensation

* Medical, Dental and Ancillary Benefits Including 401(k)

* Generous Paid Annual Leave Plan

* Meaningful Work With Reputable Non-Profit

* Positive, Employee Friendly Work Environment

How to Apply:

www.jfcsaz.org/careers

OR

Email Senior Recruiter Jimmy.Baldwin@jfcsaz.org / 602-567-8348

Academy Giving Manager — Great Hearts Academies - Lincoln Campus (Chandler)

Date Posted: October 15, 2018
Position Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

The Academy Giving Manager serves as the lead fundraiser dedicated to the development of individual and corporate matching funding resources for their K-12 school community. In close coordination with the Great Hearts Central Office Development team and reporting to the Headmasters, this position provides the following services:

 

  • Implementation of predetermined development strategies and successful completion of annual Community Investment campaigns and Tax Credit drives
  • Cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of major gifts from $5,000 -$9,999 to support the Teacher Excellence Fund
  • Participation in academy-based Capital Campaigns, as needed
  • Central liaison to Headmasters for all campus fundraising activities

 

The Academy Giving Manager:

  • Provides weekly progress reports to the Headmasters and Great Hearts Heart Central Office, and presents a progress report at the quarterly academy board meetings.
  • Attends weekly status meetings with assigned Regional Academy Giving Manager, bi-monthly network-wide Development team meetings at the Great Hearts Central office, bi-monthly training sessions offered by Zoom, and Parent Service Organization leadership meetings.
  • Schedules work time to align with school activity and other events before-and-after school.

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.                                            

Experience: Prior experience using database and Raiser's edge software preferred but not required.

 

Special Skills:

  • Commitment to the philosophy and mission of Great Hearts
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Excellent organization, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with team members and constituents
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • 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.

 

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.

How to Apply:

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

Development and Campaign Officer — Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Position Description:

Development & Campaign Officer: At a time of exciting organizational growth as we transform Maricopa County into the animal welfare community of the future, the Arizona Humane Society ("AHS") seeks a focused and results-driven fundraiser to serve as the Development & Campaign Officer. This person will build relationships with philanthropic individuals and families to secure immediate and deferred revenue in support of AHS' annual operating needs and capital campaign.

Position Qualifications:

Position Requirements:

  1. Proven track record of successfully identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual gifts at the $100,000+ level.
  2. Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree or CFRE certification preferred, AND at least five years of experience directly soliciting and securing major gifts; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  3. Campaign experience.
  4. Demonstrated experience building and maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  5. Extensive knowledge of donor cultivation and solicitation principles and processes.
  6. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and take action in a fast-paced environment.
  7. Impeccable written and verbal communication skills.  Professionalism, polish and discretion required.
  8. Ability to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends as required.
How to Apply:

To review the full job description and apply, please visit: www.azhumane.org/careers

Fundraising Consultant — Arizona Family Health Partnership (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 10, 2018
Position Description:

Purpose of the RFP

The Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP) seeks an expert fundraising consultant for a six - nine month project.  The consultant in collaboration with the CEO and Board of Directors will provide guidance and recommendations for actions on the following areas:

 Deliverables

  1. Develop AFHP's cause for support and work with designer to bring it to print, printing costs not include in this RFP;
  2. Develop a fundraising audit and draft plan - this includes everything AFHP is currently doing or has already done in the past or needs to do in the future.  This may include grant writing to support the expansion of our mission as detailed below and in the scope of work;
  3. Interview staff, donors, Board of Directors to develop a report with community-based recommendations;
  4. Develop and initiate a realistic, customized final fundraising plan that includes coaching selected staff and Board of Directors as well as the cost of implementation of the final fundraising plan.

 Timeframe

The target completion date for the above referenced activities is six to nine months following award.  Release RFP 9/28/2018; proposals due 10/26/2018; Board review on 11/14/2018.

 Description of Current Efforts:

The AFHP Board of Directors for several years has identified the need to diversify funding for the organization; heavy reliance on a single federal funding source is risky for the stability of the organization.  The conversation for the past 18 months has only increased this need. To this end, AFHP is seeking a professional fundraising consultant to focus our fundraising efforts on two or three of the aspects discussed within the attached scope of work; to develop a realistic fundraising plan that matches the capacity of the AFHP staff and Board; and to implement and carry out the plan.

Scope of Work

Background - The Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP, formerly the Arizona Family Planning Council) was founded in 1974 to be the designated Arizona recipient of federal funds for family planning services under Title X (ten) of the Public Health Services Act. AFHP administers two Title X grants - one of which serves ten of the 15 Arizona counties (accounts for 89% of the population) and one that serves the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. The Title X Program is designed to provide comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals. Comprehensive family planning includes education, counseling, preventive reproductive health screening and contraception.

 In 2017 AFHP's network of seven community-based healthcare providers (delegates) served 36,000 women, men and teens who are low-income and/or uninsured. These clients received high quality family planning care and information as well as healthcare services, including contraception, STI testing, cancer screenings, and education, among other services.  Our network of providers delivered direct client services at 34 health center sites in 10 Arizona counties and San Juan county in Utah and the services are provided at no or low cost depending on family income.

 AFHP is comprised of nine full time employees, all of whom are dedicated to the mission of AFHP and the Title X program, and we carefully select delegates who share our dedication. To the seven community-based healthcare providers we serve, AFHP is known as an adaptive and supportive organization with a vast clinical and programmatic expertise and a robust outreach program to better help them serve the needs of their communities. AFHP is always willing to travel for a provider's training and technical assistance needs.

 AFHP was awarded the Adolescent Champion Model replication grant from ADHS in January of 2018.  AFHP, partnered with Dr. Veenod Chulani at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, and will implement an adolescent-centered model of healthcare designed by researchers at the University of Michigan throughout Arizona. Beginning with sites at five different organizations - Mountain Park Health, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH), Maricopa Intergrated Health System, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, and a mobile clinic at Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

 Based on a robust needs assessment developed by staff at AFHP, we have identified the following three specific reproductive health needs:

  1. Significant unmet need in Arizona for women in need of publically funded contraceptive services and supplies - According to the Guttmacher Institute's 2014 Contraceptive Needs and Services Report, 59% of the target population (women ages 13-44, who are sexually active, fecund, not pregnant or trying to become pregnant, and who meet the Title X sliding fee scale criteria) was in need of contraceptive services and supplies. Only 18% of the need for publicly funded contraceptive services was met in 2015. There is a substantial cost benefit to publicly funded contraceptive services. Every $1.00 of public funding spent on contraceptive and preventive health services saves the U.S. $7.09 in Medicaid costs for pregnancy and infant care. Every $1.00 of public funding spent on contraceptive and preventive health services saves Arizona $11.27. In 2016, AFHP-provided Title X services saved over $61 million in maternal and birth related costs, over $300,000 saved from STI testing, and over $33,000 saved from Pap and HPV testing. 
  2.  STI testing, treatment, potentially a focus on men who have sex with men - The latest available data shows that STI rates are on the rise across the country. In Arizona, chlamydia rates increased 6% in a five years (2011-2015), and gonorrhea increased by 75% in that same time. Both of these diseases disproportionately affect minorities, namely Native Americans and African Americans. Similarly, syphilis rates increased 95% between 2013 and 2015.
  3.  Health education or lack thereof in Arizona specifically around HIV, STD or pregnancy prevention, condom use and contraceptives - In the U.S., the majority of districts require education on HIV prevention, human sexuality, pregnancy prevention, and other STD prevention to be taught in high schools; however, as of October 2017, Arizona does not require education on any of these four topics. The percentage of middle schools and high schools in Arizona that teach all 16 topics related to HIV, STD, pregnancy prevention, as well as consistent and correct condom usage were less than a quarter of the national average. The percentage of schools in Arizona that taught topics related to the seven types of contraceptives in a required course was less than half of the national average.

 AFHP has also identified the following needs for our statewide community and is seeking opportunities to influence the following two areas:

  1. The potential to have greater influence on Public Policy in Arizona - currentlythere are less than a handful of organizations that advocate for women's health policy in Arizona and specifically there is only one organization that really focuses on access to birth control/reproductive health care, AFHP.  The Board of Directors sees this as an area of opportunity and great need.
  2.  Development of an Arizona Adolescent Health and Well-Being Initiative (alliance, partnership, champion, coalition) - currently Arizona does not have such an initiative and we believe there is a need and value in bringing together health acute and behavioral health care providers, social service agencies as well as governmental agencies to develop a statewide coalition solely focused on adolescent health and well-being. Adolescence is a critical period for identifying issues that have the potential to impact a strong foundation for healthy behaviors into adulthood. Identifying and addressing these issues is a shared opportunity for medical, social and public health service providers; however, there is currently minimal coordination among these systems to improve health outcomes for adolescents in Arizona. With youth ages 10-24 in Arizona, there is a need for a collective, integrated effort to ensure adolescents access optimal resources to meet their unique needs. A statewide coalition would spearhead the alignment of medical care, public health, and social service systems including providers and clinicians, prevention programs, basic needs assistance, and more, to improve health equity for adolescents. (This is an effort that AFHP staff is currently engaged in writing for a planning grant.  If successful the organization may need to address sustainability of such an effort.)

 Because AFHP is almost entirely federally funded, we are in need of a consultant to help us address fundraising and grant writing to support the expansion of our mission.  We anticipate this consultant can help us identify gaps in our fundraising and construct a plan to increase our efforts as well as construct proposals we can take to large funders who will help us further our mission in the gaps identified above.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

Proposals must include information and evidence that demonstrates substantial knowledge and experience in the initiation and planning for fundraising, coaching and the ability to implement a final Board approved fundraising plan. 

How to Apply:

Content of Proposal

The proposal must contain the following information in order to be considered:

  • A list of qualifications as described above;
  • Method and approach to engaging champions throughout the state;
  • Describe work plan and timeframes for completing this project;
  • Estimate costs of services, including an hourly rate and estimate of hours required for each phase of project.  Not to exceed $15,000; and
  • Provide a resume for each consultant(s) who will participate in this process.

 References

  • Provide the names and contact information for three (3) clients whose requirements are comparable in scope and complexity to AFHP's.

 Response Date

Your response must be received no later than October 26, 2018 by close of business. Your response must be emailed to AFHP, hr@arizonafamilyhealth.org or sent to 3101 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1120, Phoenix, AZ  85012.  Please identify contents as "RFP - Fundraising Consultant."   Be sure to include the name, title and contact information of the person who is authorized to answer questions about the proposal.

 Effective Period

All proposals submitted to this RFP must be valid for at least 90 days.

 Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation criteria include, but are not limited to, the understanding of the proposal requirements as evidenced by the quality of the proposal response, relevant experience, qualifications of staff to be assigned, timelines, and total proposed cost of service.

Selection Process

AFHP reserves the right to request additional information or clarification from vendors, to allow correction of errors or omissions, and to waive irregularities and/or formalities when so doing may serve the best long-term interests of the organization.

 AFHP reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to proceed in any other manner selected by AFHP. AFHP reserves the right to award to the consultant(s) or firm that it believes, in its sole discretion and best meets the needs of the organization.

 Non-Discrimination

AFHP contractor(s) shall not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, or a matter directly or indirectly related to employment, because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status or disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position. The vendor shall observe and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

 Questions All questions relating to this RFP should be directed to Brenda L. "Bre" Thomas, via email:  hr@arizonafamilyhealth.org with RFP Questions in the subject line or call 602.258.5777.

Grants Coordinator — Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: October 9, 2018
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 seeking a Grants Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Director of Grants, the Coordinator will complete grant applications and proposals for our programs. They will also be responsible for matching campaign gifts and other small grant requests, as needed. This individual will take the lead on initial grant prospect research and assist with reporting, as needed. They will also lead administrative tasks, such as working with Finance & Administration on processing paperwork when grants are received and sending out Thank You letters.

What You'll Do

  • Complete grant and sponsorship applications and proposals for our programs, match campaign gifts, and other smaller grant requests
  • Lead initial grant prospect research
  • Assist with reporting needs
  • Responsible for administrative tasks for the team, such as processing paperwork and sending Thank You letters
  • Manages correspondence with and provides excellent customer service and professionalism to volunteers, external contacts, donors, staff and other constituents
  • Basic databases management work
  • Maintains, and modifies basic data spreadsheets and databases
  • Prepares communications including letters, memos, minutes, reports and meeting agendas
  • Perform additional duties as needed
Position Qualifications:

What You'll Need

  • At least two years of grants experience or strong, demonstrated business writing experience
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time and tasks in order to meet strict deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented, ability to troubleshoot and multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism, integrity and customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in a systems environment with ability to learn and use new software and systems as required
  • Works well in team environment
  • 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)
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle.

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 hourlyposition
  • 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: $17-$18 per hour

Local applicants encouraged to apply. To apply for this job, please visit www.vsuw.org and apply under "Careers".

Position posting will remain open until 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.

Managing Director, Development Audubon Arizona (based in Phoenix) — National Audubon Society (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 9, 2018
Position Description:

The Managing Director, Audubon Arizona (based in Phoenix) reports to the VP for Development, Central and Mississippi Flyways and will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts in support of all Audubon priorities together with specific state directors and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, states, and the national organization with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Managing Director will collaborate across the organization to coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. S/he must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.

 

In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Managing Director will devote 20 percent of their time supporting the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for all contributed income for Audubon Arizona with the VP for Development. The Managing Director will manage a staff of 1. They will oversee and execute comprehensive fundraising plans for Audubon Arizona.

 

Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers), revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; and success rate of solicitations; achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals and a portion of the national revenue target), increased board engagement and support for Audubon Arizona, and the strategic deployment of Audubon's senior conservation professionals including the Executive Director for Audubon Arizona. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five, six, and seven figure gifts and as well as management experience. This position requires up to 30 percent travel throughout Arizona as well as occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

  • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of Audubon's Strategic Plan, priority projects, and core initiatives
  • Qualify current and prospective donors to develop an active portfolio of 100 individuals, foundations and corporations capable of making gifts, at a minimum, of $10,000 annually
  • Create and implement personalized cultivation/briefing/ask strategies for all assigned prospects, based on philanthropic focus to maximize giving to Audubon
  • Coordinate and coach program leaders to help them effectively carry out their responsibilities related to fundraising and achieving the contributed income expectations
  • Fully brief volunteers, executives, and program staff for all interactions with donors, including research information, goals of meeting, and talking points
  • Regularly review portfolio and planned strategies with VP for Development, conservation professionals, and others in order to align prospects interests with emerging priorities
  • Manage prospect pipeline and continually strive to identify and engage new donors
  • Mentor and help advance the skills of direct report
  • Using the fundraising database (Salesforce), create and record timely reports on all donor interactions
  • Help set and achieve specific fundraising goals for Audubon Arizona
  • Participate in the planning, construction, and management of annual and three-year contributed income work plans to support annual budgets for Audubon Arizona
  • Help in the identification of new center, state, and national board members
  • Staffing of state and center board meetings in support of development agenda items in Arizona
  • Work collaboratively with national and other state office staff in support of Audubon's strategic priorities
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance, reflect optimistic and a positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required, as well as seven to ten years of progressive nonprofit fundraising experience in complex and matrixed organizational structures
  • Proven track record of building donor relationships that result in annual gifts at the five and six-figure level, and experience soliciting, closing, and stewarding multi-year commitments and seven-figure gifts
  • A minimum of three years of experience managing fundraisers and fundraising programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as to be self-directed with a high degree of accountability
  • Skilled at working cross functionally with leaders, as well as high-level volunteers and boards
  • Ability to manage projects, establish and monitor priorities, maintain flexibility, and meet deadlines with little direct supervision
  • Management style that builds alliances and emphasizes consensus building, high ethical standards, collegiality, and effective teamwork within a results-focused organization
  • Ability to drive, manage, and delegate project work; establish and monitor priorities; and maintain flexibility while meeting deadlines
  • Exceptionally strong strategic thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills
    Interest, understanding, and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitat is critical; as is the ability to communicate Audubon's mission, goals and programs effectively and with the highest professional standards
     

Director of Development — Duet (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

The Director of Development is a full-time position that creates, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive development plan that achieves Duet's budgetary and strategic goals. The position engages staff colleagues, board members, and other partners in service in a robust culture of philanthropy that leads to long-term sustainability for Duet.  As with all Duet staff, this position strives at every opportunity to promote organizational goals and values.

Key Skills, Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out a comprehensive, results-oriented fund development plan for organizational growth and funding consistent with Duet's strategic goals.
  • Plan and implement individual giving programs, including major planned gifts.
    • Serve as team leader for the Benevon model and ensure that all facets of the model are fully carried out, in partnership with Duet's Capacity Building Team, board members, staff, and others. This includes planning Discover Duet point-of-entry events and Duet's Partners in Compassion Luncheon, making follow-up calls, building relationships, asking for donations and pledges, and stewarding donors.
    • Identify strongest prospects to include Duet in their estate plans and lead a plan to invite those individuals to join Duet's Legacy Circle.
    • Work closely with the Director of Communications to develop key messaging and materials for donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Further develop a culture of philanthropy with staff, board members, and other partners in service.
  • Build and/or maintain strong relationships with new and current corporate and foundation donors.
  • Develop and lead a synergistic development team that includes a full-time Development Coordinator, part-time contract Grants Coordinator, and part-time Development/Grants Assistant. Supplement with volunteers as appropriate.
  • Provide input on the organizational budget as it is developed; create and monitor budgets and manage expenses for development-related activities.
  • Help carry out Duet events such as conferences and service activities as requested - typically several times per year.
  • Carry out additional duties/initiatives as assigned.

Benefits:

  • Flexible work environment
  • Health & life insurance
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Vacation, sick, personal time, and holiday time off

Salary: $62,400 yearly salary

Work Environment:

The Duet office is a warm, welcoming environment.  Duet staff, board members, and volunteers are passionate about Duet's mission and helping people who feel alone in their struggles. Colleagues are sincere and supportive. 

You may learn more about Duet at duetaz.org

Position Qualifications:
  • Experience in planning long-range goals and creating an implementation plan to achieve those goals.
  • A minimum of five years of proven nonprofit fund development experience, including supervisory experience.
  • Experience in planning, delegating, and meeting objectives on schedule.
  • Experience implementing Benevon model preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work evening & weekend hours as occasionally required.
  • Experience preferred with Word, Excel and donor software such as Raiser's Edge.

Highest Priority Personal Attributes:

  • Commitment to Duet's mission and sensitivity to diverse faith backgrounds.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and motivate a team of professionals and volunteers.
  • Big picture, strategic thinker with the ability to develop long-range goals and create an implementation plan to achieve those goals.
  • Warm and outgoing individual with a passion for cultivating relationships with donors, board members, volunteers, staff and the general public.
  • Superior creative written and oral communication skills, with an ability to integrate the strategic marketing message into development goals.
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness if development activities for maximum return on resources.
  • Thoughtful decision-maker.
  • Organized, with the utmost attention to detail.
  • Flexible, reliable and trustworthy.

 

How to Apply:

Please email, mail or fax resume with a cover letter to: Lori Appleby Hoke by email at applebyhoke@duetaz.org, regular mail at 10000 N 31st Ave, Suite D200, Phoenix, AZ 85051, or fax 602-274-6793.

Development Director — New Pathways for Youth (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

Join a dynamic and experienced team in creating impact for Phoenix's highest risk youth! New Pathways for Youth is expanding its team!

What We Do

New Pathways for Youth serves youth experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth through 1-1 mentoring in a connected community of other mentors and youth, evidence based personal development and life skills workshops and retreats, goal setting projects, and mentor coaching and support.

Why New Pathways for Youth

Our unique approach creates breakthroughs in self-destructive thoughts that lead to actions that allow youth to achieve the future they want. We believe deep, caring, and intentional relationships unlock new possibilities for our youth, especially when focused on building self-awareness and skill development.

Who We're Looking For

Development Director

  • Responsibilities include:
    • Directing revenue generation through shared vision, advancement and quality implementation of the annual fundraising plan.
    • Leading others to understand and apply the New Pathways vision, theory and principles to engage effectively.
    • Engaging a portfolio of supporters in a shared vision for impact and renewability.
    • Innovating solutions in marketing, communications, and donor engagement.
Position Qualifications:
  • Requirements:
    • 5 years experience in philanthropy and marketing preferred
    • Masters degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related degree preferred
    • Demonstrated ability managing others to reach outcomes
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Proven experience managing and maintaining internal and external relationships
How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Christy McClendon, President & CEO, at CMcclendon@NPFY.org.

Data Entry Assistant — Grand Canyon Association (Phoenix or Flagstaff AZ )

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION: DATA ENTRY ASSISTANT

The Data Entry Assistant enters gift information and other critical donor information for the Philanthropy Department of Grand Canyon Association, the primary non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. The position demands attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to work efficiently with a variety of computer programs. The position is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, and helps us fulfill our mission of creating a continually growing revenue stream of private support for Grand Canyon National Park.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties vary with the workload and include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:

* Perform data entry in Microsoft Excel and in GCA's proprietary software Raisers Edge from a variety of sources relating to memberships, donations, and special events.
* Prepare and send thank you letters and other correspondence.
* Enter lists, perform data updates and other tasks as assigned.
* Work with the Philanthropy Operations Manager to ensure that information is entered accurately. Review data and run clean up queries, reconcile entries and troubleshoot any issues.
* Perform light reception duties including answering the GCA main phone line as needed.
* Provide administrative support to the Philanthropy team as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

This position requires:
* Perform data entry for up to four consecutive hours at a time.
* Sit for long periods of time, up to four consecutive hours at a time.
* Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.
* Perform highly repetitive tasks for long periods of time.

TOTAL COMPENSATION
This is a part-time, temporary position located at the GCA Office in Flagstaff. Salary is commensurate with experience. May lead to permanent part-time or full-time employment.

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* One year office and/or data entry experience.
* Competent typing and keyboarding skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS
* Above average typing skills.
* High level of accuracy in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
* Ability to work independently and complete tasks on schedule.
* Experience with customer service; ability to maintain a positive and friendly phone demeanor.
* Familiarity with a variety of computer software, especially Word and Excel.
* Ability to operate a variety of office machines.
* Ability to communicate effectively with others.
* Positive, proactive attitude with a degree of flexibility in a fast-paced, changing and growing environment.
* Experience with Raiser's Edge database a plus but not essential; ability to quickly learn specialized applications.
* The ability to promote and maintain a positive work environment.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website for more information and to apply at:

https://www.grandcanyon.org/about-us/employment/

Major and Planned Giving Officer — Youth On Their Own (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

Youth On Their Own,strives to eliminate barriers to education and empower Pima County's homeless youth to stay in school. For over 30 years, we have supported the high school graduation of this unique demographic by providing financial assistance, basic human needs, and guidance. With the help of our supporters we empower homeless youth to remain in school and pursue opportunities for self-sufficiency.

 

Find out why Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is attracting and retaining the best employees. If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. YOTO offers a supportive and positive work environment, full benefits for employees including health, dental and life insurance, a 401K matching program, generous holiday and vacation schedules, and a budget for professional development.

 

Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support from individual donors, $2,500 and above for both major and planned gifts. This position is essential to growing the long-term health of the organization and our ability to support the needs of youth experiencing homelessness. The successful candidate will possess the stature, poise, intellectual agility, and interpersonal skills to work with all YOTO constituents.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

x    Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 100-125 individual prospects for major and planned gifts.

x    Design cultivation and stewardship programs

x    Guide the CEO to cultivate, maintain and expand ongoing relationships with major supporters.

x    Assist with all major fundraising events to build relationships with attendees and in support of the Development Department.

x    Conduct regular and ongoing portfolio analysis, communicate outcomes and challenges, suggest portfolio adjustments as needed, and project results as needed for reports and planning

x    In collaboration with the Director of Development, work to sustain, expand, and coordinate the role of the Board of Directors in major gift activities.  

x    Work closely with the CEO, Director of Development and Program Director to develop a menu of funding opportunities.

x    Implement strategies that will increase the number of planned gifts on an annual basis and over the long term. Improve tracking and stewardship of donors who have made a planned gift or a commitment for a planned gift.                                  

x    Recruit a committee of professional advisors.

x    Ensure maintenance of in-depth information on portfolio donors in DonorPerfect database.

x    Ensure that major and planned giving donors receive appropriate, on-target, and timely proposals, budgets, and other information needed for cultivation and solicitation. As needed, prepare the strategy for such communications and participate in creating outlines, drafts, budgets, and final products.

x    Work with the program department to support the Community Engagement Internship for current and former YOTO students.

x    Establish relationships with supporting organizations.

x    Adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-time

  

 

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Job description is subject to change.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENINGS

Youth On Their Own conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Apply Now.

 

SALARY: Competitive. DOE.

          

 

 

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

x    A bachelor's degree

x    Two plus years of demonstrated success in raising major gifts and planned gifts.                                  

x    Proven ability to build lasting relationships with a variety of internal and external partners

x    Highly organized and creative thinker with developed skill sets to plan and execute strategies in conjunction with organization's overall goals, mission and challenges

x    Excellent communication skills both orally and written

x    Compassion and understanding for challenged youth population we serve

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

x    Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, and prolonged periods of sitting and using a computer

x    Able to lift up to 20 pounds.

How to Apply:

 

If you are passionate about the YOTO mission and interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to nhartmann@yoto.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Open until filled.

Director of Development, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences — University of Arizona (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (College of SBS) seeks a motivated and ambitious professional to join the Dean and development team in support of our efforts to significantly increase private support and to have a positive impact on achieving strategic growth for the College of SBS. The Director of Development works in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, the College of SBS's development team, the Dean and the academic units' heads and directors in the planning and implementation of all development activities in support of the College of SBS and its 20+ units. This position will also be responsible for managing a donor portfolio, working directly with major gift prospects of the College of SBS to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the College and University's goals and objectives, and raising $1,000,000+ annually in new gifts and commitments.

This position is managed jointly by the College of SBS and the University Development Program (UDP), which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation (UA Foundation) as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016.

The Director of Development will develop an in-depth understanding of the College of SBS's donor and prospective donor pools, as well as the UDP's overall fundraising processes, strategies, and goals. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with all members of the SBS Development Team, External Relations Team, Unit Heads and Directors, and other College, UA Foundation and University of Arizona (UA) and administrative offices, as appropriate. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal relationship skills, the ability to create and sustain personal relationships, and the ability to adapt quickly and confidently to changing priorities. The positions require travel on a regular basis throughout Arizona and other regions within the United States including overnight stays.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Position Qualifications:

  Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND five (5) years of major gift development experience in higher education and/or the nonprofit sector, or appropriate transferable skills. 
  • Development experience in a higher education setting or similar experience.
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Raiser's Edge fundraising system or similar donor database applications.
  • Experience with planned giving and charitable giving techniques

  Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understanding of and interest in issues pertaining to the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures, including individual, foundation and corporate giving; planned giving; and capital campaigns.
  • Ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward major gift donors.
  • Knowledge of federal laws pertaining to all forms of charitable gifts.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in establishing and building positive relationship with donors and co-workers. 
  • Ability to problem solve, make decisions, effectively communicate and be a team player.
  • Ability to build boards and committee structures.
  • Ability to write successful cases for support, proposals, grants, and reports.
  • Knowledge of successfully working within budgetary procedures, policies and restrictions.
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office Suite products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development and fundraising principles and procedures, with emphasis on cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts.
  • Knowledge of working with volunteers, faculty, staff and students.
How to Apply:

For further details and to apply, please click here.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity, the College, the University of Arizona Development, or Tucson, please contact Chris Wolf (UDP Talent Acquisition Manager). His contact information is on-line at udp.arizona.edu.

Associate Director of Development, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences — University of Arizona (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

The University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) seeks an Associate Director of Development motivated and ambitious professional to join the College and the University Development Program in a focused effort to significantly increase private support.

The Associate Director of Development works in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, the College's development team, the Dean and the academic units' heads and directors in the planning and implementation of all development activities in support of the College of SBS and its 20+ units. This position will also be responsible for managing a donor portfolio of $500,000 and works directly with major gift prospects of the College to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the goals and objectives of the College of SBS. This position is subject to joint management by the College of SBS and the University of Arizona Foundation as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016.

Note: Local, statewide and national travel will be required and incumbent will often be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Position Qualifications:

  Minimum Qualficiations

  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of major gift development experience or related relevant experience.
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Knowledge of higher education development.
  • Donor cultivation and solicitation experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with volunteers, faculty, staff and students.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge fundraising system or similar donor database applications.

  Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of institutional and corporate giving, planned giving and capital campaigns.
  • Knowledge of federal laws pertaining to all forms of charitable gifts.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment. Demonstrated success in a fundraising capacity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of successfully working within budgetary procedures, policies and restrictions.
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office Suite products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
How to Apply:

For further details and to apply, please click here.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity, the College, the University of Arizona Development, or Tucson, please contact Chris Wolf (UDP Talent Acquisition Manager). His contact information is on-line at udp.arizona.edu.

Director of Development, UA Alumni Association — University of Arizona (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

The vision of the University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) is to engage, serve, and nurture alumni as Wildcats for Life. The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit donor prospects to secure major philanthropic gifts for UAAA endowments, programs, and scholarship funds. The Director of Development travels regularly to build relationships with alumni and ask for gift support of the UAAA. The Director of Development prepares and implements a comprehensive annual development plan. This position is managed jointly by the UAAA and the University of Arizona Development Program (UDP) which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Position Qualifications:

  Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND;
  • Three (3) years of professional fundraising experience and a successful track record in personally cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts.
  • Experience in building boards and creating volunteer infrastructure to support fundraising efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based organization.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license upon employment and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience working at a college, university, or other nonprofit organization.
  • Program and persnnel management experience.

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively represent the UAAA and the university.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills (demonstrated competence in the English language and grammar).
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent initiative, including the ability to make cold calls and get first appointments with donors and prospects.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the ways donors can make charitable gifts, including cash, appreciated securities, real and personal property, charitable remainder trusts, bequests in a will or living trust, charitable gift annuities, etc.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with donors, UAAA colleagues, and colleagues on the University Development Team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the UAAA vision, mission, strategic plan and goals, and case for philanthropic support.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to inspire cooperation and participation.
  • Ability to motivate, coach, and supervise staff and volunteers for maximum performance.
  • Ability to make good decisions and to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain donor confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand and follow UA, UAAA, and UAF policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to work within established budgets. 
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment.
How to Apply:

For further details and to apply, please click here.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity, the College, the University of Arizona Development, or Tucson, please contact Chris Wolf (UDP Talent Acquisition Manager). His contact information is on-line at udp.arizona.edu.

Director of Development, College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture — University of Arizona (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is comprised of two academic departments: The School of Architecture and The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. These schools foster a culture of innovation in research, teaching, and outreach aimed at advancing professional practice in preparing students to be leaders in their respective fields. Creative thinking and collaborative learning through interdisciplinary coursework and real-world projects are central to CAPLA's mission. Graduates are able to integrate scientific and artistic knowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes that demonstrate best practices for the development of healthful, livable, and meaningful places.

The Director of Development is responsible for directing and managing the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of major individual, corporate, and foundation prospects in support of the University of Arizona (UA) College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA). This position is jointly managed by the Dean of CAPLA and the University Development Program (UDP) which is managed by contract by The University of Arizona Foundation, as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016.

The Director of Development will assume an important role in the newly created college Advancement Team. The team is comprised of the Director of Development, the newly created Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement, the Executive Director of the Drachman Institute, the existing Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator, and the College Marketing and Communications team. The primary goal of the team is to build CAPLA's network of alumni, friends, partners and donors in both the public and private sector. By doing this, the team will help raise the College's profile and value in the community, and by association the disciplines we deliver in the Built Environment.

Our facilities are considered extraordinary; studios and offices are bright and airy, computer labs are spacious and up-to-date. Our building is surrounded by an award-winning designed Sonoran Desert landscape, and we enjoy spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Tucson is an exciting and affordable place to live with rich cultural amenities and outdoor activities that offer diverse recreational and educational opportunities.

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture supports the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts across the college.

Working in cooperation with the Dean of CAPLA and the college Advancement Team, as well as representatives of the University Development Program (UDP), the Director of Development's fundraising activity shall include, but not be limited to: identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective major gift ($25,000+) donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director will build relationships with major gift prospects to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the goals and objectives of College and supporting programs within the CAPLA and the UA.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university program AND five years of development experience, or appropriate transferable skills, preferably in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development and fundraising principles and procedures.
  • Experience working with volunteers, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Outstanding interpersonal/relationship skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six (6) years of development experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to the built environment.
  • Experience managing programs and special events.
  • Knowledge of organizational practice and governance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interest in and enthusiasm for the design and planning fields.
  • Excellent initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the University of Arizona mission, strategic plan, and case for philanthropic support.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with donors, development colleagues, and UA faculty and staff members.
  • Ability to inspire cooperation and participation.
  • Ability to make good decisions and to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain donor confidentiality.
  • Ability to make policy decisions when necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create personal relationships.
  • Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work with academic and administration staff members.
  • Experience building boards and committee structures.
  • Knowledge of planned giving techniques and the programs available to implement such gifts.
  • Knowledge of organizational practice and governance.
  • Skills in organizing the work of self and others.
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as MS Office products.
  • Ability to understand and follow UA, and UDP policies and procedures.
How to Apply:

For further details and to apply, please click here.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this opportunity, the College, the University of Arizona Development, or Tucson, please contact Chris Wolf (UDP Talent Acquisition Manager). His contact information is on-line at udp.arizona.edu.

Project/Program Coordinator

Contracts Specialist — Wildfire (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Position Description:

Contracts Specialist

Reports To: Director of Supportive Services 
FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Description:
For 50 years, Wildfire (formerly the Arizona Community Action Association) has worked to combat poverty across Arizona. Through collaborations with individuals and organizations, Wildfire develops and implements strategies to address and ultimately eliminate poverty from our communities.

Wildfire is currently seeking a Contracts Specialist to oversee the operations of contractors administering various programs in collaboration with the organization, including: outreach and application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); utility assistance, utility repair and replacement, and weatherization for the Home Energy Assistance Fund (HEAF); and training and technical assistance for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program. 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
  • 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 services 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
Position Qualifications:
  • Commitment to Wildfire's mission
  • 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
  • B.A Degree or minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
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 will be reviewed beginning the week of October 29th. Please, no phone calls.
Resumes accepted until position is filled
Arizona Community Action Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteer Manager — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

The Volunteer Manager position is part of the Operations Department within Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central & Northern Arizona (RMHC) and is responsible for supervising volunteers, providing direction, and collaboratively coordinating all volunteer functions within the organization.  Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer, the Volunteer Manager is tasked with implementing the organizations explicit mission through the design and execution of the volunteer program This position works within the organization to strengthen volunteer donor partnerships between the RMHC and public, private, and other non-profit programs to continue growing the volunteer program in accordance agency need.  The Volunteer Manager will exercise significant independent judgment and discretion. 

 

The Ronald McDonald House has three houses in Maricopa County and is open to families 24 hours and day, 365 days per year.  All three houses are staffed by employees and assisted by skilled volunteers to ensure the highest caliber service to our families,

 

The Volunteer Manager will adhere to all RMHC policies & procedures, to include program subset policies and procedures with absolute integrity. 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate holds a college degree and one to two years of related experience and/or training in the field of volunteer recruitment, retention and training.  In certain cases, work experience is an acceptable substitute for educational  experience.
  • The Volunteer Manager will have the ability to read and interpret documents such as  volunteer manuals, personnel policies, etc.  They will possess the ability to speak effectively before groups of volunteers.  Bi-lingual abilities are desirable but not required. 
  • The candidate should be able to apply common sense understanding to instructions in  written, oral or digital form. 
  • The Volunteer Manager will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  The ability to learn other software programs is necessary. 
  • The candidate will understand the importance of working with and on a team.

Functions

  • Develops, promotes and maintains mission focused volunteer opportunities within the organization.
  • Recruits, interviews and places applicants for volunteer work and conducts or coordinates their training. 
  • The Volunteer Manager is responsible for the volunteer handbook.  This will include revision or rewriting the handbook as necessary. 
  • Responds within 48 hours to any inquiries from volunteer groups with opportunities to volunteer. 
  • Maintains accurate records and provides timely statistical and activity reports of volunteer participation.  Is also responsible for evaluating volunteer's performance. 
  • Assures that volunteers are following all policies, procedures and standards of volunteer service.
  • Oversees the dinner program, including assisting groups in signing up, taking charge of the online dinner calendar, answering any questions or concerns and greeting and thanking the dinner groups as they arrive.
  • Communicates regularly with all departments/ house managers to discern need, opportunity, and adjustments in volunteer staffing to ensure maximum support.
  • Is responsible for communicating with volunteer groups our in-kind needs to endure hygiene, non-perishable food pantry, and other office needs are met.
  • Will maintain an active role in coalescing volunteer opportunity and fundable projects for the benefit of the organization.
  • Addressing any complaints and resolving any problems that might arise with the volunteer program. 
  • The Volunteer Manager will continuously strive for self-improvement including trainings, webinars and conferences on subjects pertaining to volunteering.

 

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to resume@rmhccnaz.org.  No phone calls please. 

Arizona — Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona is a unique, full-scholarship program seeking Academy Program Managers for the Middle and High School Programs. The full-time, exempt positions will work directly with the dynamic youth participating in this long-term program to expand their horizons and graduate college. The youth range in age from 6th grade through and beyond high school, and are capable, motivated students who were previously impeded by the environment around them.

The Academy Program Managers will be involved in program management, recruiting and public relations, selection and monitoring of scholars, and administrative tasks related to smooth program operations as well as responsible for direct support. The Academy Manager oversees and provides service to volunteers assigned to the non-residential Academy Program.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including group medical and dental coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, 125 Flex Benefit plan; and the chance to change the lives of children who need it.

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Position Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Arizona Driver's License and clean driving record and have a Bachelors degree from an accredited school in social work, guidance and counseling, sociology, education, or a related field. A minimum of two years of experience working with a similar population is required. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred.

The position requires the following competencies for success:

  • Ability to interpret testing and evaluations
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to use word processing, email and Internet applications
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds and cultures
How to Apply:

or a complete job description visit our website: http://bhghinternational.org/connect/. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter on our website by naigating to the Careers tab and then Selecting Arizona. Then select the position you wish to apply for. You will be prompted to complete the demographics form and upload your resume and cover letter.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Program Manager - Recreational Therapy — The Salvation Army (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 18, 2018
Position Description:
  • Observe, analyze individual/family participation, reactions, and progress during play therapy sessions, modifying case management as needed.
  • Develop activity plan to meet needs of participants, based on needs assessment, individual/family interests & objectives of play therapy.
  • Encourage individual/families with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting leisure activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and gardening.
  • Counsel and encourage individuals/family to develop leisure activities.
  • Confer with members of case management team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.
  • Directs the programs and staff of the recreational therapy department including policies and procedures.
  • Sets and implements guidelines for recreational therapy programs.
  • Conducts client/family assessments & develops programs in areas of social interaction, theater, games, crafts, & music.
  • Communicates the results of client care to other health services when appropriate.
  • Manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity.
  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.
  • Gives input into developing the budget.
  • Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned as they relate to the position of Recreation Therapy Manager.
Position Qualifications:
  • Master's in Psychology, Social Work or Recreation Therapy
  • Awareness of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Ability to provide full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Demonstrate an ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Must be able to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Computer literate in MS Office products
  • Must be able to receive and maintain and Class 1 Fingerprint card
  • Must have a valid Arizona DL with a clean driving record

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.  A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position.  The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.

New Roots Coordinator — International Rescue Committee (Glendale)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
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 New Roots Coordinator oversees the urban farm and community gardening programs including the development and implementation of educational curricula, day-to-day physical operations, production management and volunteer coordination. This New Roots Coordinator is also responsible for program recruitment and future site development. This position reports to the New Roots Supervisor in the Phoenix office.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee community outreach, recruitment and orientation for New Roots land-based programming.
  • Coordinate program enrollment and track services provided to New Roots growers.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of IRC's existing urban farms and community gardens as well as the development of additional garden locations.
  • Support and coordinate infrastructure improvements as needed for current and new project initiatives.
  • Design and deliver instructional trainings and workshops on urban farming and business skills to all New Roots growers; provide individualized technical assistance to New Roots growers.
  • Collaborate with New Roots Outreach and Education Specialist to adapt and implement Micro Producer Academy (MPA) program.
  • Partner with other departments including MED to support women growers groups, small scale business consulting, and loan opportunities.
  • Collaborate with New Roots Local Food Coordinator to provide marketing training and facilitate incubator farm stands.
  • Oversee land-based program interns.
  • Ensure programming activities align to grant requirements and outcomes.
  • Contribute to grant writing and other New Roots funding opportunities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting required under multiple grant initiatives.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required with a focus in Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences, Food Security, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Business or related field.
  • At least two years related work experience in sustainable agriculture production.
  • Experience with irrigation, farm equipment, and carpentry skills a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, motivated, flexible and able to work independently.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, bilingual ability a plus.
  • Ability to communicate with limited-English speakers.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Computer literacy, data base experience preferred.
  • Valid driver's license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
  • Able to lift 30 lbs.

 

Working Environment:

A combination of outdoor time, standard office work environment and regular travel within service delivery area.

How to Apply:

***Interested Candidates MUST apply on our website at www.rescue.org/careers - search open positions in Phoenix***

Academy Program Manager — Boys Hope Girls Hope (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Position Description:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona is a unique, full-scholarship program seeking a Academy Program Manager. The full-time, exempt position will work directly with the dynamic youth participating in this long-term program to expand their horizons and graduate college. The youth range in age from 6th grade through and beyond high school, and are capable, motivated students who were previously impeded by the environment around them.

The Academy Program Manager will be involved in program management, recruiting and public relations, selection and monitoring of scholars, and administrative tasks related to smooth program operations as well as responsible for direct support. The Academy Manager oversees and provides service to volunteers assigned to the non-residential Academy Program.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including group medical and dental coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, 125 Flex Benefit plan; and the chance to change the lives of children who need it.

Position Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Arizona Driver's License and clean driving record and have a Bachelors degree from an accredited school in social work, guidance and counseling, sociology, education, or a related field. A minimum of two years of experience working with a similar population is required. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred.

The position requires the following competencies for success:

  • Ability to interpret testing and evaluations
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to use word processing, email and Internet applications
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds and cultures
How to Apply:

For a complete job description visit our website: http://bhghinternational.org/connect/. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter on our website.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Residential Counselor - Live-In — Boys Hope Girls Hope (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 9, 2018
Position Description:

Are YOU ready to make a difference in the life of a child? Join our Team today!

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona helps good kids in tough situations beat the odds. By providing family-like homes in safe neighborhoods, a first-class education in top-rated schools, and comprehensive college preparation, we empower children of poverty and potential to triumph over their circumstances, become successful, and grow up to give back to their communities.

As a live-in Residential Counselor at our Residential Home, you'll provide the most fundamental need of all; you'll help build the loving and supportive family dynamic and home environment that all children need to feel secure.

We are looking for a team member who is eager to learn, responsible, and dependable. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with teenagers, and will have the ability to enforce structure that encourages growth, productivity, and fun! We are currently hiring Residential Counselors for our Boys Hope Home.

You and other committed staff members will:

  • Create an environment of achievement by guiding our scholars in college preparation and educational excellence;
  • Provide for our scholars' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
  • Teach social and independent living skills;
  • Help provide new opportunities and activities;
  • Build relationships with families and volunteers;
  • Model a healthy and responsible lifestyle by providing discipline, organization, and compassion.

Live-in staff members receive private, furnished living quarters, and meals at no cost; a competitive compensation and benefits package including group medical and dental coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, 125 Flex Benefit plan; and the chance to change the lives of children who need it.

Position Qualifications:

Qualified applicants will be at least 21 years of age; hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or a related field; and will have experience in serving a similar population equal to at least one-year full-time work. A valid driver's license is also required. This position requires living in the home with the youth, so be sure you can make that commitment before responding.

How to Apply:

For more information about Boys Hope Girls Hope, visit our website at http://bhghinternational.org/connect/careers/ Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Programs & Partnerships — Arizona Educational Foundation (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Position Description:

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Arizona Educational Foundation

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programs and Partnerships is a newly established position that will be responsible for the operational success of some of AEF's most notable programs including Take Your Legislator to School, UnitED, and the Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest. The Director of Programs and Partnerships will also serve as a key team member in providing logistical and administrative support as needed for all other AEF programs and activities including the AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards, the Arizona Spelling Bee, and more.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently administer the above mentioned programs from start to finish, managing all operations including designing program goals and outcomes; effectively communicating with participants and partners; developing and maintaining program budgets; securing venues and communicating with vendors and event staff; contributing to marketing and publicity materials including press releases, programs, and social media; evaluating program effectiveness; managing event-day logistics including load-in, set-up, breakdown; and maintaining and updating databases.
  • Serve as a key team member in providing logistical support for other AEF programs including Teacher of the Year, A+ Schools of Excellence, and the Arizona Spelling Bee. Duties may include, but are not limited to, helping to secure venues and vendors; assisting with event-day logistics including load-in, set-up, breakdown; communication with participants and partners; contributing to marketing and social media communications; and other duties as assigned.
  • Research and vet new program ideas for alignment with AEF's mission, staff capacity, and funding potential.
  • Work with the Executive Director to design and administer any new programs following Board approval.
  • Seek out new partnerships that could advance the work of AEF in meaningful and appropriate ways.
  • Work with the Executive Director to contribute content, data, research, and support materials as needed for program-related grant and funding proposals.

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with proven project management skills to grow and further develop established programs for an organization that strives to celebrate the incredible work happening in Arizona schools. Embedded within this position is the possibility of expanding the work of AEF through the addition of new programs and partnerships.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Lead programs with vision, creativity, quality, and thoroughness.
  • Work in close partnership with the Executive Director in a fast-moving, ever-changing environment.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, principals, parents, students, and community partners.
  • Be a self-starter and work independently without the need for constant supervision.
  • Work effectively to ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and on time.
  • Thrive in a flexible work environment.
  • Be punctual.
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing skills and the ability to speak effectively in public settings on behalf of AEF.
  • Own their own car and travel on a regular basis throughout Maricopa County with occasional travel to other parts of the state.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience developing education and/or community outreach programs.
  • A background working in education, preferably in a non-profit organization, is a plus. Experience may include program management in community outreach, arts education, school-based education programs, or any combination of the above.
  • Proficient in using technology including email, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or Keynote).
  • Experience with mail merges and database management (such as Constant Contact).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to supporting the mission of AEF.

Salary

Salary range is $38,000-$45,000 based on skills and experience. Other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook may include paid vacation, 401(3)b plan with employer match, mileage reimbursement in specific instances, and a flexible work environment.

 

How to Apply:

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to kim@azedfoundation.org. First review of applications will be October 24th.

Children and Youth Program Coordinator — Family Involvement Center (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

Position Title:  Children & Youth Program Coordinator

Position Summary: FIC is seeking to fill two Coordinator positions to support life skills and respite programming for at risk children and youth with emotional, behavioral health and/or developmental needs.   One position will report to a single site after school and summer program, and the other position will be designated to the home and community respite program.  Both positions will require work hours on some Saturdays.

Essential Responsibilities:

Services to Children and Youth:

  • Facilitate a child/youth-friendly, trauma-informed environment and a healthy, collaborative culture among staff. 
  • Assist with planning, preparation, and delivery of engaging activities and life skills programming.
  • Use strengths-based communication with staff, children and families.  Know the names, interests, and goals of each individual child and youth.
  • Engage children and youth during program hours to ensure they are safe, happy, interacting with others appropriately, and that their social/emotional needs are met.  Solicit smiles.
  • Properly communicate children's needs to parents and staff as needed.  
  • Use verbal de-escalation efforts and crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Follow security and confidentiality procedures.

 Administrative Duties: 

  • Communicate challenges and successes with children and youth.  Provide feedback regarding each child's progress towards their established goals.  Assist in the ongoing development and evaluation of the support plans.
  • Elevate issues of concern to the Manager as appropriate to resolve any issues related to health and safety. 
  • Meet productivity, quality and supervision standards as determined by clinical leadership. 
  • Maintain all paperwork and files, both hard copy and electronically, in accordance with agency and licensing standards.
  • Assist with ordering supplies, planning activities, and logistics of program operations.
  • Attend staff meetings and clinical supervision meetings as required. 
  • Participate in training programs and complete as required.
  • Act as Manager upon request.
Position Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for working with and helping children and their parents/primary caregivers.
  • Ability to resolve conflict safely and respectfully, use de-escalation techniques to address behaviors, and handle crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and cultural competency preferred.
  • Familiarity with Medicaid billing processes preferred.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and handle changes with flexibility.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • Knowledge of Mind UP curriculum and/or the Nurtured Heart Approach preferred but not required.

 Requirements:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week with flexibility in scheduling.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children and/or adolescents with behavioral health needs.
  • Demonstrated success as a reliable and communicative member of a team.
  • Proficient computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle and cell phone for work.
  • Possess and maintain valid AZ driver's license with proof of insurance.
  • Possess or be able to acquire a valid Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card.
How to Apply:

Resumes with letters of interest should be sent to:

HR@familyinvolvementcenter.org

Clubhouse Coordinator — Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (Guadalupe)

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

The Clubhouse Coordinator is responsible for running the innovative program called the Clubhouse at the Guadalupe Branch.  The Clubhouse offers young people (ages 6 to 18) the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives using computers and technology.  The program provides support and resources for young people to pursue their interests and build upon their talents.  In the Clubhouse young people can design their own music, art, newsletters, books, robots, science simulations, computer games, and animation.

Position Qualifications:

Applicants must have a minimum of two years full time of experience working in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization, excellent computer skills with a proven ability to teach youth and teens technology, excellent organizational skills, ability to develop and implement learning experiences for youth, and have a passion for learning and helping others to learn.  Among additional qualifications required, the applicant must be able to provide basic computer maintenance including file management, trouble-shooting, and technical support to Clubhouse youth and mentors.

The position is full-time with a salary of $25,250 to $25,750 a year for fully qualified candidates. Benefits are available the first of the month following 60 days of full time employment. 

How to Apply:

Email a current resume to diane.aman@clubzona.org. Please include in your cover letter that you are applying for the Clubhouse Coordinator position.

Program Director — Playworks (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 28, 2018
Position Description:

Do you believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid?  Would you like to work where you are encouraged to promote fun, creativity and play? If you are motivated and you possess leadership experience- both on and off the playground - we want you to join our team and put your passion for play to work for us.

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children's physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 2,000 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches 1 million students directly and through professional training services.

At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We partner with schools, districts, and after-school programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.

Here's where you come in:

As the Program Director of Playworks Arizona, you will report to the Executive Director and lead the planning and implementation of Playworks' comprehensive school-based play and youth development programming. In this position, you are responsible for managing the recruitment, staffing, performance, training and development of all program staff, pro trainers and/or AmeriCorps Members, partnerships with schools and districts, grant compliance and evaluation, and initiatives that drive regional scaling and sustainability. You will be part of the regional leadership team, providing leadership that focuses on Playworks' three pillars of regional success: sustainable financials, sustainable impact and sustainable teams. Specifically you will:

  • Lead regional impact strategy that aligns with organizational goals of increasing schools' ownership over safe and healthy play and ultimately creating long-term systems change in public education;

  • Direct all elements of Playworks programming and consultation services, including planning, implementation, training, evaluation and program quality, with a lens for moving schools to independence from Playworks;

  • Jointly develop and implement a strategic sustainability plan as a member of the regional Leadership Team;

  • Provide ongoing leadership, support and coaching to program team and pro trainers to ensure high program and training quality, as well as strong school and organizational partnerships;

  • Working independently (or, as applicable, with your regional sales lead), recruit, retain and grow school partnerships at both the school and district level.

  • Manage regional volunteer strategy and funder/grant compliance, including oversight of AmeriCorps programming (when applicable) and support for regional fundraising events;

  • Monitor program and training budget and accounting for program and training expenditures in collaboration with the regional Executive Director and the Regional Executive Officer;

  • Develop and manage a robust recruitment, hiring and retention plan for all regional program and pro trainer positions with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion;

  • Oversee all aspects of program and pro trainer staff performance management, learning and development;

  • Represent Playworks at regional events, district meetings and local partnership coalitions;

  • Work closely with the headquarters team and other regional Program Directors throughout the country to share best practices and promote learning.

If you're a good fit for this position, you already know most of what this job entails. However, to be sure we're providing a complete picture, here are some additional details:

  • Success in this position will require strong leadership skills with a background that includes demonstrated excellence in managing a complex program.

  • Your prior leadership experiences and references should reflect a leadership style that is inclusive, adaptable, and brings out the best in a team.

  • You will be successful if you possess excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines with a track record as an entrepreneurial self-starter.

  • You will have a deep knowledge of the public school system and nonprofit landscape in the region, and a strong connection to Playworks' mission and values.

  • Successful candidates will possess versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

  • The strongest candidate will have the demonstrated ability to maintain poise and demeanor appropriate to portray an image of professionalism as defined by Playworks and possess a documented history of successfully delivering compelling and effective presentations.

Position Qualifications:

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3 - 5 years successful supervisory and management experience.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships internally and externally with strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural proficiencies.

  • Strong computer skills, ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results and proficiency in Google applications and Salesforce.

  • Ability to thrive working both independently and within team settings.

  • High professional standards and strong leadership skills, with the ability to both drive strategies and manage practical details.

  • Knowledge of the cultural and educational landscape of the region.

  • Experience working with or within public schools and/or education sector programs.

  • Staff and volunteer support and training experience.

  • This position may require travel to various regional locations.

  • You must have outstanding communication skills-in addition to maintaining an open line of communication, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills, including good phone and email etiquette and the ability to facilitate small and large group presentations.

  • Requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
How to Apply:

Compensation & Benefits:

Playworks offers the full package - great benefits, a fun place to work and an opportunity to grow professionally. We offer:

  • Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and will be based in Arizona.

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) with employer match, life insurance, employee funded pre-tax health and child care spending accounts.

  • Generous paid time off with paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.

This is a hands-on, creative, playful and fun-loving place to work, all while contributing to the success of our nation's youth. So if you're ready to immerse yourself in the education sector, working on a rewarding set of challenges and if you've got the skills, experience, passion, and a team spirit, apply!

Please include:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in Playworks and how your experience has prepared you for this role.

  • Resume.

  • A list of 3 professional references.

Playworks is changing the way children experience school every day by leveraging the power of safe and healthy play. Our core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play are the foundation of our organization and are infused in all aspects of our work, including recruiting and retaining the best talent we can.

As an equal opportunity program, Playworks encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. Playworks evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

Bilingual Spanish-Speakers Needed for Program Positions — New Pathways for Youth (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

NOW HIRING to GROW OUR IMPACT

What We Do

New Pathways for Youth serves youth experiencing poverty and four times the adversity of other youth through 1-1 mentoring in a connected community of other mentors and youth, evidence based personal development and life skills workshops and retreats, goal setting projects, and mentor coaching and support.

Why New Pathways for Youth

Our unique approach creates breakthroughs in self-destructive thoughts that lead to actions that allow youth to achieve the future they want. We believe deep, caring, and intentional relationships unlock new possibilities for our youth, especially when focused on building self-awareness and skill development.

Who We're Looking For

We are excited to expand our Program team to include highly qualified Bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals passionate in the following areas:

Program Case Managers:

  • Coaching, developing, and supporting adult mentors in mentoring relationships with high risk youth to reach college and career success
  • Project and case planning with youth and their mentors to define clear steps to break cycles of poverty and adversity so that youth can achieve the future they want
  • Maintaining a coaching and developmental mindset that allows youth and mentors to have breakthroughs in self destructive thought processes that lead to long term results
  • Connecting guardians and families to resources necessary to create familial stability, allowing youth to fully invest in program outcome achievement
  • Nurturing relationships with all clients (youth and mentors), with end goal of youth realizing their full potential
  • Engage in personal development to represent our model with integrity

Intake Coordinator:

  • Presenting and facilitating to qualified youth to enroll them in the program
  • Maintaining relationships with referral partners
  • Completing admission processes and screening youth into the program who meet criteria
  • Supporting matching of volunteer mentors with enrolled youth

Program Assistant:

  • Scheduling of program activities such as workshops, trainings, meetings, and the like
  • Providing executive support to the Program Director, including scheduling, creating agendas and minutes, and like activities
  • Providing reception (phone, guests, etc.)
  • Maintaining client database, including data entry, report generation, and training others

Mentor Screener and Trainer:

  • Assessing applicants to the volunteer mentor role to ensure alignment to skills and abilities needed, including background and reference checks
  • Monitoring volunteer applicants through the onboarding process to ensure multi-year commitment
  • Facilitating onboarding training sessions in group settings
  • Participating in matching of volunteer mentors with enrolled youth

What You'll Do:

We're looking for team members to help lead our program impact by supporting the implementation of our unique program model to create transformation in the lives of each youth we serve. Key service elements include: reinforcement of personal development, life skills, and college/career readiness curriculum through case planning and project planning; supporting workshops and retreats; mentor coaching, development, and support; and informing/referring caregivers to essential services.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education or Non-profit or a related field
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in both Spanish and English languages
  • At least 3 years of professional related experience in a youth-serving non-profit organization
  • Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance eligible or approved
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle.

You'll Really Catch Our Eye If You:

  • Have a master's degree in Social Work, Non-profit or like field
Position Qualifications:

Ideal Candidate Characteristics:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Mandatory
  • Strong and clear communicator (writing and oral)
  • Heart for children and volunteers
  • Culturally competent
  • Relationship builder
  • Supervision skills
  • Project coordination skills
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Hard worker
  • Data Driven
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment
  • Team player/Servant leader

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study such as social work, education, or human services; Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years' proven experience in positions requiring staff development and supervision, project management, administration, and like responsibilities
  • Knowledge of youth development, serving families, and accessing community resources
  • Volunteer management and mentoring experience

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual- Able to speak, read, and write both Spanish and English languages
  • Strong organizational skills; detail- and deadline-oriented; good multi-tasking skills; responds to management direction; and able to function independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to remain flexible when encountering tight time schedules
  • Works supportively within a team environment
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Trustworthy with confidential material and information
  • Professional and mature in manner, appearance and communication
  • Must be available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; at least one Saturday per month
  • Minimum of 21 years old and valid AZ driver's license
  • Unrestricted Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance
  • Dependable vehicle with proof of current registration and valid insurance
  • Computer literacy (Windows OS, Excel, PPT, Word, and database usage)
  • Eligible to work in the United States of America

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • regularly sit and talk and hear.
  • frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • occasionally stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch.
  • frequently lift and/ or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift 30-50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must have the ability to:

  • stoop, bend and squat to the child's eye level for appropriate amounts of time
  • run after a child/youth if necessary
  • climb flights of stairs
How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Richie Berg, Director of Programs, at rberg@npfy.org

Medical/Health/Direct Service

Clinical Interventionist III Employment Services — Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Position Description:

Make a Difference in the life of an Adult with AutismSARRC knows how difficult it is for Teens and Adults with Autism to find meaningful, long term employment.   Our Employment Services Staff concentrates on teaching and reinforcing the skills needed to find employment. This position will provide intervention therapy targeting employment skills like resume creation, job search, interviewing and transitioning to part or full time employment.  Essential Job Duties

  • Provides ABA Interventions to Clients in the workplace and related environments using PRT (Pivotal Response Treatment), DTT (Discrete Trial Training), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System and other ABA based models.
  • Collects data, creates graphs, conducts assessments, writes reports and maintains files
  • Attends clinical meetings, 1:1 meetings, all staff meetings and other related meetings  
  • Provides direction and guidance to clinical teams in a variety of programs related to emploment
  • Coordinates schedule and hours directly with clients and employers with directions form the Clinical Supervisor
  • Coordinates with other program staff to ensure program consistency
Position Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge

  • BA degree in psychology, education, special education, sociology or related field.
  • Preferred Education: Master's degree and enrollment in BCBA Program
  • The ability to implement ABA models: PRT, DTT and PECS with fidelity.

Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical skills with adults with ASD
  • Ability to collect data for purposes of program and intervention evaluation
  • Ability to write treatment goals and develop effective programs for the workplace for adults with ASD
  • Trained in ABA and FBA (functional behavior assessment), with implementation skills in PRT, DTT, PECS and PBiS.
  • Skilled in developing relationships with community and employment partners, as well as provide training.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with a team.
  • Able to implement interventions in natural environments, as in home, community and workplace.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Research Skills a preferred skill
  • Bilingual/fluent in Spanish preferred

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

EARLY INTERVENTION OR CLINIC THERAPY POSITIONS AVAILABLE! PER DIEM OR FULL TIME!

Join us now and receive $1000 sign on bonus!

*****THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION******

UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth which is the foundation for independent living for "Life without Limits."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.

Location:

EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) HOME-BASED THERAPY:Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County

  • Provides speech and language assessments and direct therapy services using a team based model in the home for children 0-3 years of age.
  • Join an EI team to work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the families and the child using natural learning opportunities for speech, language, oral motor or cognitive skills.

CLINIC THERAPY:North campus or Downtown clinic location

  • Provides speech and language and/ or feeding assessments and direct therapy services in a developmental and medical model setting for children ages 0-12 years of age.
  • Develops a therapeutic plan for speech, language, oral motor, cognitive or feeding skills that can be carried out in the home.
  • Join a comprehensive interdisciplinary team to address outcomes and goals for each child.
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an ASHA accredited university, a pediatric internship and Clinical Certificate of Competency from ASHA required.
  • Preferred: Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an ASHA accredited university, Clinical Certificate of Competency from ASHA, one or more years of experience working with children with developmental delays or a variety of disabilities preferred. Experience in either traditional Speech and Language therapy or Feeding therapy desired. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Requirements:

  • Must possess a Speech and Language Pathology License with the state of Arizona.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage per UCP policy.
  • 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.
  • Must have reliable transportation with daily access to vehicle.

Did you know that if you work for a non- profit, you may qualify to have your federal student loans forgiven? Call us for information on loan forgiveness, medical insurance and other benefits! Opportunities may vary!

** Sign on bonus issued after successful completion of 6 months of continuous employment. *Bonus subject to applicable taxes.

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/

Child Development Specialist — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Do you have a passion for working with kids? Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Special Education, or in Child/Family studies? Are you fluent in English/Spanish? Do you want to be a part of a fun, lighthearted atmosphere that makes you a part of a passionate and fun-loving team? Are you looking for a position that offers flexible scheduling with a comprehensive benefit's package and competitive pay?

UCP is looking for a full-time Bilingual Development Specialist to contribute their skills to our outstanding Early Intervention program. The ideal candidate loves working with kids and families, is a team player, and wants to make a difference in the lives of our children.

About UCP of Central AZ's Early Intervention Program:

UCP's Early Intervention (EI) program services the Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County. We provide physical therapy assessments and direct therapy services using a team-based model in the home for children birth to 3 years of age. Join an EI team to work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the families and the child using natural learning opportunities to address a child's gross motor skills and orthopedic needs. Learn more on the Early Intervention Homepage at https://ucpofcentralaz.org/services/early-intervention/.

A day in the life as a UCP Bilingual DSI (Development Specialist):

You'll never have a dull day as a DSI in our EI program. A DSI begins and ends their day with a passion for helping the children we serve to in their developmental growth. You travel to various homes, day cares and parks to conduct about 5 - 7 family visits daily. Your services will focus on a child's progress and needs, offering hands on developmental coaching to the child and the family. You partner with UCP expert pediatric therapists to develop and set achievable goals that contribute to the child's progress.

Take a look at what our DSIs have to say!!

"My favorite thing about being a DSI is the progress of the kids and getting to see how excited they are to see me when I walk in. I chose this role vs. a teacher because I liked the puzzle of each child for improvement. I create relationships with the child and their families."

  • Elizabeth M. (Development Specialist)

"What I love most about being a DSI is being a jack of all trades. We partner with diverse professionals to help kiddo's of all ages build their skills across all domains. We help kiddo's walk down the aisle at a wedding with the help of a PT. We get to witness parents and caregivers hearing their child say their first words with the help of a Speech Therapist. We watch kiddos develop all kinds of hand skills and engage in play with their peers because their sensory system is now regulated with the help of an OT. We do it all!!!!!!"

  • Kerri M. (Lead Development Specialist)
Position Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in early childhood development, early childhood special education or family studies.

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/

Pediatric Occupational Therapist — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

EARLY INTERVENTION THERAPY POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

Per diem, .8 full time or 1.0 full-time!

Join us now and receive $1000 sign on bonus!

!!!THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION!!!

UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth which is the foundation for independent living for "Life without Limits." 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.

Location:

EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) HOME-BASED THERAPY:Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County

  • Provides physical therapy assessments and direct therapy services using a team based model in the home for children 0-3 years of age.
  • Join an EI team to work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the families and the child using natural learning opportunities to address a child's gross motor skills and orthopedic needs.
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy with a pediatric internship. Verifiable experience writing prescriptive programs.
  • Preferred: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, with one or more years of experience working with children with developmental or multiple disabilities. Verifiable experience developing and implementing IFSP/IEP's in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a Registered Occupational Therapist License.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage per UCP policy.
  • 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.
  • Must have reliable transportation with daily access to vehicle.

Did you know that if you work for a non- profit, you may qualify to have your federal student loans forgiven? Call us for information on loan forgiveness, medical insurance and other benefits! Opportunities may vary.

** Sign on bonus issued after successful completion of 6 months of continuous employment. *Bonus subject to applicable taxes.

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/

Direct Care Worker (DCW) — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Join us now and receive a $100 Sign On Bonus*

~~~Safety Sensitive Position~~~

Provides services necessary to assist members to complete routine independent living tasks; to develop living skills for individual independence; and provide primary family members and/or caregivers a break from their daily responsibilities and document progress and results.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedules service(s) in conjunction with the member & family, to meet their needs.
  • Provides HCBS Program Manager with complete and accurate billing, timesheets and reporting documents within the required time lines.
  • Ensures implementation of members' service hours (Attendant Care, Respite, and Habilitation) according to individual's support plan (ISP) and schedule shift calendar.
  • Completes individual billing documents each day for each member.
  • Measures and documents member progress daily for Habilitation and Attendant Care goals and objectives.
  • Maintains & ensures the confidentiality of all member information in their possession, and informs member's Coordinator of any changes.
  • Fosters positive relationships with members, families, other providers, and external partners.
  • Refers members and/or families in crisis to the HCBS Program Coordinator, or other services as appropriate.
  • Submits complete and accurate incident reports to the HCBS Program Manager as required by policy.
  • Encourages members to participate in community, household, and personal care tasks.
  • Performs combinations of tasks as outlined and authorized in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as required by UCP.
  • Maintains training certifications with renewals prior to expiration.
  • Attends ISP meetings with member when requested.
  • Performs/completes tasks as necessary or assigned to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of the member.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA policies.
  • Demonstrate UCP's Values

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to function independently as well as part of a team.
  • Able to work with a minimum amount of supervision; flexible, reliable, and able to work effectively with others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in the following area: manual dexterity to keep documentation records; assess and provide behavior management in crisis situations and call for assistance if needed; and able to physically perform CPR/First Aid.
Position Qualifications:

All direct staff must have at least three (3) months experience in providing assistance and personal care to individuals.

And/Or

Perform three (3) months of habilitation services under the direct supervision of an individual who is qualified to provide habilitation as described below.

Minimum:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must meet agency licensure requirements for fingerprinting, CPS, CPR and First Aid and DCW when appropriate.
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment criminal background and drug screening.
  • Provide 3 verifiable reference letters.
  • Must be able to lift and transfer members.
  • Must have access to internet to communicate with UCP (email, timesheets etc.).
  • Must possess general computer skills to input data into DDD software and other UCP programs.
  • Must have phone access for urgent situations and to communicate with UCP.
  • Must meet Agency Driving Record requirements as well as maintain current registration and auto insurance.
  • Must have vehicle to transport member when approved by the family and recommended by the member's ISP.

Preferred:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience of working with individuals with disabilities in private or center based setting.

* Sign on bonus issued after successful completion of 90 days of continuous employment. *Bonus subject to applicable taxes.

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/

Pediatric Physical Therapist — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

EARLY INTERVENTION THERAPY POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

Per diem, .8 full time or 1.0 full-time!

!!!THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION!!!

UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth which is the foundation for independent living for "Life without Limits." 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.

Location:

EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) HOME-BASED THERAPY:Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County

  • Provides physical therapy assessments and direct therapy services using a team based model in the home for children 0-3 years of age.
  • Join an EI team to work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the families and the child using natural learning opportunities to address a child's gross motor skills and orthopedic needs.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum: Master's degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited university and a pediatric internship.

Preferred: Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited university, 1 or more years of experience working with children with developmental delays or disabilities preferred.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess an Physical Therapy License with the state of Arizona.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage per UCP policy.
  • 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.
  • Must have reliable transportation with daily access to vehicle.

Did you know that if you work for a non- profit, you may qualify to have your federal student loans forgiven? Call us for information on loan forgiveness, medical insurance and other benefits! 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/

Direct Support Professional, Driver — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

**This is a TEMPORARY Position***

Direct Support Professional provides services that enrich the lives of our members in areas of daily living skills, health maintenance, personal care and behavioral development.

Essential Functions

  • Deliver services according to UCP's mission, vision and value statements
  • Treat members with respect and encourage self-determination
  • Ensure implementation of member's ISP goals according to individual's support plan
  • Assist members with eating, toileting, other daily living and social skills
  • Contribute to all aspects program service delivery by interacting with members and being an active participant in all related activities
  • Assist with safety skills, including but not limited to, basic first aid, fire drills, and handling emergency situations and complete reports as necessary
  • Accompany members on community outings and provide instruction and assistance accordingly
  • Use appropriate behavior management techniques(Article 9 training) with members
  • Transport and assist members safely in a company vehicle to/from program and in the community
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with staff, funding source, members and their families/guardians
  • Demonstrate and model a professional presence (appropriate language, initiative, respect, punctuality, manners, maturity, consistency) and appearance
  • Handle difficult situations with a positive attitude by actively seeking problem resolution, and creative solutions.
  • Write incident reports and inform supervisor/lead regarding incidents within required timelines
  • Attend staff meetings and training required by UCP
  • Administer medication as prescribed by licensed medical professionals and according to UCP medication training.
  • Collaborate with and learn from colleagues and supervisors to achieve a greater degree of service to the organization and its programs
  • Protect and maintain the confidentiality of member information and documentation in accordance with UCP policy, HIPAA, state and federal law
  • Maintain required staff-to-member ratios and appropriate member supervision at all times.
  • Report suspected or alleged abuse or neglect as required by UCP policy and state law
  • Maintain clean environment and free of any safety hazards, includes program facility and vehicles
  • Process and maintain meticulous record keeping (monthly progress reports, mileage logs, maintenance requests, transportation billing logs, attendance sheets, toileting charts, medication records, skin integrity logs, etc.) within timelines
  • Ensure completion of facility, vehicle or IT (Information Technology) maintenance requests according to timelines
  • Secure vehicles to ensure the protection of the vehicle, Garmins and GPS system
  • Adhere to agency, department and the Division of Developmental Disabilities policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintain optimum attendance and reliability
  • As needed, substitute for supervisory and/or DSPs during vacations, absences, or when assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to provide a 39 month MVR to demonstrate a good driving record THIS IS A DRIVING POSITION
  • Must meet agency licensure requirements for fingerprinting, CPS, CPR and First Aid and DDD when appropriate.
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment criminal background and drug screening.
  • Provide 3 verifiable reference letters.
  • Must be able to lift and transfer members.
  • For assignments that require the employee to drive a vehicle, must meet the qualifications of a driver as established by our insurance carrier and UCP policy

Required Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:

  • Able to complete training programs and pass associated tests to meet competency requirements
  • Good customer service and communication skills required.
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Have basic computer skills such as data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas: operate an agency transport vehicle; manual dexterity to keep documentation records; assess and provide behavior management in crisis situations and call for assistance if needed; and able to physically perform CPR/First Aid

Organizational Relationships:

  • Directly accountable to Program Lead with support from Program Manager for all phases of activities

Preferred:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience of working with individuals with disabilities in private or center based setting.
  • Developmental Disabilities Specialist Certificate.
  • Associates or Bachelor degree
  • Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee regularly is required to sit, stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights up to 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, walk and run. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

This description is intended to describe the essential responsibilities. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and the CEO retains the right to add or change the duties any time.

Training Requirements

In accordance with UCP guidelines, it is necessary for employees to complete a series of trainings to meet the criteria for this position. The training department will provide a specific departmental guide for these requirements including additional updates.

Work Environment

The work environment includes center and classroom environment, out in the community and travel in company vehicles. Exposure to changing weather conditions and moderate noise levels.

While working as a DSP, employee may be required to deal with the following conditions:

  • Flexibility with work hours
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Possible exposure to profanity, violent, and/or offensive behavior from members
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/

Case Manager II Workforce + VIP Programs — U.S.VETS (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

  

                          U.S.VETS - Phoenix is growing & has multiple Case Manager opportunities!

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator or Clinical Director of U.S.VETS. Case Manager II is responsible for providing guidance to veterans to achieve their highest level of independence. Case management is a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the selection of services to optimally meet each individual clients' needs.

Classification: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

For Case Managers of all U.S.VETS Programs:

  • Assesses veterans referred to the program to include any problems, needs, or barriers identified in the following areas: Housing, Employment, Education/Training, Financial, Sobriety Support/Addiction Treatment, Legal, Family/Social, and Medical/Psychiatric
  • Coordinates care with VA personnel and other community partners on behalf of clients to for eligibility documentation, mental and physical health services.
  • Facilitates client intake process and compiles client files ensuring all program eligibility documentation is complete
  • Collaborates with clients to complete Individual Action Plans (IAP)
  • Maintains confidential client files in a professional and timely manner ensuring all forms are the most recently revised versions and in compliance with organization standards; all required documents are present, complete, signed by the client and staff as applicable; and documents are placed in the correct order according to organization standards
  • Meets with clients as specified by program requirements and documents progress notes in Data/Assessment/Plan (DAP) format
  • Reviews and documents updates for IAPs on a monthly basis
  • Completes timely discharge summaries
  • Conducts home visits (whether at project-based units or scattered site) to provide case management services and ensure health and welfare of clients
  • Assists in quality management activities, data collection, and preparing reports
  • Facilitates client life skills classes
  • Provides specialized case management services and life skills groups/classes to veteran subpopulations as applicable (such as female veterans, disabled veterans, Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, etc.)
  • Conducts random drug and alcohol screenings of clients
  • Maintains confidentiality in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Completes accurate and timely data entry into the HMIS system as applicable and other required internal and external databases
  • Documents client referrals for services
  • Attends scheduled team meetings and trainings
  • Maintains and submits time sheets, mileage logs, client expenses, and other required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Performs other duties as required

Additional Program-Specific Duties:

For Case Managers working with Workforce Clients:

* Assists with Workforce Program Assessment and Enrollment processes

* Works with clients to develop an Individual Employment Development Plan; assesses, alleviates, and reduces any barriers to employment; assists the veteran with the planning of short-term and long-term employment goals to include education and training goals

* Provides individualized assistance to clients in developing cover letters, resumes and obtaining other supportive services.

* Facilitates groups or classes, i.e., Job Placement, Job Retention, Employment Barriers, Computer Skills, Motivation, Money Management, etc.

* Makes presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.

* Learns and maintains knowledge of community employment agencies and procedures, along with any modifications to those procedures.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related social service field preferred. Experience may substitute for degree requirements for employees hired prior to 4/9/15.

  • Two years of experience in social services or related field preferred.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with Department of Labor (DOL) & grant experience to include budgeting & forecasting and knowledge of VOPAR.

    Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred

  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling preferred.
  • Experience facilitating support groups preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Valid driver's license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

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.

    

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

Date Posted: October 18, 2018
Position Description:

Full-time & Benefits eligible

Three Shifts Available

 

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

Bilingual Required

* 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:

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

Bilingual Preferred

 

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

Bilingual Required

 **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 participants at Emergency Shelter sites with positive integration to a communal living environment through the provision of support from a trauma informed care approach.  Ensures 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 participants. 

In this position you will:

  • Provide emotional safety and support to program participants and their children living in an emergency shelter
  • Help meet basic needs and support the immediate needs of participants 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 participants to support the healthy integration into the communal living environment of shelter
  • Assist participants in understanding the communal living guidelines of the program by actively engaging in building life skills around communication, boundaries and safety
  • Support participants interactions and provides guidance or crisis intervention
  • Utilize a holistic model/approach to supporting participants in the kitchen environment, maintenance of a clean and healthy personal living space (participant 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 participants self-esteem and confidence, utilizing a strengths perspective, in preparation for self-sufficiency by assisting participants in navigating life at shelter and in navigating resources in the community that support their identified goals
  • Provides referrals and resources to participants
  • Provide Domestic Abuse education; power, control, coercion, as appropriate with participants 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 participants
  • Provide support to participants to ensure successful implementation of Plans for Success in the shelter environment
  • Focus on building community among shelter participants by actively assisting and engaging participants 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 participants 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
  • Maintains confidentiality of shelter sites and participants
  • Appropriately maintains accurate information in client services database and enters information in a timely manner
  • Attends all trainings and meetings as required
Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 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

o   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:

dynamics of domestic violence
the impact of trauma
group facilitation and dynamics
*        Ability to:

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
*        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/

Hotline Specialists — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 18, 2018
Position Description:

Full-time & Benefits eligible

Several Shifts Available

 

                                                        Bilingual Preferred

                                           Tuesday - Saturday  6:00a - 2:30p

           Tuesday - Thursday 2:00p - 10:30p & Friday and Saturday 5:30p - 2:00a

 

                                                        Bilingual 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:

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/

Case Manager — Homeless Youth Connection (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 17, 2018
Position Description:

NOTE: Although our headquarters are in Avondale, we serve students throughout the Valley. The selected candidate will be required to travel to locations throughout the Valley

Select candidates who meet our criteria will be interviewed in our West Valley office.

Summary of Job Activities: This position is responsible for identifying and providing the basic needs and resources homeless youth need to stay in school,graduate, and create a plan for their future. This position will provide direct and non-direct services to youth in relation to initial and on-going assessment of needs, and determination and maintenance of case-plan goal. This includes, but is not limited to, intake services, exploration of needs, referrals, coordination of care and advocacy.

Principal Duties:

Clients -- assist students in identifying and meeting goals through:

  • Assessment of student needs
  • Coordination of resources for needs related to basic needs, housing, education, medical, dental, vision, mental health, vital records and other
  • Development and monitoring of case plan
  • Weekly contact and monitoring
  • Crisis intervention
  • Maintain client file
  • Preparing statistical and narrative management reports
  • Maintenance of grant and/or government compliant family case records

Host Families/Volunteers

  • Participate in the pairing of student and host family
  • Attend and facilitate monthly home visit with student and host family
  • Facilitate/nurture student/host family communication; conflict resolution
  • Prepare monthly reports on student progress and distribute to management, school liaison and host family support network

Staff

  • Attend/contribute to weekly staff meetings as directed
  • Keep all staff informed of changing resources in the community as related to social services supportive to clients

Related Duties:

  • May represent Homeless Youth Connection to the community as directed by the Executive Director
  • Participate in organization-related projects not directly associated with case management, including special events
  • On call responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Position Qualifications:

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Experience working with at-risk or homeless youth
  • Knowledge of McKinney Vento Act and RHYA
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to flexible hours and emergency situations
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Familiarity with community social services, government services, and church-related services
  • Problem identification and solution skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational skills (records, files, schedules, other)
  • Proficient in general office procedures and practices
  • Ability to formulate and implement brief and long term case management plans
  • Ability to avoid enmeshment with clients and recognize manipulation/triangulation
  • Excellent interpersonal/verbal skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations (Board, staff, volunteers, clients)
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in social services or a related field and a minimum of one year progressively responsible related work experience in social services ( preferred ) or
  • Three to five years' experience working with homeless youth identified under the McKinney-Vento Act
  • One year experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Experience working with the homeless or impoverished; general knowledge of poverty related social issues and government services

Equipment Used:

  • Computer
  • General office equipment (computer, printer, calculator, copier, fax, etc.)
  • Personal vehicle with current registration and insurance

Initiative:

  • Judgment and maturity required in handling confidential and personal matters involving clients; must be able to accept direction and constructive criticism
  • Self-directed, creative, critical and analytical thinking/judgment skills
  • Able to work independently and/or as a member of a team project
  • Understanding and promotion of organization mission and vision

Appearance Standards:

It is each employee's responsibility to adhere to the appearance standards established in the Homeless Youth Connection Employee Guide. The organization has provided employees with the benefit of a professional/casual dress and appearance standard and therefore expects no deviation from the policy established including, but not limited to, inappropriate clothing, make up, hair and jewelry.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to kmitchell@hycaz.org.

Behavior Therapist I - Comprehensive Behavior Program — Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Position Description:

BEHAVIOR THERAPIST/CLINICAL INTERVENTIONIST Do you have the "Fun Factor"?If so, the Comprehensive Behavioral Program may be the place for you. Position SummaryYou will work as part of a team to bring hope, inspiration, and have fun while making a difference in the lives of children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorder. You will be responsible for building independence and determination to accomplish even the most difficult goals. You will spend your days connecting and including individuals with autism in their homes, schools, jobs, and communities. You will help your clients find their strengths and build new skills using interventions based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). As a style expert, you will also teach children how to brush their teeth, teens to style their hair, or adults to select a cool outfit for work. Plus, you will start games on the playground, build forts in the living room, talk about video games, and generally crush it on a daily basis! You haven't provided ABA therapy before?Don't worry! We've got you covered. TrainingYou will receive extensive training, consistent support, and ongoing professional development opportunities in the form of individual and group trainings. You'll even have a chance to attend local and national conferences and workshops. Your teammates are pretty amazing too - they've been known to give help and ice cream!Cool Stuff We Give You

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with Match
  • Short-term & Long-Term Disability (Plus AD&D, but we don't talk about that)
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Time (Seriously! You get paid for not working!)
  • $1,000 annual professional development funds (For the nerdy types, like us)
  • $250 signing bonus (Through December 2018!)
  • Paid travel time and Mileage reimbursement
  • Really cool people to hang out with every day
  • ABA Masters benefit for qualified employees

Essential Job Duties (We're getting real)

  • Provide meaningful treatment for clients using applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions, including Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS). (Can you tell we like acronyms?)
  • Collect data, create graphs, assist with assessments, contribute to reports and maintain files to ensure evidence-based interventions.
  • Communicate with clients, parents, employers, teachers, and staff on a daily basis in regards to observations, progress, concerns, questions, preferences, etc.
  • Coordinate with other program staff to ensure program consistency.
  • Collaborate with staff to create a safe, client-oriented, active, positive environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation to enable travel to/from client sessions in their home or community setting.
  • Safety sensitive position- the position has responsibility for his/her own safety or other people's safety.
Position Qualifications:

Education/Knowledge

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Human Development, Sociology or related field. (Haven't quite finished your degree yet? That's OK! We still want to chat about the opportunities)

What You've Done Before

  • Minimum:  0 to 6 months' experience working in a teaching, coaching, or childcare position

Things You're Good At

  • You communicate clearly. You write well. You are fun and can think on your feet.
  • You are cool as a cucumber in a variety of environments. You don't get flustered easily.
  • You like working with a team but are confident going solo. Seeing someone succeed, whether client or co-worker, makes you feel good.
  • You are friendly and caring with everyone.   One of our Core Values is People!
  • You are creative and laugh often. You can easily shift from silly to chill to serious and back again.
  • Comfortable with children (fun), teens (fun and cool) and adults (cool)

Positions Available: 

  • Teams serve clients within a 25-mile radius of SARRC's main campus

Full-Time (40 hours guaranteed) with a starting pay of $14.00 per hour and a $250.00 signing bonus.   

Job Placement AmeriCorps — IRC Phoenix (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Position Description:

Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to survivors of war, persecution and natural disaster.

 

Scope of Service:

The Job Placement AmeriCorps is a one-year position responsible for managing the provision of services to assist new and recently arrived refugee clients to attain self-sufficiency through employment. Specifically, the AmeriCorps provides services that include employment preparation, job placement, career enhancement services and follow-up services. This position reports to the Employment Supervisor.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients directly in conducting intakes and assessments, develop employment plans, conduct practice interviews, continue to help clients enhance their resumes, and lead career counseling sessions that convey key messages about the importance of employment in becoming self-sufficient.
  • Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers in order to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients.
  • Determine specific employment opportunities appropriate to clients and assist clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the hiring process.
  • Monitor job performance, wage level, and employer/employee satisfaction.
  • Assist clients and employers as necessary with post placement issues and continuing employment needs.
  • Maintain files and database records to track client progress through all economic development services. Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all reporting requirements.
Position Qualifications:

 Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with the US job search process and the ability to effectively coach clients through the nuanced process of securing employment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.  Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
  • Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving (undergraduate degree strongly preferred)
  • Must commit to one full year of service

 

Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps will be eligible for an education award of $6,095.

 

To apply, please fill out online application at our website www.rescue.org/careers

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for positions in Phoenix, AZ.

Job Training AmeriCorps — IRC Phoenix (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Position Description:

Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to survivors of war, persecution and natural disaster.

 

Scope of Service:

The Job Training AmeriCorps is a one-year position responsible for managing the provision of vocational English instruction, job readiness orientations and vocational training services to improve client capacity to obtain and retain employment. This position will report to the Adult Education Supervisor

 

Responsibilities

  • Expand upon existing job training curriculum.
  • Implement and conduct vocational training courses that include ESL, cultural and workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, and job skills development sessions.
  • Keep accurate attendance records and client pre- and post-assessments.
  • Track client progress in ETO.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities.
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers from specific sectors (such as retail sales, maintenance, hospitality, light manufacturing and food service) to conduct mentoring sessions with clients.

 

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Training or experience in adult education, workforce development or TESOL is preferred.
  • Experience working with external partners and volunteers to accomplish tasks/goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
  • Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving (undergraduate degree strongly preferred)
  • Must commit to one full year of service

 

Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps will be eligible for an education award of  approximately $6,085.

 

To apply, please fill out online application at our website www.rescue.org/careers

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for positions in Phoenix, AZ.

Intensive Case Management AmeriCorps — -IRC Phoenix (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Position Description:

Background:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Scope of Service: The AmeriCorps member will partner with the Intensive Case Management (ICM) team to address barriers to health and wellness for refugee and asylee clients, who include clients with serious medical and mental-health conditions; Congolese clients; the elderly; LGBTI clients; single mothers; and victims of sexual and gender-based violence. The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for providing comprehensive support to ICM clients to address barriers to social determinates of health, assist with recruiting and managing volunteers for the ICM program, and help conduct client satisfaction surveys. This position reports to the Special Populations Programs Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct health and wellness client assessments at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after ICM enrollment
  • Develop individualized service plans based on client needs
  • Map community assets and help make referrals to community partners
  • Assist in scheduling and accompanying clients to health and wellness appointments as appropriate
  • Educate clients on U.S. healthcare and social service systems
  • Input client health and wellness information into IRC's database
  • Communicate client concerns with ICM staff and coordinate health and wellness service plan with supervisor
  • Assist with the recruitment and management of volunteers for the ICM program
  • Assist in rolling out client satisfaction surveys, compile the results, and provide findings to ICM team

 

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving (undergraduate degree strongly preferred)
  • Must commit to one full year of service

 

Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps will be eligible for an education award of approximately $5,815.

To apply, please fill out online application on our website at www.rescue.org/careers.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rescue.org/careers and search for positions in Phoenix, AZ.

Shelter Advocate — Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (Apache Junction)

Date Posted: October 11, 2018
Position Description:

The Advocate is responsible for assisting those who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, and their children, in CAAFA's shelter program. The Advocate is responsible for providing services, creating a supportive environment, and interacting with participants, and their children, in a manner that builds on their strengths. This position reports to the Residential Services Director. The open position is a part time position. Thursday- Saturday 3pm to 12 am. The starting compensation is $15.00-$16.20 commensurate with experience and salary history, and a 5% increase in base pay for bi-lingual English/Spanish abilities. Other benefits include health insurance coverage and generous paid time off.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Respond to On Scene Response (OSR) calls in collaboration with community partners.
  • Provide safety planning and crisis intervention to participants and their children in a residential setting as needed;
  • Provide Case Management;
  • Work cooperatively with other agencies that provide services to victims of domestic  and sexual violence;
  • Provide assistance with resolving conflicts within the shelter setting;
  • Critically analyze situations and respond on a case-by-case basis;
  • Ensure that all shelter participants have essential supplies for personal hygiene, meals, clothing, and/or housekeeping;
  • Maintain program participant files in accordance with legal and grant requirements, complete all intakes, progress notes, and/or closures during prescribed timeframes;
  • Facilitate shelter meetings and/or support groups;
  • Provide educational components on domestic violence, sexual violence, financial literacy, and other topics;
  • Provide transportation as needed;
  • Attend all regularly scheduled meetings and trainings as required;
  • Routine cleaning of shelter;
  • Perform tasks requested by Shelter Manager such as organizing office and/or storage areas, reviewing and revising materials, literature, and general paperwork, monitoring and maintaining shelter calendar of events, making announcements and updates when necessary; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Reports To: Residential Services Director

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education Qualifications:

Hold an Associate's Degree in related area (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Women's Studies, Justice Studies, Counseling, Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, etc)  or two (2) years work experience in the field of social services, preferably in the area of domestic or sexual abuse.  Additional related work experience may substitute for education requirement.  

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual English/Spanish;

Bachelors Degree in related area (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Women's Studies, Justice Studies, Counseling, Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, etc); and/or

Experience working in a shelter.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse Director of Programs at abigailp@caafaaz.org. Position open until filled.

Crisis Clinician — Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 10, 2018
Position Description:

Full-time/Benefits Eligible

Position Schedule:  Tuesday through Saturday 8:00a - 4:30p*

*Some flexibility is needed to work varied hours

Monthly On-call rotation required

 In this position you will:

  • Function primarily doing crisis work in our emergency shelter
  • Utilize a trauma informed care approach to providing clinical services, support, and assessment, to persons requesting services for domestic abuse
  • Facilitate specialized groups
  • Provide clinical coaching and guidance to assigned employees including compassion fatigue groups

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

  • Evaluate and assess persons requesting services for domestic abuse
  • Coordinate the development of case plans in conjunction with Case Coordinators
  • Complete clinical documentation
  • Develop, implement, update, and monitor progress on goals and objectives on individual case plans in collaboration with Case Coordinators
  • Develop curriculum in conjunction with Executive VP and facilitate specialized groups
  • Assist in development of, and presents in-service training, to employees in conjunction with Executive VP
  • Provide professional development coaching to employees including compassion fatigue groups
  • Conduct/facilitate meetings under direction of the Executive VP
  • Identify precipitating problems or symptoms and underlying issues
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments
  • Integrates assessment and observational data with clinical judgment to formulate an appropriate case plan
  • Network with community agencies, assessing available services appropriate to participant needs
  • Assess potential crisis situations and take appropriate preventive action
  • Reacts timely and logically in crisis
  • Responds appropriately to callers on the crisis line
  • Address client complaints
  • Maintain confidentiality of shelter site and participants
  • Appropriately maintain accurate information in client services database entered in a timely manner
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures and all City, County, State and Federal regulations
  • Attends trainings and all meetings as required
  • Rotate on-call responsibilities
Position Qualifications:
  • Master degree
  • Five years' experience performing clinical work with families
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a social worker, professional counselor or family therapist preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective listening
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Demonstrates effective summarization skills
  • Effective forming of a therapeutic relationship
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation skills
  • Behavioral management techniques
  • Effectively engages client in obtaining self-sufficiency
  • Effectively demonstrates de-escalation of agitated clients
  • 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
  • Visual acuity and hand dexterity to work with computer systems (monitor, keyboard), reports, and other data sources, reading/entering/processing data and figures
  • Ability to use basic office equipment, including computer, fax machine, printers, copier/scanner, adding machine

 

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/

Community Health Nurse - Newborn Intensive Care Program - Bilingual — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
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.   

THIS IS A CONTRACT POSITION WITH NO BENEFITS.

Position Qualifications:

Experience in neonatal, maternal/child health, pediatrics, community health, and/or home visiting is required.

Registered nurse license through the Arizona State Board of Nursing or license eligible.

BSN and bilingual English/Spanish REQUIRED.

How to Apply:

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

Youth Support Provider — Family Involvement Center (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: September 24, 2018
Position Description:

Youth Support Provider

Family Involvement Center is accepting applications for the position of Youth Support Provider.  This position is responsible for the oversight of enrolled youth participating in our home and community-based programs.  Youth Support Provider will plan structured activities that will promote progress towards therapeutic treatment goals that will assist the youth in learning and practicing skills that will enhance their emotional and social well-being. Youth Support Provider will serve as a positive role model for the youth as well as ensure the safety of the youth at all times.  Youth Support Provider will be required to have open communication with family, stakeholders, and Family Involvement Leadership.

Position Qualifications:

Job requirements:

Must be 21 years or older with high school diploma or GED.  Minimum of 1-2 years' experience working with or supporting youth with behavioral or physical health needs.  Must be able to obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card and Background Check.  Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, proof of registration and insurance as required by the Law in Arizona, and must be willing to transport youth and/or families. 

How to Apply:

Please submit resume to: HR@familyinvolvementcenter.org

PR/Marketing

Marketing & Communications Manager — One Step Beyond, Inc. (Glendale)

Date Posted: October 6, 2018
Position Description:

The Marketing & Communications Manager will work in close collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications to execute a comprehensive funds development and communications strategy for One Step Beyond. The Manager, as guided by the Director, will execute plans for digital marketing campaigns, donor development and recognition, and internal/external communications activities and events. The Manager will regulate effective utilization of donor database software, social media, and public positioning projects.

Position Qualifications:
  • 2+ years' experience in development and communications, public relations, marketing or a related field, preferred.  College degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Media Relations or Communications, strongly preferred.
  • Ability to execute a comprehensive Marketing and Communications program
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication
  • Capacity to maintain positive attitude while under pressure, maintaining deadlines, and effectively managing multiple priorities
  • Experience working with project teams and volunteers to achieve objectives
  • Management experience with donor database software preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including graphic design software, preferred.
  • Proven successful experience with customer service
  • Demonstrated knowledge and effective use of social media

Ability to work weekend days and evening hours during the week for special events

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to carolemorris@osbi.org

Special Event Staff — Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

The Event Staff at the Children's Museum of Phoenix provide operational functions before, during, and after events. Event Staff assist with on site set-up and take down, and other roles. This position represents the Museum in a professional manner as well as interacts positively with event attendees. The Museum hosts a wide array of events including birthday parties, weddings, holiday parties, fundraisers, corporate events and meetings, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the set-up and take down of events
  • Assist in general janitorial and sanitizing tasks in order to restore the building before and after events to its original state
  • Follow written and verbal directions as they are given from other staff and supervisors
  • Facilitate play in our interactive exhibits
  • Provide excellent customer service throughout the duration of events
  • Assist facility staff in any duties they may need help with throughout the event
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet event needs
Position Qualifications:
  • Consistent weekend availability as well as ability to work late shifts
  • Consistent access to communicate via email/text messaging for scheduling and event communication
  • Self-motivated to work quickly, efficiently and safely to complete physical work in a short amount of time
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills a must
  • Excellent customer service
  • Work effectively with Museum event attendees, volunteers and staff
  • Professional and appropriate dress/demeanor (per dress code)
  • Ability to lift equipment and stand for extended periods time
  • Friendly and outgoing team member with a "we'll make it happen" attitude
  • Must be able to perform work duties/ responsibilities for extended periods of time; may include standing, walking and lifting.

Education/Training/Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Event/hospitality experience strongly desired or direct customer service in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical (A/V equipment, stage theater) experience beneficial
  • Must pass a background check

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer. This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.

Training/Education

Lead Toddler Teacher — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

**Join us today and receive $150 sign-on bonus!

Come join our team! UCP Early Learning is a Quality First 5 Star and NAEYC accredited program that is seeking lead teachers who have a vision to help children with and without disabilities in an inclusive environment.

Qualified applicants can learn more about this opportunity online at ucpofcentralaz.org/careers. Please complete the application online to be considered for this position.

A Lead Teacher is a leadership role that is responsible for the overall supervision and management of their assigned classroom using developmentally appropriate practices, and the supervision of Early Learning Center Teachers and Teacher's aides.

Essential Functions of a UCP ELC Lead Teacher:

  • Collaborate with other professionals including Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language therapists and Developmental specialists to achieve integrated approach with children receiving Early Intervention services and therapies. Working together with Quality First Inclusion Coaches also is necessary to support children with special needs.
  • Supervise and train classroom teachers and teacher's aides in best practices.
  • Develop and implement staffing schedules, including procedures for covering staff absences with the collaboration of other lead teachers.
  • Assist Early Learning Center Director in the interviewing and selection of new employees.
  • Provide clear, consistent feedback to classroom teachers and teacher's aides regarding performance, rules and regulations.
  • Assist Early Learning Center Director in completing and delivering performance appraisals of classroom teachers.
  • Recommend commendations, transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary action of classroom teachers.
  • Act as designated person in charge in the absence of Early Learning Center Director.
  • Make classroom accommodations for children who need special assistance in the classroom environment.

Essential Classroom Responsibilities of a UCP ELC Lead Teacher:

  • Interact with children at their level frequently and respectfully.
  • Use appropriate guidance techniques with children, defining and maintaining, clear, consistent and fair limits for classroom behavior, using redirection and encouragement of appropriate behavior.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and verbal communication with children's parents.
  • Plan, organize and implement monthly and daily developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children.
  • Prepare and post weekly lesson plans and activities.
  • Plan and implement daily classroom schedules and routines to meet the needs of the program and children.
  • Evaluate the skills and progress of each child according to defined schedules.
  • Maintain required staff-to-child ratios, supervising enrolled children using sight and sound.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of children's rosters, changing logs and daily reports.
  • Responsible for maintaining current displays of children's work and monthly bulletin boards with depictions that reflect an anti-bias curriculum and multi-cultural respect.
  • Maintain 20 hours of trainings within a 12 month period, as required by Arizona Department of Health Childcare Licensing and NAEYC.
  • Monitor and maintain classroom compliance with Arizona Department of Health, NAEYC and Quality First policies and standards.
  • Responsible for carrying out proper fire drill and evacuation procedures.
  • Participation in ELC Strategic planning process.
  • As a mandated reporter, report any suspected or alleged child abuse or neglect.
  • Maintain toys, materials and equipment in clean and sanitary condition by following the posted disinfecting schedule.
  • Serve meals in accordance with CACFP Guidelines
  • Attend trainings and meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned. Maintains optimum attendance and reliability
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate UCP's Values

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of a UCP ELC Lead Teacher:

  • Arizona Department of Health Childcare licensing regulation (AZDHS)
  • NAEYC policies and procedures
  • Child development.
  • Developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Appropriate guidance techniques.
  • Inclusion practices for children with special needs.
  • Strategies to address behavioral issues affecting children.
  • Curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Child assessment methods.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Delegation of tasks
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Ability to analyze situations and take the appropriate course of action.
  • Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Working independently and as part of a team.
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully 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.
  • Being available for assigned but flexible weekly schedule between 6:30 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Consistent attendance to meetings, training's, and UCP Learning Center events as required
  • Maintaining personal hygiene and appropriate work attire
Position Qualifications:

Minimum: AA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field with at least one year of early childhood education experience, including 6 months of classroom teaching.

Preferred: BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field, with at least three years early childhood experience in a licensed facility, including one year of classroom experience.

Requirements:

  • Must satisfy Department of Health Services (DHS) licensure requirements for valid First Aid and Infant & Child CPR certifications,
  • Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Negative results of a Mantoux TB test.
  • Maricopa County Food Handler Certification
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must have reliable transportation with daily access to vehicle

** Sign on bonus issued after successful completion of 6 months of continuous employment. *Bonus subject to applicable taxes.

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/

Toddler Teacher — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

**Join us today and receive $150 sign-on bonus!

Do you love working with kids? 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 with a comprehensive benefit's package and competitive pay?

We are looking for Full-Time Teachers to assist in our 5 star Early Learning Center located off of 19th Ave. and Deer Valley. The ideal candidate loves working with kids, 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)

** Sign on bonus issued after successful completion of 6 months of continuous employment. *Bonus subject to applicable taxes.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum: 6 months experience working in a licensed childcare facility

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/

Learning & Development Trainer (HR) — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

The Senior Trainer will be responsible for all aspects of training strategy, curriculum development, classroom facilitation and results assessment with a specific emphasis on all training that is required to remain in compliance with various state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) as it aligns with the scope of the organization. The Senior Trainer is expected to quickly develop an understanding of agency operations, processes and needs as they will oversee training and development.

Essential Responsibilities:

Training

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining clear and effective curriculum training and measure outcomes across the organization.
  • Oversees the development and updates of all training manuals, handouts and training aids.
  • Facilitate well organized, professional training sessions.
  • Accommodate flexible schedule for evening and weekend courses when necessary to meet organization needs.
  • Oversee and manage monthly training offerings to meet program needs.
  • Develop and maintain a system for acquiring feedback on training courses.
  • Develop and monitor continual improvement processes and procedures for training within the scope of the organization.
  • Identify skill gaps during and/or after training classes; help develop training material to address skill gaps.
  • Coordinate with internal departments to identify and develop new training needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with new and emerging training techniques and technologies.
  • Prepare and assist with training needs throughout the agency.
  • Participate in HR new hire on boarding and monthly new hire orientations.
  • Develop, manage and publish quarterly HR employee newsletter.
  • Work with individual employees with training questions/needs assessment.
  • Assist in maintaining a high level of employee morale by exhibiting a positive disposition and interacting in an ethical manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Must model UCP's values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Tracking and Reporting

  • Manage and track reporting of compliance to management and staff at 90 day, 60 day, and 30 day prior to expiration of training.
  • Ensure training completion certificates are prepared and presented to the trainees (if requested).
  • Ensure completed training are tracked and in the system used to document completion.
  • Maintain trainee performance data and report on outcomes to management as necessary.
  • Provide reports and statistics on training outcomes to management.
  • Update employee system with training information (dates, courses etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years + managing a successful training organization.
  • 3 years + as training instructor/facilitator Four-year degree or equivalent job experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Two years' experience with developing, facilitating and reporting on training outcomes.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate certifications as an instructor for all training programs.

Preferred:

  • College degree or certification in Human Resources, Training Development or related field a plus.
  • Master trainer certified, HIPAA, Article 9, and CPR/First Aid.
  • Experience working in Human Resources or PHR/SHRM-CP certified a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Possess facilitation experience in both small and large groups using a variety of platforms effectively.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of front line leadership skills and training.
  • Must be self-motivated, high energy.
  • Must demonstrate motivational leadership capabilities.
  • Must have strong organization skills, a solid work ethic, and a positive disposition.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally.
  • Must be organized and results-oriented with ability to prioritize multiple objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee regularly is required to sit, stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 10 to 40 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read.

In accordance with UCP guidelines, it is necessary for employees to complete a series of training to meet the criteria for this position. The training department will provide a specific departmental guide for these requirements including additional updates.

The work environment is an office environment, ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment. May require work outside of normal business hours and participation in community training events.

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/

Youth Engagement Specialist — Family Involvement Center (PHOENIX)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Position Summary:  Youth Engagement Specialists (YES) are responsible for actively engaging children and youth ages 5-17 in safe, fun activities.  Most positions are part-time (up to 29 hours per week).  Desired work hours for the site-based program are weekly Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12 PM - 7:00 PM and 9-3 some Saturdays.  Home and Community positions offer greater flexibility with scheduling.  Wages range $12-$14 depending upon experience. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a fun, child/youth-friendly, trauma-informed environment, and a healthy, collaborative culture among staff. 
  • Assist with planning, preparation, and delivery of engaging activities.
  • Use strengths-based communication with staff, children and families.  Know the names, interests, and goals of each individual child and youth.
  • Communicate regularly regarding challenges and successes with children and youth.  Provide feedback regarding each child's progress towards their established goals.
  • Engage children and youth during program hours to ensure they are safe, happy, interacting with others appropriately, and that their social/emotional needs are met. 
  • Follow proper security and confidentiality procedures.
  • Responsible for meeting productivity, quality and supervision standards. 
  • Use verbal de-escalation efforts and crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Ensure that the play area and equipment are kept sanitary and safe.
  • Record attendance and activities when providing services. 
  • Complete internal/external incident reports according to protocol.
  • Read, understand and abide by agency policies and procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings and clinical supervision meetings as required. 
  • Participate in training programs and complete as required.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Passion for working with and helping children and their parents/primary caregivers.
  • Ability to facilitate learning through play and highly engaging activities.
  • Knowledge and implementation of trauma-informed practices.
  • Willingness to learn and implement MindUp curriculum and/or Nurtured Heart Approach.
  • Knowledge of site licensing and/or accreditation preferred, but not required.
  • The desire to interact with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with factual, strength-based language
  • Ability to respect and set appropriate boundaries with youth, families, caregivers, professionals, and co-workers
Position Qualifications:

 

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Some experience working with children and/or youth preferred.
  • Some experience working with people with behavioral health needs preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office applications.
  • 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:

Download an application at

http://familyinvolvementcenter.org/support-fic/careers

 

and submit with your resume to hr@familyinvolvementcenter.org

Citizenship Education Coordinator — IRC Phoenix (GLENDALE)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
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 Summary

The Citizenship Education Coordinator's primary role is to increase the number of legal permanent residents applying for citizenship through ESL and Civics instruction, outreach and coordination, and collaboration with immigration services. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide civics and ESL course instruction for up to 220 legal permanent residents per year to successfully prepare them for the naturalization exam by utilizing a pre-selected textbook and developing lesson plans in line with curriculum.
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of the Citizenship Preparation classes including classroom instruction, data entry and tracking, referrals to immigration services, student on-boarding, and connecting students to tutoring services.
  • Increase class enrollments through networking and marketing with immigration services, schools, community centers, and other such outlets.  Procure locations to host Citizenship Preparation classes through partnership development.
  • Collect and maintain accurate project tracking records and narratives. 
  • Supervise and train program volunteers to support project activities.
Position Qualifications:

 

 

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as English; Education; Teaching; or Pre-Law; strongly preferred.
  • Minimum one year teaching adults English as a Second Language, civics, or related course work required.
  • TESOL/TEFOL certificate required.
  • Minimum one year program management experience preferred.
  • Lesson planning and teacher instruction experience required.
  • Experience with immigration and knowledge of the citizenship process preferred.
  • Experience in managing/coordinating volunteers preferred.
  • Cultural sensitivity and good cross cultural communication required.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and database entry.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation, valid insurance and clean driving record.
  • Ability to drive to off-site locations required.
  • Ability to work evenings and Saturdays required.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Must be eligible to receive or have a current fingerprint clearance card.

 

 

Working Environment: 

Standard office work environment combined w/standard classroom setting and travel throughout service delivery area. Must be available to work evenings and Saturdays.

 

 

How to Apply:

***Interested Candidates MUST apply on our website at www.rescue.org/careers - search open positions in Phoenix***

Academy Program Manager — Boys Hope Girls Hope (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 9, 2018
Position Description:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona is a unique, full-scholarship program seeking a Academy Program Manager.  The full-time, exempt position will work directly with the dynamic youth participating in this long-term program to expand their horizons and graduate college.  The youth range in age from 6th grade through and beyond high school, and are capable, motivated students who were previously impeded by the environment around them.  

The Academy Program Manager will be involved in program management, recruiting and public relations, selection and monitoring of scholars, and administrative tasks related to smooth program operations as well as responsible for direct support.  The Academy Manager oversees and provides service to volunteers assigned to the non-residential Academy Program.

 We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including group medical and dental coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance,long-term disability coverage, 125 Flex Benefit plan; and the chance to change the lives ofchildren who need it.

Position Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Arizona Driver's License and clean driving record and have a Bachelors degree from an accredited school in social work, guidance and counseling, sociology, education, or a related field.  A minimum of two years of experience working with a similar population is required.  Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred.    

 The position requires the following competencies for success:

  • Ability to interpret testing and evaluations
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to use word processing, email and Internet applications
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds and cultures
How to Apply:

For a brief job description visit our website: http://bhghinternational.org/connect/careers/  Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter on our website. Navigate to the website and then select Arizona from the drop-down box.  Then use the radio buttons on the left to select the job you wish to apply for.  When you click the Submit Resume button, you will be prompted to upload your resume and cover letter and add your own demographic information.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Date Posted: October 4, 2018
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:

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

Visitor Services Associate — Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

The Visitor Services Associate is essential in creating a friendly and welcoming environment to visitors of all ages to the Museum. The VSA staffs the admissions desk and engages visitors in a professional and positive manner while providing excellent customer service as they answer questions and acknowledge visitor comments and concerns. The Visitor Services Associate works close in hand with the Marketing department to handle all onsite Membership sales and promotions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors to the Museum
  • Provide assistance to and field inquiries of museum visitors
  • Process credit card, cash, and other monetary transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Sell memberships and gift cards
  • Confirm field trip and birthday party reservations
  • Work to keep the lobby and admissions desk clean and inviting; restock all forms and brochures in the lobby daily
  • Communicate positively and professionally to co-workers in all levels of the organization
  • Promote marketing materials displayed at Admissions and all current membership package discounts
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work and think quickly under pressure
  • Must be comfortable dealing with large groups of people
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Available to work weekdays and weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings for special events
  • Spanish fluency desirable
  • Basic mathematic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Education/Training/Experience:

  • High School graduate or GED
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service and cash handling experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer for up to 8 hours. Must have good communication skills (i.e., communicate clearly and effectively in both written and spoken English). Must be able to see well and able to read fine print. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Requirements:

Must be able to work in a well-lighted, temperature controlled work area. Must be able to work in open area with other employees and with high volume of guests.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer. This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.

Playologist — Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 3, 2018
Position Description:

Playologists are stationed on the museum floor to ensure a safe and engaging experience for children and their caregivers. This includes responding to visitor's inquiries, following and enforcing all policies and procedures and promoting a museum environment that is experiential, participatory and interactive. Shifts, ranging from 16 to 28 hours per week, occur during weekday mornings and afternoons, weekends, and holidays. All Playologists are required to work at least 16 hours and one weekend day each week, our monthly Target Free First Friday evenings, as well as our extended member nights.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage patrons with high energy to share educational value of exhibits and museum's mission
  • Assist with daily set-up and clean up of exhibit spaces
  • Maintain current knowledge of museum exhibits and program content
  • Show a professional manner while working on the floor and running classes/programs
  • Ability to effectively engage all visitors with different learning styles
  • Practical understanding of ages and stages of child development
  • Effectively implement museum policies and procedures
  • Greet field trips and explain museum manners
  • High level of comfort with public speaking specifically in the facilitation of Story Time
  • Complete required Visitor Experience department and Exhibit training
  • Attend Museum Wide All Staff Meetings and Education Trainings
  • Create an EPIC visitor experience!
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet museum needs
Position Qualifications:
  • Experience working with children and families a plus
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must have a "go with the flow" attitude and a playful spirit
  • Highly respectful in speech, actions and demeanor
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Flexible availability with a minimum of 16 hours of availability including weekends and holidays
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have access to internet to access schedule and email
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages desirable
  • Reliable transportation to and from work

Education/Training/Experience:

  • Minimum one year of working with children in some capacity
  • High school graduate or general education degree (GED) required
  • College degree preferred

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time on the floor for up to 8 hours and must have good communication skills (i.e., communicate clearly and effectively in both written and spoken English). Must be able to see well and able to read fine print. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds - maintaining the museum and interacting with guests requires standing, walking, kneeling, crawling, and playing, stooping, bending, and crawling as well as carrying and/or lifting materials.

Environmental Requirements:

Must be able to work in a well-lighted, temperature controlled work area. May also be exposed to extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work in open area with other employees.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer. This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.

Training Specialist - Quality First Academy — Southwest Human Development (Arizona)

Date Posted: September 27, 2018
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/

Coach - Quality First — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix and surrounding areas)

Date Posted: September 27, 2018
Position Description:

Do you want to help improve the quality of Arizona's early care and education community? We are seeking to fill a Quality First Coach position as part of Arizona's statewide quality improvement and rating program.

Responsibilities

As a Quality First Coach you will provide on-site coaching and training to early care and education programs enrolled in Quality First. You will also partner with early childhood professionals to provide individualized guidance and support; assist in the development of quality improvement goals; and deliver targeted professional development and technical assistance to teachers.

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

 

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education - or - a Bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 college credits in ECE or a closely related field.

At least five years of experience working in an early childhood setting with children birth-8; experience working in an early childhood education setting with infants, toddlers or preschoolers and/or early childhood program director experience is preferred

Travel throughout Maricopa County is required.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

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

Reliable transportation and proof of current auto insurance required.

How to Apply:

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

Early Childhood Inclusion Coach - Special Ed — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

Our Services for Children with Disabilities department is seeking a Coach for our Early Care and Education Inclusion Program.  Funding for this position is provided through First Things First.

Responsibilities

The Inclusion Coach will provide onsite consultation and coaching to increase the capacity of early education programs to include and serve young children with special health and/or developmental needs as part of a quality improvement team.  To promote effective inclusive practices, the comprehensive model of service delivery provides on-going professional development, on-site technical assistance, and a variety of staff supports based on the needs of each childcare or preschool program on the coach's caseload.

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

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field and minimum two years experience in Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education required.

Experience working with young children with disabilities in inclusive settings required.

Experience in providing teaching/coaching to other providers.

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/

Miscellaneous

IT Help Desk Technician — United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Position Description:

Job Function:

Review, research and provide solutions to computer and network users. Ensure consistent and ongoing communication and testing with users for optimal results. This position is part of the IT Team and is expected to participate and assist on projects as needed. Must be proficient with desktop support, ability to quickly learn new software and troubleshoot helpdesk tickets. This position is equally responsible with other team members for the development and maintenance of technical procedures and hardware/software asset management.

This position is responsible for supporting the vision of UCP of Central Arizona. In addition to daily technical operations, a successful candidate will have solid communication, teamwork, leadership and technical skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Creates and maintains network users, email and voice accounts.
  • Work with UCP staff to resolve technical issues, perform upgrades and ensure business needs are met on a daily basis.
  • Works collaboratively as part of a team on all IT related projects and tasks
  • Monitors the utilization of all networks to detect potential errors or problems and provides necessary prevention guidelines. Monitor networks to determine upgrade requirements and general utilization issues.
  • Works with all departments and satellite offices to investigate, review needs, obtain price quotes, make recommendations, install, and maintain computers and networks
  • Creates and maintains technical procedures
  • Provides new application ideas to all areas of company there new technology can be utilized to gain better efficiency and improve productivity
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum :

  • Requires technical experience and/or training (A+ Cert, 1 year helpdesk experience or technical training)
  • Ability to appropriately troubleshoot and solve technical issues with computer systems and networks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

The candidate should also possess the following traits :

  • Enjoy working with others in a diverse team atmosphere
  • Prefer a small-business, fast paced working environment
  • Have a "customer-centric" focus and attitude.
  • Solid integrity and confidentiality.

Preferred :

  • MS Office, ExchangeNetworking/LANs, TCP/IP protocol
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Servers, Exchange, Operating Systems, T1/DSL, TCP/IP, wireless networks, security and telecommunications

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee regularly is required to sit, stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 20 to 30 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read.

Training Requirements

In accordance with UCP guidelines, it is necessary for employees to complete a series of training's to meet the criteria for this position. The training department will provide a specific departmental guide for these requirements including additional updates.

Work Environment

The work environment is an office environment, ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment.

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/

Case Manager II - Workforce — U.S.VETS - Prescott (Prescott)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

Case Manager II

 

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator or Clinical Director of U.S.VETS.  Case Manager II is responsible for providing guidance to veterans to achieve their highest level of independence.  Case management is a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the selection of services to optimally meet each individual clients' needs.

 

Classification:  Non-Exempt

 

Responsibilities:

 

For Case Managers of all U.S.VETS Programs:

  • Assesses veterans referred to the program to include any problems, needs, or barriers identified in the following areas:  Housing, Employment, Education/Training, Financial, Sobriety Support/Addiction Treatment, Legal, Family/Social, and Medical/Psychiatric
  • Coordinates care with VA personnel and other community partners on behalf of clients to for eligibility documentation, mental and physical health services.
  • Facilitates client intake process and compiles client files ensuring all program eligibility documentation is complete
  • Collaborates with clients to complete Individual Action Plans (IAP)
  • Maintains confidential client files in a professional and timely manner ensuring all forms are the most recently revised versions and in compliance with organization standards; all required documents are present, complete, signed by the client and staff as applicable; and documents are placed in the correct order according to organization standards
  • Meets with clients as specified by program requirements and documents progress notes in Data/Assessment/Plan (DAP) format
  • Reviews and documents updates for IAPs on a monthly basis
  • Completes timely discharge summaries
  • Conducts home visits (whether at project-based units or scattered site) to provide case management services and ensure health and welfare of clients
  • Assists in quality management activities, data collection, and preparing reports
  • Facilitates client life skills classes
  • Provides specialized case management services and life skills groups/classes to veteran subpopulations as applicable (such as female veterans, disabled veterans, Iraq/Afghanistan  veterans, etc.)
  • Conducts random drug and alcohol screenings of clients
  • Maintains confidentiality in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Completes accurate and timely data entry into the HMIS system as applicable and other required internal and external databases
  • Documents client referrals for services
  • Attends scheduled team meetings and trainings
  • Maintains and submits time sheets, mileage logs, client expenses, and other required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Performs other duties as required.  Staff who have a valid driver's license and meet company insurance requirements may be requested to complete a provided driver training course and drive company vehicles for work-related activities to include client transportation.

 

Additional Program-Specific Duties:

U.S.VETS has various programs in which a Case Manager may be assigned to, including Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing, Workforce, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program, that have additional program-specific duties as outlined below.

 

  • For Case Managers working with Transitional Housing Clients:
    • Focuses on providing case management services that result in clients transitioning to permanent housing
    • Ensures clients are accounted for daily through contact, bed check, and/or daily sign-in logs
    • Monitors program rent/participant fee compliance to assist clients in prioritizing housing
    • Additionally, for programs with scattered-site transitional housing such as the Transition In Place (TIP) Program, locates housing units in the community that meet clients' needs

 

  • For Case Managers working with Permanent Housing Clients:
    • Focuses on providing case management services that result in clients obtaining and maintaining permanent housing
    • For programs with scattered-site permanent housing, locates housing units in the community that meet clients' needs
    • For programs that serve families with dependent children, ensures that children and youth are enrolled in school and connected to the appropriate services within the community, including early childhood education programs

 

  • For Case Managers working with Workforce Clients:
    • Assists with Workforce Program Assessment and Enrollment processes
    • Works with clients to develop an Individual Employment Development Plan; assesses, alleviates, and reduces any barriers to employment; assists the veteran with the planning of short-term and long-term employment goals to include education and training goals
    • Provides individualized assistance to clients in developing cover letters, resumes and obtaining other supportive services.
    • Facilitates groups or classes, i.e., Job Placement, Job Retention, Employment Barriers, Computer Skills, Motivation, Money Management, etc.
    • Makes presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.
    • Learns and maintains knowledge of community employment agencies and procedures, along with any modifications to those procedures.

 

  • For Case Managers working with SSVF Clients:
    • May report directly to the SSVF Team Leader if applicable
    • Conducts rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services for veterans and their families
    • Works with clients to develop a Housing Stability Plan
    • Provides case management services to family members in the veteran household
    • Conducts home visits to provide case management services
    • Ensures that dependent children are enrolled in school and connected to the appropriate services within the community, including early childhood education programs
    • Maintains compliance with VA regulations and organization protocols in requesting and distributing Temporary Financial Assistance to third-parties on behalf of veteran households to include cross-referencing HMIS
    • Assists in rapidly placing homeless veteran families into housing
    • Conduct Rent Reasonableness Testing and ensure Habitability Standards are met for veteran families rental units
    • Coordinates with VA Grant & Per Diem Transitional Housing Programs for immediate  placement of clients and  case manages them while they are on the Rapid Rehousing Track of the program

 

  • For Case Manager working with Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP):
    • Assists with Program Assessment and Enrollment processes for clients currently in jail/prison or recently released from jail/prison.
    • Works with clients to develop an Individual Employment Development Plan; assesses, alleviates, and reduces any barriers to employment; assists the veteran with the planning of short-term and long-term employment goals to include education and training goals.
    • Provides individualized assistance to clients in developing cover letters, resumes and obtaining other supportive services.
    • Facilitates groups or classes, i.e., Job Placement, Job Retention, Employment Barriers, Computer Skills, Motivation, Money Management, etc.
    • Makes presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.
    • Learns and maintains knowledge of community employment agencies and procedures, along with any modifications to those procedures.
    • When clients are currently incarcerated, meetings and classes will be conducted in the jail/prison.
    • Ability to pass background for clearance into jails/prisons.
    • Preferred experience working with clients transitioning from jail/prison.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required.  Degree in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related social service field preferred.   Experience may substitute for degree requirements for employees hired prior to 4/9/15.
  • Two years of experience in social services or related field preferred. 
  • Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling preferred.
  • Experience facilitating support groups preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.  If driving company vehicles, must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

 

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.

 

Case Manager II - Workforce — U.S.VETS - Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!Come & join our winning team!Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator or Clinical Director of U.S.VETS. Case Manager II is responsible for providing guidance to veterans to achieve their highest level of independence. Case management is a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the selection of services to optimally meet each individual clients' needs.

Classification: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

For Case Managers of all U.S.VETS Programs:

  • Assesses veterans referred to the program to include any problems, needs, or barriers identified in the following areas: Housing, Employment, Education/Training, Financial, Sobriety Support/Addiction Treatment, Legal, Family/Social, and Medical/Psychiatric
  • Coordinates care with VA personnel and other community partners on behalf of clients to for eligibility documentation, mental and physical health services.
  • Facilitates client intake process and compiles client files ensuring all program eligibility documentation is complete
  • Collaborates with clients to complete Individual Action Plans (IAP)
  • Maintains confidential client files in a professional and timely manner ensuring all forms are the most recently revised versions and in compliance with organization standards; all required documents are present, complete, signed by the client and staff as applicable; and documents are placed in the correct order according to organization standards
  • Meets with clients as specified by program requirements and documents progress notes in Data/Assessment/Plan (DAP) format
  • Reviews and documents updates for IAPs on a monthly basis
  • Completes timely discharge summaries
  • Conducts home visits (whether at project-based units or scattered site) to provide case management services and ensure health and welfare of clients
  • Assists in quality management activities, data collection, and preparing reports
  • Facilitates client life skills classes
  • Provides specialized case management services and life skills groups/classes to veteran subpopulations as applicable (such as female veterans, disabled veterans, Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, etc.)
  • Conducts random drug and alcohol screenings of clients
  • Maintains confidentiality in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Completes accurate and timely data entry into the HMIS system as applicable and other required internal and external databases
  • Documents client referrals for services
  • Attends scheduled team meetings and trainings
  • Maintains and submits time sheets, mileage logs, client expenses, and other required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Performs other duties as required

Additional Program-Specific Duties:

U.S.VETS has various programs in which a Case Manager may be assigned to, including Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing, Workforce, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families, that have additional program-specific duties as outlined below.

  • For Case Managers working with Permanent Housing Clients:
    • Focuses on providing case management services that result in clients obtaining and maintaining permanent housing
    • For programs with scattered-site permanent housing, locates housing units in the community that meet clients' needs
    • For programs that serve families with dependent children, ensures that children and youth are enrolled in school and connected to the appropriate services within the community, including early childhood education programs
  • For Case Managers working with Workforce Clients:

    • Assists with Workforce Program Assessment and Enrollment processes
    • Works with clients to develop an Individual Employment Development Plan; assesses, alleviates, and reduces any barriers to employment; assists the veteran with the planning of short-term and long-term employment goals to include education and training goals
    • Provides individualized assistance to clients in developing cover letters, resumes and obtaining other supportive services.
    • Facilitates groups or classes, i.e., Job Placement, Job Retention, Employment Barriers, Computer Skills, Motivation, Money Management, etc.
    • Makes presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.
    • Learns and maintains knowledge of community employment agencies and procedures, along with any modifications to those procedures.

     

    • For Case Managers working with SSVF Clients:
      • May report directly to the SSVF Team Leader if applicable
      • Conducts rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services for veterans and their families
      • Works with clients to develop a Housing Stability Plan
      • Provides case management services to family members in the veteran household
      • Conducts home visits to provide case management services
      • Ensures that dependent children are enrolled in school and connected to the appropriate services within the community, including early childhood education programs
      • Maintains compliance with VA regulations and organization protocols in requesting and distributing Temporary Financial Assistance to third-parties on behalf of veteran households to include cross-referencing HMIS
      • Assists in rapidly placing homeless veteran families into housing
      • Conduct Rent Reasonableness Testing and ensure Habitability Standards are met for veteran families rental units
      • Coordinates with VA Grant & Per Diem Transitional Housing Programs for immediate  placement of clients and  case manages them while they are on the Rapid Rehousing Track of the program

     

    • For Case Manager working with Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP):
      • Assists with Program Assessment and Enrollment processes for clients currently in jail/prison or recently released from jail/prison.
      • Works with clients to develop an Individual Employment Development Plan; assesses, alleviates, and reduces any barriers to employment; assists the veteran with the planning of short-term and long-term employment goals to include education and training goals.
      • Provides individualized assistance to clients in developing cover letters, resumes and obtaining other supportive services.
      • Facilitates groups or classes, i.e., Job Placement, Job Retention, Employment Barriers, Computer Skills, Motivation, Money Management, etc.
      • Makes presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.
      • Learns and maintains knowledge of community employment agencies and procedures, along with any modifications to those procedures.
      • When clients are currently incarcerated, meetings and classes will be conducted in the jail/prison.
      • Ability to pass background for clearance into jails/prisons.
      • Preferred experience working with clients transitioning from jail/prison.

     

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related social service field preferred.
  • Two years of experience in social services or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling preferred.
  • Experience facilitating support groups preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Valid driver's license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

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.

Case Manager II - Grand Veterans Village - VIP — U.S.VETS - Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!Come & join our winning team!Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator or Clinical Director of U.S.VETS. Case Manager II is responsible for providing guidance to veterans to achieve their highest level of independence. Case management is a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the selection of services to optimally meet each individual clients' needs.

Classification: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

For Case Managers of all U.S.VETS Programs:

  • Assesses veterans referred to the program to include any problems, needs, or barriers identified in the following areas: Housing, Employment, Education/Training, Financial, Sobriety Support/Addiction Treatment, Legal, Family/Social, and Medical/Psychiatric
  • Coordinates care with VA personnel and other community partners on behalf of clients to for eligibility documentation, mental and physical health services.
  • Facilitates client intake process and compiles client files ensuring all program eligibility documentation is complete
  • Collaborates with clients to complete Individual Action Plans (IAP)
  • Maintains confidential client files in a professional and timely manner ensuring all forms are the most recently revised versions and in compliance with organization standards; all required documents are present, complete, signed by the client and staff as applicable; and documents are placed in the correct order according to organization standards
  • Meets with clients as specified by program requirements and documents progress notes in Data/Assessment/Plan (DAP) format
  • Reviews and documents updates for IAPs on a monthly basis
  • Completes timely discharge summaries
  • Conducts home visits (whether at project-based units or scattered site) to provide case management services and ensure health and welfare of clients
  • Assists in quality management activities, data collection, and preparing reports
  • Facilitates client life skills classes
  • Provides specialized case management services and life skills groups/classes to veteran subpopulations as applicable (such as female veterans, disabled veterans, Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, etc.)
  • Conducts random drug and alcohol screenings of clients
  • Maintains confidentiality in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Completes accurate and timely data entry into the HMIS system as applicable and other required internal and external databases
  • Documents client referrals for services
  • Attends scheduled team meetings and trainings
  • Maintains and submits time sheets, mileage logs, client expenses, and other required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Performs other duties as required

Additional Program-Specific Duties:

U.S.VETS has various programs in which a Case Manager may be assigned to, including Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing, Workforce, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families, that have additional program-specific duties as outlined below.

  • For Case Managers working with Permanent Housing Clients:
    • Focuses on providing case management services that result in clients obtaining and maintaining permanent housing
    • For programs with scattered-site permanent housing, locates housing units in the community that meet clients' needs
    • For programs that serve families with dependent children, ensures that children and youth are enrolled in school and connected to the appropriate services within the community, including early childhood education programs
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related social service field preferred.
  • Two years of experience in social services or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling preferred.
  • Experience facilitating support groups preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Valid driver's license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

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.

Employment Specialist — U.S.VETS - Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Position Description:

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!Come & join our winning team!Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

The primary function of this position is to establish the employer and community linkages essential to the development of employment opportunities for clients. This position reports to the Workforce Development Coordinator at the site.

Responsibilities:

  • Meets individually with all clients assigned on caseload for employment search assistance on a weekly basis.
  • Assists clients with collecting work history, marketable skills, and interest for employment search.
  • Creates an Employment Development Plan with clients identifying areas of interest, as well as target vocational areas.
  • Assists client with creating a professional resume and cover letter, as well as helping create a master application to use as a reference when completing applications for employment.
  • Identifies employment opportunities and employer contacts.
  • Contacts "new" employers on a weekly basis to explore new relationships and employment opportunities for the clients.
  • Facilitates workshops such as resume preparation and interviewing and conducts "mock interviews" with clients to help develop interview skills.
  • Meets wage and placement goals as set up by supervisor.
  • Documents all client progress in the case note section of the client file and/or on various workforce forms in the client file.
  • Obtains Employment Verification Letter (EVL) and/or pay stub within first two weeks of employment.
  • Assists Workforce Coordinator with meetings or conducts meetings independently with employment partners to present the organization's programs and to secure job openings.
  • Assists with securing interviews for clients based on information obtained during the client/Employment Specialist meeting.
  • Maintains a database of local area employers.
  • Contacts database employers at a minimum of once per month, to secure job openings for clients and to maintain employer relationship.
  • Assists Workforce Coordinator with creating presentations of clients' employment backgrounds to prospective employers.
  • Completes all required reports, and handles special projects as assigned by the Workforce Coordinator
  • Attends local chamber meetings, job fairs, and other pertinent meetings and events.
  • Assists with daily operations of the Career Center.
  • Performs other duties as required
Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Social Services or related field required. A minimum of 2 years of experience may substitute for degree requirements.
  • A minimum of one year of previous job development experience, preferably in a government-funded or for-profit staffing environment.
  • Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with clients possessing multiple barriers to employment preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present to groups
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Must be a highly motivated self -tarter who is organized and detail oriented.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Driver license with no violations on driving record for past 3 years and own registered and insured transportation required. Company vehicle will be available for any transporting of clients.

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.

Bilingual Family Support Specialist I — Child Crisis Arizona (Mesa)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Bilingual Family Support Specialist I

Mesa Campus

 

 

Child Crisis Arizona is seeking a qualified Bilingual Family Support Specialist I to join our team to further our mission of protecting Arizona's most vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, and to help build strong families.  The FSS I works collaboratively with other department staff and stakeholders and reports to the Family Support Assistant Manager.  Family Support Specialists are responsible for a mixed caseload of Center based and Home based families.  Family Support Specialists are also responsible for the planning, coordination and providing of social and case management services to families, as well as modeling age appropriate child development activities to families on their home based caseload.

 

Job Duties:

  • Completing all eligibility and enrollment procedures with targeted families
  • Participating in ongoing community recruitment activities
  • Completing case management with families by assisting them with community resources and referrals to meet their needs
  • Planning and conducting weekly 90-minute child-centered home visits using our program's curriculum that reflect the goals of the child and family.
  • Planning and facilitating monthly socialization groups for home based families using out program's curriculum and child goals.
  • Continually Observing and documenting children's progress, growth and development
  • Completing required child assessments and screenings.
  • Developing an individualized plan for each child, including developmental as well as IFSP goals
  • Participating in planning family engagement activities
  • Coaching and mentoring of parents and developing reasonable steps and strategies within the context of their strengths and needs to help them realize their goals, taking into consideration the priority of each family and the outcome desired
  • Coordinating family care with Child Protective Services, Department of Economic Security, chemical dependency programs, hospitals and doctors, schools and other relevant agencies
  • Providing follow-up calls and visits after the transitioning of children out of the program as part of supportive services to specified families
  • Completing all required forms, case note documentation and monthly updates for assigned caseload.
  • Completing additional assignments, tasks, and reports as directed

 

 

We offer a full benefit package including: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, nine holidays a year, a generous PTO (paid time off) plan, tuition assistance, and disability insurance.

 

The starting salary is $15.61 - $18.50 per hour depending on experience. 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications

 

Training, Education, Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related field with a minimum of 12 credits related to infant/toddler development, OR
    • Unrelated Associates Degree with 120 hours of formal early education training covering ages 0-3 and 480 hours of professional experience in a 0-3 age group setting
    • 1+ year of related experience in infant / toddler education and / or family case management preferred
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable with technology in performing job duties
    • Home Visitation experience with a focus on Child Development is a plus.
    • Bilingual English / Spanish Required
    • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Once on staff, candidate must be able to complete both the Home Visitor CDA and Family Development Credentials as facilitated by the Agency.

Facility Specialist — Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 1, 2018
Position Description:

The Facility Specialist responds to the general cleaning, maintenance, building services, day to day security, and visitor safety of the Children's Museum of Phoenix. Additional duties include minor repairs, painting & deep cleaning. This is a physically active and team-oriented role requiring walking and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting, and janitorial duties. Weekend, night and holiday hours are required. This is an entry-level position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep restrooms supplied and clean
  • Empty trash bags and diaper pails as needed
  • Continually monitor and clean tables and chairs in eating areas
  • Wipe & clean windows, walls and doors throughout the Museum
  • Respond promptly to requests to safely cleanup spills and accidents including bodily fluids and excrement
  • Clean hand prints from mirror donor wall and glass associated with staircase and atrium overlook
  • Perform opening procedures at beginning of morning to ready the Museum for business
  • At end of shift:
  • Thorough cleaning of tables, chairs, floors in eating areas
  • Empty all trash bags including the front yard
  • Empty diaper pails
  • Check restroom supplies and request inventory as needed
  • Building maintenance and repairs
  • Ensure all A/V equipment is functional and in place as required for meetings, conferences and events
  • Understanding of preparation and procedures necessary to ensure the safety of those on the property as well as the property itself
  • Assists in implementing security/ emergency procedures for the Museum
  • Assist visitors/staff in case of emergency
  • Facilitate interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration
  • Sustain an open, supportive, and collaborative relationship with all members of the Exhibits and Facilities Team
  • Ensure high standards for janitorial services
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs
Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years experience of related day porter/janitorial work
  • General knowledge of basic cleaning procedures and techniques
  • Ability to work quickly, effectively and responsibly without constant direction
  • Customer service skills, and the ability to interact courteously with visitors and staff
  • Comfortable working around children and large crowds
  • Working knowledge of power and hand tools, electric repair, painting and fabrication skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Customer service skills, and the ability to interact both courteously and firmly with visitors
  • Working knowledge of safety regulations as they apply to technical processes

Education/Training/Experience:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Pass Criminal Background Check & E-Verify

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer. This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.

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

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
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 in Child Development, Social Work, Counseling or related field with at least five years of work experience. Master's degree preferred.

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/

Early Childhood Language & Literacy Specialist, Professional Development Institute — Southwest Human Development (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Position Description:

Early Childhood Language & Literacy Specialist - Professional Development Institute

Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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 receipient 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/

Child Care Worker — Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. (4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85012)

Date Posted: September 24, 2018
Position Description:

JOB SUMMARY: 

 

This position is responsible for providing skilled child care in a safe and nurturing child care environment to the children of customers attending Phoenix Indian Center on-site (Suite 250) programming. Duties include, but are not limited to, enrichment of child care services, delivery of child care, record keeping, collaborating with Phoenix Indian Center (PIC)  program staff, and housekeeping.

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Planning and development:

  • Research child care activities that foster early child hood development and sense of well-being
  • Plan daily child care activities, including play and recreation, socialization, crafts, and music and song that incorporate those activities proven to foster personal development and well-being
  • Provide information and recommendations relative to the delivery of child care to evolving PIC program elements

 

Service Implementation:

  • Provide skilled child care to infants, toddlers and children age 1 month through age five years
  • Provide care for up to 5 to 6 children at any given time, (Infant to 5 Years).  If Infant and Toddler will be 4 children total per day.
  • Teach simple drawing, painting, craft, and language skills (e.g. songs)
  • Actively participate in recreational play and teaching activities
  • Engage with children applying knowledge of childhood development, including learning behavior and physical, mental and emotional development.
  • Maintain open communication with parents
  • Incorporate Native American culture and values in interaction with children via reading, playing, and teaching activities.
  • Observe and monitor children's play and interactive activities
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting and toilet habits
  • Assist in preparing and serving children's meals, snacks or beverages
  • Attend to the hygienic needs of the children
  • Change diapers

 

Supportive Services: Documentation, Evaluation, Collaboration

  • Maintain database entries and record keeping, documenting the delivery and utilization of service
  • Maintain daily enrollment forms
  • Maintain daily attendance log
  • Compile quarterly child care reports
  • Conduct weekly and monthly child care supply inventory
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Provide child care supportive services to special center programs and projects that extend beyond normal duty hours
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

 

Staff Development

  • Maintain skill levels by attending a minimum of 4 hours of child care skill training per year as requested
  • Maintain current child CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Maintain current State of AZ fingerprint clearance card

 

Environmental

  • Maintain a safe, well supervised, clean and healthy environment for children to learn and play
  • Maintain a current emergency evacuation plan
  • Sanitize toys, play equipment, and play area
  • Inspect, inventory and replace damaged child care materials
  • Inventory and maintain child care supplies and supply lists
  • Conduct daily cleaning

 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Communicate with center staff relative to the status of child care and the welfare of the children place in their care
  • Research methods of assisting children and their families' relative to situations that require heightened level of attention or care (e.g. health related problems, resource sharing if needed)
  • Performing various duties as required ensuring responsible, professional, and caring delivery of services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • High School Diploma and 2 years related experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid AZ DPS Fingerprint Card or able to obtain one upon immediately upon offer of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain Infant and Child CPR certification and a First Aid certification.
  • Ability to interact with children in a caring fashion in social, play and teaching activities is required.
  • Workers must be physically able to attend to the needs of the children in their care which requires lifting, changing diapers and clothing, preparing snacks and beverages, and doing light housekeeping/cleaning.
  • Educator Skills- thorough knowledge of early childhood physical and emotional development is essential.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Knowledge of American Indian experience, including youth and family strengths and stressors, tradition and culture.
  • Certification in child care is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Note - All Staff Requirements:

  • Must have or be able to obtain an AZ State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card within 90 days of employment.
  • Dependable transportation, valid driver's license, and automobile insurance coverage in compliance with Phoenix Indian Center requirements.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to pass background screening process.

Preference:

 

In accordance with the Indian Preference Regulations, preference is given to American Indians.  To claim American Indian preference a copy of tribal affiliation must be submitted with application and resume.

How to Apply:

SUBMIT CURRENT RESUME INCLUDING SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO:

 

Phoenix Indian Center Personnel, 4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-264-6768 Ext 2103

602-274-7486 (Fax)

www.phxindcenter.org Click on Contact Us - Phoenix Indian Center Job Openings on How to apply and find the Supplemental Information Form. 

Other Jobs and Career Opportunities

Paid Internships

Grants and Sponsorships Intern — Phoenix Center for the Arts (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Duties and Responsibilities
* Attend and support programs and events relevant to proposals in development
* Research grant opportunities through various channels, including Grant Watch, Grant Seeker, etc.
* Assist with proposal development, writing, and submission
* Maintain associated records, including notes, proposals, and grant calendar

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications
* Pursuing a degree related to arts, humanities, social or nonprofit work
* Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in Word
* High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative; ability to work independently

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede@phoenixcenterforthearts.org

Development Intern - Charitable Giving — Phoenix Center for the Arts (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Duties and Responsibilities
* Maintain and update donor records
* Plan and execute solicitations for contributions
* Provide ongoing communication and support for donor relations
* Support events with donors in attendance

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications
* Pursuing a degree related to arts, humanities, social or nonprofit work
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Proficiency in Word, Excel, Constant Contact
* High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative; ability to work independently

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede@phoenixcenterforthearts.org

Unpaid Internships

Theater Production Intern - Spring 2019 — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Production Intern

Duties include:

Learn the daily operations of a production department functioning in a ‘presenting organization’. Learn to properly ‘advance’ a show – includes guest artists production schedules, technical needs and acquisition of any backline and/or other equipment needed for production. Learn how to translate all of this information into effective communication to the production departments for proper execution of shows.

  • The internship will begin with the basic education of normal operations of the production department, including various paperwork.
  • Intern will shadow various departments on shows to gather real world knowledge of how each department performs their duties. Mainly shadowing the production manager on how to communicate with artists and crew to create advance.
  • Intern will be assigned shows to advance on their own and produce all proper paperwork and oversee the production through to completion.
  • Inter will identify a semester long project to conceptualize, plan/budget and execute – this is a hands on guided learning experience on how venue improvement is done from a non-profit perspective.
Position Qualifications:

Seeking graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Theatre, Theatre Production and/or Arts Management.

Excellent written and verbal communication, basic Microsoft office knowledge, a passion for the performing arts, a passion for management, and knowledge of one or more technical department preferred. 

Development Intern - Spring 2019 — Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Scottsdale Arts Development Intern

Duties include

Assist with planning and execution of special events in support of the development function of Scottsdale Arts.

  • Intern will assist with the organization and production of events including: produce invitation lists, create invitations and event collateral, research guests, track RSVP’s, create name badges, follow up activates, attend events as needed.
  • Research granting organizations, organize grant calendar; help gather program data, write grant reports.
  • Use database and other sources to research prospects for involvement and support of Scottsdale Arts
  • Assist with maintaining, updating and expanding Tessitura CRM database records
Position Qualifications:

Seeking undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates interested in non-profit management or related fields. 

Strong computer, writing and organizational skills preferred.

Curatorial Intern - Spring 2019 — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)

Date Posted: October 19, 2018
Position Description:

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Curatorial Intern

Duties include:

Learn from the Curatorial staff to implement daily duties, including: general exhibition support and research, assisting with exhibition final reports and file organization.

  • Work directly with curators researching for an exhibition, possibly a publication.
  • Gather sources and imagery, have the ability to summarize and present findings to curator in writing.
  •  Work directly with curatorial staff on specified projects for upcoming exhibitions.

Demonstrated prior responsibility for and consistent follow-through over a long-term project.

Some hours may be done at the museum or off-campus while researching. Access to a research library is beneficial.  

 

NOTE: This is an unpaid internship.

Position Qualifications:

Seeking graduate, recent graduate or upper-level undergraduate student majoring in Museum Studies, Art History or related field.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, databases, Photoshop, and scanning.

Development Intern — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 4, 2018
Position Description:

Mission:

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better

 Position Summary: 

Dynamic opportunity to change lives!  Join our team and become part of a 63-year-old tradition in the Valley.  We witness the mission of the organization in action every single day.    

This position works collaboratively with every member of the Development and Marketing Departments.  The Development Intern will manage stewardship activities related to fundraising and relationship management, including working with the team to create and implement the annual Development Plan.

Build your career at BBBSAZ.  We offer regular feedback and mentoring in your position.   

Essential Duties 

  • Create and manage stewardship correspondence, activities and events alongside of Development Manager.
  • Assist with donor correspondence:  including data entry for all incoming funds, writing and sending appreciation letters, tracking donor contact, maintaining records and monitoring progress against department goals.
  • Research prospects with the goal of cultivating new donors and increasing individual giving.
  • Assist with administrative duties related to the Development Plan.
  • Attend networking events to increase professional contacts, refine relationship management skills and enhance BBBSAZ's outreach and capacity along with the Development Manager.
  • Build relationships with current and potential investors, including conducting fund development visits alone and alongside other members of the Development team.
  • Assist with Employee Giving Campaigns and recruitment efforts including scheduling, tabling, etc.
  • Assist with  Annual Direct-Mail Campaign and other development/special event mailings, including acquiring vendors for mailing and printing, manage mailing list and tracking incoming gifts as directed
  • Work with Events Manager to plan and implement donor related event activities including: event planning, recruitment, development of collateral materials, and follow up as required.
  • Work with the Young Professionals Council including attending meetings, assisting with the recruitment of members, planning events and relaying all information to the agency.
  • Assist as needed at organization's activities/events
  • All other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to a personal vehicle
  • Proficiency in social media channels
  • Excellent customer service
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and confidence to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized self-starter; initiative and eager to learn
  • Ability to travel to volunteer events to learn about and engage in gathering and creating content for social media
  • May require evening or weekend hours
How to Apply:

E-mail your resume to Hallie Rexer at Hrexer@bbbsaz.org

Intern — Billy's Place (Glendale)

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

Our Vision: to be a grief resource that provides comfort and hope for brighter tomorrows.

Billy's Place is looking for interns! Due to our continuous growth, we are always looking for interns to help us out in the office and during our group nights! 

This position would require an intern to:

  • Attend our volunteer training in order to learn more about Billy's Place and how to participate in group nights
  • Volunteer at group nights (working hands-on with the families)
  • Help prepare for group nights
  • Help create new programs for both volunteers and families
  • Research and learn about other grieving centers
  • Communicate with high schools, colleges, hospitals, therapists, etc. 
  • Develop specific policies
  • Help organize and prepare events 
  • Attend events during internship period (Butterfly Release, Balloon Release, Hike for Hope, Children's Grief Awareness Day)
  • Help organize curriculum

We are extremely flexible, we will work with your schedule!

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Background check
  • Must be at least 16

Skills:

  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising
  • Family Therapy
  • Youth Services
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Community Outreach
How to Apply:

To apply for an internship, reach out to Kris Friedman at kris@billysplace.me 

Marketing Intern — Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix, AZ)

Date Posted: September 26, 2018
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, the Marketing Intern will learn the basics of a Marketing department and will train under the Content Manager in the areas of branding, social media, and basic storytelling. This role is an unpaid internship for an ambitious student with a knack for finding great content and leveraging the power of digital storytelling to learn more about this subject matter at a tax-exempt organization.

What You'll Do:

This role will have the opportunity to train in the following areas, with training and assistance from the Primary Contact:

  • Drafting messages and blogs for social media content
  • Finding great event-related content to share across social media channels
  • Actively listening across all social channels and find opportunities for marketing engagement
  • Reporting on volunteer and community events
  • Sourcing and scheduling internal/external experts for interviews as it relates to ending poverty in Maricopa County
  • Organizing data and provide any data requested from Manager
  • Generally supporting a Marketing team
  •  Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

What You'll Need:

  • Currently enrolled in college/university with a degree focus in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications, or a related field
  • Demonstrates steps to create a clear marketing/related career path
  • Valid Arizona driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle
  • Proficiency in social media channels
  • Excellent customer service
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and confidence to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clear, consistent writing voice
  • Organized self-starter; initiative and eager to learn
  • Ability to travel to United Way volunteer events to learn about and engage in gathering and creating content for social media
  • May require evening or weekend hours
  • 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)

Terms:

  • Intern will learn in United Way's office for 15-20 hours per week during semester/term
  • It is the intern's responsibility to coordinate with their university/college to obtain credit hours
  • At the end of the semester/term, intern will complete an exit survey

This internship might not be the right fit if you:

  • Are uncomfortable meeting and/or talking to new people
  • 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:

Posting will remain open until filled. To apply for this internship, please visit www.vsuw.org under the Careers section.

Referral request: This internship 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.

Board Member Positions

Member - Gabriel’s Angels’ Board of Young Professionals (GABYP) — Gabriel's Angels (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
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
  • 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 Southern Arizona Board — Gabriel's Angels (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Position Description:

This is an advisory board as the governing board is located 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:
  • 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

Board Member — Gabriel's Angels (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
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 od 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

Board of Director — Billy's Place (Glendale)

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Position Description:

Billy's Place is currently looking for Board of Directors! We are experiencing a huge growth spurt and are looking for dynamic individuals who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and families who are grieving. 

Areas we are seeking expertise in are.... 
Fundraising
Social Work
Pediatricians
Counselors
Therapists
Legal
Grant Writing
IT

Position Qualifications:

Requirements & Commitment:

  • Background check
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment for at least 2 years

Skills Wanted:

  • Donor management
  • Bereavement support
  • Grant writing/research
  • Conseling/mental health
  • CSR/Volunteer
  • Coordination
  • Family therapy
How to Apply:

To apply, go to our website www.billysplace.me and click on the Volunteer link. You will then fill out an application. In the section that asks your interests/skills, click Board of Director.

Click this link to take you straight to the application!

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E252177&id=7

Board of Directors — International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS (Mesa)

Date Posted: September 30, 2018
Position Description:

Board of Directors Commitment

General Statement of Duties

Directors shall be individuals who are committed to fulfilling the statement of purpose of IAPA as outlined in the corporation's bylaws.  Board Directors are selected from a variety of sources to ensure broad community representation and a full complement of skills necessary to fulfill the agency's mission. The Board of Directors of the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS, a non-profit organization, is responsible for prudently governing the organization.  The Board assures that all actions of the organization further the mission. The Directors serve on the Board on a volunteer basis.

  • Detailed Duties
  • Serves as an active member of the Board of Directors.
  • Commitment to a three-year term of office.
  • Attends all regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Notifies Board Chairman or assigned staff liaison of inability to attend monthly Board meeting.   Three unexcused absences may result in change of Board status.
  • Participates in discussion, decision-making, and implementation of the agency's strategy, structure, bylaws, procedures and programs.
  • Serves on at least one board committee with regular attendance and active participation at meetings.
  • Supports collaborations and partnerships with other AIDS Service Organizations and Community Based Organizations.
  • Attendance at all IAPA functions and fundraising events.
  • Either give or secure a minimum of $1,750 in contributions per Board year, to the organization fund raising campaigns.  Exclusive of auction items or in-kind contributions.
  • Represents in a positive manner the mission of IAPA and all Board decisions.
  • Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the agency's monthly and annual financial statements.
Position Qualifications:
  • Commitment to the agency's mission
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Group process oriented
  • Interest in or knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues
  • Interest in or experience with private or corporate philanthropy
How to Apply:

Contact Executive Director Debbie Rubenstrunk for an Applicatioon or with questions: 480.274.3561 or dlr33consulting@gmail.com

AmeriCorps State & National

College Depot AmeriCorps — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

College Depot is a free, full-service college resource center for the public, located at the Burton Barr Central Library. College Depot recently launched ReEngage Phoenix to connect youth and adults who have not completed high school, to educational opportunities. The College Access Assistant will perform a variety of assignments related to assisting prospective students to prepare for the next step in their educational journey.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Assist prospective and current college students with college planning information, tools, and referrals
    • Provide individualized and group assistance with their college/career plans, college searches, admissions applications and scholarship searches/applications
    • Provide individualized assistance in completing the FAFSA and corresponding paperwork
    • Provide one-on-one education plans and connections to options for earning a high school diploma or GED
    • Serve as point of contact to the public, sitting at the front desk, checking people in, answering questions, setting up appointments, and matching with appropriate services
    • Conduct hands-on labs and other activities and events dealing with college preparation topics
    • Actively recruit youth and adults to participate in College Depot programs and activities
    • Research information from computer resources and written documents in order to help customers
    • Assist with College Depot outreach and marketing efforts
    • Collect and compile data for evaluation and reports
    • Represent College Depot at community events
    • Answer frequent telephone calls and walk-ins
    • Assist in preparing for workshops and events by setting up the room, computers, preparing copies, distributing surveys, etc.
    • Assist in maintaining databases of information (ex. GED Preparation Sites and Scholarships)
Position Qualifications:

Required:

  • Position contingent upon the employee meeting background checks and fingerprinting standards.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Moving objects weighing up to 25 pounds may be required.

Preferred:

  • Basic knowledge of college planning, admissions, scholarships and financial aid.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.
  • Experience with presenting programs and public speaking.
  • Experience providing quality customer service.
  • Access to reliable transportation.

 

Access ASU K-12 Program Liaison — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Access ASU works with school districts, summer programs, SPARKS Ambassadors, Faith Based and community partners to promote college readiness of K-12 students, recognizing that a strong foundation is needed for high school success and college preparation.  Access ASU continues to deepen and widen the enrollment pipeline by leveraging university resources for school districts throughout Arizona.

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work as part of a team to support Access ASU programs and goals
  • Assist with the implementation and delivery to students and families of Access ASU activities, programs and workshops, including delivering presentations, assisting with logistics, and other duties as needed to ensure optimal experiences for participants
  • Coordinate and/or monitor the effectiveness of related Outreach activities; work with supervisor and other Outreach staff to make recommendations for improvement
  • Serve as a resource on topics including, but not limited to, college readiness, admissions, financial aid and other university resources
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of Outreach and K-12 schools, the community, ASU students, faculty, and staff to effectively implement strategies
  • Travel in the community and all four ASU campuses and other locations using personal vehicle or public transportation

 

Position Qualifications:

Required:

  • Experience working in the K-12 environment and community outreach
  • Experience engaging with diverse student populations (first-generation, low-income, scholar)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Ability to speak, write, and read in Spanish/English (bilingual)
  • Experience managing multiple projects and prioritizing workload

 

College and Career Outreach Specialist — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Casa Grande/ Pinal County)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Achieve Pinal, a committee of Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth, is a regional grassroots effort dedicated to working with education, government, business and other interested community partners to develop a competitive workforce for future jobs by improving educational attainment in Pinal County.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

The AmeriCorps member in this project will work with Achieve Pinal Committee on programs for junior high and high school aged youth on college and career readiness modules including ECAPS as well as FAFSA completion. The member may have other duties related to preparing youth to be successful in graduating high school on time and transitioning to post-secondary education and career opportunities. This could include organizing career fairs/exploration events, tutoring, teaching test preparation workshops, mentoring teenagers, or assisting families with FAFSA completion and provide administrative support to Achieve Pinal Committee. Position will require the member to travel to do outreach with youth in Pinal County. 

Position Qualifications:
  • Applicants must possess a valid drivers license or be able to attain one before starting the position and must have a clean driving record.
  • BA/BS in education, counseling, public administration, or related field. 1-2 years experience working with or in educational, governmental, and/or community-based non-profit sectors and/or in a training capacity in private/public sectors.
How to Apply:

Complete Interst Survey: http://bit.ly/ARCCInterestSurvey & Application:http://bit.ly/ARCC-AchievePinal

Questions can be directed to AmeriCorps@nau.edu

Veteran's Fire Corps Crew Members - January 2019 — Conservation Corps New Mexico (Las Cruces, NM)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Quarter Time (450 hours)
Position Description:

Conservation Corps New Mexico seeks qualified candidates for Veteran Fire Corps Corpsmember positions based out of Las Cruces, NM or Tucson, AZ for the 2019 season: January 21, 2019- April 19, 2019. CCNM offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere.

To Apply: you must apply directly to our application portal https://corpsnm.org/open-positions
Both Las Cruces, NM and Tucson, AZ positions are located here.

This AmeriCorps program is designed for veterans who separated from the military at any point after September 11th, 2001 (including but not limited to OIF, OEF, ONO, OCO, and GWoT veterans) who are interested in pursuing educational and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields. All Applicants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have a DD214. Crews are generally comprised of individuals 21-37 years of age who have minimal financial and/or personal commitments.

Conservation Corps New Mexico and Conservation Legacy are proud to be celebrating the 9th continuous year of operating the Veteran’s Fire Corps. The VFC aims to retrain recent era military veterans for careers in conservation, fuels management, and wildland fire-fighting. VFC programs accomplish this goal by immersing participants in a conservation crew experience.

Training
Over the course of a typical 3 – 6 month season corps members receive training in wildland firefighting, chainsaw operation and a variety of other topics. Members then go on to serve as members of a fire-fuels conservation crew, performing a variety of forestry and conservation work on Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service land in Arizona and New Mexico. At the conclusion of a program members are aided in the transition to federal wildland firefighting jobs.

Schedule
This crew will be operated out of the Las Cruces or Tucson offices. Crews typically work on 8-day on/6-day off schedules (Tuesday - Tuesday). During the 8-day “hitch” crews work together during the day, eat and camp together in the evening and learn together throughout. The crew member season will include one week of orientation followed by two weeks of basic firefighter training.

Compensation
As an AmeriCorps member in CCNM's VFC program, Corpsmembers will receive a weekly living stipend of $375 which is distributed bi-weekly. Upon successful completion of the program, Corpsmembers will also receive an AmeriCorps education award of $1,566.14 for their 450 hour term of service.

Participation and Expedition Behavior:
-Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions.
-This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences.
-Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
-Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
-Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
-Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.
-Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.

Safety and Judgment:
-Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
-Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard. -Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions -Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others. -Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
-If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

Environmental Ethics:
-Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques -Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
-Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.
-Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate) Substance Free: In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.

To Apply: you must apply directly to our application portal https://corpsnm.org/open-positions
Both Las Cruces, NM and Tucson, AZ positions are located here.

Position Qualifications:

This AmeriCorps program is designed for veterans who separated from the military at any point after September 11th, 2001 (including but not limited to OIF, OEF, ONO, OCO, and GWoT veterans) who are interested in pursuing educational and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields. All Applicants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have a DD214. Crews are generally comprised of individuals 21-37 years of age who have minimal financial and/or personal commitments.

How to Apply:

To Apply: you must apply directly to our application portal https://corpsnm.org/open-positions
Both Las Cruces, NM and Tucson, AZ positions are located here.

Access ASU Summer Programs Liaison — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Access ASU works with school districts, summer programs, SPARKS Ambassadors, Faith Based and community partners to promote college readiness of K-12 students, recognizing that a strong foundation is needed for high school success and college preparation.  Access ASU continues to deepen and widen the enrollment pipeline by leveraging university resources for school districts throughout Arizona.

 

Primary Function / Purpose: Provide college readiness programming to students and families who participate in summer programming. This includes engaging participants in programming post summer program completion.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work as part of a team to support Access ASU programs and goals
  • Assist with the implementation and delivery to students and families of Access ASU activities, programs and workshops, including delivering presentations, assisting with logistics, and other duties as needed to ensure optimal experiences for participants
  • Coordinate and/or monitor the effectiveness of related Outreach activities; work with supervisor and other Outreach staff to make recommendations for improvement
  • Serve as a resource on topics including, but not limited to, college readiness, admissions, financial aid and other university resources
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of Outreach and K-12 schools, the community, ASU students, faculty, and staff to effectively implement strategies
Position Qualifications:

Required:

  • Experience working in the K-12 environment and community outreach
  • Experience engaging with diverse student populations (first-generation, low-income, scholar)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Ability to speak, write, and read in Spanish/English (bilingual)
  • Experience managing multiple projects and prioritizing workload

 

How to Apply:

Complete Interst Survey: http://bit.ly/ARCCInterestSurvey & Application: http://bit.ly/ARCC-Access-ASU-Full-time

Questions can be directed to AmeriCorps@nau.edu

Roving Trail Crew Members - January 2019 — Conservation Corps New Mexico (Las Cruces, NM)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Reduced Half Time (675 hours)
Position Description:

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/open-positions

What does it mean to be an AmeriCorps Corpsmember at CCNM?
It means spending 10 hours a day outside in all weather conditions, working your hardest on a variety of projects focused on environmental conservation and habitat restoration. All while being part of a large movement of volunteers working in AmeriCorps programs nationwide and developing professional skills to be applied in future jobs within the field of natural resource management.

Camping out for up to 8 days at a time is a required part of the position. Corpsmembers will be expected to take an active role on their crew of up to 8 people, working and camping together to accomplish the project assignments. A passion for being outdoors and working with a team is necessary!

Members must be able to actively participate in environmental education activities and practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned. This includes use of and maintenance of hand and power tools as necessary. Most importantly, participants must be willing to be an active member of a crew, with members from different areas and backgrounds. The crew will be individuals coming together with an interest in and commitment to actively improving the natural world through a variety of projects.

Timeline
January 21, 2019- May 24, 2019

Roving Crew Project Work
CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in New Mexico and Texas such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management, as well as local agencies and non-profits. Projects vary across crews and locations. This is a “roving” crew, meaning there will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic locations.

Projects will vary but could include things like trail construction and maintenance using hand tools and cross cut saws, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide application and many others. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.

Training
Corpsmembers receive a variety of formal and informal trainings during their term of service. The first week of the term is committed to formal training and orientation that consists of Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Living, Crew Culture and goal setting. Informal training will continue throughout the term with on the ground skills training to include things like tool sharpening, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.

Expectations
CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent non-residential program. The Corpsmember mush supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day back, multi day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots. Food will be provided while on project. CCNM will provide the tools, protective gear and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided.

Schedule
The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off either in town or on hitch (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from Las Cruces, NM. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM.

Compensation
Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $285 per week or $570 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,255.24 for a 675 hour service term to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Position Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. 

How to Apply:

Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/open-positions

College Transition Specialist, Be A Leader Foundation — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Phoenix)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Be A Leader's mission is to increase the number of college-going students in Arizona by providing them with the tools and resources needed to become college bound, focused and prepared through leadership training and mentoring. Our vision is of a community where the educational attainment gap is reduced for historically underserved students by changing their mindset that college is not necessarily just a dream, but an attainable reality. Our theory of change rests on the belief that providing youth with guidance, mentorship, resources and empowerment enhances their chances of pursuing a college education. We know that year-round structured programming that is focused on a well-defined path to college, significantly improves the educational outcomes of our target student population. Our PIPELINE of programs instills a college-going mentality early on in a young person's life beginning in elementary school, continuing into high school, and into their undergraduate programs including internships and graduate school.

Major Responsibilities and Duties: One of the member's primary functions would be to work with the school's senior population to ensure a maximum number of students: 1) Complete the FAFSA ; 2) Are made aware of institutional financial aid resources; 3) Complete college applications; 4) Address verification holds once accepted; 5) Register and attend university orientations; 6) Submit university enrollment deposits. AmeriCorps will be on their individual high school campuses a minimum of once a week (preferably the same day each week to allow for consistency). The above mentioned activities would take place during those days in addition to planning and supporting additional includes including (but not limited to) scholarship labs and college 101 sessions during advisory periods.

Member Benefits:

  • Living Stipend; Educational award/ Loan Forbearance
  • Professional Development

 

Position Qualifications:

Required:

  • B.A., B.S or equivalent preferred; Some College
  • Professional demeanor and appropriate professional dress code required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling
  • Teaching experience, and computer skills are plusses
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a college access curriculum
  • The ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student's population
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures
  • Fluent in Spanish is preferred

 

How to Apply:

Complete Interst Survey: http://bit.ly/ARCCInterestSurvey & Application:http://bit.ly/ARCCbealeader

Questions can be directed to AmeriCorps@nau.edu

Roving Trail Crew Leader & Asst. Crew Leader - January 2019 — Conservation Corps New Mexico (Las Cruces, NM)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Reduced Half Time (675 hours)
Position Description:

To Apply
Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities

Conservation Corps New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM seeks qualified candidates for Crew Leader & Assistant Crew Leader positions for the 2019 season: January 9, 2019- May 24, 2019. CCNM offers opportunities for individuals to work in a crew environment on national lands throughout the southwestern United States and elsewhere. Successful crew leaders are self-motivated, energetic and tenacious—they understand the value of hard work and the outdoors and are driven to excellence in conservation. The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off.

What does it mean to be a leader at CCNM?
The leaders are responsible for facilitating a positive Corpsmember experience for 7-8 AmeriCorps members working as a crew on environmental conservation and restoration projects. This means creating a positive environment for the crew to grow both personally and professionally through skill development in the field facilitated by the leaders. The Crew Leader (CL) and Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) work together to communicate directions, project specifications and constructive criticism throughout the term. The ACL is expected to be able to learn new skills rapidly and assist the CL in teaching these skills to Corpsmembers. CL is expected to mentor and train the ACL in all aspects of leadership.

Leaders at CCNM need to do more than just show up. This job requires endless positivity and enthusiasm, being able to lead a crew on a variety of projects through all kinds of weather conditions all while practicing good judgement and modeling safety. Being a leader means having a passion for being outside and working with a team. It may also mean participating in training and additional work beyond the hours of regular crew members.

Previous Corps experience is highly recommended.

Project Work
CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in New Mexico, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as local non-profits and State Parks. Projects vary across crews and locations. This is a “roving” crew. That means there will be an opportunity for a variety of projects that range in skills and geographic location. Projects will vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, barbed wire fence construction, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications and many others. All projects require a willingness to work hard, be safe and have fun.

Training
Leaders will attend and participate in an 8-day intensive leadership training that could include things like chainsaw training or advanced rock work skills. The focus of the training will be developing leadership skills and forming strong bonds between leadership teams. Crew Leaders will also be expected to facilitate learning in the field for Corpsmembers and mentor the Assistant Crew Leader.

Expectations
CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. CCNM will provide the tools, protective gear, transportation to projects, and a budget for food while on project. Housing is not provided. 

Compensation:
Assistant Crew Leaders are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $335 per week or $670 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of $2,255 for a 675 hour service term to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

Crew Leaders are paid $480-600/week, depending on experience.

Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications for ACL:
You must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. Prior Conservation Corps experience and leadership skills preferred.

Required Qualifications for CL:
• Leadership experience with youth or young adults.
• Be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record.
• All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
• High School diploma or GED certificate.
Preferred Qualifications for CL:
• Experience teaching, facilitation and team-building in diverse groups of people.
• Experience in Conservation Corps or Youth Corps.
• Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance.
• Familiarity with basic chainsaw operation.
• Experience teaching outdoor experiential and/or environmental education.
• Current Wilderness First Responder or higher and CPR certification.

How to Apply:

Apply directly through our portal at https://corpsnm.org/leadership-opportunities

RCAC College Coach Program Assistant — Arizona Ready For College & Career (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 16, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

The Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC) composed of 34 Citizen Commissioners, advises, makes recommendations, and serves as an advocate in all the areas as they affect the educational welfare of the citizens of Tucson and Pima County.  The MEC's goals include: 1) To empower and advocate for students, their teachers, and their families; 2) To acknowledge individuals and groups within the community whose exemplary service to students and to education merits such special recognition; and 3) To promote graduation from high school as a first step toward an enriched future for students and a realistic sense of their place within the community.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • College Coach Program Support: Work closely with RCAC Program Manager to support program activities.
  • College Application Workshops: Assist the RCAC Program Manager with the creation of workshops related to college, financial aid and scholarship application processes.
  • College Advising: Meet with high school seniors and help them work through the college planning checklist and assist with action items as identified.
  • ACT Preparation Workshops:  Assist with the creation and implementation of ACT college entrance exam workshops for high school juniors and seniors.
  • Summer Melt Outreach:  Work with College Coaches and volunteers to conduct a phone outreach to high school seniors who graduated but have not confirmed their postsecondary plans.  Schedule individual advising appointments as needed to help students take care of their next steps to solidifying their post-high school graduation plans.  
  • Data Collection:  Assist RCAC Program Manager with gathering data for reports on students served and activities provided.
Position Qualifications:
  • Required: excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written); understanding of diverse student populations, team-oriented; fast-learner; and self-starter
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree, Bilingual (English/Spanish), and skills listed above.
How to Apply:

Complete Interst Survey: http://bit.ly/ARCCInterestSurvey & Application: http://bit.ly/ARCCmec

Questions can be directed to AmeriCorps@nau.edu

Child and Family Advocate — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Child and Family Advocate
900 Hour Position
Approximately 20 - 25 hours/week
Service Location: Tucson, AZ
Service Dates: October/November 2018 - July 2019
CONTACT: 520.230.2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

Higher Ground, a Resource Center is a strategic plan to build a replicable model of a resource community center that will be a one stop place for people who need services and people who give services. Our mission is Reaching individuals, Transforming families, and Elevating the community one life at a time by showing love and building character. We want to see a resource center that promotes a different definition of success = generational community contribution. Our purpose is to provide services that will invest in the mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical health of an individual to build a better tomorrow. Higher Ground is seeking Child and Family Advocates who will build relationships with youth, help track individualized student progress and reflect the mission of Higher Ground. The AmeriCorps State members will coach and mentor students by teaching them positive skills and behaviors and recognizing their achievements. They will also help update individual students' service plans, engagement plans, and life maps based on Reach, Transform, Elevate (RTE) Mapping, as well as assess and report on individual student progress through relationship building, tests, interviews, and collaboration with staff.

II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

A. Coaching and Mentoring: The State members will coach and mentor students based on their individual needs and service plans in one of the following programs: Higher Ground's after school Youth Development Center, TUSD's District Alternative Education Program (DAEP), or the Youth Success Center working with youth involved in the juvenile court. In addition, they will provide support to rooms and staff whenever students reflect negative behavior providing restorative discipline. They will also be expected to reinforce positive behavior and help students build skills towards coping with anger, grief, and other feelings relevant to previously collected data. In doing so, the State members will familiarize and build relationships with students to ensure trust is built within program design through recognition of goal achievement.

B. Data Collection and Reporting: The State members will help to ensure that the client database is kept up to date with program notes, progress, and school grades. They will also perform post assessments to gather data on students regarding program effectiveness.

C. RTE Mapping and Individual Assessment: Under the supervision of the RTE Manager, the State members will provide reports on behavior outcomes of students, as well as conduct risk tests, trauma assessments, and family interviews. They will then collaborate with the RTE team to create detailed RTE maps of students and ensure that program is implementing individualized services for each student based on gathered data by other staff, family background, IEP, transcripts, school and home behaviors, and other elements. They will also coordinate with staff to assist in students' connection with other community programs and services, ensuring that every student is getting consistent support in developing necessary skills.

AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (Half-Time - 900 Hour)
* Can earn up to $6,265 living allowance during term of service
* Upon completion of service, part-time (900 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $2,907.50 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
* Members participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and 4 college credits from Prescott College
* Team support and coaching

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.

Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications:

o Age 17 or older
o Background in Psychology, Education, or Recreation/Physical Education preferred
o Well organized and detail orientated
o Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
o Effective problem-solving skills
o Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks
o Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
o Healthy sense of humor
o Consistent and reliable access to reliable transportation
o Fluency in Spanish is beneficial, not required

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/

The application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to americorps@arizonaserve.org

Service Referral Specialist — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Service Referral Specialist

900 Hour Position (Half-Time)

Approximately 20 - 25 hours/week

Service Dates: October/November 2018 - August 2019

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

CONTACT: 520.230.2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

I. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

In 2015, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild partnered with Arizona Serve of Prescott College to launch a community-wide education initiative to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services outside of school hours, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

The Tucson Community Schools Initiative is now in its third year, and Arizona Serve has partnered with La Frontera Behavioral Health and Higher Ground Resource Center to support further development of the initiative. AmeriCorps members will be placed in middle and high schools across the city as well as at local organizations with the goal of increasing student attendance rates and connecting students to post-graduation opportunities. The Service Coordinator is a key resource in supporting the success of this initiative. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about addressing poverty, motivated to inspire and support youth, and who enjoys working with a diverse and dynamic team.

II. POSITION FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

This AmeriCorps member will conduct the following activities in collaboration with Arizona Serve staff, school staff and leadership, and AmeriCorps Resource Navigators, and engaged community members.

A. Referral Identification: The member will work in collaboration with the School Coordinators and school staff to identify students with potential need for mental health services.

B. Service Tracking: The member will collect data on mental health service referrals and student / family follow-through with services. They will collaborate with the Service Coordinator to capture rates of successful referrals, services accessed, and number of intakes completed within schools.

C. Event Coordination: The member will support the Service Coordinator in planning and facilitating events to educate school communities on the navigation of the mental health system.

AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (Half-time, 900 hours of service)

* Living allowance - can earn up to $6,265 for service term

* Education award of $2,907.50

* Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans

* Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College

* Team support

* The opportunity to be a part of an exciting initiative for Tucson!

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.

Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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 at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/

The application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

Mapping and Reporting Specialist — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Mapping and Reporting Specialist

900 Hour Position (Half-Time)

Approximately 20 - 25 hours/week

Service Dates: October/November 2018 - August 2019

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

CONTACT: 520.230.2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

   

I. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

In 2015, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild partnered with Arizona Serve of Prescott College to launch a community-wide education initiative to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. In its first two years the Tucson Community Schools initiative worked with high schools to adopt a community school model, aiming to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to post-graduation opportunities.

Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services outside of school hours, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

The Tucson Community Schools Initiative is now in its third year, and Arizona Serve has partnered with La Frontera Behavioral Health and Higher Ground Resource Center to support further development of the initiative. AmeriCorps members will be placed in middle and high schools across the city as well as at local organizations with the goal of increasing student attendance rates and connecting students to post-graduation opportunities. This RTE Mapping and Individual Assessment Specialist, placed at Higher Ground, will be a key resource in supporting the success of this initiative. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about addressing poverty, motivated to inspire and support youth, and who enjoys working with a diverse and dynamic team.

II. POSITION FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

A. Database Support: The member will support the Mapping and Behavior Coordinator in managing data related to student mapping information, school attendance rates, and outcomes for chronically absent students.

B. Community Schools Initiative Assessment: The member will collaborate with the School Coordinators to develop needs assessments and satisfaction surveys for students and families.

C. Quality Control and Fidelity: The member will support the Mapping and Behavior Coordinator in ensuring the consistency and quality of the student mapping process. They will support continuity of care with students by developing student summaries based on information gathered from the mapping process and dispersing relevant student information to appropriate networks.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits (Half-time - 900 hours)

  • Living allowance: $6,265.00 for year of service

  • $2,907.50 education award

  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans

  • 4 Undergraduate Credits andCertificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College

  • Support from Arizona Serve staff and team

  • The opportunity to be a part of an exciting initiative for Tucson!

Position Qualifications:
  • College degree required or equivalent experience

  • Experience conducting community outreach

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner

  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills

  • Strong documentation and organizational skills

  • Effective problem-solving skills

  • Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks

  • Friendly and positive interpersonal skills

  • Healthy sense of humor

  • Consistent and reliable access to transportation

  • Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/

The application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

Resource Navigator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Half Time (900 hours)
Position Description:

Resource Navigator

900 Hour Position (Half-Time)

Approximately 20 - 25 hours/week

Service Dates: October/November 2018 - August 2019

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

CONTACT: 520.230.2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

           

I.       ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

In 2015, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild partnered with Arizona Serve of Prescott College to launch a community-wide education initiative to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. In its first two years the Tucson Community Schools initiative worked with high schools to adopt a community school model, aiming to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to post-graduation opportunities.

Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services outside of school hours, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

The Tucson Community Schools Initiative is now in its third year, and Arizona Serve has partnered with La Frontera Behavioral Health and Higher Ground Resource Center to support further development of the initiative. AmeriCorps members will be placed in middle and high schools across the city as well as at local organizations with the goal of increasing student attendance rates and connecting students to post-graduation opportunities. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about addressing poverty, motivated to support youth building healthy futures, and who enjoys working with a diverse and dynamic team.

 

II.      POSITION FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

 

A.   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.

 

B.   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.

 

C.   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.

 

D.      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.

 

AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (Half-time, 900 hours of service)

  • Living allowance - can earn up to $6,265 for service term
  • Education award of $2,907.50
  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Team support
  • The opportunity to be a part of an exciting initiative for Tucson!

 

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.

Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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 at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/

The application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

Sunnyside Unified School District Service Coordinator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Sunnyside Unified School District Service Coordinator

1700 Hour Position (Full Time)

Approximately 40 hours/week

Service Dates: October 2018 - August 2019

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

CONTACT: 520.230.2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

   I.     ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

In 2015, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild partnered with Arizona Serve of Prescott College to launch a community-wide education initiative to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services outside of school hours, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

The Tucson Community Schools Initiative is now in its third year, and Arizona Serve has partnered with La Frontera Behavioral Health and Higher Ground Resource Center to support further development of the initiative. AmeriCorps members will be placed in middle and high schools across the city as well as at local organizations with the goal of increasing student attendance rates and connecting students to post-graduation opportunities. The Service Coordinator is a key resource in supporting the success of this initiative. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about addressing poverty, motivated to inspire and support youth, and who enjoys working with a diverse and dynamic team.

     II.            POSITION FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

 

This AmeriCorps member will conduct the following activities in collaboration with Arizona Serve staff, school staff and leadership, and AmeriCorps Resource Navigators, and engaged community members.

 

A.   Coordination of Resources: The member will coordinate with different behavioral health and family support agencies to create an inventory of available resources and services located near the schools or that can be brought into the schools.
 
B.   Navigation Workshops and Communication: The member will work to educate and assist school staff and parents in understanding the navigation of the behavioral health system through constant communication and workshops regarding behavioral health services and trauma informed care.

C.   Coordinating Referrals: The member will refer students in need of mental health services to different behavioral health agencies in the following areas, but not limited to, anger management, trauma related issues, depression and substance abuse. This will include supporting Community School Directors with behavioral health intake assessments.

D.   Developing and Maintaining Systems: The member will work with School Coordinators on the ground in the schools with service referrals for students. They will develop a data tracking system that can capture rates of successful referrals, services accessed, and number of intakes completed within schools. This tracking system will be used by members to follow up with key providers to ensure the completion of initial and ongoing service delivery for referred clients.

AmeriCorps Member Benefits

  • Living allowance for year of service: $12,630
  • Education award upon completion of service: $5,920
  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Support from Arizona Serve staff and team
  • The opportunity to be a part of an exciting initiative for Tucson!

 

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.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications:
  • College degree required or equivalent experience
  • Experience conducting community outreach
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Documentation and organizational skills
  • Data collection experience encouraged
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish preferred
  • Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail-oriented tasks
  • Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
  • Healthy sense of humor
  • Consistent and reliable access to reliable transportation
  • Experience implementing programs in a school-based environment preferred
  • Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/

This application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

RTE (Behavioral Health) Coordinator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

RTE (Behavioral Health) Coordinator

1700 Hour Position (Full Time)

Approximately 40 hours/week

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

Service Dates: October, 2018 - August, 2019

 

CONTACT: 520-230-2155 or americorps@arizonaserve.org

 

 

I.       ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

 

Higher Ground, a Resource Center is a strategic plan to build a replicable model of a resource community center that will be a one-stop place for people who need services and people who give services.  Our mission is empowering one life at a time to Reach, Transform, and Elevate the community through love and building character. We want to see a resource center that promotes a different definition of success where success = generational community contribution. Our purpose is to provide services that will invest in the mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical health of an individual to build a better tomorrow.

 

Higher Ground is seeking one full-time AmeriCorps State members to serve as the RTE (Behavioral Health) Coordinator whose primary job is to build relationships with the youth of a site ensuring that the mission of Higher Ground is reflected.  It is the policy of Higher Ground that each client and his/her families/significant others, as appropriate, have an individualized process of service planning, engagement planning, and life mapping based on RTE (Reach, Transform, Elevate) Mapping. This position will gather student and family data, conduct intake tests, facilitate coaching sessions, and support staff in creating individualized plans for each student. They will also ensure that de-escalations, services, proper behavior plans are met based on behavior service plans that a student may have.

 

II.        PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

 

A.)                 Coaching and Mentoring:  The AmeriCorps member will coach and mentor students based on individual needs and service plan created.  They will also de-escalate student issues during program time, provide support to rooms and staff whenever students reflect negative behaviors providing restorative discipline methods.  Additionally, they will reinforce good behavior and help students build skills towards coping with anger, grief, and other issues relevant to previously collected data.

 

B.)                 Coordination of Services: The AmeriCorps member will work with the RTE (Behavioral Health) Manager to assist families in accessing services within the community. Attending CFT (Child and Family Team) meetings, recording behavioral health notes, assisting with writing monthly summaries for students, and attending meetings with behavioral health agencies to support the youth they interact with will be part of the AmeriCorps member's duties.

 

C.)                 Student Update and Review: The AmeriCorps member will review what support and needs individual students require as outlined in their behavioral health plans. The member will follow up with students to observe if the supports put in place are effective for the student. The AmeriCorps member will share with the RTE team how the student is progressing and help create a dialogue around how the student can best succeed moving forward.

 

D.)                 Data Collection and Reporting: AmeriCorps members will ensure that the student database is kept up to date with program notes, client progress, and school grades.  They will also supervise and perform post tests and gather data on students regarding program effectiveness, hand out recognition to the different students, and familiarizing and building relationships with each student to ensure trust is built within program design.

  

AmeriCorps State Member Benefits(1700 Hour)

  • Can earn up to $12,630 living allowance during term of service
  • $5,920.00 education award upon completion of service
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Team support and coaching

Arizona Serve is committed to diversity in the workplace. Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of 21 years old, no upper age limit, older applicants encouraged to apply
  • Some College
  • Knowledge and belief in Higher Ground's mission, vision and purpose
  • Must have strong relationship building qualities
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all ages, races, culture, background, and beliefs
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Self-starting and able to work independently, as well as ask team members for assistance as needed
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
  • Ability to create and maintain energetic and positive interactions with staff, clients, volunteers, and the community
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential files, records, and correspondence with understanding of timely and accurate maintenance of program data and statistics as necessary
  • A desire to work with/affinity for disadvantaged youth
  • Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Weekday morning availability required

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Continuing education would also be accepted in place of actual degree.
  • Psychology, Child Development, Social Work Background or related preferred
  • Experience working with school-aged youth (ages 11-21)
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application at http://arizonaserve.org/apply/#instructions

The application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: americorps@arizonaserve.org

AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteer and Recruitment Coordinator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Higher Ground A Resource Center

Volunteer and Recruitment Coordinator

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

Service Dates: Nov. 13, 2018 - Nov. 12, 2019

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

Contact: andris@higherground.me

Phone: (520) 622-1425

I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

Purpose:

Higher Ground A Resource Center's mission is to empower one life at a time to reach, transform, and elevate the community through love and building character. For 10 years Higher Ground has provided behavioral health and social-emotional learning to critically at-risk youth suffering from the effects of childhood trauma and poverty. In addition to our youth development center based out of the repurposed Wakefield Middle School building, in-school services are provided in the Tucson (TUSD) and Sunnyside (SUSD) Unified School Districts and the Pima County Juvenile Court Center (PCJCC). After 10 years, Higher Ground has grown from its roots as an after-school youth development center serving 60 kids to providing services across 16 schools in Tucson.

In collaboration with TUSD and SUSD, Higher Ground is a lead agency in developing the Community Schools infrastructure in Tucson's high-needs neighborhoods now serving over 1500 youth annually at no cost to families. By providing comprehensive services including health, social services, and family support at individual school sites, we can meet the immediate and long-term needs of children and their families living in poverty so they can succeed, thrive, and eventually give back to the community.

Tucson Community Schools Initiative:

Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

In 2015, the Tucson Community Schools Initiative was born to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. In its first two years the initiative worked with high schools to adopt a community school model, aiming to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to post-graduation opportunities. Now in its fourth year, the initiative has grown into middle schools across the city and local organizations, with efforts focused on combating chronic absenteeism and creating greater opportunities for students in the community.

II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

This AmeriCorps member will conduct the following activities in collaboration with Higher Ground and Arizona Serve staff, school staff and leadership, partner AmeriCorps members, and engaged community members.

A. School Integration:

The School Coordinator will integrate into the school site through attending school-based training and professional development, building relationships with school faculty and leadership, completing a school asset map, conducting a needs assessment, and facilitating a regular meeting of school stakeholders. Fostering enhanced participation and ownership among school staff in the development of the Community School model will be key.

B. Individual Student Intervention:

The School Coordinator will work with a caseload of chronically absent students at the school site, employing Higher Ground testing, mapping, and coaching methods to better understand students and their influencers, identify student needs, and connect students with services. This member will work with other AmeriCorps members in the initiative to facilitate these resource connections to improve school attendance.

C. Community Involvement and Outreach:

The School Coordinator will reach out and involve the community in order to build up the school site as a one-stop hub for the local population by developing new partnerships to meet identified needs onsite, nurturing existing partnerships, planning periodic resource events, and increasing family engagement. Mobilizing volunteers and marketing for wide participation in school events and services are instrumental in maximizing a Community School's potential.

D. Systems Building:

The School Coordinator will be responsible for building systems within the school to support the work done throughout the service term, including data collection tools, resources for student upkeep, best practices for improved attendance, and guides for partnership development and programming. To ensure that systems are sustainable beyond the end of service, the member will focus on documenting progress made and vision for continuation.

III. BENEFITS

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits (Full-time)

  • Living Allowance - $12,311 for year of service

  • Housing Subsidy - $150 per month

  • Choice of a $5,920 education award OR a $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service

  • Days Off: 10 National Holiday in addition to 20 Personal or Medical Days
  • Limited Health Care Benefits

  • Relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)

  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans

  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)

  • One year non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following service

  • Team support

Position Qualifications:
  • College Degree required or equivalent experience

  • 18 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, and Internet-based communications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team with an energetic, positive manner

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills

  • Strong skills in utilizing social media

  • Event Planning and Marketing experience

  • Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability and desire to work with a variety of individuals

  • Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks

  • Friendly and effective interpersonal skills

  • Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle required

How to Apply:

Apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84209&fromSearch=...

Mapping and Behavior Coordinator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Higher Ground A Resource Center

Mapping and Behavior Coordinator

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

Service Dates: Nov. 13, 2018 - Nov. 12, 2019

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

Contact: andris@higherground.me

Phone: (520) 622-1425

I.ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

Purpose:

Higher Ground A Resource Center's mission is to empower one life at a time to reach, transform, and elevate the community through love and building and character. For 10 years Higher Ground has provided behavioral health and social-emotional learning to critically at-risk youth suffering from the effects of childhood trauma and poverty. In addition to our youth development center, in-school services are provided in the Tucson (TUSD) and Sunnyside (SUSD) Unified School Districts.

In collaboration with TUSD and SUSD, Higher Ground is a lead agency in developing the Community Schools infrastructure in Tucson's high-needs neighborhoods. We currently serve over 1500 youth annually at no cost to families. By providing comprehensive services including health, social services, and family support at individual school sites, we can meet the immediate and long-term needs of children and their families living in poverty so they can succeed, thrive, and eventually give back to the community.

Tucson Community Schools Initiative:

Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

In 2015, the Tucson Community Schools Initiative was born to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. In its first two years the initiative worked with high schools to adopt a community school model, aiming to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to post-graduation opportunities. Now in its fourth year, the initiative has grown into middle schools across the city and local organizations, with efforts focused on combating chronic absenteeism and creating greater opportunities for students in the community.

II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

A. Data Management:

The Mapping and Behavior Coordinator will manage data related to student demographics, student personality testing results, student mapping information, and school attendance rates for the chronically absent students within the Tucson Community Schools Initiative. The member will focus on upkeep of the current system, improvement of the current system, and periodic analysis of data outcomes.

B. Training and Support:

The Mapping and Behavior Coordinator will train and support Community School Coordinators and other members within the initiative in Higher Ground's testing, mapping, and coaching methods. The member will ensure proper implementation of these methods by conducting testing and mapping checks at each school site, facilitating periodic training and workshopping sessions, and evaluating for goal and service follow-through by regularly monitoring individual student maps and the mapping database.

C. Systems Development:

The Mapping and Behavior Coordinator will develop improved and streamlined systems for conducting student intakes, testing students, including school staff and community members in student mapping process, making and tracking service referrals, and establishing behavioral health partnerships. Constant collaboration with School Coordinators, Resource Navigators, Higher Ground Staff, and invested community partners will be essential to building sustainable systems with the most impact.

III. BENEFITS

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits (Full-time)

  • Living Allowance - $12,311 for year of service

  • Housing Subsidy - $150 per month

  • Choice of a $5,920 education award OR a $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service

  • Days Off: 10 National Holiday in addition to 20 Personal or Medical Days
  • Limited Health Care Benefits

  • Relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)

  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans

  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)

  • One year non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following service

  • Team support

Position Qualifications:
  • College Degree required or equivalent experience

  • 18 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, and Internet-based communications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, positive manner

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills

  • Strong skills in utilizing social media

  • Event Planning and Marketing experience

  • Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability and desire to work with a variety of individuals

  • Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks

  • Friendly and effective interpersonal skills

  • Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle required

How to Apply:

Apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84208&fromSearch=...

Community School Coordinator — Higher Ground A Resource Center (Tucson)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Higher Ground A Resource Center

Community School Coordinator

Service Location: Tucson, AZ

Service Dates: Nov. 13, 2018 - Nov. 12, 2019

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

Contact: andris@higherground.me

Phone: (520) 622-1425

I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

Purpose:

Higher Ground A Resource Center's mission is to empower one life at a time to reach, transform, and elevate the community through love and building character. For 10 years Higher Ground has provided behavioral health and social-emotional learning to critically at-risk youth suffering from the effects of childhood trauma and poverty. In addition to our youth development center based out of the repurposed Wakefield Middle School building, in-school services are provided in the Tucson (TUSD) and Sunnyside (SUSD) Unified School Districts and the Pima County Juvenile Court Center (PCJCC). After 10 years, Higher Ground has grown from its roots as an after-school youth development center serving 60 kids to providing services across 16 schools in Tucson.

In collaboration with TUSD and SUSD, Higher Ground is a lead agency in developing the Community Schools infrastructure in Tucson's high-needs neighborhoods now serving over 1500 youth annually at no cost to families. By providing comprehensive services including health, social services, and family support at individual school sites, we can meet the immediate and long-term needs of children and their families living in poverty so they can succeed, thrive, and eventually give back to the community.

Tucson Community Schools Initiative:

Community schools are school-based resource hubs that enhance access to services, using an integrated approach to academics, health, social services, youth development, and community engagement. Research shows that this site-based delivery model leads to increased academic performance, higher family engagement, and healthier communities.

In 2015, the Tucson Community Schools Initiative was born to address the needs of youth growing up in Tucson. In its first two years the initiative worked with high schools to adopt a community school model, aiming to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to post-graduation opportunities. Now in its fourth year, the initiative has grown into middle schools across the city and local organizations, with efforts focused on combating chronic absenteeism and creating greater opportunities for students in the community.

II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

This AmeriCorps member will conduct the following activities in collaboration with Higher Ground and Arizona Serve staff, school staff and leadership, partner AmeriCorps members, and engaged community members.

A. School Integration:

The School Coordinator will integrate into the school site through attending school-based training and professional development, building relationships with school faculty and leadership, completing a school asset map, conducting a needs assessment, and facilitating a regular meeting of school stakeholders. Fostering enhanced participation and ownership among school staff in the development of the Community School model will be key.

B. Individual Student Intervention:

The School Coordinator will work with a caseload of chronically absent students at the school site, employing Higher Ground testing, mapping, and coaching methods to better understand students and their influencers, identify student needs, and connect students with services. This member will work with other AmeriCorps members in the initiative to facilitate these resource connections to improve school attendance.

C. Community Involvement and Outreach:

The School Coordinator will reach out and involve the community in order to build up the school site as a one-stop hub for the local population by developing new partnerships to meet identified needs onsite, nurturing existing partnerships, planning periodic resource events, and increasing family engagement. Mobilizing volunteers and marketing for wide participation in school events and services are instrumental in maximizing a Community School's potential.

D. Systems Building:

The School Coordinator will be responsible for building systems within the school to support the work done throughout the service term, including data collection tools, resources for student upkeep, best practices for improved attendance, and guides for partnership development and programming. To ensure that systems are sustainable beyond the end of service, the member will focus on documenting progress made and vision for continuation.

III. BENEFITS

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits (Full-time)

  • Living Allowance - $12,311 for year of service

  • Housing Subsidy - $150 per month

  • Choice of a $5,920 education award OR a $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service

  • Days off: 10 National Holidays in addition to 20 Personal or Medical Days
  • Limited Health Care Benefits

  • Relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)

  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans

  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)

  • One year non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following service

  • Team support

Position Qualifications:
  • College Degree required or equivalent experience

  • 18 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, and Internet-based communications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team with an energetic, positive manner

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills

  • Strong skills in utilizing social media

  • Event Planning and Marketing experience

  • Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability and desire to work with a variety of individuals

  • Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks

  • Friendly and effective interpersonal skills

  • Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle required

How to Apply:

Apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84207&fromSearch=...

Health Education VISTA — AZ Refugee Resettlement Program VISTA Project (Phoenix)

Date Posted: September 25, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Do you want to gain valuable professional experience while making a difference? The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) is looking for a new AmeriCorps VISTA member!

Health Education VISTA: Located at the Refugee Women's Health Clinic, the Health Education VISTA will develop relationships with health partners and refugee-serving community partners to improve preventative health awareness of refugee women. Additionally, the VISTA member will have an exciting opportunity to provide support in planning and promoting activities for the expansion of new services at the clinic. A great opportunity for anyone interested in the health/medical field. The position is full time with some evening and weekends possible. It is a one-year full time commitment ... and the best career decision a person can make!

Service Term: November 13, 2018-November 12, 2019

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:

Community Outreach Experience Preferred

Experience working with diverse populations

Desire to work in a health related fies

VISTA Rural Assets and Needs Coordinator — Association of Arizona Food Banks (Tucson)

Date Posted: September 25, 2018
Compensation: Stipend (Paid)
Time Commitment: Full Time (1700 hours)
Position Description:

Rural Areas Needs and Assets VISTA Coordinator

Position Description

Effective Dates: 11/13/18-11/12/19

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Project Name: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Project Number: 17VSWAZ005

Site Name: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Focus Area(s): Food Security

Primary: Healthy Futures

Secondary:

Project goals and position description

The overall goal of the Rural Areas Needs and Assets VISTA Coordinator is to address food security through the creation and implementation of needs and asset assessments in specific rural and tribal communities in Southern Arizona. This position will include using existing quantitative data to help identify underserved areas and unmet needs. The VISTA will also conduct key informant interviews and community conversations to qualitatively assess priorities and strengths in various rural and tribal areas. Using the data they have collected, the VISTA will create "Community Profiles" which will include evidence-based action plans specific to each community and tribe.

 

The project utilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members in the following capacities:

       Conduct secondary research to identify areas of high unmet needs in rural and tribal communities in Southern Arizona

       Conduct interviews, community conversations, and focus groups to identify needs of the community and the existing resources

       Prepare findings and incorporate feedback to create a report and presentation of recommendations

 

Expected skills and qualifications of AmeriCorps*VISTA members

       Previous community service experience

       Understanding of data collection methods and best practices

       Previous work with tribal nations and rural populations a plus

       Relationship building, teamwork, and leadership skills

       Excellent oral and written communication skills

       Patience, willingness to learn, and open mindedness to differing perspectives and ideas

       Excellent organizational skills

       Commitment to the mission of the project and its impact on communities

 

 

Benefits for VISTA members

       Educational or stipend award upon successful completion of the program

       10 Personal Days and 10 sick days

       Childcare assistance if eligible

       Health coverage

       Living allowance

       Relocation allowance

       Student loan forbearance and deferment if eligible

       Professional Development Training with partner organizations

       One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions upon completion of service

Position Qualifications:

Requirements to serve as a VISTA member

       Must be 18 years of age

       US citizen, national, or legal resident

       Successfully complete a criminal background check

How to Apply:

How to Apply

       Apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal: https://bit.ly/2NBuH06

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