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The ALS Association Arizona Chapter by quotes
January 12, 2007, 7:06 pm
Filed under: Arizona Jobs, Jobs, Phoenix

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter

Development and Communication Director Job Posting

POSITION: Development and Communication Director

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

COMPANY SUMMARY: The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people and their families living with ALS by providing support, facilitating the provision of care, promoting awareness, and helping find a cure. All staff is involved in these activities in varying degrees. The duties described below provide guidance for the employee who is expected to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other staff and volunteers, in order to ensure excellent teamwork for achieving the aims of the Chapter.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the Direction of the Executive Director and according to the policies of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, the Development and Communications Director will be responsible for creating and overseeing the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising and communication which will include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, events and in-kind resources as well as development and implementation of a comprehensive communications plan that includes both website and newsletters.


At least 5-years practical fundraising / related communication experience covering a broad spectrum of methodologies (annual giving, special events, major gifts, grant proposals and planned giving). Being a member of AFP is strongly recommended
Candidates will be able to demonstrate a track record of fundraising achievements, a sound knowledge of major gift planning and excellent communication skills
Strong knowledge of Windows-based applications including Microsoft Office are mandatory; database management experience highly preferred. Training or hands-on experience in graphic design is also of value
This position requires someone who is an influential leader with a high energy level and a strong focus on achieving results through teamwork.
Success in managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with a range of people including, but not limited to Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and comply with continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities
Candidates will have a sincere desire to make a significant contribution to further the mission and vision of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter


· Collaborate with Executive Director to create a Fund Development / Communication Plan which increases revenues and enhances awareness to support the strategic direction of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter

· Execute an appropriate blend of annual, major, planned gifts, grant seeking, special events and recognition programs, as outlined in Fund Development Plan

· Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved.

· Develop and manage fund development / communication budget

· Monitor trends and adapt strategies as necessary

· Develop and design appropriate marketing materials for all annual fund activities

· Research public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding

· In consultation with the Executive Director and other staff, identify appropriate avenues for submission of funding proposals


· Maintain a state-wide development office and state-wide programs

· Coordinate activities with staff engaged in maintaining records of contributors and grants

· Maintain up-to-date donor files respecting confidentiality issues as appropriate

· Develop and implement donor recognition program

· Develop and maintain strong working relationships with donors and sponsors

· Solicit in-kind gifts of services, materials and equipment as appropriate

· Complete projects on time and on budget

· Prepare monthly Revenue Development / Communication report to Executive Director and Board of Directors

· Ensure web site is updated as needed in a timely manner and that development and changes are implemented as requirements are identified

· Coordinate production and distribution of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter’s print and promotional materials including the newsletter

Special Events:

· Ensure / provide staff support to Volunteer Committees responsible for running The ALS Association Arizona Chapter’s special events such as Walks to D-Feet ALS, Golf Tournaments, Third-Party Events, etc.

Annual Giving / Planned Giving:

· Research donor mail and telephone campaigns and, in conjunction with the Executive Director, implement and evaluate as directed

· Identify, develop, implement and evaluate potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts and knowledge of the community

· Organize solicitation drive of pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations and foundations

· Implement planned giving initiatives

Please send resume and salary history and requirements to Ken Brissa, Executive Director, or fax to 602.297.3804

Adult Programs at the Scottsdale Public Library by quotes

Library Author Talks, Writing & Book Discussions

Adult Programs at the Scottsdale Public Library
February 2007

All programs are free.  Registration recommended for all programs.  To register call 480.312.READ or visit

U.S. — Mexico Migration and Immigration
By tracing the movement of populations and commerce from the pre-Hispanic periods to the 21st century, ASU Professor, Carlos Velez-Ibanez provides an entirely different way of understanding the development of human migration in Southwestern North America.
Tues., Feb 6 at 7 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or
Women in the Middle East
Join Dr. Mirna Lattouf, of Arizona State University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies, as she explores the culture and issues regarding women in this fascinating part of our world.
Thurs., Feb 8 at 6:30 pm
Arabian Branch
10187 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road
Register: 480.312.READ or
Who Lives in Arizona?
Dr. Larson-Keagy explores the ways in which Arizona’s population has changed over the decades. Learn more about current immigration, ethnicity, socio-economic disparities, and the age-distribution of Arizona’s population by county, as well as other factors that help our understanding of the changing face of Arizona. What will Arizona of the future look like?
Thurs., Feb 8 at 6:30 pm
Palomino Branch
12575 E. Via Linda
Register: 480.312.READ or
Rembrandt and The Golden Age of Dutch Art
The Phoenix Art Museum presents slide talks on art subjects. Their expert docents take you into the world of artists and their subjects.
Mon., Feb 12 at 11 am
Mustang branch
10101 N. 90th Street
Registration: 480.312.READ or
Genealogy Part 2 –Extend the Family Search!
Advanced genealogy research tips including resources such as immigration and naturalization records, military papers, court records and more!
Tues., Feb 13 at 1 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or
Meet the Author, Reginald Daniel
Baltimore author and businessman Reginald Daniel tells how to “Live Your Life Backward,” the title of his book about balancing family, work and money. Reviewed in the New York Times as a book “for those who endeavor to successfully navigate our careers while sharing our lives with the ones we love.” Read more about Daniel on his website
Sat., .Feb 17 at 2 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or
Pageturners From Your Library/ Armchair Travel
Join librarians from the Scottsdale Public Library and experience the adventures and pleasures of travel and other cultures from the comforts of home. Destination mysteries, romances abroad and more spectacular books recommended for your journey!
Thurs., Feb 22 at 1 pm
Via Linda Senior Center
(10440 N. Via Linda)
Registration: 480.312.READ or
Hollywood’s History of American Diversity
Explore patterns, Utopian visions and surprises from the 1930s through the 1990s that reflect and challenge American understanding of race, religion and other forms of diversity.
Presented by the Arizona Humanities Council.
Wed., Feb 22 at 2 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or

Life in The White House — Is It Really Like “West Wing?” by quotes

Life in The White House — Is It Really Like “West Wing?”
Meet Karna Small Bodman, author of the new political thriller Checkmate.

At the time she left as Senior Director for the National Security Council, Bodman was the highest-ranking woman in the Reagan White House. This insider knowledge of the White House and Washington DC are the inspiration behind her first book, Checkmate.   Join us for a stimulating evening with Bodman as she discusses her career, her novel and life in the White House.

Tues., Jan 30 at 7 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or

Book signing following presentation.