Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Executive Director Arizona Students’ Association

Executive Director
Arizona Students’ Association

Overview
The Arizona Students’ Association (ASA) seeks a full-time Executive Director for a statewide student advocacy association. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle a heavy workload with a multitude of responsibilities. The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona and reports to the ASA Board of Directors, which is comprised of student leaders from Arizona’s public universities.

About the Arizona Students’ Association
The Arizona Students’ Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization directed and funded by Arizona’s public university students. ASA works for accessible, affordable higher education in Arizona by advocating to elected officials and running grassroots campaigns on issues important to students. Recent issues ASA has worked on include: opposing tuition increases, increasing state-based financial aid, and passing legislation to reduce the cost of textbooks.

Job Responsibilities
The Executive Director is the chief administrator of the Arizona Students’ Association and has the general authority with respect to its business and affairs, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director manages the ASA Central Office, hires and manages ASA staff, oversees ASA initiatives and campaigns, manages and implements advocacy efforts, and performs or directs all necessary tasks required by the Association as authorized by the Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the ASA Board of Directors.
The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:
Implementing the vision of the Board of Directors
Creating short-term and long-term organizational plans based on the goals set by the Board of Directors
Hiring, managing, and firing appropriate personnel
Training and providing additional development opportunities for staff members
Developing an annual budget with the ASA Treasurer and Finance Committee
Managing the ASA budget on a day-to-day basis and delivering financial information to the Board of Directors
Creating ASA issue campaigns with the Board of Directors and overseeing the implementation of campaigns on each of ASA’s member campuses
Fostering and maintaining relationships with various individuals, including members of the Arizona Board of Regents and their staff, elected officials and their staff, and university administrators
Building partnerships and coalitions with key groups
Planning and implementing the organization’s external communications strategy
Maintaining corporate records to ensure that ASA is in compliance with all pertinent local, state and federal requirements
Carrying out other duties as authorized or required by the ASA Board of Directors


Qualifications
The Arizona Students’ Association seeks candidates who excel in strategic thinking, are results-oriented, and have strong staff management skills.
The Executive Director will have:
A relevant Bachelor’s degree
Experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy
2 or more years of staff management experience
2 or more years of budgeting experience
Effective verbal and written communication skills
An ability to manage multiple priorities and problem solve
An ability and willingness to work and travel outside the standard business schedule

The following are a plus, but not requirements:
Knowledgeable about student governments and/or state student associations
Knowledgeable about Arizona’s public university system


Salary and Benefits
Annual salary range for the Executive Director position is $40,000-50,000, depending on experience. Benefits include paid time off and full health and dental insurance coverage.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ASAEDsearch@gmail.com by November 6, 2009. For the writing sample, please write a 500-word response to a recent article in a newspaper. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.
ASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday, October 30, 2009

ASU Faculty / Academic Professional ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Conduct interviews of low-income Mexican-American mothers of newborn infants. Speak, read and interpret instructions, questions and responses in both Spanish and English. Gather social, biological and psychological information from new mothers. Organize data and provide feedback to project staff. Maintain confidentiality and security of data. Use computer. Travel locally using reliable transportation. Lift and carry up to 15 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED: Two years of experience in, interviewing, public relations, sales, and school or community programs. Effective communications skills. Evidence of strong organizational skills. Evidence of bilingual Spanish/English written and verbal communication skills. Experience using desktop or laptop computer. Must be able to work morning hours on both weekdays and weekends.

DESIRED Bachelor’s degree in social Science or related field. Previous interviewing experience. Demonstrated ability to initiate contact and develop rapport with general public.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2009 or if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE TO APPLY: Mail or fax cover letter, resume and name, address, telephone numbers of 3 professional references to Monica Gutierrez, Arizona State University, Psychology Department, P.O. Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104. Materials may also be emailed in 1 document to moni.gutierrez@asu.edu.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Most interviews for this project will be done in Spanish. Part-time cyclical work. Paid for all work, including travel time and mileage (if driving and using personal vehicle). Will include local travel. Will work evening and weekend hours, approximately 15-19 hours per/wk. Pay is $15.00 per hour. Interviewers must have the ability to maintain security and confidentiality of data. Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedures manuals and work instructions. Other related duties as assigned. This is position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a background and fingerprint check prior to employment.

Arizona State University
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Career Opportunities in Multiple Cities

All positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted.
All positions are located in Washington, DC , BOSTON, LA, CULVER CITY, AND NEW YORK CITY...SEE EACH JOB FOR AREA.

In order to be considered for employment at NPR, applicants must apply
on line at https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?company_id=15859

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
* Budget
#EOB1096001006RFNA – Senior Grants Accountant
This position provides all pre and post-award grants management, analysis and support. This position is responsible for the fiscal budgeting and management of grants and contracts in accordance with GAAP, government regulations, sponsor requirements, and NPR policy and procedures. The position oversees and reports the evenues and expenditures that have been made on specific grants.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Minimum of 3 to 5 years of accounting/budget management experience, including at least 1 year of grant accounting. Experience in a Development department a plus.
Non-profit financial reporting and accounting experience. Intimate knowledge of all governmental, GAAP, typical foundation, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting policy, regulations, and rules covering all elements of the administration of grants and contracts.
Possess a depth of understanding of A-133, overhead, fringe benefit, and other regulations concerning allocated revenues and expenses.
Ability to efficiently use tools provided for budgeting and accounting: Active Planner, Epicor, Epicor Explorer, Requisition Manager, and Crystal Reports. Advanced skills in Excel required and proficiency in word processing and presentation software. Ability to multi-task and work under stringent deadlines. Excellent organizational and planning skills with strong attention to detail. Database management experience preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement, shared purpose, and action. Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or
accounting required. Advanced degree or certification a plus.

* Management
#EOB0896005001RFEA- Director of Investment Operations, Compliance and Treasury
The Director of Investment Operations, Compliance, and Treasury is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and compliance of the investment operations and cash management operations of NPR. NPR's investments currently include a $225 million endowment fund, and $80 million reserve fund. This position plays a key role in ensuring that the necessary due diligence is performed and documented to support the review of potential new investments and the proper valuation of NPR’s existing investment assets as well providing traditional treasury department functions. Responsibilities; Serve as staff liaison for the NPR Investment Committee of the Board of Directors and Trustees, including close coordination of all Committee activities with the Chairman of the Committee. Responsibilities in support of Investment Committee activities include the following; Schedule the quarterly meetings of the Committee, in coordination with the schedules of the
Chairman, key members of the Committee, and NPR’s investment consultants; Establish the agendas for each meeting, including arranging for presentations by NPR's investment managers on a rotating basis; Coordinate the preparation and distribution of all meeting materials to the Committee members in advance of each meeting; Coordinate the annual revision and approval of investment objectives (including asset allocation policy targets) for the NPR Endowment and NPR Pension Trust Fund; Serve as the principal point of contact with the NPR's investment consultants (currently Cambridge Associates), which perform the following functions; Preparation of all investment
performance reports and materials; Investment manager creening, selection, hiring, evaluation and termination; Annual revision and approval of Investment Objectives; Consideration of changes in asset allocation or entry into new asset classes; Prepare quarterly and annual reports of the Investment Committee to the Board of Trustees; Perform ongoing due diligence on all incumbent NPR investment managers, including site visits, phone calls and written communications, supplementing the due diligence performed by NPR’s investment consultants. Document the due diligence process in support of the organization’s compliance with applicable accounting requirements. Interface with the NPR auditors regarding investment
policies, valuation of alternative investments, and due diligence procedures; Review prospective investment managers’ proposed management agreements (and changes to existing agreements), coordinating with legal counsel as necessary, before recommending execution of such documentation by the CFO; Perform financial analysis and project management and support as requested by the SVP Strategic Operations and CFO; Perform traditional treasury function and cash management role, including; Responsible for all matters relating to corporate debt including bondholder relations; Supervises cash management of NPR, assessing cash flows and liquidity requirements; Serve as an integral member of the Business Management
Team (CFO, Controller, Director of Financial Planning, and Director of Strategic Planning & Biz Dev)CONTACTS; Frequent contact with the CFO, the Controller, the Director of Planning and Budgeting, the Senior Investment Accountant, Manager of Planned Giving, and other members of the Business and Development Offices; Periodic interaction with the Chairman of the NPR Investment Committee, and other members of the Investment Committee. Outside contacts include investment managers,
investment consultants, financial institutions, legal counsel and regulatory agencies, as necessary. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance; At least ten years of business-related experience with exposure to accounting and finance as well as some knowledge and familiarity with a broad range of investment matters; Strong quantitative and analytical skills, along with well-developed oral and written communications skills; Ability to work well with people of wide-ranging backgrounds, including those who are leaders in their field.

#EOB0896000013RFEA - Manager, Financial and Tax Reporting
Responsible for NPR, NPR Foundation, and the consolidated entity's financial and tax reporting, currently with assets totaling $400-500 million; Ensures transparent, timely, and accurate work products; sound internal controls; and satisfaction from internal and external customers. Develops a high-performing staff, continuously upgrades and uses sophisticated Accounting systems and techniques, manages
financial and tax audits and remedies audit findings, and provides effective support to division budget managers and their cost center managers for planning, forecasting, budgeting, and transactional activities; Manages the production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and
year-end financial statements and footnotes for the onsolidated entity, as well as standalone financial statement and footnotes for NPR and NPR Foundation; Timely and transparently meets all tax and other financial reporting-related requirements, including special fund reporting. Ensures financial statements are fairly stated through professional judgment, variance analysis, substantiation reviews, monthly account reconciliation processes that timely address and clear reconciling items. Manages year-end financial audit through communication with external auditors and timely follow up on formal management letter comments and on informal auditor recommendations to achieve clean auditor opinions; Manages all other critically important and often complicated enterprise financial and tax reporting including debt compliance certificates to bond holders, IRS Forms 990 and 990T, and any other ad hoc reporting which must be accurate and presented in a clear
and consistent manner. Monitors the financial and analysis needs of all levels of manage, and provides unique, standard, and special reports to facilitate management decision-making. This often is the result of receiving preliminary and unstructured requests from decision makers who are searching to understand the dynamics of the organization and the best manner in expressing the consequences of potential or pending decisions. To accomplish this responsibility the incumbent must have an understanding of existing, new and proposed operations as well as take an interest in intersecting with managers and higher level management across the company to gain that understanding. Skills in preparing special reports, cost accounting, and similar written communication skills are necessary; Evaluates, implements and ensures proper accounting and internal control structure. Manages the recording and authentication of all financial transactions and events,
ensures that established procedures are
followed, resolves exceptions, and brings recommendations to management's attention when company policy and procedures are not followed. Researches and applies generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to NPR, NPR Foundation, and subsidiaries' business activities, and develops strategies, policies, procedures and compliance solutions using original thinking, ingenuity, and creativity. Plans future Financial Reporting direction; Establishes enterprise reporting policy and structures to support financial
planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis processes, and provides GAAP and exempt organization tax expertise, tools and training to divisional budget and cost center managers to ensure a sound company accounting and reporting process. Works closely with the Director of Budget to assure coordination of accounting and budgeting activities and with the Tax Consultant for tax determinations and implementations of compliance programs; Manages comprehensive accounting systems for the organization, and ensures accounting systems' needs and requirements are met and proper internal controls and security are in place. Identifies improvements and opportunities for systems and work automation, recommends solutions, and coordinates with consultants or IT department to implement systems changes; Establishes and communicates Financial Reporting policy, procedure, schedules, and deadlines to customers and workgroup staff. Plans, trains, assigns, controls and
reviews the work assignments of both professional and technical staff, clearly communicating staff expectations to them and providing constructive feedback and coaching as needed. Addresses and resolves staff issues and problems and ensures segregation of duties and sound internal controls. Continuously improves the accounting teamwork environment; Responsible for the performance management
program requirements of all Financial Reporting staff; including developing and communicating performance standards and objectives in line with company and division goals, documenting expectations on job descriptions and planning documents, monitoring staff performance, supporting individual career development, providing performance management program check-ins, coaching and counseling, and preparing and communicating annual formal employee evaluations on a timely basis; Stays abreast of accounting and tax issues, technology changes, and best industry practices; and continually develops effective leadership, technical, and interpersonal skills; Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent related experience required. CPA and or Masters degree preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Five years professional accounting experience required. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, laws, rules, and regulations as well as the ability to research, apply and adapt established principles to financial and tax reporting required; At least two years experience as
an accounting manager with oversight and staff development
responsibilities and a demonstrated understanding of sound management and supervisory principles, required. Exposure to non-profit accounting preferred; Proficiency using sophisticated Accounting systems; Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel; and general working knowledge of electronic interfaces, required. Experience training and implementing accounting systems and tools preferred; Strong organizational and communication skills; ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and ability to effectively work with a diverse team of individuals, required.

ADMINISTRATIVE
* Administrative Support
#EOB0896039001RFEA- Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (PT)
Please note: This is a PART-TIME position working 25 hours per week.
The Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant provides
administrative and project support associated with the new
Headquarters Building Project, including organizing meetings,
processing business documents, maintaining business files, web site maintenance, arranging for drawing reproductions and deliveries, processing payments and accounting coordination, and general administrative support. Assists others in the preparation of RFI's, RFP’s, change orders, contracts, subcontracts, contract amendments, certification of insurance, vendor purchase orders, schedules, permits and close-out documents. Maintain current copy of Project Budget.
Process as directed all contracts, purchase orders, change orders, field orders or other documents related to the obligations of NPR on the Project. Maintain an extensive file system concerning contracts, both proposed and executed, reports from consultants and contractors, change orders, blue prints and drawings, permits, and all other matters concerning the project. Assist with project communication initiatives: maintain library of project photos; schedule photo
opportunities; maintain supply of project management materials, draft communications to staff, contractors, and others. Coordinates the Intranet and extranet sites for the Headquarters Project Team, which includes obtaining information to be included on the sites, keep the
sites current, making edits and changes as needed, physically getting the final information up on the page with the appropriate links, soliciting users feedback on the site, and staying informed with the other Intranet pages. Maintain fax/mailing/e-mail lists and contact information database for all parties relevant to the Project. Type and distribute general correspondence, memos, transmittals, etc. for assigned personnel to include vice president, project director, and other staff representing NPR. Process mail and order office supplies. Coordinate times for and arrange conferences and meetings of NPR staff, consultants, contractors, government officials and others, including completing meeting arrangements, scheduling rooms,
hospitality, setting up for audio/visual requirements, etc.
Administrative support to Project staff, including travel
arrangements. Perform word processing, database, spreadsheets and PowerPoint duties as required. Draft financial, statistical, narrative, and/or other reports as requested. Independently composes reports and correspondence. Independently research matters for
assigned projects. The majority of job duties and responsibilities must be executed at the Project Management Office currently at 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Some work may be performed
via telecommuting subject to supervisor’s prior approval. Required
Skills: Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: General Experience: Minimum of three years related experience as an executive assistant or project coordinator required. Graphic Design, Marketing, Accounting, Pre-Law, Finance, Real Estate or Construction Management experience a plus.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; advanced interpersonal abilities. Excellent telephone manner, strong customer service practices, and planning and organizational skills.
Typing 50 - 55 wpm. Proficiency using a PC, Windows and MS Office software required; MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet experience required; experience with project management and CAD software helpful; computer and network expertise; Good judgment and detail oriented; Ability to handle multiple tasks and short deadlines;
Experience providing administrative support to a senior level manager required; Ability to efficiently and effectively set priorities and accurately handle multiple tasks in a team setting, in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
* Sales
#EOB216376-859 - Digital Sponsorship Representative
(This position is based in New York, NY)
The Digital Sponsorship Representative, based in New York, will secure corporate support for NPM's digital media assets, including npr.org and pbs.org, through direct contact with appropriate management in corporations and advertising agencies. Services accounts to maximize customer satisfaction and retention. Required Skills: Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years experience in sponsorship or advertising sales with at least 2 years of experience in digital media sales with a proven track record of achieving or exceeding established sales goals through working with client and agency officials; Candidates should also have existing established relationships with digital agency personnel, strong negotiation and closing skills,
familiarity with web browsers and search engines, and ability to understand and explain Internet advertising trends; Excellent presentation skills are required; Must be able to thrive as an independent producer and also as part of a team; This position requires the ability to travel freely.

#EOB 216378-859-Director, Corporate Sponsorship
(This position is based in New York, NY)
The Director, based in New York, will coach and manage a team of representatives who secure corporate sponsorship for NPR on-air and digital programming. Qualifications: Candidate should have a minimum 10 years experience in national media sales and sales management, with a proven track record of success in sales management, as evidenced by numerical goal achievement, high retention of accounts, new business generation, and established relationships with corporate and agency officials; Commercial media sales management experience and digital media sales experience are required; Candidate should have strong management skills, with the ability to manage, develop, and motivate a sales team through effective coaching and mentoring; This position also requires solid analytical and negotiation skills, effective budget management, and excellent communications skills; Must have the ability to travel freely.
DEVELOPMENT
* Foundations & Government
#EOB0890703004RFRB- Associate Director, Foundation & Government Funding
The Associate Director of Foundation and Government Funding will secure foundation and government agency funding for NPR programming and stated NPR priorities. The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of major foundation prospects and will cultivate relationships with program officers and decision-makers within foundations. With the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Associate Director will strategically partner with and support program leaders, senior administration, colleagues, and volunteers in order to meet revenue goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Working with the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, design fundraising strategies and participate in the goal setting process to achieve department revenue goals; Identify programs and initiatives throughout NPR that have highest potential to attract significant foundation support. Work with the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Vice President
for Development, and other senior program staff to determine funding priorities; Manage a portfolio of major foundation prospects and funders. Create and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, such as contacts, visits, presentations, and proposals; Initiate and
participate in meetings and project development discussions with staff from the News, Online, and Programming divisions, as well as work closely with Finance, Audience Research, Communications, Member Services, and other departments as appropriate. Develop a thorough knowledge of public radio, NPR and all NPR program offerings; oversee
preparation of proposals, correspondence and other accompanying materials to potential funders. Review and edit draft reports and proposals for Foundation and Government staff on a case-by-case basis; Develop presentation materials and briefing strategies for NPR senior
and volunteer leadership; Work closely with Development Budget Manager and Foundation and Government staff to coordinate stewardship of donors by timely submission of project budgets and reports to foundations. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Proven ability to strategically and effectively build relationships and partnerships
with foundations; Track record of successful foundation solicitations; Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, proofreading, and presentation abilities; Ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including NPR administrative and volunteer leadership, donors, colleagues, and member stations; Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents; Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities; Must be willing and able to travel as needed. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification a plus. Minimum of six to eight years of related work experience in development.
#EOB0890703003RFEA - Development Associate, oundation & Government Funding
Secures foundation and government agency funding for news and information programming; secures funding from foundations and individuals for NPR's Endowment Fund and Fund for New Initiatives. Education: Bachelor's degree required. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities: Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in Development with demonstrated track record in producing excellent written materials and successful written solicitations for foundations and government agencies; Knowledge of the foundation community and their interests and guidelines; Excellent and demonstrated writing and editing skills and excellent verbal communication skills; Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to ensure systematic stewardship of funders and follow through on projects.

* Fundraising
#EOB202030-859 - Councils Officer
Please note: This position works out of our NPR West location in Culver City, CA.
The Council Officer builds and maintains a portfolio of prospects in the Western half of the United States capable of giving $10,000 or more to further NPR's strategic priorities. Working with Council members, Trustees, the NPR Foundation President, member stations and key volunteers, the Council Officer will identify, cultivate and solicit individual donors. The Council Officer will work with the Director of NPR Council Giving and the Senior Director of Individual Giving on the design and implementation of comprehensive and aggressive fundraising strategies to help NPR and member stations reach their short and long-term fundraising goals. The Council Officer will coordinate fundraising strategies with regional council and major gift officers. Identify and solicit donors for annual gifts to NPR for general operations. Manage a portfolio of high-end Council donors and prospects of $10,000 plus, with an annual revenue goal for operations. Create targeted
and strategic cultivation and solicitation plans. Qualify prospects as major donors or Council prospects through direct contact (telephone or visit). Cultivate relationships with Council members and Trustees in the Western region. Work closely with regional council and major gift officers to coordinate cultivation and solicitation strategies. Create action plans, schedules of activities, timelines and budgets for regional Council giving efforts. Track all moves and actions in the Enterprise development database. Participate in regular prospect review and strategy discussions with members of the Individual Giving unit. Manage local efforts with member stations, Council members and Trustees to create a sustained program of identifying, soliciting, involving and retaining major donors.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with NPR member station managers and development staff, acting as an advocate for NPR and a regular point of information and contact. Working with the Director of NPR Council Giving and the Development Committee, build a regional Council
program. Work with the Director to develop a leadership corps for the Councils program. Develop cultivation and stewardship events, working with the Special Events team. Participate in planning and execution of NPR cultivation and stewardship events. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated track record of success in high-level annual giving and securing major gifts from individuals/family foundations.
Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in improved performance and increased philanthropic revenue; Demonstrated stature, integrity, and experience to gain the trust and confidence of NPR's administrative and volunteer leadership, as well as colleagues, staff, donors, prospects, and member station staff and management. Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio.
Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement, shared purpose, and action.
Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented; combined with a sense of humor and perspective; Must be willing and able to travel extensively. Required Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification a plus; Experience: Minimum of five years of related work experience in development, with at least three years working in individual giving.
* Management
#EOB0890701002RFEA - Director, Development Resources
The Director of Development Resources will plan, implement and direct functions and activities that directly support NPR's fundraising and indirectly support Member Station fundraising. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Senior Director of Individual Giving, and the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Director will create and maintain the infrastructure to prepare for a capital campaign. The Director will build and oversee a strategic and pro-active resource program, including Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Information
Systems and Development Administration. The Director will assist the Vice President for Development by coordinating and planning all internal requirements to carry out the mission of the Development department. Required Skills: Assess Development Resources support needs and priorities for NPR fundraising; develop, implement, and lead
efforts in Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Database Management and Development Administration to support fundraising objectives and revenue targets; Develop and
implement metrics, standards and measurement criteria to evaluate performance in Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Database Management and Development Administration to provide efficient and cost-effective support of fundraising objectives and revenue targets; Oversee the management of
Development Research to identify and qualify prospects for the Campaign as well as other NPR programs. Identify and implement new tools, such as donor analytics, asset identification, and data-mining to build the prospect pool; Oversee the management of Development Communications, a comprehensive and strategic development and stewardship writing program, including case statements, stewardship reports, solicitation proposals, and other donor materials; Oversee the management of Special Events, ensuring that the cultivation and stewardship of donors occurs in the most strategic and cost-effective manner; Oversee the management of the Development Database, ensuring gift and data integrity of the Enterprise database, as well as accurate reporting. Oversee the reconciliation with Finance for accurate reporting of fundraising totals; Lead, organize and manage cross-functional fund raising projects and activities within NPR Development and in partnership with
Member Stations. Plan and develop fundraising education and training materials to the system; Serve as liaison to the Human Resources department for the entire Development Division for recruitment, salary discussions, promotion, and mediation. Work closely with the managers to analyze and fill needs, including development of job descriptions. Coordinate the twice-yearly performance evaluation process for the department. Advise the Vice President on personnel issues; Manage daily operations of and long-term planning for Development staffing, budgeting, and office workflow. Establish office procedures and monitor program resources, including office space, equipment, file storage, and archives; Manage department intra-communication and flow of information. Channel action
items to the appropriate staff members and convey the Vice President's decisions and directions; Education- Bachelor's degree required.
Advanced degree or professional certification preferred; Also- Minimum of seven to ten years of related work experience in development, including experience in personnel and budget management, database management, research or related function; Minimum of five years experience supervising professional and administrative staff; Demonstrated experience providing service to users in a complex environment; must be highly client service-oriented; Understanding of the role of information technology, software applications and hardware needs in support of business development; knowledge of and experience with a wide range of software (including fundraising databases) and hardware; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies, including NPR administrative and volunteer leadership, donors, colleagues, and member stations; Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents; Excellent communication skills
(both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio; Ability to manage a
productive and efficient development operation through motivation, coaching, and team building.

#EOB0890706009RFEA - Director, Major Gifts
The Director of Major Gifts East is responsible for oversight,
coordination and strategy planning for the solicitation of major gift prospects at the $100,000+ level in the Eastern half of the United States. Specifically, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 60 qualified individuals in active cultivation. Working with Councils members, Trustees, member stations, and key volunteers,
the Director oversees and coordinates all cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of these individuals. Working closely with the Senior Director of Individual Giving, the Director of Major Gifts West, and member stations, the Director will set strategic direction and establish best practices. The Director will also assist in the facilitation of discussions among NPR program administrators about fundraising opportunities and staff NPR leadership on prospect moves.
Required Skills: Proven record of successful, personal major gift solicitations; Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in improved performance and increased philanthropic revenue; Demonstrated stature, integrity, and experience to gain the trust and confidence of NPR's administrative and volunteer leadership, as well as colleagues, staff, donors, prospects, and member station staff and management. Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents. Ability to share information as appropriate to audience; Significant experience leading all aspects of a major gifts
operation; including minimum of five years experience supervising professional and administrative staff. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio. Demonstrated focused leadership that encompass strategic vision, detailed organizational attention, and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to manage a productive and efficient development operation through motivation, recruitment, coaching and staff development, and team building; Ability to foster a team environment; Experience in and full understanding of use of fundraising database to further major gift needs. Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and
generate excitement, shared purpose, and action; Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented; combined with a sense of humor and perspective. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree required, with advanced degree or professional certification preferred; Minimum of seven years of related work experience in development, with at least five years working in major gifts setting.

DISTRIBUTION/PUBLIC RADIO SATELLITTE SYSTEM
* Information Systems
#EOB0851670022RFNA - Java Application Programmer/Analyst
General Purpose: Develops J2EE-based business applications in support of NPR Distribution systems. Partners with business, technology and project management teams to ensure software applications are developed on time and according to business needs; Responsible for developing software from application designs and performing basic testing prior to transitioning software to the QA / testing team. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Uses design documentation and analysis of system requirements, along with other project documentation to develop / enhance software applications and/or specialized applications;
Responsible for coding, documentation and unit testing in accordance with development policies and procedures. Meets outlined project milestones and schedules for completion of code, as well as program documentation and submission for review; Ensures system code and documentation suitability and conformance to application development standards; Follows software development strategies on the development, management, and operation of the ‘ContentDepot' content distribution system; Participates in core development activities, including the
creation of data models, application code, and testing; Participates in creation and review of technical designs, specifications and application architecture (including code). Identifies and resolves potential problems and design flaws; Assists in development of project plans and estimating work effort. Documents and communicates status of development activities against plan to management and team members.
Reviews and understands technical designs, specifications and application architecture (including code). Identifies and supports the resolution of potential problems and design flaws. Implements and uses new technologies, products and tools used in the application development environment.; Other duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree including computer
coursework plus two or three years work experience, or equivalent required. Work Experience: One to three years hands-on software development experience in advanced, network-focused computer operations in a multi-vendor local area network environment, including three years of application development experience with 24X7, real-time
transaction processing systems. Experienced in the design, development and/or testing of business software applications; Experience in direct (first-level) user support of advanced network applications and topologies. One to two years Weblogic-centric; J2EE application development/programming experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in implementing application software development projects required; Experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance of corporate intranets and/or custom applications; Experience implementing systems utilizing SQL, MySQL, and Oracle; Familiar with a variety of development methodologies, such as Traditional, JAD (Joint Application Development), RAD (Rapid Application Development), Prototyping, etc.; Expertise with the following computer Operating Systems and development languages desirable: J2EE, Sun Solaris, Windows/NT, Windows 2000, UNIX
(AIX/LINUX); Experience with the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred. Public radio experience a plus; Ability to effectively communicate to department management and business sponsors the status of projects and issues as
they relate to the development process; Familiarity with emerging standards of computer audio storage and transmission; Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form. Ability to use the English language orally is required; Ability to identify goals, set priorities, and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required. Required Skills: Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree including computer coursework plus two or three years work experience, or equivalent required; Required Experience: One to three years hands-on software development experience in advanced, network-focused computer operations in a multi-vendor local area network environment, including three years of application development experience with 24X7, real-time transaction processing systems. Experienced in the design, development and/or testing of business software applications; Experience in
direct (first-level) user support of advanced network applications and topologies; One to two years Weblogic-centric J2EE application development/programming experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; Experience in implementing application software development projects required; Experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance of corporate intranets and/or custom applications; Experience implementing systems utilizing SQL, MySQL, and Oracle; Familiar with a variety of development methodologies, such as Traditional, JAD (Joint Application Development), RAD (Rapid Application Development),
Prototyping, etc. Expertise with the following computer Operating Systems and development languages desirable: J2EE, Sun Solaris, Windows/NT, Windows 2000, UNIX (AIX/LINUX). Experience with the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred. Public radio experience a plus. Ability to effectively communicate to department management and business sponsors the status of projects and issues as they relate to the development process. Familiarity with emerging standards of computer audio storage and transmission; Demonstrated ability to communicate well
with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form. Ability to use the English language orally is required.
Ability to identify goals, set priorities, and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required.
#EOB0856630003RFEB- Quality Assurance Manager
The QA Manager is responsible for establishing quality standards for internally developed software and 3rd party package software integration. The QA Manager leads a team responsible for measuring and validating software quality via use of industry standard testing tools
and methodologies. QA Manager owns the testing environment, applications and related tools. Essential Duties And Responsibilities: Conceptualizes and oversees the development of testing environments including appropriate testing tools; Develops and operationalizes testing standards and protocols and ensures that all QA and/or testing staff adhere to them; Develops and oversees the implementation of operating policies and procedures for the QA area; Manages the evaluation and testing of new enhancements to verify that programs function according to both technical and business requirements and designs; Participates in design review process as necessary to understands the functionality / design of new products and/or product
fixes so as to manage and direct QA testing process; Creates an ongoing test bed of data so as to enable the automation of typical test scripts and creation of testing efficiencies for ongoing maintenance / fix processes and timeframes; Oversees the development and execution of detailed manual and automated test cases to verify that programs function according to both technical and user
requirements and designs; Serves as the gatekeeper to the testing area, establishing entry criteria for programmers / developers to transition programs into QA; Defines test cycles, schedules and success criteria for product development; Identifies and resolves problems that may impact quality assurance activities, operations and/or project delivery by monitoring quality metrics. Able to escalate important issues to the attention of Director, Information
Systems; Ensures effective communications between QA and other department/division units. Serves as a departmental liaison for vendors, consultants, stations, program distributors, and the corporate Information Technology unit; Other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus 5 years experience in computers and/or applications development and testing coursework or equivalent. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Five to seven years of quality assurance and testing experience within a system/networking development environment, including 1 to 2 years in leadership position, supervising a team; At least three years experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance
of Internet applications; Understanding of QA principles and the software development lifecycle; Advanced understanding of the web environment and have a solid mastery of the use of web and automated QA testing tools; Experience with preparation of formal test plans, test cases and bug reporting (using an automated bug tracking system);
Demonstrated proficiency with UNIX, SQL (Oracle Databases), Quality Center, as well as setting up / designing an automation framework for QTP; Superior analysis and problem solving skills; Excellent ability to work within a team, to help recruit and hire QA professionals, and to act as a mentor; Possess a genuine interest in testing, career
progression and improving personal QA knowledge; Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative on a day-to-day basis and to initiate and successfully manage testing cycles requiring cooperation among diverse groups; Strong organization/time management skills and ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities under tight deadlines required; Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form; Ability to identify goals, set priorities and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required; Experience with
the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred; public radio experience is a plus.

JOURNALISM
* On--Air
#EOB0810305049RFEA-Reporter/Correspondent, Business
(This position may be based in Washington, D.C., New York or Los Angeles)
Identifies and reports stories for all NPR News programs and platforms. Responds to breaking news, initiates and develops short term news and feature stories and in-depth enterprise reports, as well as spots for NPR newscast. Will involve traveling. Correspondent may serve as substitute host for NPR news programs. Required Skills.: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required for Reporter: At least four years’ reporting experience. Demonstrated expertise in covering business. At least four years’ experience in journalism. Experience working on deadline and working independently. Experience in long-form journalism. Demonstrated expertise at developing a major journalism specialty. Required for Correspondent: At least six years’ broadcast experience.
At least two years of specialized reporting experience. Excellence in analysis and interpretation. Demonstrated experience and success breaking news, developing sources and original, enterprise reporting.
Additional Requirements for Reporter or for Correspondent: Experience producing stories on national news issues. Demonstrable interest in business-related issues. Ability to break news and aggressively set a coverage agenda. Ability and willingness to relocate. NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer. Understanding that reporter/correspondent may be reassigned to a new region. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Incumbent must
be able to report breaking stories for both newscasts and major programs. Ability and willingness to work varied shifts. Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Preferred for Reporter or for Correspondent: Expertise in business issues. Experience in broadcast journalism. Experience in use of microphones, recorders and telecommunication equipment. Experience in online journalism. Experience producing on digital audio workstations.

* Production
#EOB0810002002RFEA -Production Assistant, Operations, Part-Time
Provides operational and logistical support to News and Programming divisions; assists in studio bookings and in-house technical resource management; assists with loaner equipment management and maintenance; assists reporters assigned to bureaus or field locations; assists with the logistical coordination and communication about live events and breaking news coverage and with audio intake; actively works to implement initiatives tied to divisional and departmental goals. Content for digital media is an integral part of NPR's product, and this position is expected to contribute to gathering audio and digital material. This is a part-time position with current hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination or equivalent combination of education and experience in journalism, communications/media/media production.
REQUIRED: At least 2 years' work experience in a broadcast environment; familiarity with broadcast audio distribution systems, including satellite uplinking, ISDN, telephone and broadcast lines; familiarity with digital distribution, editing and storage technologies; ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; good communication skills and telephone manners; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. PREFERRED:
Familiarity with radio production studio practices, including digital editing;experience working in a broadcast news environment; knowledge of ScheduAll software; familiarity with Mircrosoft Office; familiarity with blogging and Web 2.0 functionalities.
LEGAL
* Management
#EOB099500014RFNA – Sr. Deputy General Counsel
Working closely with the General Counsel, the Sr. Deputy General Counsel assists in the management and direction of all legal services for the Company, working with the various business units and project teams to achieve corporate strategy, execute tactics and ensure timely response and completion of projects, while appropriately protecting
the company’s interests. The Sr. Deputy General Counsel is the key collaborator with the General Counsel in mentoring and developing the department’s other attorneys, paralegals and support staff, and creating a disciplined, service oriented, process focused team. Must have excellent strategic negotiations skills and the ability to design, negotiate and draft agreements for complex business
arrangements. Areas of subject matter expertise should include one or more of business development; licensing and merchandising; labor, employment/human resources (including benefits issues) and live events. Familiarity with the public broadcast system or other membership organization companies is a plus. Minimum Qualifications:
Education – JD or LLB from a respected, accredited law school; licensed to practice law in at least one state. A minimum of fifteen years of progressive, broad based legal experience, with at least five years experience in-house in a complex environment.
PUBLIC INTERACTIVE
* Technical Development
#EOB0984203001RFCA- Director, Technology
(Position is located in Boston, MA-USA)
This executive position is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of technology, engineering and innovation to support the business strategy and growth of Public Interactive, a division of NPR. The Director of Technology is responsible for defining the evolving technological vision of PI in close collaboration with NPR’s Digital Media Division. This role includes assessing the existing technology platform and products, mapping a strategic plan to help PI serve a greater number of stations, and helping stations achieve greater relevance online. The Director is responsible for the execution of these strategic goals and vision within the context of maintaining operational excellence for existing and emerging products and services. The ideal candidate will be a leader who has used technology to help evolve the products and processes of a small to mid-sized company in the application service provider space. He or she can deliver web
based customer facing solutions in a manner that balances nimbleness and responsiveness with stability and reliability. This individual should be very familiar with web services, Web 2.0 and software as a service. The Director will be a part of the Executive Leadership Team at PI, and provide daily coaching, mentoring, and vision to a team of engineers and technical professionals responsible for the design, planning, architecture, and support of the software development life cycle. The Director will work closely with NPR’s Digital Media Division to achieve a higher level of technology integration between the two units. He/she will have
ownership to ensure that the network is architected to deliver highly scalable, leading-edge software and services in a cost-efficient manner. Minimum Education Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field required; Post Graduate Degree preferred. Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ten years of technology
leadership in customer-oriented business organizations with financial decision making, strategic and operations planning, cross-functional team management and customer-oriented commercial responsibilities; Demonstrated ability to use technology background to pro-actively help define and successfully execute against business growth opportunities;
Demonstrated track-record of delivering successful results with bottom line financial impact to the business; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and create high-value relationships with all levels of the organization; Proven ability to build and lead multi-site teams and maintain project performance focus and engagement; Ability to travel on occasion; Experience in web services, operations in organization offering software as service, ASP business
requirements, and web 2.0 technologies; Expertise in multiple software life cycle models and development methodologies. Additional Preferred Qualifications Include: Experience in small companies or start-ups and growing them; Experience clearly presenting options; risks, trade-offs, and ability to make technical recommendations when
presented with a business challenge; Six years experience in managing and building an engineering organization within an application service provider environment; Strong presentation, project management, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work in a team oriented environment; Experience in developing multitiered applications including server based database-driven applications; Hands-on design, architecture and implementation experience with J2EE and related platform technologies (JMS, JMX, Spring, Hibernate, EJB, etc); Expertise in database schema design, XML/HTTP request handlers, concurrent computing, transactional systems, and AJAX ; Use and/or development and contributions to Open Source projects; Experience in developing and building GUI applications; Understanding of UI design principles, interaction design guidelines and usability methodologies;
Understanding of server side design principles and interaction design guidelines; Development Environment: LAMP, Oracle, Java; Operations Environment: Network and server systems, Disaster Recovery / BCP, Scalability, Virtualization, and PCI compliance; Experience developing
websites and applications for mobile platforms.
_________________________________________
In order to be considered for employment at NPR, applicants must apply on line at https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?company_id=15859
For more career information, visit our web site at: http://jobs.npr.org/.
NPR is firmly committed to seeking qualified candidates for all job openings, to offer equal employment opportunity to all persons, and to take affirmative action to ensure that such opportunities are provided. It is the policy of NPR to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment, and to make all employment-related decisions without regard to any factor prohibited by law, such as race, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our new media partner NetworkingPhoenix.com for the Silent Auction



Please check out our new media partner NetworkingPhoenix.com for the Silent Auction who is helping us promote this exciting event!

Hawaii Vacation Donated for Silent Auction


Activity Central Arizona has donated a travel certificate for a 4 night vacation to Hawaii. The certificate includes only hotel stay. AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED. The starting bid for $190!

List of islands and hotels to choose from:

Kauai
The Aloha Beach Resort
The Plantation Hale

The Big Island (Hawaii)
The Royal Kona Resort

Oahu (Waikiki)
Aqua Island Colony Resort
Aqua Waikiki Beachside Resort
Aqua Palms

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dir, Multicultural Markets, Cox Communications Arizona

Responsible for developing and executing the overall multicultural business strategy with a key emphasis on the growing Hispanic market.  Responsible for leading a cross functional team focused on ensuring success in the Cox Business, Cox Media and Cox Residential business units. Success metrics will include improving operations to make it easier for multicultural markets to conduct business with Cox, product penetration, revenue growth, product offering and messaging.

Education:  Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field.  Masters Degree preferred.
Experience:  7+ years marketing experience with 5-7 years recent experience specifically focused on multicultural marketing.  5+ years experience managing or playing a major role in strategic projects. 
Cable and/or telecommunications experience preferred. 
www.cox.com/coxcareer

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Business Process Engineer - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

Business Process Engineer - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
Looking for a continuous Improvement experts/ Lean Six Sigma Black Belts that will use Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to develop and execute change management, business process improvement and process reengineering for sourcing and supply chain projects that will result in productivity & bottom line savings. Expert will initiate projects and then translate successes to multiple organizations. Prefer MBA/Master graduating in 2010 but will review resumes of recent grads.
 
Location - Preferably Phoenix-AZ, Hillsboro-OR, Albuq-NM, Folsom-CA.
Category: Engineering & Product Development
Posted: 2 days ago in Chandler, AZ
Description: Required :
MBA or Masters in Engineering, exposure to statistics, Project management experience. Black Belt certification desired.

Job Function:
To lead teams in Lean Six Sigma methodology and implementation of projects. To Assist and train others in the Six Sigma and/or Lean improvement processes, tools and methods. Successfully complete assigned projects in a timely manner using Six Sigma tools and DMAIC methodology. Report results and issues to the Business Process Engineering Program Office, Champions, and Senior Leadership. Train and mentor Greenbelts, help educate others in the organization about Lean Six Sigma, and foster use of Lean Six Sigma tools. Proactively facilitate meetings with the Senior Leadership Team and Champions to identify key Six Sigma projects with their respective Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ); build a robust pipeline of projects; ensure the proper prioritizing, funding and resourcing of high-impact Lean Six Sigma projects. Lead project identification and chartering workshops and provide input into the project prioritization matrix through focus groups and workshops
Work with numeric data and be able to synthesize quantitative data to draw business conclusions. Career path for the right person can lead to a business leadership role. This is an excellent opportunity with tremendous potential for career growth. Our ideal candidate will be proactive, self-directed, and able to communicate with all levels of the organization as well as exhibit strong leadership skills and desire to take higher responsibility positions in the future. Preference will be given to candidates with direct Lean and/ or Six Sigma experience.

CITIZEN REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction*, and a background investigation and drug screening are required. Intel hires qualified applicants who are fully authorized to work in the U.S., i.e. individuals authorized to work without any time- or employer-related restrictions. People with temporary work authorizations, such as non-immigrants (H, B, or L visas) and students in practical training status (i.e. F1 visa), will be considered only for positions where Intel is experiencing a demonstrated shortage of candidates with a particular skill.

Send Resume to geni.zesati-hill@intel.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Heard Museum - Marketing Communications Intern Fall 2009, Spring 2010

Heard Museum - Marketing Communications Intern Fall 2009, Spring 2010

Department: The Marketing Communications Intern is part of the Marketing Communications Department.

Reports to: Director of Marketing Communications

Responsible for: Assisting the Marketing Communications Department to implement integrated media relations, communications, marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of exhibits, events and focus area projects. Working in a team environment, effectively communicating with target audiences to achieve preset goals for the assigned projects.

Expectations: The Marketing Communications Department operates in a strong team environment. It is essential to work closely with the other team members within the Marketing Communications Department to ensure that the museum’s public image is strong and cohesive, and to avoid competition for coverage within the department. This includes attending regular department meetings, maintaining constant communication regarding the status of your projects and having all media materials proofread by other team members in the department.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in the following:

Planning – Work with Marketing Communications Managers and the Director of Marketing Communications to assist with the development of integrated media strategies, budgets, communications messages, marketing programs and advertising campaigns to reach preset goals for the exhibits, events and focus areas.

Media Relations – Write media materials including news releases and calendar announcements for distribution to local and national media. Pitch stories to key media and secure placement in publications that reach targeted audiences, in cooperation with the Director of Marketing Communications and Marketing Communications Managers.

Assist with the news clipping function and develop news coverage reports for distribution to the Board and staff.

Marketing – Assist in the development of collateral materials including visitor flyers, brochures, member invitations, event programs and other promotional materials for the projects assigned.

Write feature stories and other copy for the member newsletter EarthSong, the Heard Museum Journal, the museum Web site and e-newsletters to promote the projects assigned.

Editorial Support - Provide editorial support for projects as needed including proofreading media communiqu├ęs and collateral materials.

Publications - Develop articles for the Heard Museum Journal, EarthSong, the Web site and e-newsletters.

Web Site – Assist with Web page development including content.

Other duties as assigned.


CONTACT:
Juliet Martin
602.251.0232
jmartin@heard.org

Border Action Network (based in Tucson AZ) has new/open positions

Border Action Network (based in Tucson AZ) has new/open positions:

Associate Director (full-time)--applications due by Sept. 14th
Membership & Events Coordinator (part-time) --applications due by Sept. 14th
Communications Coordinator (part-time) --open until filled.

Applicants should submit: 1) Cover letter; 2) resume and 3) three references including previous supervisor or employer.

This job is located in Tucson, Arizona.

All applications due by 12:00pm on Monday, September 14th at katie@borderaction.org (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.) You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please do not make additional inquiries.

For more information on Border Action Network please visit
http://www.borderaction.org.

Click under "Latest news - Job opportunties at Border Action" for a complete description of these positions.

Border Action's organizing within immigrant and border communities in Arizona and local, state and national policy advocacy has been growing by leaps and bounds, so staff are guaranteed to have challenging, interesting,and fun experiences working with a great team of staff, board and active members.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Silent Auction Donor List

NSHMBA Phoenix is hosting their 2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on October 29, 2009. This years event will be a Silent Auction held at the Clarion Hotel in Old Town Scottsdale. For details on the event click here.

We would like to thank the following Organizations for their Donations:

-Activity Central Arizona donated a 4 nights Hawaiian Vacation. For details on vacation certificate click here. With a market value of $750. Starting Bid will be $190.
- NThreeQ Media, LLC for donating a Smart-Start Business package that includes 1 Consultation, 1 Logo Design and 1 Business Card Design. A package with a market value of $495. Starting Bid will be $124.
- Venture Latinas LLC and Author Alicia Castillo Holley for donating her 5 Copies of her Creando Empresas Fabulosas Book (Market Value of $29 each/starting bid of $7.50), 1 Copy of her the Ten Unwealthy Habits book (Market Value of $15.95/Starting Bid of $4), 2 Copies of her Funding Your Million Dollar Idea DVD (Market Value of $67/Starting Bid of $17), 2 Copies of her Funding Your Million Dollar Idea CD (Market Value of $29 each/Starting Bid of $7.50).
- Capital Strategies Group, LLC for donating an Estate Planning Package consisting of: A Living Trust, Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will (Market Value of $1,000). Package includes: one hour consultation, verification of trust by attorney, document preparation of a Single or Marital AB, disclaimer of ABC trust, power of attorney, Living Will and assistance in funding trust. Starting Bid of $250.
-Proformance Health for donating two one hour massages with a market value of $40 each donated by Dr. Bruce. Starting Bid of $10.
- The PGA Tour Superstore donated a 6 golf lesson bunder with a market value of $200. Starting Bid of $50.
- The Scottsdale Gun Club donated an annual membership with a market value of $460. Starting Bid of $115.
-Artist Katherine Henneman donated one of her pieces valued at $500.
- Create Space donated 2 DVD's valued at $23. Starting Bid of $6.
- Images By Michael for donating a Portrait Setting with a 16 x 20 print with a market value of $550. Starting Bid of $140.
- White Swan Communications LLC donated 2 1 hour Certificates for Career Coaching. The market value for each certificate is $125. Starting bid of $35.
- A Designing Woman donated a Gift Certificate for Design, Layout and Printing of 1000 business cards in full color, front and back with a market value of $575. Starting bid is $145.
- Susan's Eye donated a Gift Certificate for 1 11x14 Custom Color or B & W Portrait including Consultation and Creative Fees with a Market Value of $375. Starting Bid of $95.

Please keep checking this blog posting as the Donor List will be updated with future donations.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MALDEF's Career Opportunities

http://maldef.org/about/jobs/index.html

MALDEF offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities for qualified individuals who are ready and willing to work hard. The following is a list of our current openings. All positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. Download the job announcement for full description and required application materials. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

National Director of Census 2010 - Los Angeles, CARegional Director of Census 2010 - San Antonio, TXRegional Director of Census 2010 - Washington, DC -- Application deadline 8/19/09

National Director of Census 2010 - Los Angeles, CA

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading Latino litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution. Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, MALDEF works to safeguard the civil rights of Latinos and empower the community to fully participate in American society. We are currently
seeking a National Director of Census 2010 to direct the development and implementation of a national bilingual, multi-media community outreach and education effort to launch in mid-2009, to promote the Latino community's participation in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census decennial population count in 2010.

Job Responsibilities: Works closely with MALDEF President and General Counsel, Senior Executive Staff, Regional Counsels, media consultants, and Census project staff to plan and direct all facets of MALDEF's National Census 2010 Program. Coordinates MALDEF's national policy activities related to the Census and consults with appropriate legal and legislative staff for policy development, and monitors the development and implementation of national 2010 Census policy. Oversees MALDEF's Census Advisory Committee and serves as liaison with the Bureau of the Census and other national organizations regarding pertinent Census issues. Monitors the
U.S. Census Bureau and national policy makers’ development of census policies and serves as MALDEF’s liaison with the Bureau of the Census and other national organizations regarding Census issues. Represents MALDEF in public forums on 2010 Census issues. Coordinates, promotes, and oversees the MALDEF national census media campaign. Oversees regional community educations campaigns, and works with other national organizations on census issues. Manages the day-to-day operations of the 2010 Census Program and directly manages and supervises program staff of four.

Requirements:
-Must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in communications, political science, social sciences or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
-Minimum 5 years of community outreach, campaign organizing, public speaking, policy making and/or legal experience.
-Minimum 4 years management and supervisory experience required.
-Experience in working with national policy makers required.
-Must be a proven leader with extensive experience in coordinating community education outreach efforts in the Latino community, having the skill and knowledge to lead a highly visible and fast moving campaign.
-Must be an excellent communicator and public speaker, fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish, and experienced working with print, broadcast, and online media.
-Must be able to convey the organizational mission and goals to a wide variety of audiences and be able to work cooperatively with a variety of public and private entities.
-Must be an effective manager who can work successfully within organizations; be a visionary strategic thinker; and a dynamic innovator who can develop and operate programs of the highest quality.
-Excellent organizational skills and extreme reliability are required, and the ability to instill confidence and motivate others is essential.
-Must have excellent computer skills, and be particularly adept with electronic mail, word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software.
-Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with particular attention to detail and accuracy, are required. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
required.
-Must be able to handle multiple tasks and to organize and
prioritize workload efficiently, and be able to travel frequently by
automobile or airplane as required.
-Valid Driver License and automobile insurance required.

Compensation: $55,000 to $60,000/year DOE plus benefits.
This position is funded through March 31, 2010 only.
Download job announcement for full details.
Posted 6/10/09. Current as of 7/27/09.

Regional Director Census 2010 - San Antonio, TX

MALDEF’s Southwest Regional Office, located in San Antonio, Texas, seeks to hire a Regional Director of 2010 Census to conduct education and outreach in the Latino community for the upcoming decennial Census. The position is funded for one year from the date of hire. The San Antonio Regional Census Director is responsible
for dissemination critical information to Latinos residing in the states covered by the MALDEF Southwestern office.

Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree required.
-A minimum of two years public speaking or community organizing experience is required.
-The successful applicant must have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to form and maintain relationships and alliances with community members an organizations.
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.
-Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, travel out of town for periods
of up to one week, and organize and prioritize workload efficiently.
-Must be able to speak Spanish with a high level of fluency. Equal fluency in written Spanish is highly desirable.


Compensation: $39,150 to $43,250 /year DOE plus benefits. Position funded for 12 months.
Download job announcement for full details.
Posted 6/12/09. Current as of 8/06/09.

Regional Director Census 2010 - Washington, DC

We are currently seeking a Regional Director of 2010 Census in our Washington DC Regional office to develop and implement a bilingual, multi-media outreach and education campaign to promote the Latino community's participation in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census decennial population count in 2010. The Los Angeles Regional Census Director is responsible for dissemination critical information to Latinos residing in the states covered by the MALDEF National Policy office.

Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree required.
-A minimum of two years public speaking or broadcast media (radio or television) experience is required.
-The successful applicant must have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to
form and maintain relationships and alliances.
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and to organize and prioritize workload efficiently.
-Must be able to speak Spanish with a high level of fluency. Equal fluency in
written Spanish is highly desirable.

Compensation: $39,150 to $43,250/year DOE plus benefits. Position funded for 12 months.
Download job announcement for full details.
Posted 6/12/09. Current as of 8/13/09.
Application Deadline: 8/19/09.

Internships

We have filled all of our Summer internship positions, and are currently accepting applications for Fall internships only.

MALDEF
offers valuable internship opportunities for dedicated individuals who want to get involved in MALDEF's litigation, public policy, and community advocacy work. Law students are encouraged to apply for the competitive Law Clerk Summer Internship program. There are also internship opportunities available with the Parent School Partnership (PSP) program. Please check for updates for future opportunities.

Application Materials & Procedure

All interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to jobs@maldef.org. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by telephone.

MALDEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH MARICOPA COUNTY

Job Title: Childhood Injury Prv Hlth Educ
Reference: 26014
Department: Public Health, Hlth Promtn & Education
Location Address: 4041 N. Central Phoenix, AZ 85012

Conditions of Employment
*** 2 positions available - subject to duration of grant funding ***
Salary: $17.17 - $30.14 Per Hour

Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in health education, public health, educational psychology or related field and two (2) years of experience working in a health education or community relations field. An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may be substituted on a year for year basis. Experience with health promotion development, implementation and evaluation preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Child Passenger Safety Technician certification preferred.

Must have knowledge of behavior change theories and strategies; principles and practices of health promotion and injury prevention; instructional techniques, training theories, and group dynamics; community resources and public health programs; principles and practices of effective supervision; budget and grant development and management. Must have the ability to interpret, implement, and maintain a health education program; develop educational programs; analyze and evaluate programs; compose presentations, and perform group presentations; communicate clearly both verbally and in writing; conduct and coordinate meetings; establish and maintain working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. Position also requires the ability to prepare and maintain reports and records. Must be proficient with a computer and various software.

NOTE: The successful candidate will be required to participate in emergency response training as scheduled and must be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Essential Job Tasks

Develop, implement, evaluate, and market health education programs. Develop, conduct and coordinate health education presentations. Develop written educational materials to meet low literacy requirements. Develop, implement and evaluate needs assessments. Maintain accurate records, data and documentation of all program results. Cross train and assist with programs in the Office of Health Promotion and Education. Coordinate with other agencies, organizations and groups to utilize and develop existing health education resources.

Selection Procedure

The Maricopa County Workforce Management & Development Department (formerly Human Resources) reserves the right to admit to the exam process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be scored based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Workforce Management & Development.

Filing Process

Your completed online application must be submitted prior to midnight on the identified recruitment closing date, if any. Applications are only available through the Maricopa County eRecruit system, http://www.maricopa.gov. You must have a valid e-mail address to submit your application or check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance completing your application or assistance accessing Maricopa County eRecruit, please visit the Employment Services Division of the Workforce Management & Development Department, located in Suite 200 of the County Administration Building, 301 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85003-2145. Computer kiosks are available for completing and submitting applications using eRecruit during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, excluding weekends and observed holidays.

Note to Employees
Unless you are a temporary or unclassified employee, you must have successfully completed initial probation before your application can be considered.

In accordance with Maricopa County’s compensation philosophy, employees whose current positions are in the same Market Range Title (MRT) as the position for which they are applying will not be eligible for a pay increase. Such employees may transfer laterally (i.e., at their same salary) into the new position, but only if the employee's salary can be fully absorbed by the hiring department's budget without the need for an additional appropriation.

What Happens To Application

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by a recruitment analyst. To review the status of your applications or recruitment actions, please return to the eRecruit system and log in with your e-mail address and password. You may then click the link for "View Application Status."

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Maricopa County Workforce Management & Development Department (formerly known as the Human Resources Department) provides reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Employment Services Division at 506-3755 or 506-1908 (TT) if you believe you may require such assistance.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NSHMBA Phoenix in need of donors for their Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser.

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is having a Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday October 29th, 2009. Through the donations of goods and services, we will be having a silent auction with all proceeds to benefit the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund and local NSHMBA Phoenix members.

The money from this event will go towards providing scholarships to individuals that meet certain criteria including:

• Be United States Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
• Be of Hispanic Heritage.
• Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
• Be current NSHMBA member.
• Be enrolled in a graduate business program in a college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico, accredited by the AACSB (AACSB International) at the time of award. More details can be found at www.nshmba.org/scholarship.

These scholarships are made possible through the various efforts of individual Chapters and the sponsorships of major corporations such as The Coca Cola Company, AXA Foundation, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer, Verizon, Citi Bank and Cardinal Health. Last year, the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund awarded over $3 Million in scholarship assistance. The average GPA among last year’s scholarship recipients was 3.9 and three local students received scholarships.

Donors will receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes, two complimentary tickets to the annual scholarship fundraiser reception and will be acknowledged publicly for their support and contributions during the reception. Additionally, they will be recognized and promoted in the September and December issues of the NSHMBA Phoenix Chapter quarterly newsletter which has a reach of over 3000 Arizona professionals.

If you would be able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Angie Mortemore
Vice President of Events
NSHMBA Phoenix Chapter
602-335-9227
amortemore03@cox.net

About NSHMBA:
NSHMBA was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and over 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

Monday, July 27, 2009

JOBS at GE Financial:

Listed below are current external openings in our Franchise Finance business, located in Scottsdale. Feel free to share with your membership. The actual postings can be viewed and applied to at: gecareers.com If you know of someone who is interested please direct them to apply via the website. I cannot accept resumes directly via email (or phone calls...unless you want to touch base, of course!)
1060698 Finance Analyst/Risk
1066886 Associate - Underwriting
1068914 Associate - Underwriting
1068914 Associate - Underwriting
1068910 Associate - Underwriting
1069035 Risk Analyst
1069035 Risk Analyst
1069035 Risk Analyst