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.