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Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as the Arizona Sustainability Alliance continues to grow.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Directors of Development perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Present the fundraising plan to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Staff fund development activities

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff
  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices

Manage fund development budget

  • Manage and expand existing grant database
  • Identify eligible grants and work with priority leaders to map to specific projects
  • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Promote the organization

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

Proficiency in the use of computer for:

  • Fund raising software
  • Word processing
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet

Personal characteristics

The Director of Development should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Job Purpose

The Program Director works in direct coordination with the Executive Director (ED) of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of programs managed by the priority leaders including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Plan the program

  • Plan with the ED the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services

Organize the program

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization

Staff the program

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff
  • Establish and implement a performance management process for all priority leaders
  • Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices

Lead the program

  • Supervise priority leaders by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the projects and to solicit input to improve the organization
  • Liaise with other directors to ensure the effective and efficient project delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Control the program

  • Write reports on the program for the Board of Directors and for funders
  • Ensure that the priorities operate within the approved budget
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with project activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the project activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the project evaluation framework
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the organization, as appropriate

Qualifications

Education

  • University degree in a related subject

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of program management
  • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the program area

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Simple accounting
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet

Personal characteristics

The Program Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behaviou and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Job Purpose

The AZSA Volunteer Manager will manage volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the organization’s programs and services. This includes directly managing volunteers, and/or providing guidance, support, resources and tools to priority leaders who supervise volunteers. The AZSA Volunteer Manager reports to the Executive Director and will work in close coordination with the Director of Communications.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Volunteer Manager will perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan the volunteer program/service

  • Develop and implement goals and objectives for the volunteer program which reflect the mission of the organization
  • Assess the need for volunteers to enhance program/service delivery
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of the programs and services delivered by volunteers and implement improvements as necessary
  • Identify volunteer assignments that provide meaningful work for volunteers and write the volunteer position descriptions in consultation as appropriate

Engage volunteers

  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support of the volunteer program and the organization
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit the right volunteers with the right skills
  • Develop and implement an intake and interview protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between the skills, qualification, and interests of the volunteers and the needs of the organization
  • Implement a screening process for potential volunteers according to accepted screening standards and practices

Lead the volunteer program/service

  • Orient volunteers to increase their understanding of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance, its clients, its services and the role and responsibilities of volunteers
  • Ensure that volunteers are given appropriate training to be successful in their positions
  • Ensure that volunteer check-in procedures are followed and records of volunteer hours are maintained according to established procedures
  • Ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate level of supervision 
  • Assist with conflict resolution among clients, staff and volunteers according to established procedures
  • Establish and implement a process for evaluating the contribution of individual volunteers
  • Plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization

Control the volunteer program/service

  • Evaluate the risks associated with each volunteer position and take appropriate action to control the risks associated with the program or service
  • Ensure that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Evaluate the contribution of each volunteer on an annual basis
  • Prepare an annual report on the contribution of the volunteer program to the organization 
  • Administer and monitor expenditures for the volunteer program against the approved budget

 

Qualifications

Education

  • College certificate in Volunteer Management is an asset
  • Post secondary education in social sciences, human resources, community development, or adult education is an asset

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism
  • Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Data base management

Personal characteristics

The Manager of Volunteers should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Build relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Make decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results. 
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Grant writers will report directly to the Development Director and the Executive Director of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Director of Development to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for Executive Director and Director of Development with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Urban Forestry: Currently in both Phoenix and Tempe there are initiatives to increase urban tree canopy throughout the cities. AZSA is committed to promoting these initiatives through demonstration, including pilot projects for reforestation with private landowners, urban orchards in empty public spaces, etc. The priority leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop a cohesive and clearly defined strategy, goals, and objectives
  • From that strategy identify projects that will meet the goals of the priority
  • Work with existing organizations, coalitions, nonprofits, cities, etc. to understand where AZSA can have added value either by supporting existing efforts or by developing new projects
  • Work with volunteers to design and execute projects utilizing the templates that have been developed by AZSA

Given the importance and growing need for urban forestry, the priority lead should possess the following skill set:

    • Experience managing grants larger than $50,000
    • Experience managing a team to implement large grants
    • Knowledge of urban forestry in desert ecosystems
    • Experience working with local government to successfully demonstrate attainment of their goals

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Priority Leader(s) will be responsible for organization and coordination of their assigned priorities. You will provide strategic and tactical guidance to volunteers on your team in ways that promote the organization’s culture and align to the overarching purpose of the priority and AZSA as a whole. You will also oversee the progress of operations related to the priority and be responsible for reporting status on a weekly basis, and periodically meeting with the ED and potentially the board at regular organizational meetings.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing resources of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and align with the requirements of any associated grants used to fund activities.

Responsibilities

• Develop a concrete strategy to be presented to the ED who upon approval will present to the Board for final approval and potential funding.

• Formulate, organize, monitor and coordinate inter-connected priorities and activities, i.e. engage a city liaison when responsible for renewable energies in order to support a city’s objectives in the area.

• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives as they relate to the priority and the larger organization. Vet the strategies with organizational leadership to ensure alignment and appropriate focus.

• Develop and control deadlines, budgets, grant requirements and activities

• Apply change, risk and resource management methodologies to the day to day management of the priority

• Assume responsibility for the priority’s volunteers and vendors

• Assess priority performance and aim to maximize ROI

• Resolve priority’s’ higher scope issues

• Prepare reports for ED, Program Directors, Board members and the broader organization as requested.

Collaborate directly with the Communications Director for any needs related to promotion, branding, etc.

Qualifications

• Proven experience as a Program or Project Manager or other managerial position

• Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

• Excellent knowledge of office productivity tools; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage

• Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent problem-solving ability

• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing and researching topics of interest

• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Urban Forestry: Currently in both Phoenix and Tempe there are initiatives to increase urban tree canopy throughout the cities. AZSA is committed to promoting these initiatives through demonstration, including pilot projects for reforestation with private landowners, urban orchards in empty public spaces, etc. The priority leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop a cohesive and clearly defined strategy, goals, and objectives
  • From that strategy identify projects that will meet the goals of the priority
  • Work with existing organizations, coalitions, nonprofits, cities, etc. to understand where AZSA can have added value either by supporting existing efforts or by developing new projects
  • Work with volunteers to design and execute projects utilizing the templates that have been developed by AZSA

Given the importance and growing need for urban forestry, the priority lead should possess the following skill set:

    • Experience managing grants larger than $50,000
    • Experience managing a team to implement large grants
    • Knowledge of urban forestry in desert ecosystems
    • Experience working with local government to successfully demonstrate attainment of their goals

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Priority Leader(s) will be responsible for organization and coordination of their assigned priorities. You will provide strategic and tactical guidance to volunteers on your team in ways that promote the organization’s culture and align to the overarching purpose of the priority and AZSA as a whole. You will also oversee the progress of operations related to the priority and be responsible for reporting status on a weekly basis, and periodically meeting with the ED and potentially the board at regular organizational meetings.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing resources of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and align with the requirements of any associated grants used to fund activities.

Responsibilities

• Develop a concrete strategy to be presented to the ED who upon approval will present to the Board for final approval and potential funding.

• Formulate, organize, monitor and coordinate inter-connected priorities and activities, i.e. engage a city liaison when responsible for renewable energies in order to support a city’s objectives in the area.

• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives as they relate to the priority and the larger organization. Vet the strategies with organizational leadership to ensure alignment and appropriate focus.

• Develop and control deadlines, budgets, grant requirements and activities

• Apply change, risk and resource management methodologies to the day to day management of the priority

• Assume responsibility for the priority’s volunteers and vendors

• Assess priority performance and aim to maximize ROI

• Resolve priority’s’ higher scope issues

• Prepare reports for ED, Program Directors, Board members and the broader organization as requested.

Collaborate directly with the Communications Director for any needs related to promotion, branding, etc.

Qualifications

• Proven experience as a Program or Project Manager or other managerial position

• Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

• Excellent knowledge of office productivity tools; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage

• Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent problem-solving ability

• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing and researching topics of interest

• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Adopt a Park: AZSA has adopted two areas, North Mountain Preserve in Phoenix and a small park from the Tempe Arts Center to Priest in Tempe. Cleanups for each area are every other month (i.e., Phoenix is in September, Tempe is in October). The co-priority lead for the Adopt-a-Park will work alongside the existing priority lead to perform the following duties:

  • Set dates for cleanups based on the AZSA calendar and the availability of Tempe and Phoenix park staff
  • Be present and run park cleanups alongside City staff, motivating volunteers so that they understand the importance of their work
  • Advertise and create enthusiasm for park cleanups on social media
  • Reach out to various stakeholders in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to engage them in cleanups (e.g., company-based volunteer programs)
  • Identify and secure funding for tools

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Priority Leader(s) will be responsible for organization and coordination of their assigned priorities. You will provide strategic and tactical guidance to volunteers on your team in ways that promote the organization’s culture and align to the overarching purpose of the priority and AZSA as a whole. You will also oversee the progress of operations related to the priority and be responsible for reporting status on a weekly basis, and periodically meeting with the ED and potentially the board at regular organizational meetings.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing resources of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and align with the requirements of any associated grants used to fund activities.

Responsibilities

• Develop a concrete strategy to be presented to the ED who upon approval will present to the Board for final approval and potential funding.

• Formulate, organize, monitor and coordinate inter-connected priorities and activities, i.e. engage a city liaison when responsible for renewable energies in order to support a city’s objectives in the area.

• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives as they relate to the priority and the larger organization. Vet the strategies with organizational leadership to ensure alignment and appropriate focus.

• Develop and control deadlines, budgets, grant requirements and activities

• Apply change, risk and resource management methodologies to the day to day management of the priority

• Assume responsibility for the priority’s volunteers and vendors

• Assess priority performance and aim to maximize ROI

• Resolve priority’s’ higher scope issues

• Prepare reports for ED, Program Directors, Board members and the broader organization as requested.

Collaborate directly with the Communications Director for any needs related to promotion, branding, etc.

Qualifications

• Proven experience as a Program or Project Manager or other managerial position

• Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

• Excellent knowledge of office productivity tools; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage

• Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent problem-solving ability

• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing and researching topics of interest

• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Sustainable Food Systems: The goal of the sustainable food systems priority is to create a paradigm shift in healthy eating that also preserves natural resources such as water and energy in Arizona. There is a specific mandate to help low income areas, including refugees, veterans, etc. This could include projects focused on urban agriculture, permaculture, hydroponic vertical gardens, nutrition education in schools, etc. The co-priority lead for the Sustainable Food Systems Priority will work alongside the existing priority lead to perform the following duties:

  • Develop a cohesive and clearly defined strategy, goals, and objectives
  • From that strategy identify projects that will meet the goals of the priority
  • Work with existing organizations, coalitions, nonprofits, cities, etc. to understand where AZSA can have added value either by supporting existing efforts or by developing new projects
  • Work with volunteers to design and execute projects utilizing the templates that have been developed by AZSA

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Priority Leader(s) will be responsible for organization and coordination of their assigned priorities. You will provide strategic and tactical guidance to volunteers on your team in ways that promote the organization’s culture and align to the overarching purpose of the priority and AZSA as a whole. You will also oversee the progress of operations related to the priority and be responsible for reporting status on a weekly basis, and periodically meeting with the ED and potentially the board at regular organizational meetings.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing resources of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner. They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.

The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and align with the requirements of any associated grants used to fund activities.

Responsibilities

• Develop a concrete strategy to be presented to the ED who upon approval will present to the Board for final approval and potential funding.

• Formulate, organize, monitor and coordinate inter-connected priorities and activities, i.e. engage a city liaison when responsible for renewable energies in order to support a city’s objectives in the area.

• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives as they relate to the priority and the larger organization. Vet the strategies with organizational leadership to ensure alignment and appropriate focus.

• Develop and control deadlines, budgets, grant requirements and activities

• Apply change, risk and resource management methodologies to the day to day management of the priority

• Assume responsibility for the priority’s volunteers and vendors

• Assess priority performance and aim to maximize ROI

• Resolve priority’s’ higher scope issues

• Prepare reports for ED, Program Directors, Board members and the broader organization as requested.

Collaborate directly with the Communications Director for any needs related to promotion, branding, etc.

Qualifications

• Proven experience as a Program or Project Manager or other managerial position

• Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

• Excellent knowledge of office productivity tools; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage

• Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent problem-solving ability

• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing and researching topics of interest

• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Reporting to the Vice President (VP), the Communications Director will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Arizona Sustainability Alliance’s mission. The Director of Communications will ensure that the Arizona Sustainability Alliance is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within this diverse network and constituent base.

Responsibilities

– Create a communications strategy to effectively promote the organization to bring in new volunteers as well as promote the work the organization is doing – Present the communications strategy to the Board of Directors for approval

– Act as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the Communications team – Delegate/assign, and manage responsibilities to the members of the Communications team and provide regular status updates to the Board of Directors on progress of related activities

o These activities could include, but are not limited to, managing and driving completion of priority leader communications in partnership with the Board Secretary

o Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print collateral including, but not limited to, logos, brochures, and other collateral as identified.

– Work with the priority leaders to understand and prioritize their needs for promotional and educational material

– Work with the Website Designer and Operations Director to ensure ongoing maintenance and content curation of the website to reflect the changing focus and direction of the organization. – Identify vendors and manage relationships (e.g., FedEx)

Qualifications

– Able to dedicate up to 20 hours per week as a volunteer during the initial group establishment, with an ongoing commitment to meet the needs of the organization in a timely manner.

– The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

– Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies

– Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

– Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

– High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

– Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

– Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

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