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Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children, advocate for the families caring for them, and possibly change the future? If so, AASK might be the place for you!


Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is Arizona’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to providing relationships for children in foster care. AASK connects children with foster families, adoptive families, siblings, kin, and adult mentors. We offer competitive compensation packages that include health care options for employee, spouse &family, a generous paid time off policy, and a 401k program.

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Marketing & Development

Summary

The Director of Marketing and Development is responsible for building relationships and directing fundraising appeals to grow financial resources and support the work of the agency. The Director reports to the CEO and works closely with the Community Engagement team to develop messaging and materials for social and traditional media. In addition, the Director oversees grants, family appreciation events and donation drives throughout the year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with staff to understand the agency’s programs and services
  • Use social media and digital marketing tools to recruit, retain, and manage current and prospective donors
  • Promote Arizona’s foster care tax credit and develop a year-round communication plan to increase the agency’s individual donor base
  • Work with the Community Engagement team to develop marketing materials and messaging for Development initiatives
  • Oversee the department grants calendar, donor database, gift tracking and acknowledgement
  • Attend proposal meetings and make presentations as needed
  • Supervise and grow the AASK Family Fun Walk
  • Manage family appreciation events (Spring Picnic & Holiday Party) and donation drives (Back-to-School & Snowflake Drive)
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Relations Director to create pathways for prospective donors to get involved with AASK through volunteerism, in-kind donations, third party events, and sponsorships
  • Assist the CEO as liaison with the Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice, including SEO, paid search, email marketing, e-commerce and social media
  • Ability to evaluate opportunities to maximize a return on investment
  • Ability to create and implement effective fundraising campaigns
  • Ability to lead and develop staff and volunteers
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • • Must be able to work under pressure and time constraints

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage two full-time staff: a Grant Writer and Development Specialist

Education and Experience

  • 5+ years experience in Nonprofit Development, Marketing, or related field
  • 2+ years in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include: medical, vision, dental, long-term/short-term disability, 401K

Please send resume and cover letter to Julie Turko at jturko@aask-az.org.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is a leading non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide every child in foster care with stable and caring relationships. AASK recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive families for children in Arizona's child welfare system, and provides adult mentors for children in congregate care.

AASK has a multi-step interview and screening process which includes a copy of the candidate’s driving record and verification of any college degrees. A successful candidate will be required to complete a drug test and fingerprint clearance application, and must show proof of auto insurance that meets or exceeds coverage minimums.

Family Specialist

AASK currently has several openings for FT English and Bi-Lingual Family Specialists to provide direct case management for foster and adoptive families who are caring for children in the foster care system. Positions are available in the East Valley, West Valley, and Central Phoenix locations. Applicants MUST have a four year degree in Social Work or a related field. Compensation: $31,000 - $33,000/year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct assessments and develop foster and adoption home studies
  • Support families in the foster care licensing process and monitor the license.
  • Provide foster care and/ or adoptive home post-placement support services to families.
  • Respond to families' needs via phone or in the home.
  • Develop and carry out a post-placement service plan coordinated with the identified case plan for the child and in accordance with the self-identified needs of the family.
  • Assist families in identifying training and support needed through the course of placement.
  • Utilize consultation services of other professionals in the support of the family and child through the course of the placement.
  • Services are provided primarily in the homes of families so candidates must have reliable transportation that enables them to travel to family homes located throughout the Valley as needed. Travel to far locations in Maricopa County and to Pinal County may be required.

Interested candidates email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resume@aask-az.org.


AASK has a multi-step interview and screening process which includes a copy of the candidate’s driving record and verification of any college degrees. A successful candidate will be required to complete a drug test and fingerprint clearance application, and must show proof of auto insurance that meets or exceeds coverage minimums. AASK is an equal opportunity employer.