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Gale Thomssen Next Meeting of the Tucson Chapter is May 23rd. This will be a kick off to summer. Girl Time. We will make clay jewelry and take it home . This will be a fun event and a time to get to know each member. Cost is $10.00 for materials. Vesta will teach us how and then we will do a handwriting analysis. RSVP to Gale a Must. gale3thomssen@gmail.com EVENT ADDRESS Art Seeds, 3025 N Campbell, Tucson, AZ, 85719
  • May 11, 2016
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    Isabelle Gecils Today is the official publication day for Leaving Shangrila: The True Story of a Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape. It is a memoir about the poison of lies, personal transformation and triumph over adversity, that shows that no matter where we start, we can find the inner strength to overcome. For more info, check out my website: www.isabellegecilsauthor.com.
  • May 10, 2016
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    Western Region Intern The Western Region Leadership wishes you a very happy Mothers Day!
  • May 08, 2016
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    Belinda Vasquez Garcia Hi, check out my latest book DISHONOR THY WIFE, a Psychological Thriller Romantic Suspense written under my pen name Belinda Austin. The ebook can be preordered and previewed from the “Look Inside” of the paperback, which is currently available. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D5GOWZY/ or just look up author BELINDA AUSTIN on Amazon.
  • Apr 12, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen April 25th NAPW Tucson Chapter Meeting at Art Seeds 6:00 soical with Speaker at 6:30. See you there. My parents are aging. Now What? Do you… · Worry about your loved one’s health? · Wonder if your loved one will outlive their money? · Know what will happen if your loved one can’t live at home or alone? · Get frustrated by your loved one’s stubbornness? · Hope everything will be OK so you don’t need a plan? · Want to know you are doing the best for your loved one but don’t know what that is? · Long for peace of mind? Jodi Hempel is the lead author of the book “Life: The Next Phase. Navigating the Issues of Caring for Your Aging Parent or Loved Ones.” She is the creator and facilitator of the “Walking the Path with Your Aging Loved Ones” and “Retirement by Design” programs. Jodi assisted and cared for her mother for over 20 years after her mother suffered a massive stroke. An avid researcher, Jodi combines her personal experience with the best practices of others. She is passionate about helping professional women struggling to meet the needs of their aging loved ones gain peace of mind by creating personalized action plans. _______________________________________________________________ Jodi Hempel Peace of Mind Architect “Helping professionals struggling to meet the needs of their parents”
  • Apr 06, 2016
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    Gale Thomssen Government and Women Owned Businesses | Monday, March 28, 2016 | 06:00 PM Date of Event: March 28, 2016 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Music and Dance Academy 4811 E Sunrise. Subject: Government and Women Business Owners The National Association of Professional Women, Tucson Chapter is hosting a panel of local government officials on March 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The location will be at the Music and Dance Academy 4811 E Sunrise. The subject of this forum is Government and Women Business Owners. What is local government doing to attract, assist and support women entrepreneurs and small businesses? Representatives from Tucson City Council, Pima County and Oro Valley have been invited to participate in the Panel. Tucson Vice Mayor Karen Ulrich has accepted our invitation. This forum is open to the public. There is no charge. Public participation is encouraged, to better establish strong lines of communication and pathways to build our economy and communities. EVENT ADDRESS Music & Dance Academy , 4811 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ, 85718 gale3thomssen@gmail.com - See more at:
  • Mar 18, 2016

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    Team Ldr Manufacturing
    Operations Factory System Integration (FSI) is looking for an extremely motivated individual to join a team committed to a high degree of professionalism, teamwork, and customer service. The FSIs are collaborative partners with the Make Center factory leadership teams, chartered with the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism to deliver customer focused, flawless execution of essential manufacturing operations. The FSI’s primary responsibility is to ensure manufacturing systems compliance in order to minimize the possibility for escapes. The ability to work collaboratively across other Value Streams and Make Centers is critical to achieve appropriate levels of compliance to the Safety, Quality and Security of the workforce and the products being produced. In addition, this individual will actively partner with the Factory Process Managers (FPM’s) to coordinate with Manpower and Labor Relations to obtain rulings, interpretations, and approvals for compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Raytheon policy. Constructively partner with factory management as required for the administration of related support activities such as: •Maintain area access lists, training record and SME lists. •Administration of PRISM timecards for hourly classifications. •Administrate overtime distribution and maintain OTIS reporting. •Ability to work split shift (12:30pm to 9:00pm) •Ensure accurate Attendance Management recording. •Act as POC for area property management •Create necessary disciplinary action documentation (in alignment with templates) to support the FPM in the management of personnel. •Manage confidential employee files including DDRs. •Assist with factory audit preparation. •Provide supervision to hourly factory personnel in absence of Factory Process Managers to assure assigned tasks are completed •Provide administrative support as needed. Required Skills: •Minimum 2 years of experience in Operations and/or administration. •Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right. •Understanding of Bargaining Unit and Collective Bargaining Agreement or demonstrated ability to learn quickly. •Ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems with attention to detail. •Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize and arrange activities in accomplishing objectives. •Ability to prioritize among conflicting requirements. •Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. •Self-starter with the ability to complete tasks under minimal supervision. •Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Secret security clearance Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management or Related Field . 79985
    Team Ldr Manufacturing
    Operations Factory System Integration (FSI) is looking for an extremely motivated individual to join a team committed to a high degree of professionalism, teamwork, and customer service. The FSIs are collaborative partners with the Make Center factory leadership teams, chartered with the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism to deliver customer focused, flawless execution of essential manufacturing operations. The FSI’s primary responsibility is to ensure manufacturing systems compliance in order to minimize the possibility for escapes. The ability to work collaboratively across other Value Streams and Make Centers is critical to achieve appropriate levels of compliance to the Safety, Quality and Security of the workforce and the products being produced. In addition, this individual will actively partner with the Factory Process Managers (FPM’s) to coordinate with Manpower and Labor Relations to obtain rulings, interpretations, and approvals for compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Raytheon policy. Constructively partner with factory management as required for the administration of related support activities such as: •Maintain area access lists, training record and SME lists. •Administration of PRISM timecards for hourly classifications. •Administrate overtime distribution and maintain OTIS reporting. •Ability to work split shift (12:30pm to 9:00pm) •Ensure accurate Attendance Management recording. •Act as POC for area property management •Create necessary disciplinary action documentation (in alignment with templates) to support the FPM in the management of personnel. •Manage confidential employee files including DDRs. •Assist with factory audit preparation. •Provide supervision to hourly factory personnel in absence of Factory Process Managers to assure assigned tasks are completed •Provide administrative support as needed. Required Skills: •Minimum 2 years of experience in Operations and/or administration. •Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right. •Understanding of Bargaining Unit and Collective Bargaining Agreement or demonstrated ability to learn quickly. •Ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems with attention to detail. •Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize and arrange activities in accomplishing objectives. •Ability to prioritize among conflicting requirements. •Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. •Self-starter with the ability to complete tasks under minimal supervision. •Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Secret security clearance Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management or Related Field . 79985
    Financial Analyst II
    AMS (Advanced Missile Systems) Business Office is seeking an Familiarity Finance team member. AMS product line develops cutting edge technologies and next generation products for the business. This position will allow the candidate to learn all aspects of financial management of a project both government and company funded projects. The position to be filled includes responsibility for partnering with Program Managers to manage contracts and associated NBI using Earned Value (EV). The individual chosen for this position will baseline and implement EV, develop, present and defend quarterly Estimates at Complete (EAC); and forecast manpower. Also providing analysis of EV metrics and weekly/monthly costs incurred and provide guidance to Program and Business management. Candidate will closely monitor contract funding, NBI spending, and management reserve and keep management informed of status. This position requires financial management of New Business Investment (NBI) budget which will give the right candidate Familiarity overseeing different colors of money, and developing business cases to assist leadership in making investment decisions. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively with Cost Account Managers (CAMs), Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads, Program and Finance leadership. The expectation of the RMS Finance Leadership Team is that our finance professionals embody the following characteristics: · Act like an entrepreneur · Think like a customer · Consider external forces · Translate data into stories · Driven by relevance · Engage in conceptual thinking · Adopt a system view Top candidates will raise the performance levels of those they work with and provide the organizations they support with timely and thorough qualitative analysis that supports business, program, and project decision making. The culture within the organization is highly collaborative, dynamic and fast-paced that enables financial professionals to have a high impact to the business. General Disciplines and Responsibilities Program/Functional Business Analysis o Budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis of resources for current and future orders o Labor o Materials o Technical efforts and development projects o Staffing and labor resource planning o Earned Value Management reporting o Risk and Opportunity valuation o Annual and 5-Year Business Planning Required Skills: 2 years experience in finance or business role Ability to secure a DoD Secret Security Clearance Familiarity with utilizing various forms of budgeting and forecasting techniques Familiarity with Data and/or Financial Analysis and Reporting Familiarity performing qualitative or comparative analysis with an emphasis on variance explanation. Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills Ability to develop effective senior level presentations Familiarity with qualitatively communicating variances to forecasts and financial results. Familiarity with variance analysis, identifying and communicating discrepancies in data. Ability to relate to technical people, complex hardware and processes. Desired Skills: Active DoD Secret Security Clearance Familiarity with financial evaluations of engineering projects, and/or process improvements–strong understanding of what is driving variance within data sets Excellent written and verbal communication skills Familiarity in process efficiency and improvement Familiarity working in a matrix environment Familiarity with Earned Value Management Defense Contracting Finance work experience Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing information and conditions Independent thinker, self-motivated, and proactive Familiarity with financial evaluations of engineering projects, and/or process improvements–strong understanding of what is driving variance within data sets Excellent written and verbal communication skills Familiarity in process efficiency and improvement Familiarity working in a matrix environment Familiarity with Earned Value Management Defense Contracting Finance work experience Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing information and conditions Independent thinker, self-motivated, and proactive Required Education (including Major): Bachelor’s Degree in Business, (Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred), or Mathematics 80700
    Financial Analyst II
    AMS (Advanced Missile Systems) Business Office is seeking an Familiarity Finance team member. AMS product line develops cutting edge technologies and next generation products for the business. This position will allow the candidate to learn all aspects of financial management of a project both government and company funded projects. The position to be filled includes responsibility for partnering with Program Managers to manage contracts and associated NBI using Earned Value (EV). The individual chosen for this position will baseline and implement EV, develop, present and defend quarterly Estimates at Complete (EAC); and forecast manpower. Also providing analysis of EV metrics and weekly/monthly costs incurred and provide guidance to Program and Business management. Candidate will closely monitor contract funding, NBI spending, and management reserve and keep management informed of status. This position requires financial management of New Business Investment (NBI) budget which will give the right candidate Familiarity overseeing different colors of money, and developing business cases to assist leadership in making investment decisions. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively with Cost Account Managers (CAMs), Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads, Program and Finance leadership. The expectation of the RMS Finance Leadership Team is that our finance professionals embody the following characteristics: · Act like an entrepreneur · Think like a customer · Consider external forces · Translate data into stories · Driven by relevance · Engage in conceptual thinking · Adopt a system view Top candidates will raise the performance levels of those they work with and provide the organizations they support with timely and thorough qualitative analysis that supports business, program, and project decision making. The culture within the organization is highly collaborative, dynamic and fast-paced that enables financial professionals to have a high impact to the business. General Disciplines and Responsibilities Program/Functional Business Analysis o Budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis of resources for current and future orders o Labor o Materials o Technical efforts and development projects o Staffing and labor resource planning o Earned Value Management reporting o Risk and Opportunity valuation o Annual and 5-Year Business Planning Required Skills: 2 years experience in finance or business role Ability to secure a DoD Secret Security Clearance Familiarity with utilizing various forms of budgeting and forecasting techniques Familiarity with Data and/or Financial Analysis and Reporting Familiarity performing qualitative or comparative analysis with an emphasis on variance explanation. Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills Ability to develop effective senior level presentations Familiarity with qualitatively communicating variances to forecasts and financial results. Familiarity with variance analysis, identifying and communicating discrepancies in data. Ability to relate to technical people, complex hardware and processes. Desired Skills: Active DoD Secret Security Clearance Familiarity with financial evaluations of engineering projects, and/or process improvements–strong understanding of what is driving variance within data sets Excellent written and verbal communication skills Familiarity in process efficiency and improvement Familiarity working in a matrix environment Familiarity with Earned Value Management Defense Contracting Finance work experience Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing information and conditions Independent thinker, self-motivated, and proactive Familiarity with financial evaluations of engineering projects, and/or process improvements–strong understanding of what is driving variance within data sets Excellent written and verbal communication skills Familiarity in process efficiency and improvement Familiarity working in a matrix environment Familiarity with Earned Value Management Defense Contracting Finance work experience Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing information and conditions Independent thinker, self-motivated, and proactive Required Education (including Major): Bachelor’s Degree in Business, (Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred), or Mathematics 80700
    Mid Career Systems Engineer (multi level)
    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. RMS is helping to shape the future of innovative weapon system solutions in response to our customers' most urgent needs and our Systems Design team in Tucson, AZ, is looking for you! We offer competitive salaries, benefits, profit sharing, retirement plans, and a comprehensive relocation package! Raytheon Company Overview Raytheon Missile Systems VP: Tucson's bright future The Systems Design Center within the System Design & Performance Directorate has systems design responsibility for programs in the following product lines: Naval and Area Mission Defense, Air Warfare Systems, Land Combat Systems and Air and Missile Defense Systems. The Systems Design Center is responsible for the overall technical integrity of the systems being developed, and is the point organization for coordinating GNC; Modeling, Simulation and Analysis; and Signal Processing support where required; the organization often takes the lead on Failure Review Boards, Engineering Review Boards, and other cross discipline engagements. The center is currently looking for Mid Career Systems Engineers to provide systems design expertise for programs in various stages of the product life cycle. Note: This position can be Salary Grade E03 (Sr. Systems Engineer I) or Salary Grade E04 (Sr. Systems Engineer II) based upon the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements of the position. Required Degree, Skills and Experience: · BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics · Four (4) years of experience in one or more of the following technical domains: RF/IR signal processing, electronics, navigation (GPS or Inertial), missile autopilots, modeling and simulation (for example 6-DOF), aerodynamics, missile related mechanical engineering (flight control systems, warheads, missile structures, seeker gimbals, RF/IR seeker sub-systems); · Systems engineering experience with exposure in one or more of the following domains: requirements analysis and development; system performance analysis; integration and verification; and subsystem or system architecture development · Past work experience interacting with multidisciplinary teams of system design professionals including electrical, mechanical, software and logistics engineers · The position requires being able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret Clearance Desired Skills: · Active Department of Defense clearance · MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics · Prior work experience giving technical briefs or presentations after synthesizing or generating technical materials from multidisciplinary sources · Matlab and/or C++ experience · Modeling and Simulation experience · Experience with model-based systems engineering · Missile performance analysis · Ability to visualize system functionality, to create block diagrams, and to analyze system performance · Ability to analyze issues and define solutions · Ability to perform trade studies to optimize system performance · Familiarity with DoD customer infrastructure with respect to command and control, telemetry, flight test, ISR, fixed wing, and/or rotary wing systems · Understanding of Systems Engineering Product Development Cycle · Strong communication and leadership skills including effective written, verbal, and listening skills This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Check us out on YouTube: Raytheon Top Ten for Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities CNBC Video Missile Defense Demand Increasing Ballistic Missile Defense (SM-3) Tank buster Javelin! 80923
    Mid Career Systems Engineer (multi level)
    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. RMS is helping to shape the future of innovative weapon system solutions in response to our customers' most urgent needs and our Systems Design team in Tucson, AZ, is looking for you! We offer competitive salaries, benefits, profit sharing, retirement plans, and a comprehensive relocation package! Raytheon Company Overview Raytheon Missile Systems VP: Tucson's bright future The Systems Design Center within the System Design & Performance Directorate has systems design responsibility for programs in the following product lines: Naval and Area Mission Defense, Air Warfare Systems, Land Combat Systems and Air and Missile Defense Systems. The Systems Design Center is responsible for the overall technical integrity of the systems being developed, and is the point organization for coordinating GNC; Modeling, Simulation and Analysis; and Signal Processing support where required; the organization often takes the lead on Failure Review Boards, Engineering Review Boards, and other cross discipline engagements. The center is currently looking for Mid Career Systems Engineers to provide systems design expertise for programs in various stages of the product life cycle. Note: This position can be Salary Grade E03 (Sr. Systems Engineer I) or Salary Grade E04 (Sr. Systems Engineer II) based upon the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements of the position. Required Degree, Skills and Experience: · BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics · Four (4) years of experience in one or more of the following technical domains: RF/IR signal processing, electronics, navigation (GPS or Inertial), missile autopilots, modeling and simulation (for example 6-DOF), aerodynamics, missile related mechanical engineering (flight control systems, warheads, missile structures, seeker gimbals, RF/IR seeker sub-systems); · Systems engineering experience with exposure in one or more of the following domains: requirements analysis and development; system performance analysis; integration and verification; and subsystem or system architecture development · Past work experience interacting with multidisciplinary teams of system design professionals including electrical, mechanical, software and logistics engineers · The position requires being able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret Clearance Desired Skills: · Active Department of Defense clearance · MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics · Prior work experience giving technical briefs or presentations after synthesizing or generating technical materials from multidisciplinary sources · Matlab and/or C++ experience · Modeling and Simulation experience · Experience with model-based systems engineering · Missile performance analysis · Ability to visualize system functionality, to create block diagrams, and to analyze system performance · Ability to analyze issues and define solutions · Ability to perform trade studies to optimize system performance · Familiarity with DoD customer infrastructure with respect to command and control, telemetry, flight test, ISR, fixed wing, and/or rotary wing systems · Understanding of Systems Engineering Product Development Cycle · Strong communication and leadership skills including effective written, verbal, and listening skills This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Check us out on YouTube: Raytheon Top Ten for Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities CNBC Video Missile Defense Demand Increasing Ballistic Missile Defense (SM-3) Tank buster Javelin! 80923
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