Opportunity Center


organization:Multnomah County
position summary:

This recruitment will close after the first 100 applications are received. You are encouraged to apply without delay.

Click here to take a look at our video to learn why This Work Matters.

We will use this recruitment to fill positions in the various divisions throughout the Department of County Human Services. Currently we have several positions available.

Office Assistants support staff and serve customers in our community. We depend on you to provide excellent service through reception & switchboard, filing and information management, operating and maintaining office equipment. If you enjoy working in a team environment where you keep busy while helping some of our most vulnerable clients, please apply now!

The Office Assistant is often the first contact that a customer may have with our organization. We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:
Customer service oriented
Thrives in a diverse environment
Excellent communication and office support skills
Handle walk-ins, multi-line phones, and emails seamlessly
Process client benefits and manage files/ databases like a pro
Dependable and motivated in a team setting
Skilled in working with disgruntled clients

Salary / Pay Rate:$31,674.96 - $38,899.44 Annually
Apply by:April 23, 2014


organization:World Food Travel Association
position summary:

FoodWorx: The Future of Food Conference is an exceptional annual event where innovators, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, consumers and policymakers from come together to explore challenges, innovations, successes, and traditions in the food and drink world. The 2015 event will be the third year, after two successful prior years. We’re looking for a Marketing & Communications Chairperson to complement the event’s executive leadership. This Chair will:

• With event leadership, coordinate overall event marketing & communications strategy, including public relations; media relations; email marketing; retail visibility; partner promotions
• You will have indirect, or secondary, input into the design of the event’s marketing collateral, electronic communications and website.
• Ensure event marketing goals are met.
• Coordinate strategy and tactics with other event committees to maximize efficiency.
• Brainstorm creative new ways to garner exposure for the event.
• Chair may source a co-chair to assist with task coordination.
• Chair shall source committee members to assist with task execution.
• Attend all planning meetings to ensure common goals are supported.

FoodWorx is a non-profit event produced by the World Food Travel Association, a Portland-based 501-c-3 educational organization. To apply, please email info(at)worldfoodtravel(dot)org

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
Apply by:May 8, 2014


organization:Multnomah County
position summary:

Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a Long Term Care Program Manager in the Aging & Disability Services (ADS) Division. This is a full time position located in downtown Portland.

Are you excited about working in a strategic and operational leadership role? If you have experience with Medicaid and SNAP programs for older adults and people with disabilities in the County, please consider applying for this opportunity. You will report directly to the ADS Division Director as you supervise 6 Branch Managers, a total of 258 employees, and manage a $27 million dollar budget.

Some functions of the job:
Inspire collaboration for policy development, planning & decision-making
Establish direction and goals for the program
Promote consistency and unity of purpose across the 6 offices
Develop community relationships and partnerships

Salary / Pay Rate:$71,138.16 - $106,708.56 Annually
Apply by:April 30, 2014


organization:Dress for Success Oregon
position summary:

Title: Executive Director
Status: Full-time Exempt
Salary: $70,000 — $80,000 plus benefits


Dress for Success Oregon (DSFO) is an anti-poverty nonprofit organization that has been helping low-income women successfully transition back into the workforce since 1999. Each of our staff members can tell you story after story of the women they’ve worked with, coached, and helped to re-create their lives with a new job and a new opportunity. DSFO has been growing rapidly– the need is huge, the opportunity is almost endless, and our friends in the community have supported us with increasing resources as they recognize how effective our services are.

For further information visit the website at: www.dressforsuccessoregon.org


The next Executive Director will be an energetic and compassionate leader who can step in and continue our remarkable growth while adhering to the values that have made us so effective. If you have a passion for fundraising, a deep heart for women’s issues, a wealth of energy, humor, and humility, this position may be a fit for you. The new Executive Director will:

• Have extensive successful experience working with major donors and have the skills to build increasing support for our programs.
• Have wide experience in all aspects of fundraising, including events, earned income, and planned giving.
• Be a charismatic public face of Dress for Success, energized by telling our stories and meeting new friends who support our mission.
• Be passionate about empowering women and families.
• Have a nurturing and compassionate leadership style with a capacity to relate to people from all walks of life.
• Have the financial understanding and business acumen to run and grow a million dollar business.
• Effectively delegate, lead by example, support and rely on a highly qualified staff to achieve great results.
• Have experience working with a highly effective nonprofit board of directors.
• Have the energy and drive to increase the financial strength of DSFO to expand our programs.
• Have broad experience working with volunteers and volunteer-driven programs.
• Demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Present a calm demeanor with critical thinking and listening skills.
• Possess the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
• Have a good sense of humor.

- Five years of leadership experience with a firm commitment to collaborative, team-oriented management in a mission-driven organization
- A passion for DFSO’s mission, values and programs
- Demonstrated strong fundraising skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative
- Bachelor’s degree; relevant advanced degree preferred


1. A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment.
2. The names and contact information of four professional references.
3. A cover letter that addresses the following questions:
- Why do you want this position?
- What is it about your experience and talent that make you an outstanding candidate for this position?
- What are two examples of decisions you have made as a leader that exemplify your leadership style?
- How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to: bobhazen@nonprofitoregon.org with “DSFO” in the title by Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.

Salary / Pay Rate:$70,000 — $80,000 plus benefits


position summary:

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014 at VIGOR Industrial Shipyard

The Gala is our largest PNCA fundraiser of the year, and will feature artwork by PNCA students, art direction by Michael Curry and a special performance by kd lang. Catered dinner, refreshments & snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities include:

Room attendants for VIPs, gallery attendants, coat check, registration & reception, bid spotters & recorders, and pre-event set up.

Several shifts are available:

Pre-event shifts (in May, dates TBD)
Afternoon set up shift (noon – 4:30pm)
Evening shift 1 (5:00pm – 7:30pm)
Evening shift 2 (7:30 – 10:00pm)
Late evening shift (10:00 – 11:00pm)

Contact Melinda or Laurel for more information!
Volunteer Coordinator: Melinda Stoops 503.821.8887 mstoops@pnca.edu

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator: Laurel Priest laurelp89@gmail.com

Apply by:May 14, 2014


organization:Oregon Walks
position summary:

The Board of Directors of Oregon Walks is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic professional with a passion for pedestrian advocacy to serve as the organization’s next Executive Director.

The Executive Director of Oregon Walks will be an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial professional, responsible for maintaining and building current programs and strategic partnerships while managing the organization’s operations and resource development. The Executive Director will collaborate with a wide range of members, volunteers, elected officials, and transportation and planning experts to further the mission of Oregon Walks.

S/he will work closely with a high-level board of directors and volunteers whose leadership about pedestrian issues in urban and regional planning and social and community justice is helping to shape the future of our state.

Successful candidates will possess a strong capacity to work independently, demonstrate entrepreneurial enthusiasm and absolute reliability, and have the experience and/or ability to smoothly manage the day-to-day operations of a small nonprofit. S/he will have the community-building and fundraising skills to expand and deepen Oregon Walks’ work and further the vision of Oregon Walks’ membership and board of directors.

This is a part-time (.6 FTE) position and is based in Portland, Oregon.

About Oregon Walks
Oregon Walks, formerly the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, is a nonprofit, membership-based advocacy organization that has been dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking in Oregon safe and attractive since 1991. Oregon Walks boasts a strong history of success, many committed civic stakeholders, and a passionate and growing membership. The organization is well positioned to play a pivotal role influencing Oregon’s transportation future and addressing the needs of pedestrians across the state.

The new Executive Director will have an opportunity to lead successful programs and advocacy campaigns as well as collaborate with an engaged and dynamic board to develop and implement new initiatives to further the organization’s mission.

Salary / Pay Rate:$30,000 / year + benefits for .6 FTE
Apply by:May 2, 2014


organization:First Presbyterian Church
position summary:

Historic downtown church and event venue is seeking a part-time Facilities/Event Staff person to work 2-3 events a month equating to approximately 10-15 hours per month (potentially more). The position is primarily evening and weekend hours with some daytime hours as needed so a flexible schedule is a plus. Given the limited number of hours, this position is ideal for a student or someone looking to supplement their income. The ideal candidate will be someone who is responsible, friendly, dependable, a hard-worker, and goes above and beyond to complete tasks.

The job description and qualifications are as follows:
1. Responsible for unlocking building at start of event and locking building when the event concludes.
2. Works in a support role at special events held at the church such as weddings, memorials, rentals etc.
3. Follows detailed set-up instructions for each event and reset after the event (Set-up/takedown may require moving heavy tables, furniture, and several hundred chairs).
4. Provide excellent service to visitors and members to provide a welcoming environment, solve problems, and provide assistance as needed.
5. Exterior cleaning/care of all church property which includes but is not limited to emptying trash cans, picking up litter, watering plants etc.
6. Set up, arrange, and reset rooms for church activities as needed.
7. Supplements building security as needed during regular business hours and for special events by manning any unlocked entrances to ensure only guests and members enter the building.
8. Assists with event clean up (cleanup may include vacuuming, cleaning/restocking bathrooms, washing dishes after events, and other duties as needed).
9. Assist with use of audio visual equipment.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10-11/hour


organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Early Childhood Educator
30 hours per week

Veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Early Childhood Educator primarily implements interpretive programming, designed for ages 0-6, for the visiting public, including schools, families, children, and adults. The early childhood educator will provide both structured interpretive programs and casual interpretative experiences for these audiences.

Successful applicants will be able to present science process and content in an engaging way and interact with a diverse population of learners, have experience working with pre-school age children and a working knowledge of early childhood educational theories and practices, have the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once, maintain a safe and secure environment, have strong customer service skills, and contribute to a positive team dynamic. Candidate must have a BA/BS in science or education or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and a minimum of 2 years working with young children and families and 1 year informal experience in teaching. Experience with volunteers and fluency in a language in addition to English is preferred. Candidate must pass pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks such as a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and reference checks.

Pay Rate: $12.09 - $14.81 per hour.

If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit http://omsi.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php.

OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.09 - $14.81 per hour
Apply by:May 21, 2014


organization:REACH Community Development
position summary:

Part time .75 May and June .50 for school year
• Identifies, develops, coordinates and facilitates skill-building workshops and recreational activities in and near the building sites for youth of all ages (examples include: science experiments, outdoor games, reading and writing, arts and crafts, cooking).
• Coordinates and supervises field trips with large groups of youth, families, and volunteers to sites around the Vancouver area.
• Completes all administrative duties related to service/activity documentation.
• Maintains connections with parents regarding their child’s participation in Youth Program activities.
• Communicates with Resident Services staff about parent requests for information and referral services.
• Assists Resident Services staff with program evaluation process.
• Works with parents to facilitate volunteer opportunities and program input.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12 - 14 an hour
Apply by:May 7, 2014


organization:Transition Projects. Inc.
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This full-time position works at the Bud Clark Commons in downtown Portland but supports all Transition Projects locations.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209

April 21, 2014

Position: Marketing and Fundraising Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Hours: Full time Exempt (weekends and evenings as needed)
Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 Annually DOE/Q
Benefits: Standard Benefit Package


The Marketing and Fundraising Manager is responsible for multiple functions including general internal and external communications; public relations; marketing/branding; fund raising; donations; special events; and volunteer program management.


● Develops and implements an annual marketing and communications plan.
● Develops and implements communication and media strategies to reach a broader audience including the identification of key audiences and the corresponding messages and tactics to be utilized.

● Develops and manages all print and online communications from conceptual stage to content development to distribution.
● Coordinates agency presence on online channels such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, business directories, and community calendars.
● Acts as agency's representative at various community functions, churches, civic groups, etc., making presentations to those groups to educate the community as to the mission and needs of Transition Projects.
● Actively seeks opportunities to communicate the mission work of Transition Projects through public addresses, newsletters, and news releases.

● Manage internal communications output.
● Suggest what information should be presented to employees.
● Publish stories on agency’s Intranet.
● Edit and revise content as necessary.
● Ensure that staff are aware of major agency initiatives, programs and events.

● Lead the agency’s public relations efforts and assist in representing the agency to the community.
● Coordinates media outreach including: establishing and cultivating relationships with journalists and media contacts; writing media releases; securing media placements; posting on external blogs, calendars and other media sites; and developing and executing media training for key staff and board members.

● Major donor relations:
o Develop master list of donors
o Generate letters of acknowledgement to donors.
● Capital campaigns
● Identifies and cultivates relationships with new and existing donors and prospects.
● Provides staffing to the Board of Director’s Marketing and Development Committee
● Produce appeals letters
● Participate and lead Transition Projects’ efforts in external workplace giving events, partner-led fundraisers (such as Willamette Week Give!Guide and the Oregonian’s Book of Giving).
● Lead donor recognition events, including the development of the agency’s donor wall.
● Assures timely and accurate coordination with Fiscal Department

o SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING: Plan and organize a minimum of two annual events:
● Soup for the Soul, a culinary fundraiser supporting Transition Projects;
● Jean’s Place Luncheon, a luncheon that supports our program for women.

o VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Supervise and assist the Volunteer Coordinator in her/his oversight of all aspects of the agency volunteer program (particularly the Meal Provider program), including recruitment, screening, placement, training, scheduling, tracking, acknowledgement, recognition, and review.

o IN KIND DONATIONS: Supervise and assist the Resource Coordinators in their work of purchasing, solicitation, pickup, and acknowledgement of supplies and in-kind donations including food from the Oregon Food Bank.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Each Transition Projects employee must:
1. Represent the organization professionally at all times.
2. Provide positive role models to residents, tenants and clients.
3. Maintain positive relations with clients, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public.
4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.
5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed. .
6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
7. Exercise necessary cost control measures.
8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames.
9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment.
11. Demonstrate initiative.
12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and relationships.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with clients, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public.
2. Hearing adequate for telephone and intercom work. Vision adequate for close work.
3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment.
4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, climb stairs, and squat.
5. Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation.
6. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.

The right individual for this position is a strong leader, has a passion for helping others, is dedicated to principles of equity, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways. This position also requires the following qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree with major in business, marketing, or communications preferred.
2. Minimum 3 years’ experience in nonprofit communication and/or fundraising. Certified Fund Raising Executive credential a plus.
3. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. Adept at public speaking, advocacy, and media relations.
4. Demonstrated success in branding and in positioning an organization to achieve recognition and tangible outcomes.
5. Demonstrated success in fund development, ideally in the non-profit social service sector.
6. Experience overseeing volunteer programs.
7. Advanced computer skills, with preference for Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office and PageMaker skills. Expertise with Donor Perfect or similar application a plus.
8. Advanced web-based communications skills including web site development, creation of promotional materials, and composition of position papers, newsletters, etc.
9. Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently.
10. Ability to work as part of a team, and also to work independently, with minimal supervision.
11. Ability to work proactively and effectively with diverse populations.

Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland OR 97209.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Salary / Pay Rate:$45,000 - $55,000/Yr DOE/Q