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organization:Northwest Housing Alternatives
position summary:

Northwest Housing Alternatives is hiring for a Housing Department Coordinator. This is an exempt para-professional position that assists NHA’s Housing Department. The Housing Department works to provide affordable housing to Oregonians with low incomes, including families, seniors, people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness. It consists of two divisions that work together closely: Asset Management and Development. The Housing Department Coordinator will assist both divisions in their many tasks and can be assigned work by any member of the Asset Management or Development Division. S/he works under the general direction and guidance of Housing Development and Asset Management staff who assign tasks. S/he will be supervised by the Housing Development Director.

ASSET MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Establish and maintain electronic and hard copy records of Asset Management functions.
2. Assist in tracking of capital improvements, property rehabilitations and unit turns.
3. Assist in the preparation of periodic reports to lenders, investors, public funding agencies and the NHA Board of Directors.
4. Provide data processing into established analytic systems.
5. Assist in research tasks and compilation with presentations of informational data.
6. Assist in procurement processes for Asset Management related functions.
7. Insure quality, uniformity and accuracy of both received and presented financial reporting.
8. Assist, monitor and track assets transition from Development to Asset Management.
9. Provide general administrative and clerical support for the Asset Management staff.
10. Other duties as assigned.

DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Establish and maintain paper and electronic files of Housing Development functions.
2. Assist in obtaining financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other subsidies by collecting and circulating documents.
3. Assist in preparing funding applications by collecting documents, conducting research, completing forms, and assembling/submitting application materials.
4. Assist in project closeout by collecting documents, completing forms, and submitting materials as directed.
5. Obtain bids for professional services as directed.
6. Assist in the coordination community input and/or land use review processes by arranging meetings, providing required notice, and obtaining, setting up, and returning equipment.
7. Assist in the construction management process by collecting invoices, preparing requisitions and draw requests, and collaborating with NHA’s Finance department to ensure vendors are paid in a timely fashion.
8. Produce reports required by funders and investors.
9. Provide general administrative and clerical support for the Housing Development staff.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Please send letter of interest and resume to info@nwhousing.org. The position will be open until filled.

Salary / Pay Rate:Wage is dependent upon experience

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organization:211info
position summary:

Help strengthen communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington by referring clients to health and social services programs that can make a difference. 211info is hiring part-time, temporary Community Information Specialists for its Portland call center.

211info connects the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington with the social services they need by helping people find resources such as health care, shelters, food pantries, foreclosure prevention counseling, employment and education programs.

The Community Information Specialist provides excellent customer service to diverse customers by phone and texting. The Specialist interviews callers, scans a database for resource information and engages in creative problem-solving. 211info's work is compassionate, fast-paced and efficient.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Spanish/English bilingual strongly preferred.

Intensive multi-week training will be provided for all specialists.

To apply, go to http://211info.org/about-211info/employment. No phone calls will be accepted. Applications must be received by 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Apply by:September 17, 2014

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organization:Catholic Community Services
position summary:

Catholic Community Services is looking for creative and flexible therapists to join our Portland team. Therapists provide therapeutic interventions to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Includes crisis intervention and extended stabilization as well as long-term, team-based services. Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports and other community service providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families. Position requires 24/7 on call availability.

Full-time position with benefits. Position open until filled. For full job description and application, please go to www.ccsww.org (click on “Employment” and search for position in the “Southwest region”) or apply in person at 1904 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202.
Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter.
Resumes not accepted in lieu of application.

CCSWW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER VALUING DIVERSITY.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary $45,000 - $49,000 depending on experience.

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organization:Habitat for Humanity ReStore
position summary:

This is a paid full-time position with benefits reporting directly to the ReStore Manager. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for oversight, planning and control of the warehouse, working with other ReStore staff in running the day-to-day operations of the store and driving or assisting the driver of the donations truck as needed.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience.
Apply by:September 21, 2014

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organization:LfieWorks NW
position summary:

LifeWorks NW has an opening for a MANAGER, CLINICAL OPERATIONS - #1680:
* Manager, Clinic Operations provides operational leadership and strategic direction to multiple behavioral health clinic sites ensuring consistent clinic operations. Responsible for leading and coordinating specific projects and programs, including system strategic initiatives. Responsible for participation in shared activities with other administrative and clinical departments to improve the delivery of effective support services and agency infrastructure. This position assists with supply purchasing and allocation, space planning and work order prioritization. The Manager of Clinic Operations oversees administrative support staff and Office Managers and reports to the Vice President of Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* The ideal candidate is a strong leader with excellent project management skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. They have had previous experience working in a healthcare setting and/or non-profit. A background with space planning is preferred. Must have an intermediate level of competency with Microsoft Access as well as excel, word, and outlook.

Position includes benefits such as medical/dental, PTO (paid time off)

Go to LifeWorks NW website to apply for this or any other job openings: www.lifeworksnw.org. Choose CAREERS. This is the Manager, Clinical Operations - job #1680.

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.
We encourage women and men of all cultural backgrounds and ages to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer
www.lifeworksnw.org

Salary / Pay Rate: $45,876 to $50,000 per year. Benefits include medical/dental/PTO (paid time off), 403(b) retirement plan.

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organization:Volunteer Positive
position summary:

Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people infected and affected with HIV, is looking for an intern from October 1st until the end of the 2014 year to help design, coordinate and execute a development and fundraising strategy including grant applications, crowdsourcing, donations, public relations, and expense tracking. Additional duties would be working on the internal proceedures and policies for the organization and some content generation. This grassroots organization is the first NGO of its kind, and has been recognized nationally and internationally, and is hoping to grow to a new level. This internship is unpaid, and would require 20 hours a week committment but with very flexible hours. Volunteer Positive's newly acquired office is located near Burnside and 24th in SE Portland.

Salary / Pay Rate:No Pay
Apply by:September 18, 2014

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organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking two on-call Research and Development Assistants who will be responsible for best practices, innovative ideas, and a collaborative process to support the development of informal science education experiences including exhibits, multimedia and technology, and writing of proposals to fund projects.

The ideal candidate will have, but not limited to:

• Serve as a team member of OMSI divisions, projects, and committees as assigned; liaison with other divisions as appropriate for the position.
• Assist in the gathering and synthesizing of information regarding appropriate content, approaches, best practices and existing work on exhibit topics.
• Assist in the research, writing, and procurement of content and images for labels, interactive components, and interpretive programming for exhibits and related experiences.
• Assist with the development of exhibit content and design.
• Support project team during exhibit development.
• Support reporting and dissemination processes.
• Identify, contact and collaborate with project advisors.
• Support development of project plan and write narrative for project proposals.
• Support the planning of advisory and oversight meetings.
• Support communications with external collaborators, clients, and contractors.
• Support organizational and team processes including ideating, framework development, and planning.

The candidate must also have, but not limited to:

Principles and practices of science, technology, math, and engineering interpretation and education
• Demonstrated knowledge of science, technology, math or engineering.
• Demonstrated research and writing experience for public audiences.
• Basic understanding of developmentally appropriate educational approaches.
• Familiar with accessible design.

Principles and Practices of Informal Learning Environments and Participant Behavior
• Demonstrated experience advocating for the accessibility, inclusion and safety of educational experiences.
• Demonstrated interest and ability in informal science education.
• Knowledge of learning styles and ways of knowing.
• Basic understanding of museum experiences (exhibits and programs).
• Basic understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math learning.

• B.A. or B.S. in science, science, education, science communication, museum studies or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum 1 year of project coordination and project management skills.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in formal and/or informal educational settings.
• Minimum 1 year of experience writing about or presenting science for the public.
• ability to pass pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.

To apply for this opening please visit http://omsi.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-621093.html.

Pay: $13.87 – 17.00 per hour.
Position open until filled.

OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.87 - $17.00 per hour.

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organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking two on-call Junior Exhibit Developers who will be responsible for incorporating best practices, innovative ideas, and a collaborative process to sometimes lead and sometimes support the development of informal science education experiences including exhibits, multimedia and technology and the writing of proposals to fund projects.

The ideal candidate will have, but not limited to:

• Serve as a team member of OMSI divisions, projects, and committees as assigned; liaison with other divisions as appropriate for the position.
• Lead or support gathering and synthesis of information regarding appropriate content, approaches, best practices and existing work on exhibit topics.
• Lead or support the research, writing, and procurement of content and images for labels, interactives, and interpretive programming for exhibits and related experiences.
• Lead or support the development of exhibit content and design.
• Support project team during exhibit development.
• Lead or support reporting and dissemination processes
• Lead or support communications with project advisors, collaborators, clients, and contractors.
• Lead or support development of project plan and write narratives for project proposals.
• Lead or support organizational and team processes including ideating, framework development, and planning.

The candidate must also have, but not limited to:

Principles and practices of science, technology, math, and engineering interpretation and education
• Demonstrated knowledge of science, technology, math or engineering.
• Demonstrated research and writing experience for public audiences.
• Basic understanding of developmentally appropriate educational approaches.
• Familiar with accessible design.

Principles and Practices of Informal Learning Environments and Participant Behavior
• Demonstrated experience advocating for the accessibility, inclusion and safety of educational experiences
• Demonstrated interest and ability in informal science education.
• Knowledge of learning styles and ways of knowing.
• Basic understanding of museum experiences (exhibits and programs).
• Basic understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math learning.

• Graduate degree in science, science, education, science communication, museum studies or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum 3 year of project coordination and project management skills.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in formal and/or informal educational settings.
• Minimum 2 year of experience writing about or presenting science for the public.
• ability to pass pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.

To apply for this opening please visit http://omsi.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-621107.html.

Pay: $17.04 - $21.30 per hour.
Position open until filled.

OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:$17.04 - $21.30 per hour.

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organization:Oregon Food Bank
position summary:

Who we are:
Oregon Food Bank provides food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
• We are collaborative. At the center of a network of over 950 partners, OFB’s work is done in collaboration with organizations throughout Oregon and in Clark County, WA.
• We focus on freshness. OFB’s Produce Initiative and Fresh Alliance Programs bring fresh food to our neighbors in need.
• We champion self-reliance. OFB’s education courses teach skills that make families more resilient and impact life-long changes to eating habits.
• We advocate for change. OFB advocates for public policies and programs that address the root causes of hunger.

Who we are looking for:
We believe that communities thrive when people are nourished and that everyone deserves healthy, fresh, food. Oregon Food Bank is seeking an energetic, highly motivated School Pantry Outreach Coordinator who thrives in a fast paced, highly fluid, work environment. As the School Pantry Outreach Coordinator you have strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, thrive on bringing people and organizations together to build successful school pantry programs and excel in multi-tasking, goal-setting, accountability and workload prioritization. You are fluent in Spanish, culturally savvy and enjoy working with people from all walks of life.

This position will drive frequently for work performed in the community. Work is typically performed in the tri-county area with occasional travel outside of the Portland Metro area.

Who you are:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You believe that no one should be hungry and that together we can solve hunger. You are known for your enthusiasm and your ability to foster relationships that lead to building long term organizational capacity. You thrive on increasing access to food assistance through community outreach and the creation of meaningful volunteer experiences. You are self-directed yet flexible and excel in a swiftly changing, team oriented, and entrepreneurial environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership, direction, training and support to School Pantry Coordinators to increase the number of parents and primary caregivers accessing food and skill-building classes and serving as volunteers in school pantries throughout Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.
• Conduct client and volunteer outreach at schools and provide training and recognition to school pantry volunteers.
• Develop resources and strategies for the implementation of effective client outreach and volunteer management based on local and national best practices.
• Develop tools and resources to measure the success of client outreach and volunteer programs in school pantries.
• Work collaboratively with the Statewide Education and Training Coordinator to implement effective skill building classes and or workshops in school pantries.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:
• Minimum 2 years of demonstrated success in volunteer and program coordination.
• Proven success as a technical assistance provider serving diverse stakeholders using a range of approaches and methods.
• Previous work with low-income residents and proven ability to work effectively with diverse community members.
• Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English.
• A collaborative and flexible style, with a learning orientation and team approach, including excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and standard office equipment.
• Willingness to use personal vehicle for OFB business.
• Multi-cultural skills are strongly preferred.
• Experience with digital records retention and data management, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) and physical inventory systems preferred.
• Experience with on-line communication tools such as SharePoint, Constant Contact GoTo Meeting, Facebook and Twitter preferred.
• Previous work within a school or with after-school programs preferred.

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://oregonfoodbank.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Please upload your professional resume and cover letter.

Deadline to Apply: September 22, 2014

About Oregon Food Bank:
Our Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root cause…because no one should be hungry.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE. Minimum pay grade starts at $38,334 per year.
Apply by:September 20, 2014

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organization:Transition Projects. Inc.
position summary:

PART TIME TEMPORARY JOB DESCRIPTION
September 9, 2014

Position: Transition Projects Case Manager (Part Time)
Supervisor: Housing Services Director
Hours: 20 Hours per Week, Normally Mon - Fri
(Will Include Some Evening Hours)
Wage: $15.53 Hourly Wage
Eligible for Linguist Differential

PURPOSE

Provide comprehensive case management services to access, shelter and retention clients, focusing on housing placement and stability, client engagement, and socialization within the community.

The Transition Projects Case Management program covers three distinct areas of client service: Access, Housing and Retention. Employees hired as Case Managers are expected to be able and willing to perform the duties of each of these functions and may have duty priorities adjusted as needed. Duties may take place at any of our service sites.

This is a temporary position in support of the seasonal Winter Shelter. Anticipated duration is from approximately November 1, 2014, until on or about April 30, 2015. Exact dates may adjust somewhat but will not exceed six months total duration.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Access, Housing, and Retention:

1. Assist in the development and implementation of individual goals and objectives to attain stability, housing and ultimately maintain self- sufficiency.
2. Address barriers to individual goals and objectives including (but not limited to) - mental health, substance use, income development, tenant education, socialization, basic needs.
3. Identify, locate and coordinate delivery of services for clients.
4. Meet with residents as needed to provide and coordinate delivery of services.
5. Coordinate with agency staff to provide consistent quality and comprehensive services to clients.
6. Develop and maintain relations with community resources to assure service availability to clients.
7. Create and maintain relationships and resource knowledge specific to the population served.
8. Coordinate housing placement and retention services.
9. Conduct home visits (this duty requires the ability to operate the agency automobile).
General:
1. Attend staff meetings, case management meetings and partner meetings as assigned.
2. Maintain accurate, updated and comprehensive client files.
3. Maintain accurate and updated documentation of services in HMIS.
4. Adhere to allocated budgetary guidelines.
5. Provide monthly Case Management Reports as requested.
6. Facilitate groups such as Retention, Men’s and Women’s Engagement, etc.
7. Follow Case Management Best Practices.
8. Other duties as assigned.

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.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with clients, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public.
2. Hearing adequate for telephone 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, squat, and climb stairs.
5. Sitting at a desk completing paperwork and working on a computer for lengthy periods.
6. Mobility to allow responsive traveling to client residences located around the metro area.
7. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. The right individual for this position has a passion for helping others, is nonjudgmental, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways.
2. Applicant s must:
a. Possess a Bachelor's degree with 1 year experience in case management and 1 year experience working with homeless persons, or
b. Have had 3 years experience working with homeless populations with at least one of those years performing case management for that population.
3. Demonstrated ability to interact with other agencies in developing and providing services to clients; including ability to advocate on behalf of clients for services with other agencies.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of chemical dependency and mental health issues and appropriate treatment resources.
5. Ability to identify and work effectively with property and building managers, developing positive long-term relationships.
6. Ability to provide mediation between agencies, clients, and property and building managers.
7. Up-to-date familiarity of community resources and services available to assist the homeless.
8. Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues and resources.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist the homeless.
10. Demonstrated knowledge of services available to assist veterans.
11. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in the delivery of services to clients.
12. Computer literacy. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs.
13. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive client files.
14. Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive statistical and narrative reports.
15. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
16. Valid driver’s license, liability insurability and possession of reliable transportation, or otherwise capable of responsive off-premises mobility.

APPLICATION PROCESS
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 St, Portland OR 97209.
Disclaimer
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:$15.53 per Hour (eligible for linguist differential)