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Digest for August 18, 2008

Digest Contents:

Green Sprouts Organic Baby And Family Festival
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
CUB Seeks Staff Attorney: Energy and Consumer Law
Development Database Specialist
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS
Box Office Manager - Full time
Door Canvassers Needed for Nature - Organizing & Fundraising
Alberta Cooperative Grocery hiring Perishables Buyer
FREE Piano Organ
2008 Skidmore Prize call for nominations / applications
"Write a Business Plan" class
Career Development & Training for 18-24 year olds
Earning publicity, CubeSpace workshop, this Tuesday, 8/19
Volunteer: Make College a Reality for Portland's Brightest
Volunteer for Wine & Land Benefit 9/7/08
Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program_Volunteer or Academic Field Placement/Internship

Events

Green Sprouts Organic Baby And Family Festival

The ReDirect Guide announces the 3rd annual Green Sprouts Organic Baby and Family Festival Saturday, September 13th at Peninsula Park (700 N Rosa Parks Blvd) from 10AM -5PM. Green Sprouts is a community-inspired event that celebrates natural and healthy options for expecting parents and young families. The one-day festival will promote eco-friendly products, community-connecting ideas, and natural options for birthing and raising children. A three-dollar suggested donation at the door will benefit the Josiah Hill III Clinic. For more information, seminar schedules and a full list of activities, please visit www.GreenSproutsFest.com.

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Jobs & Internships

Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

 

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

August 15, 2008

 

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent  youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve.  All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

 

 

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CUB Seeks Staff Attorney: Energy and Consumer Law

The Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon (CUB) is hiring a full-time attorney to represent residential ratepayers in utility rate cases, and in the development of energy policy related to climate change and the environment.

CUB is an independent non-profit established under Oregon law to represent residential ratepayers before the PUC, the Legislature, Oregon Courts and other forums. Since its establishment in 1984, CUB has saved ratepayers more than $4 billion and has helped create innovative energy policy, including the Oregon Renewable Energy Standard and the establishment of the Energy Trust of Oregon.

For more information, go to www.oregoncub.org.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by September 1, 2008.

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Information

organization:YWCA Clark County
position summary:

Responsible for efficiently and accurately processing contributions and producing appropriate donor acknowledgements; creating new records and updating existing records; and maintenance to ensure an accurate database. Must be a skilled user of databases (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge preferred) and MS Office. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Input all donations into the database (such as contributions, special events, membership, etc.). 2. Produce all written correspondence (acknowledgement letters/notes, tax receipts) on behalf of programs and the organization. 3. Process new data or changes to existing data in the database (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge).

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.79 to $18.62 per hour

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS – 

Tutor - posted 8/8/08 - Open Until Filled, first review 8/19

Highly motivated, energetic and outgoing team player to develop and coordinate tutoring program in alternative school serving diverse group of homeless youth. Tutor students; develop individualized, academically appropriate plans; recruit and train community tutors; and act as liaison to housing. Ability to relate easily to diverse groups, well organized with strong attention to detail. BA/BS plus 2 years relevant education or youth experience. Spanish fluency preferred. Diversity valued. Full-time position; funding secured through 7/31/09. Up to $29K DOQ + benefits.

Case Manager - posted 8/8/08 - Open Until Filled

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Box Office Manager - Full time

Salary Range: $30,000 - $32,000 DOE Benefits Included

Start Date: September 2008

The Box Office Manager serves to manage the sale of tickets to customers, both by working with customers directly and by training staff to work directly with customers. Responsible for financial reporting functions, monitoring, and reconciling data, the Box Office Manager operates in accordance with Broadway Rose Theater Company standards and guidelines. The Box Office Manager must be able to think strategically and manage staff through effective leadership and clear communications.

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Information

organization:Bark
position summary:

General Responsibilities: Canvassers would be responsible for contacting the public at their homes in assigned neighborhoods. Their function is to build Bark’s membership, promote upcoming hikes and television shows, fundraise, and motivate supporters to get involved.

Bark is a community based group dedicated to preserving the forests, waters, and wildlife of Mount Hood National Forest and the surrounding regions.

Salary / Pay Rate:$9/hr. + 40% of fundraising amount over goal

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Alberta Cooperative Grocery hiring Perishables Buyer

NOW HIRING! Alberta Cooperative Grocery is currently accepting applications for a Perishables Buyer.

Qualifications:

-experience with buying for a natural foods store

-experience with margins and budgets

-excellent customer service skills

-experiences with consensus decision making

-clear communication skills and a desire to prioritize the

-development of these skills

-willingness to help create a positive work environment

hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 6:30am-1pm plus additional time for meetings and projects.

$8/hour starting wage - $9.60 after 80 hours Benefits include health & dental insurance and paid vacation after 3 months, grocery discounts and amazing co-workers in a dynamic and awesome environment.

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Nonprofit News

FREE Piano Organ

A Conn piano organ was donated to a local non-profit, but it needs repair and our storage is limited so we would like to pass it along to someone who can use it. It plugs in and turns on, but not sure what else it needs to get it to work. FREE!! Must arange your own pick up, no delivery available. I have some pictures as well if you want to see them.

Please call Jill at 503-988-4996 x265 if you are interested.

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2008 Skidmore Prize call for nominations / applications

The Skidmore Prize honors outstanding young adults (age 35 and under) who devote their full-time work to non-profit organizations within the Portland Community. The purpose is to recognize and encourage their long-term commitment and to inspire others.

Candidates must:

• Work for a charitable non-profit organization in the Portland metro area. • Work at least 30 hours a week for the non-profit. • Earn less than $35,000 per year. Winners will be selected from the following categories: Animals, The Arts, Community, The Environment, Health, Schools, Social Welfare, and Youth.

Skidmore Prize strives to represent and celebrate the diversity of the Portland Metro community.

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Q & A

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Trainings

"Write a Business Plan" class

Not sure where to start? Whether you are a small business or a self-employed creative, this class will help you create a business plan and gain renewed clarity and confidence. Each week will focus on a different part of the business plan, covering: Mission and Vision; Company Overview; Goals and Objectives; SWOT Analysis/ Marketing plans; and Financial Documents.

Write a Business Plan PAINLESSLY Tuesdays, September 2-23, 6:00-8:00 DIY Lounge, 4429 SE Woodstock Find more information and register at http://www.diylounge.com.

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Career Development & Training for 18-24 year olds

Professional training * Job & Internship connections * College support

Open Meadow’s Career Connections Program is a free career development program for Portland yong adults 18-24 looking to jumpstart their careers!

The 5-week training is as an introduction to workplace professionalism & a gateway to 3-years of advanced career development & college support with Open Meadow.

Career focus areas: public service/local government, banking, office/admin, & professional business (but we work with students who have a variety of career & education goals)

Fall training begins September 17th & applicants should call to schedule an interview no later than September 9th.

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Earning publicity, CubeSpace workshop, this Tuesday, 8/19

"Earning publicity: How to share your story to get (and stay) in the media"

Are you a nonprofit or business marketing/development/executive staff asking yourself: How do I get my organization into the media? What does a good story actually look like? What makes the media people tick (and how do I make sure not to tick them off)? How do I draft a powerful press release? Why pitch (and how)? What do I do after the story gets covered?

Find answers to these and many other questions as well as lots of practical real-life tips at this workshop.

Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, Oregon

Presenters:

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Volunteering

Volunteer: Make College a Reality for Portland's Brightest

Young Professionals Needed to Make College a Reality for Portland Area's Brightest High School Students  Portland's Minds Matter students are studying at schools like Columbia University, Georgetown University, Smith College, and Dartmouth's Rassias School in France. With graduation from these prestigious summer programs, each of these talented Portland Public School sophomores and juniors has a strong shot at acceptance into top notch colleges and or universities. They'll owe their journeys (and their futures) to the dedicated college graduates and Portland area professionals who served as their mentors at Minds Matter. 

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Volunteer for Wine & Land Benefit 9/7/08

Three Rivers Land Conservancy is seeking volunteers for our 6th Annual Wine & Land Benefit. This is a really fun event at a great location.

Sunday, September 7th at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

We are still looking for volunteers to fill these positions:

* SET UP- Time: 9am-1pm. * RESTAURANT/WINERY GREETER - Time: 1-3pm. * SERVERS, BUSSERS - Time: 2-7pm -Great customer service skills required! * TAKE-DOWN - Time: 7-9pm.

Event description: Great food paired with great wine! There will be 20 wine and food stations where guest can meet the winemakers and chefs and learn about their goods. Visit www.trlc.org/wineandlandfolder.

For more information about volunteering, contact Amanda at 503-699-9825 or [email protected] Thank You!

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Work with Diverse Teenage Children as a Health Mentor with MIKE Program_Volunteer or Academic Field Placement/Internship

 

About:  www.mikeprogram.org

Contact:  [email protected]/ 503-296-7705

 

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