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Digest for September 12, 2008

Digest Contents:

Write On! Concert with Anne Weiss & Friends on Saturday September 13
PP&R; Asset Disposition Policy - Citywide Parks Team, 9/18/ 08
City Repair Burrito Night at Laughing Planet, September 18th, 6-10 pm
GET MOVING--Physical Fitness Program for Youth of All Abilities
NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association) re: Meetings that work! 9/18
New Writing Workshop Added!
NW Documentary Announces New Fall Storytelling Workshops!
Mindful Gifts Bazaar -- Register Now!!!
OPEN POSITION: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Community Outreach Specialist
Internships at Medical Teams International
Volunteer Coordinator
Operations Management Consultant position (Short-term, LINKS/AmeriCorps)
Job Posting Health Dean - Concordia University Portland
Part-time Bookkeeper for Archdiocese of Portland/St. Philip Neri
Professional Placement (P2) Accepting Applications for Environmentally Focused Americorps Positions
SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator - Lane Middle School
Assistant Teacher
Homework Club Coordinator - PT/AmeriCorps position
Aging Services Case Manager Position at Neighborhood House
SUN School Instructor Needed at Neighborhood House - ESL Focus
Resident Services Coordinator I - Portland Impact
Shared Office Space Available for Progressive Non-Profits
New OMSI Podcast: Black Holes and Compressed Air
Ecotrust Announces Partnership with AIA Portland
Registration Deadline Extended for Ready to Rent Instructor Training
Free Class for Caregivers of Older Adults: Starts Oct. 15th
Friends of Trees Expands Fall Leadership Trainings
Volunteer for the Sunshine Division--Cranberry Sauce Needed
Volunteers needed: Run for Congo Women - Sunday, Sept 14th
Volunteer Nature Guides Needed
Help fight dating, domestic, and sexual violence in Portland!

Events

Write On! Concert with Anne Weiss & Friends on Saturday September 13

Just in time for expressing your opinion on the election mania, the ongoing Write On! concert series returns with a concert by Anne Weiss and Friends.

Write On! concerts feature the opportunity for audience members to write letters on public issues to politicians and news media while listening to some of the finest local musicians. Paper & envelopes, pens, stamps and - most important - addresses - are provided so audience members can listen and write - although the sing-alongs ensure that the evening is not allowed to get too serious.

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PP&R Asset Disposition Policy - Citywide Parks Team, 9/18/ 08

Portland Citywide Parks Team Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Portland Building, Forest Park Room, 13th Floor 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

Topic:  Draft Asset Disposition Policy Guest:  Brett Horner, Manager, Strategic Planning Projects             Portland Parks & Recreation

One of the issues identified as a result of conversations regarding Mt. Tabor Park was the realization that Portland Parks & Recreation lacked a formal policy to guide the disposition of parks assets. Disposition of assets is part of the bureau's larger "Asset Management Strategy".

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City Repair Burrito Night at Laughing Planet, September 18th, 6-10 pm

Come join us for a night of beans, fun, more beans and more fun at Laughing Planet on Belmont! 

On Thursday, September 18th, from 6-10 pm, Laughing Planet will donate a portion of all funds to City Repair.  Come gather, eat, talk and laugh with us!  We'll have a raffle, with winners announced at the end of the night.  There may even be some live music, if yer lucky.

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GET MOVING--Physical Fitness Program for Youth of All Abilities

The Karen Gaffney Foundation in cooperation with Portland and Lake Oswego Parks and Rec is now taking registration for our upcoming "Get Moving" classes.

Sign-up your student now to help them build a physical fitness and nutrition plan for life!

We specialize in adaptive recreation for students of all abilities and we will introduce students to new exercises, nutrition, and assist them in creating a fitness "life plan" over the six weeks of the class.

The class will be held at Mt. Scott community center from Oct. 6th-Nov. 17th from 5:30-7:00pm and at Lake Oswego West End Bldg from Nov. 5th-Dec. 17th from 5:45-7:00 pm.

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NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association) re: Meetings that work! 9/18

You're invited to join us next Thursday, September 18th at 12 noon for NOVAA's monthly meeting. The featured topic will be;

Meetings that work!

Whatever your frustrations might be around running meetings, this workshop will seek to address them. The strategies covered in this session will range from simple planning ideas so that everyone leaves the meeting feeling like it was time well spent; to handling those challenging moments when people are upset and interacting in such a way that more problems are being solved, rather resolving problems.

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New Writing Workshop Added!

Prompt: A Write Around Portland Community Workshop

Join us for a weekly seminar devoted to generative writing and the transformative power of writing in community. Based on the successful Write Around Portland model, this dynamic workshop incorporates many of our favorite exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including free-writing; group discussion; imagery, character, plot and poetry development; and early-draft revision.

All proceeds from Prompt go directly toward funding Write Around Portland workshops and programs for people affected by HIV/AIDS, veterans living with PTSD, people with mental illness, seniors living on a low income, teen parents and many others.

Meets weekly for 10 weeks

Sept 24 through Dec 3, 2008

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

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NW Documentary Announces New Fall Storytelling Workshops!

NW Documentary Announces New Fall Storytelling Workshops!

Everyone has a Story, Everyone is a Storyteller. 6 NEW WORKSHOPS! OPEN LAB! SCHOLARSHIPS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Register today by calling 503-227-8688.

All workshops are held at NW Documentary: 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 620, Except Final Cut Pro: Intro to Editing, which will be held at MacForce: 100 SE Salmon Street.

D.I.Y Documentary $350 Tuesdays, Sep. 23-Dec. 2 (10 sessions)/ No Class Nov. 25 7:00-9:00pm

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Mindful Gifts Bazaar -- Register Now!!!

On Saturday, December 13th, Bridgeport UCC will host the 7th Annual Mindful Gifts Bazaar -- a unique holiday bazaar for non-profits. From10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., nonprofits from all over the Portland area come together for this great fund and friend-raising event, "selling" pieces of their organization's projects to people who want to give meaningful and affordable gifts to their friends & families while supporting the work of Portlands non-profits.

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Jobs & Internships

OPEN POSITION: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Community Outreach Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) Community Outreach Specialist

PURPOSE: This position is responsible for working with both the ROSS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault project and the ROSS Womens Health project.

As a domestic violence advocate, the position must provide effective, culturally specific domestic violence services to the Russian-speaking population.

As an advocate for womens health, the position must educate Russian-speaking women about breast and cervical health and facilitate their access to health information and health services through culturally specific treatment support.

Check www.emoregon.org for full description.

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Internships at Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International is looking for interns in several departments for the fall and winter. Take advantage of a great opportunity to work and learn alongside our staff!

We're taking applications for internships to work in: - Public relations - Grant writing - International programs - Resource development (a great chance to learn Raiser's Edge!) - Administration & operations

All of our internships are part-time and are unpaid.

For complete descriptions, visit our website: http://www.medicalteams.org/inv_vol_intern

Or contact Molly Brandt with questions: [email protected] or 503-624-1011

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Information

organization:Essential Health Clinic
position summary:

The Essential Health Clinic (EHC)is a free urgent care health clinic. We are the only free clinic in Washington County.

The Volunteer Coordinator provides coordination of volunteer staff, including recruitment, selection, evaluation and recogition. Volunteers are: medical providers, interpreters and administrative etc.

Bachelor's degree and/or demonstrated non-profit social service work history. Experience in volunteer management with program management and/or strong administration and organization skills required.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Operations Management Consultant position (Short-term, LINKS/AmeriCorps)

The Sunshine Pantry is a 501c3 non-profit emergency food pantry serving primarily Beaverton and the surrounding communities, founded and directed by Sharon Straus.

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Job Posting Health Dean - Concordia University Portland

Health Care & Human Services Program, Dean for a Difference

Dean – “One who develops leaders to transform society”  

Concordia University – Portland, Oregon  

You   - Think and act inside and outside the box for good results - Have a Christian servant-leader’s heart - Teach ethical health care with dignity, not just technique and technology - Make learning effective, fun and lifetime - Bring entrepreneurial energy - Turn friendraising into fundraising - Advocate for the needs of our neighborhood - Open doors widely for graduate job placement - Model and instill great teaching-learning   We’re Adding To Our Team

Requirements:

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Part-time Bookkeeper for Archdiocese of Portland/St. Philip Neri

Archdiocese of Portland / St. Philip Neri - Portland Part-time Bookkeeper: 16 hrs. per week for St. Philip Neri Parish.

Responsibilities include A/P, A/R, monthly bank reconciliations, assist in the annual budget process, rental billings, monthly payroll and financial reports, administer school subsidies, and monitor the handling of monies in-house and for parish fundraisers. Also includes monthly, quarterly/annual stewardship correspondence and billings. Familiarity with human resource tasks a plus.

Must be available for evenings and weekends for monitoring of cash at parish fundraisers.

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Professional Placement (P2) Accepting Applications for Environmentally Focused Americorps Positions

Profesional Placement (P2) Fall 2008 RFP 

Northwest Service Academy is now accepting proposals for the Professional Placement (P2) program.

Applications are due October 16, 2008.

Interested organizations can receive the application materials by contacting Margi Guilfoyle at [email protected] or 503.234.2383 x118.   

P2 recruits highly qualified men and women to serve on compelling environmentally focused projects. These 11 month AmeriCorps positions offer participating organizations access to individuals with highly valued and specialized skill sets, such as GIS, planning and statistical analysis, program development, and other organizational capacity-building skills. 

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SUN Parent Engagement Coordinator - Lane Middle School

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

JOB SUMMARY: The Parent Engagement Coordinator works under the supervision of the SUN Site Supervisor and will oversee and coordinate efforts to involve and engage parents at Lane. Primary responsibilities include working with the entire SUN team and school to outreach to parents, provide opportunities for involvement and develop ways to further engage parents in the school.

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Information

organization:Fruit & Flower Child Care Center
position summary:

Full-time Assistant Teacher for Toddlers position available in Oregon’s oldest and most respected, certified Eco-Healthy, child care center. Fruit & Flower Child Care Center provides a professional environment, outstanding benefits, and training opportunities.

Salary / Pay Rate:Monthly salaried position - $1560-$1647 per month to start. Employer paid medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, health leave, and training opportunities.

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Homework Club Coordinator - PT/AmeriCorps position

Northwest Housing Alternatives, Resident Services Department is looking for a Homework Club Coordinator to engage children in after-school programming at two affordable housing complexes. Organize and innovate in an exciting opportunity for those interested in working with children. Develop projects, help with homework, and create a safe place for children to go after school!

Project duration: Approx. 10 hours/week for 10 months. 450 hours. September 2008 through July 2009

Transportation Information: Northwest Housing Alternatives and Springwater Commons are accessible by public transportation. The applicant will need a car to reach Autumn Park. Reimbursement provided for service related travel.

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

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Aging Services Case Manager Position at Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House, Inc.

Available Position

Aging Services Case Manager

Full Time, non-exempt status. $11.96-$14.35/hr.

The Aging Services Case Manager is responsible for providing Case Management services and Information and Assistance to older residents in Southwest Portland in accordance with Multnomah County Aging Services Division Case Management Standards.

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SUN School Instructor Needed at Neighborhood House - ESL Focus

Neighborhood House, Inc. 

SUN School Instructor - ESL Focus

Neighborhood House Markham SUN School Instructor – ESL Focus, Markham ES: 15 hr/wk Monday-Thursday during the 2008-2009 School year & 2009 Summer Program Hourly Range: $12.91- $15.50   Summary: 

The Markham SUN School Instructor is responsible for leading after school Homework Club, and Computer and Academic Games classes for elementary aged students. The program runs Monday-Thursday 2:45-5:30 during the school year with a few weeks off during winter and spring. There is also a 4-5 week summer program. The instructor will teach academic activities in all assigned after school classes, teach summer school and implement techniques designed for ESL students.

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Resident Services Coordinator I - Portland Impact

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

JOB SUMMARY:  

The Resident Services Coordinator I is responsible for planning, coordinating and providing an array of social services for residents with the goal of improving the stability, quality of community life and wellness of families and persons who are elderly and/or disabled in four low-income housing developments.  The Resident Services Coordinator I will rotate between four Housing Authority of Portland (HAP) sites (Dahlke Manor, Holgate House, Northwest Tower, and Unthank Plaza). 

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Nonprofit News

Shared Office Space Available for Progressive Non-Profits

The City Repair Project is opening up a room on the main floor of our building at 3125 E Burnside as a space share to small, grassroots organizations that may not have the funds for 24/7 office space rental.  If you will only be in the office a few hours a week, and can afford to pay $100 - $300 a month, this might be the right spot for you! Contact Roberto at 503.235.8946 or [email protected] if you are interested in seeing the space, or have any questions.

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New OMSI Podcast: Black Holes and Compressed Air

New OMSI Podcast: Black Holes and Compressed Air

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

Where does stuff go in a black hole?

Why do cans of compressed air get cold when you let the air out?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

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Ecotrust Announces Partnership with AIA Portland

Ecotrust Events & Meetings is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Q & A

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Trainings

Registration Deadline Extended for Ready to Rent Instructor Training

Seven slots are available; call by September 12 to reserve your spot!

We have extended the registration date for the Ready to Rent Instuctor Certification Training. If you are interested in one of the seven available spots please call Raina (ASAP)at 503-891-0476 or email [email protected] by September 12. We will reserve spots with an agency PO.

Training will be held September 23-24, 9:00am-4:00pm and September 25, 9:00am-1:00pm. Training will be located at the Portland Housing Center, 3233 NE Sandy Blvd.

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Free Class for Caregivers of Older Adults: Starts Oct. 15th

Free Caregiver Class Offered In Downtown Pdx

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

1:00 to 3:30 p.m Wednesdays, starting Oct. 15th

(October 15, 22, 29 &  November 5, 12, 19) At Zion Lutheran Church, 1015 SW 18th, Portland, OR. 

This six-week course has been shown to:  improve caregiver self-care and communication skills, reduce caregiver guilt, anger and depression; and increase use of community services.  Class topics and materials include:

--Stress reduction, self care & understanding depression ·      

--Helping memory-impaired elders 

--Making decisions about services and care facilities, hiring help, driving, and legal and financial issues

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Friends of Trees Expands Fall Leadership Trainings

To meet a growing need for trees, Friends of Trees has expanded its leadership trainings this year for key volunteers who lead planters at weekend events. Three weekend trainings will be offered in November, one for crew leaders at natural area plantings and two for crew leaders at neighborhood plantings. All three trainings are free, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Cara Coffee at 503-282-8846 ext. 12 or [email protected]

Natural Area Restoration Crew Leader Training Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood

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Volunteering

Volunteer for the Sunshine Division--Cranberry Sauce Needed

CRANBERRY SAUCE NEEDED!

Greetings Friends! Sunshine Division, a local emergency food relief agency, is gearing up for our holiday food box program. We hope to pack and deliver 4,000 holiday food boxes to families and individuals in need right here in Portland. In order to do this, we need YOUR HELP!

Sunshine Division is seeking businesses, schools, churches and other organizations to help us by hosting a cranberry sauce drive in September and October! Sunshine needs 2,500 more cans of cranberry sauce to have enough to provide each of our 4,000 families with the fixings for a complete holiday meal. That equals about 10 full collection barrels of cranberries or about 2,000 lbs of sauce!

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Volunteers needed: Run for Congo Women - Sunday, Sept 14th

 Volunteers:  Run for Congo Women - Sunday, Sept 14th - Volunteers are

needed for 2-hr shifts between 7am and 1:30pm for setting up the event,

distributing t-shirts, registering runners, handing out water/snacks at

aid stations, finish line festivities, and clean-up.  If interested,

please email Rebec at [email protected] or go to the web site,

www.runforcongowomen.org.

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Volunteer Nature Guides Needed

Please consider joining the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and becoming a Nature Guide Volunteer.  This is an exciting opportunity to teach small groups of children about nature while guiding the groups through the forest.  Free training is provided and topics include: Sensational Senses, Watershed & Healthy Streams, Ethnobotany, Adaptable Animals, Invasive Species and Forest Highs & Lows. 

We ask that you commit 4-8 hours a month during the fall & spring.  Training starts September 17th and there are afternoon & evening times available.  There will be trainings offered again in the future as well.

Please contact the Education Coordinator Linda Koser at 503-636-4398 or email [email protected] to get started!

 

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Help fight dating, domestic, and sexual violence in Portland!

Have you had domestic violence and sexual assault training, or are you interested in being trained? Volunteers of America Home Free is looking for volunteers to co-facilitate Teen Girl Support groups in the Portland area, both during the school day and after school. These groups are designed for girls who have experienced dating/domestic or sexual violence and require a 1.5 to 2-hour/week, ten-week commitment from the facilitators. You will be paired with an expert co-facilitator, and trainings are provided if needed. Please email Lauren Paulk at [email protected] for more information.

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