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Digest for October 6, 2008

Digest Contents:

Chris Dorsi Book Signing Event
LWV: Candidate Forum
LWV: Ballot Measure Forum
Earth Advantage GrEEn Day
Fair Trade Palestinian Olive Oil Tasting and Peace Presentation
Free Screening "King Corn" Documentary
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Youth Outpatient Counselor Specializing in Family Therapy at De Paul Treatment Centers
Youth Milieu Counselor – Weekend Graveyard Shift
Job - SEIU Local 49 External Organizer
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS 10/3/08
Columbia Slough Outreach Director - extended
Family Literacy Coordinator Position
Upcoming Harvest Faire
Fall 2008 Grantwriting Course - Make up session Monday October 6, noon to 9PM URBN 610
TACS Workshop: Cross Cultural Effectiveness (Oct. 30) Portland
Want to learn how to make compost?
Marketing with social networks, MercyCorps NW, Monday, 10/6
Training on Volunteer Management by CNRG Tuesday, October 7th
PCC Institute of Fundraising and Grant Writing
Working with the Media Workshop
Depave Fence Building Work Party
Volunteer to keep your community Clean and Green with SOLV
Spiff up Barnes Rd on October 11th
Teach English To Burmese Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland
BRO gala volunteers needed!
Volunteer for Candidates Gone Wild '08!
OMSI Planetarium Volunteers!
Mentor Teenagers at OMSI!

Events

Chris Dorsi Book Signing Event

Chris Dorsi Book Signing Event October 16, 2008

Powell's Technical Store 33 NW Park Avenue

7 PM - 8 PM

Chris Dorsi, noted author of the Residential Energy and the Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency will appear at a book signing event at Powell's Technical Books in Portland. If you're a homeowner, builder or designer, you'll have the opportunity to:

Hear a short presentation from an expert in the field of energy efficiency

Ask questions about your own home or other project

Purchase a book or bring your own to have signed

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LWV: Candidate Forum

A forum for candidates for City of Portland Commissioner Position 1, Multnomah County Commissioner Positions 3 and 4, and Multnomah County Sheriff will take place on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Multnomah County Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

MetroEast Community Media will broadcast the forum on channel 30 on Tuesday, October 21, at noon; Thursday, October 23, at 8 p.m.; Monday, October 27, at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, October 28, at 3 p.m.; Monday, November 3, at 8 p.m.; and on channel 22 on Sunday, October 19, at 5 p.m.; Monday, October 20, at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m.

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LWV: Ballot Measure Forum

LWV: Ballot Measure Forum

Supporters and opponents of Ballot Measures 56, 58, and 65 appear in a forum moderated by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday, October 8th, at noon in the Board Room of the Multnomah County Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Portland Community Media will broadcast the forum live on channel 30 at noon. Repeat broadcasts will be aired on channel 30 on Sunday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, October 14, at 6 p.m.; Friday, October 17, at 11:59 p.m.; and on Tuesday, October 21 at 2 p.m.

For more information about the candidates and ballot measures in the November 2008 election, see the Voters’ Guide, a publication of the League of Women Voters, at www.lwvpdx.org

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Earth Advantage GrEEn Day

Earth Advantage GrEEn Day

October 15, 2008

GrEEn Day! At Earth Advantage, Inc. A prelude to the HBA Metro Green Building Week

Wednesday, October 15

Join Earth Advantage, Inc., Energy Trust of Oregon, HBA Metro, Tyvek and PGE for a day dedicated to energy efficiency (EE) and green building knowledge.

- Explore efficient heating systems from PGE - Learn about living buildings from Lisa Patterson of SERA Architects - Gain invaluable insights, advice and lessons on green building by recognized speaker Mark LaLiberte - Hear Chris Dorsi, a nationally acclaimed author, share ways to save money while saving the planet.

Seminar topics:

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Fair Trade Palestinian Olive Oil Tasting and Peace Presentation

People's Coop, in celebration of Fair Trade Month, is hosting The American Friends Service Committee's middle east program director, Wafa Shami on October 11 from 4-6pm.

The gathering consists of tastings of Zatoun Palestinian Fair Trade olive oil, along with a presentation about the plight of the olive farmers as they struggle for land rights.

Tasty treats and light refreshments will be served along with the opportunity to purchase bottles of the oil and hand made olive oil based soap.

No RSVP required, just show up!

People's Food Coop - Feeding the Revolution since 1970 3029 SE 21st Ave., Portland, 97202

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Free Screening "King Corn" Documentary

Bridgeport Community Church and Congregation Shir Tikvah are sponsoring a showing of the documentary film "King Corn" on Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 4-6 PM at Bridgeport Community Church, 621 NE 76th Ave., Portland.  King Corn examines the social, environmental and health effects of the corn industry with both a light-hearted and serious look at industrial agriculture, corn farming and the American diet.  The film will be followed by a discussion with Curt Ellis, co-producer and co-star of King Corn.  Free buy  donations welcomed.   For more information, email [email protected]"New MapQuest Local shows what's happening at your destination. Dining, Movies, Events, News & more. Try it out!

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Jobs & Internships

Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

 

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

October 3, 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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Youth Outpatient Counselor Specializing in Family Therapy at De Paul Treatment Centers

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking a full time counselor for our Youth Outpatient Program located in NE Portland. Counselor position provides evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Ideal candidate will have primary training and experience in family therapy and possess a Masters Degree & CADC. Position also requires experience working with adolescents individually and in groups. Some evening and weekend work required. Bilingual and multicultural applicants encouraged to apply.

If recovering, position requires 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:

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Youth Milieu Counselor – Weekend Graveyard Shift

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking on-call Milieu Counselors to work at our Youth Alcohol and Drug treatment facility for the weekend graveyard shifts. Responsibilities include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening as appropriate, and assisting with day-to-day activities. Duties also include transporting clients, so applicants must possess an unrestricted driver’s license and be willing to drive a 15 passenger van. Knowledge of A&D, physiology or recovery preferred. AA degree and bilingual a plus. Position requires 2+ years’ continuous sobriety, if recovering.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

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Job - SEIU Local 49 External Organizer

SEIU Local 49 – External Organizer   Summary:  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49 is seeking smart, motivated individuals who have a passion for helping healthcare workers fight for better working conditions, dignity on the job, and improvements in healthcare for all working families.   Job Description:  SEIU Local 49 is a 7,000 member local union based in Portland, Oregon.  The Local represents and organizes health care workers and janitors throughout Oregon and southwest Washington and throughout the U.S.  We are committed to helping workers fight for social and economic justice on the job and in the community.

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS 10/3/08

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS – 10/3/2008

 

Software Developer - posted 10/3/08 - Open Until Filled

Dedicated Software Developer needed to help meet data collection/reporting needs, develop new applications & extend existing ones. Work w/diverse staff, and w/databases ranging from large, vendor-developed systems to small, homegrown ones. 20-24 hrs/wk, $15.00-17.25/hr DOQ + full benefits.

Project Coordinator - posted 10/3/08 - Open Until Filled

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Columbia Slough Outreach Director - extended

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC) is actively seeking an Outreach Director. If you wish to apply for this opportunity you must submit all of the desired information to the Executive Director before 4:00pm on Monday, October 13thth (please see full application on website)

For an application packet, please visit the website: http://www.columbiaslough.org/jobs/index.htm

Closing Date: All application materials must be received by 4:00 pm on October 13th, 2008

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Family Literacy Coordinator Position

 

 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

TITLE:  Family Literacy Coordinator                         DEPARTMENT: MCS African Project

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT .80 FTE Non-exempt                           REPORTS TO: MCS Director

SALARY: Depending on experience

POSITION SUMMARY: This position coordinates the Family Literacy component of the African Project. Oversees mentors/tutors component; acts as a liaison between agency, families and community.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Upcoming Harvest Faire

Hello! I am writing on behalf of Swallowtail School. In a short time, we are celebrating the season with our 2nd Annual Harvest Faire (please see link).

http://www.swallowtailschool.org/images/harvest%20faire%20flyer.jpg

This faire is an amazing opportunity to share Swallowtail School with our community. More importantly, it's a wonderful event for families to attend and enjoy all the season has to offer. We focus on crafts and activities for all ages in forms reminiscent of old style markets. Last year, we were fortunate to have approximately 400 people come through the Harvest Faire!

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Trainings

Fall 2008 Grantwriting Course - Make up session Monday October 6, noon to 9PM URBN 610

If you have been wishing for a Grantwriting course this fall, your wishes have come true - but you must act quickly, only a few places are available.     The first session is this Monday October 6, noon to 9PM in URBN 610. Subsequent sessions are Oct 17-18 and Nov 21-22. The course may be taken  for credit or as a non-credit 'certificate' course.  It's “Grantwriting” (PA 410 Sec MKW CRN 15751 & PA 525 Sec 1 CRN 15752) with Michael Wells on an intensive schedule. (Monday Oct 6 noon to 9PM,  then 6 to 9 pm on Fridays Oct 17 and Nov 21, PLUS 9:00 AM to 5:00PM on Saturdays Oct 18 and Nov 22). ROOMS: URBN 610 on Oct 6, all other session URBN 250.     Please make sure I know you are planning to attend.

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TACS Workshop: Cross Cultural Effectiveness (Oct. 30) Portland

Presenter(s): Cliff Jones and Guadalupe Guajardo, Senior Associates, TACS

 

Event Description:

Cross Cultural Effectiveness is a baseline skill for nonprofit staff and is central to high quality service delivery. Explore the individual and organizational skills needed to implement best practices in diversity, cross cultural effectiveness and cultural competency, including:

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Want to learn how to make compost?

Does Your Compost Stink? Want to learn how to make great compost from a compost expert?

Come to a FREE compost class hosted by Portland Community Gardens at our Compost Demonstration Site located at the Fulton Community Garden in southwest Portland.

Saturday October 25th, 2008 9am- 12pm Fulton Community Garden located next to the Fulton Community Center at 68 SW Miles.

Call or email Community Gardens to register 503.823.1612

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Marketing with social networks, MercyCorps NW, Monday, 10/6

"Marketing with web 2.0: Connect and share to build community"

Part II: Social networks

What is web 2.0 and why is it important for your organization? Why and how should you share content and collaborate online? How can social networking and social bookmarking help promote your business or cause? An introduction to web 2.0 for nonprofits and microbusinesses.

Time: Monday, 10/6, 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: MercyCorps Northwest, 2069 NE Hoyt, Portland

Presenter: Peter Korchnak, Semiosis Communications, holistic and sustainable marketing solutions empowering socially responsible organizations to differentiate themselves and cultivate community support. More at SemiosisCommunications.com.

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Training on Volunteer Management by CNRG Tuesday, October 7th

 

Community Nonprofit Resource Group (CNRG)Tuesday, October 7  CNRG invites you to participate in a free CNRG brown bag lunch training! We are excited to connect you with valuable resources that will allow you to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge.  Here are the details of the upcoming event: Topic: Foundations of Effective Volunteer Management

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PCC Institute of Fundraising and Grant Writing

PCC Institute of Fundraising and Grant Writing

Fall Course Listings: October – December

 

Build the skills to successfully write grants and raise funds for worthy projects. All of our courses are taught by professionals with real world experience and will give you a comprehensive look at all aspects of the funding field – all at an affordable price! Upon completion of 6-course series students receive a certificate of completion.

 

To register go to: http://tinyurl.com/4f39h9

Scroll down to see Institute information.

Click on a course and it will lead to how to register on-line.

 

Advanced Grant Writing – CEU 9705, .60 credit

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Working with the Media Workshop

MEDIA, PRESS RELEASES, PR Tue Oct 21,7-9pm Independent Publishing Resource Center

Getting the Media's Attention: Press Release how-to + more Cost: $20 (members) / $30 (non-members)

In this workshop you'll learn the basics of writing a press release, you'll go home with a template you can use to make press release writing a snap! Plus learn how to contact reporters and who to contact, following up, and how to get really great stories with photos, interview techniques and more!

We'll also discuss modern ways to approach the media and how using just a template press release won't cut it.

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Volunteering

Depave Fence Building Work Party

· When: Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 10am-4pm, both days

· Location: Fargo Garden Site, NE Fargo and N. Williams

Depave, a project of the City Repair Project, is having a work party at the Fargo Garden site. The focus of this work party will be to build a fence around the property, providing security as well as a space to incorporate artistic elements and details.

Please RSVP to let us know if you are interested in participating, [email protected], with the times you are available to volunteer.

Fargo Garden will be a living community space, transformed from a vacant parking lot to a lush, green garden.

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Volunteer to keep your community Clean and Green with SOLV

Volunteer to keep your community Clean and Green with SOLV

Join SOLV and roughly 2,000 volunteers at over 50 project sites in Washington County and East Multnomah County on Saturday, October 11th from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will plant thousands of native plants and bulbs, remove litter and graffiti, enhance school grounds, and work to restore wetlands and streams in an effort to restore and enhance their communities.

Register to volunteer at http://www.solv.org/programs/clean_and_green.asp, specific site information can be found at the bottom of this webpage. If you want more information or assistance, contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571 x 332 or [email protected] Let’s help keep Washington and Multnomah counties Clean and Green!

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Spiff up Barnes Rd on October 11th

Spiff up Barnes Rd on October 11th

Join the Cedar Mill Business Association and SOLV for a weeding and landscaping project on Saturday, October 11th from 9 am to 1 pm as part of the Intel-SOLV Clean and Green Project.

Project Activities: Clear invasive weeds from the landscaping in the Cedar Mill Town Center along Barnes Road. Activities include: Cleanup, Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Pickup, Pruning, Roadside Cleanup, Weeding.

Site Address: NW 118th Ave. & NW Barnes Rd.

Meeting Location: Parking along 118th (Timberland) Meet at the corner of NW 118th Ave. & NW Barnes Rd.

Minimum Age: 12

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Teach English To Burmese Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland

 

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

 

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a volunteer/tutor?

 

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

 

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BRO gala volunteers needed!

Have you been wondering how you can attend Basic Rights Oregon's gala event, Metamorphosis, but can't swing the ticket price?  Or perhaps you have a hard time sitting still and love to get behind the scenes at an event.   Whatever your reason, we need your help at this years event. Daria O' Neal and Mitch Elliot are set to host and Northwest favorite Storm Large is set to perform!  Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions to make the event possible and support BRO in its critical work to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Volunteer for Candidates Gone Wild '08!

Election Day is coming up, which means the political event you've all been waiting for is just around the corner! It's Candidates Gone Wild - the zany, unique political event of the year, brought to you by the Oregon Bus Project and the Willamette Week.

Since 2002, Portlanders have looked forward to this irreverent approach to local candidates and campaigns. Host Storm Large will again preside over our latest political cage match. From start to finish, Candidates Gone Wild is a volunteer run effort (often powered by beer), and you're needed to help the show run smoothly.

Candidates Gone Wild Monday, October 13th, doors at 7 PM Roseland Theater

We'll need about 50 volunteers to pitch in the night of the event and for the dress rehearsal on October 12th.

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OMSI Planetarium Volunteers!

Have you always wanted to help out in OMSI's Planetarium? Well now is your chance! We have a brand new volunteer position and we are looking for volunteers who can commit to helping out in the Planetarium at least once a week. If you are interested please e-mail [email protected]

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ticket taking and line management • Safety and informational announcements • Guest assistance in emergency situations • In-theater ushering duties, including assisting visitors to leave shows early in a dark environment, and enforcing rules (no cell phones or cameras, removing crying children etc.) • Use of a radio to communicate with the front desk, presenters, projectionists and ushers

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Mentor Teenagers at OMSI!

Come help out in one of the most exciting volunteer opportunities at OMSI!

Adult Mentors to Youth Volunteers are responsible for interacting with high school age volunteers and helping them adjust to the workplace environment. It is a critical position that supports OMSI educator staff and provides youth volunteers with a positive workplace experience. Youth volunteers are a key component of OMSI’s volunteer program. Mentors provide critical support to youth volunteers, ensuring that they have a positive, productive volunteer experience.

We specifically need help on Sunday mornings and Thursdays.

Questions? Call 503-239-7814 or e-mail [email protected]

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