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Digest for October 21, 2008

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Are you caring for a parent, spous, elder relative or friend?
Autumn Celebration & Ram Dass project
Jazz artist Friesen 10/26, dinner for Fish Emergency Service
Seniors in NW & Downtown Portland: A Survey Report on 10/29/08
Rangeland Manager, Zumwalt Prairie
Preserve Manager, Zumwalt Prairie
Oregon Food Bank IT Mgr posting 1008.doc
Marketing Director
CASA Supervisor - Washington County
Facilitator for Strategic Plan
JHC: Outreach and Education FT AmeriCorps
Coats and warm clothing needed!
Social media marketing for non-techies, Tuesday, 10/21
Back by Popular Demand...Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training
Rain Garden 101 Workshop this Saturday - FREE!
Free Naturescaping Workshop!
Making Positive Choices Free Youth Workshop- Ages 14-20
Working with the Media Workshop
Save $ on Energy Bills - Free class
Dream Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer in OMSI's Planetarium
Be inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Events

Are you caring for a parent, spous, elder relative or friend?

FREE EVENT!!!

If you caring for an elder parent, friend, or spouse, or are reparing to care for them in the future, this is your opportunity to learn about available services such as: in home services, transportation, shopping assistance, long term care options, legal issues, and much more! The event will be Tuesday, October 28th at the Multnomah County building in Gresham located at 600 NE 8th St. in the Blue Lake Room. The Resource fair will be from 4:30-6:00pm with 20 non profit and privateagencies who provide services to seniors and their families. Free refreshments provided)

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Autumn Celebration & Ram Dass project

Please join us this Saturday evening!

Autumn Celebration & 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, October 25 ~ Potluck: 6:30 pm; Program: 8:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 4213 SE Stark, Portland  

Join us for Living Earth’s 10th anniversary celebration. We’ll start with a potluck followed by clips from our DVD project with Ram Dass, on conscious social action.  Suggested donation is $15 but everyone is welcome, and we hope you’ll be there to look at where we’ve been and where we’re heading.

More info is online at www.livingearthgatherings.org.  And mark your calendar for these post-election gatherings.

Nov. 7 Post-Election First Friday Potluck and Community Conversation

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Jazz artist Friesen 10/26, dinner for Fish Emergency Service

CONTACT: Gloria Colvin, Executive Director Fish Emergency Service 503-233-5533 [email protected]

JAZZ GUITARIST DAVE FRIESEN TO HEADLINE FISH FUNDRAISER

Award winning jazz bass guitarist Dave Friesen will highlight the 3rd annual dinner and silent auction fundraising event to support programs of Fish Emergency Service of Portland.

'Harvesting for the Hungry 2008' is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 25 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street.

Admission is $35 with ticket reservations available by calling Fish at 503-233-5533 or emailing [email protected]

Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Seniors in NW & Downtown Portland: A Survey Report on 10/29/08

Serving Seniors in NW & Downtown

A Report on NWPM Senior Survey Findings & Discussion of Next Steps

4:00-5:00 PM Wednesday, Oct 29th

At First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1816 NW Irving St.

In summer of 2008 Northwest Portland Ministries volunteers surveyed over 250 seniors to help determine needs and interests around community resources and activities. 

Please join us as we share our results & discuss priorities & next steps. 

Please RSVP to [email protected] or 503-413-5530 so we can prepare adequate materials & refreshments.

About NWPM:

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

Location: Enterprise, Oregon Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week To apply go to www.nature.org/careers

The Northeast Oregon (NE OR) Rangeland Manager develops, manages and advances grazing related programs, plans and methods for conservation sites in NE OR. The two priority conservation sites are Zumwalt Prairie and Hells Canyon. These sites contain nearly 1.5 million acres of significantly threatened grassland systems and public and private land grazing is the primary land use. The Rangeland Manager will work closely with the Regional Director, Regional Ecologist and Zumwalt Preserve Manager to accomplish program goals.

Salary / Pay Rate:$20,115 - $24,000, part-time salary + full benefits

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Information

organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

Location: Enterprise, OR Hours: Full-time To Apply go to nature.org/careers

The Zumwalt Preserve Manager develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and restoration methods for the 33,000 acre Zumwalt Prairie Preserve as well as the nearby 3500 acre Clear Lake Ridge Preserve. This position works closely with the other permanent staff in the Northeast OR office (Regional Ecologist, and Regional director) and supervises 2-5 full time permanent and seasonal staff.

Salary / Pay Rate:$38,000 - $43,000 annual salary + full benefits

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Oregon Food Bank IT Mgr posting 1008.doc

Serving Oregon and Clark County, WA    

Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes. . . because no one should be hungry                                  

P.O. Box 55370 Portland, Oregon 97238-5370   ph 503.282.0555 fax 503.282.0922   www.oregonfoodbank.org  

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT October 2008  

JOB TITLE:   IT Systems & Project Manager  

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Director of Administration  

SALARY: Range starts at $47,778.00 per year  

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Information

organization:Literary Arts
position summary:

Marketing Director

Literary Arts seeks a creative, experienced individual to lead marketing and publicity efforts for an exciting array of literary programs including Portland Arts & Lectures, Delve: Readers' Seminars, Oregon Book Awards, Oregon Literary Fellowships and Writers in the Schools. For more information about Literary Arts, please visit www.literary-arts.org.

Responsibilities

• Develop and execute a comprehensive marketing plan to support Portland Arts & Lectures, the organization’s primary earned income channel.

• Manage news and media relationships, negotiate advertising and media contracts, produce and distribute promotional materials and monitor budgets.

Salary / Pay Rate:Based on Experience

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CASA Supervisor - Washington County

Volunteer Supervisor needed for the Washington County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Hillsboro.

CASA for Children seeks an experienced child welfare/human services professional to supervise & support volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates working with abused children.

Requires solid background in child welfare or child/family services and/or volunteer management. A positive attitude and excellent communication, advocacy, teamwork, and volunteer management skills are required.

Spanish language skills a big plus! Substance abuse treatment background also helpful.

Cultural competency is a critical skill requirement. Graduate degree and three years experience or equivalent.

Salary MID-30's + benefits DOE.

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Information

organization:Willamette Valley Development Officers
position summary:

WVDO is embarking on a strategic plan to determine organizational goals for the next 3-5 years. We are looking at how we fit within the community of nonprofits, how we serve our members, what we do well, what we need to change and where our vision will lead us. In addition, our leadership has a strong commitment to advancing the fundraising profession. Whether this is increasing overall fundraising dollars, increasing professionalism, measuring success or some other standard is yet to be determined.

Salary / Pay Rate:Our budget is $20,000-$25,000 for the strategic planning process.

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JHC: Outreach and Education FT AmeriCorps

Josiah Hill III Clinic has the following opening:

Full Time AmeriCorps Position:  Outreach and Education Coordinator

Duration:  12 month term.  Anticipated start date November 2008. 

Stipend/Benefits:  Medical coverage and a $11,400 annual living allowance is provided. 

Education Award $4,725 education award upon completion of 12 month term.

More information:

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Nonprofit News

Coats and warm clothing needed!

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit in downtown Portland that works with homeless and at-risk youth ages 14-21 and provides them with case management, basic supplies, education, job training, and housing.

As the weather has taken a shift towards colder weather, we are experiencing a sudden need for coats and warm clothing for the youth that we serve.

If you have any coats that are clean and in good condition that you are interested in donating, please contact me using the information below---

Thank You!!

Hannah Bohart

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

New Avenues for Youth

Phone: 503-517-3957

Fax: 503-223-7923

[email protected]  

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Q & A

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Trainings

Social media marketing for non-techies, Tuesday, 10/21

"Marketing with social media (for non-techies): To blog or not to blog?"

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Back by Popular Demand...Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training

Winter is coming, so don't let your clients be left out in the cold...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held December 16-18.

The Ready to Rent curriculum provides housing readiness skills to people who have had past rental difficulties have participants establish an action plan for becoming a successful renter and upon completion receive a Ready to Rent Certificate which is recognized by many housing providers and landlords as a compensating factor to some negative rental history.

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Rain Garden 101 Workshop this Saturday - FREE!

Rain Garden 101 Workshop Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect overloaded urban sewers and streams at the same time. Join us at this free workshop to learn how to build a rain garden on your property to keep our streams clean and healthy! Advanced registration is required. Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events.

When: Saturday October 25 from 9am-12pm

Where: Troutdale City Conference Building, 223 S Buxton Rd, Troutdale, OR

Information: Katie Meckes, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District – (503)935-5368

Thank you!

Katie Meckes

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

503-222-7645

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Free Naturescaping Workshop!

Naturescaping Basics

Naturescaping is the practice of designing a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you. Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping. Advanced registration is required. Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events.

 

When: Sunday October 26 from 1 – 5pm

Where: Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Road, Portland 97266

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Making Positive Choices Free Youth Workshop- Ages 14-20

Come hang out and get in the know. Be empowered and informed about living safe and free in community. Find out about topics such as Measure 11, riding public transit safely, and local community resources. Discover how to create positive relationships with the community, police, friends and yourself. Free yummy food and raffle prizes!

Saturday, October 25th from 11-3 pm

Free and open to all youth ages 14-20

SE PCC Campus 2305 SE 82nd Avenue

RSVP: 503.546.7499 or [email protected]  

For more information: www.ourunitedvillages.org

Hosted by Our United Villages’ Community Outreach and the Making Positive Choices Team

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Working with the Media Workshop

There is one slot left in this class on working with the media. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the IPRC directly. 503-827-0249.

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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Save $ on Energy Bills - Free class

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Volunteering

Dream Volunteer Opportunity

"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon offers year-round academic support and enrichment activities to an entire grade, usually adopted as third graders, at an elementary school. These same students, called Dreamers, remain with the organization until they graduate from high school, at which point each Dreamer is given an $8,000.00 scholarship for any type of post-secondary education. I am a Project Coordinator with the newest class of Dreamers in Portland, current 4th graders at Rigler Elementary School, and I am looking for volunteers.

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Volunteer in OMSI's Planetarium

OMSI is looking for volunteer ushers for the Planetarium!

We need help on weekdays and weekends!

To see a complete position description please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/files/Attraction.pdf

To apply visit http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings and download an application (right side of screen).

Questions? Contact Meara Butler 503.239.7814 [email protected]

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Be inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Are you interested in craft?

Help support the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s mission to enliven and expand the understanding of craft and the museum experience – be a volunteer!

Museum of Contemporary Craft is located at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland’s Pearl District. We are an open regional hub where people connect creatively, professionally and socially through craft. The Museum presents excellence in contemporary craft by deepening and expanding the understanding and appreciation of craft.

We are seeking dedicated individuals in the following areas: • Guest Services • Art Education • Events • Administration • Gallery Sales

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