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Digest for November 5, 2008

Digest Contents:

Asset Disposition Policy - Citywide Parks Team, 11/20/08
Springboard Social Innovation Forum and Art Show, November 12th, Theme: Hunger
Crafting a sustainable marketing plan, Mercy Corps NW, Monday, 11/10
Learn what about toxic products in your home
First Hillside Park Pesticide-Free Work Party!
Communications Administrative Intern
Accountant/Bookkeeper
CLOSED - Bilingual HIV Prevention Specialist (1.0 FTE)
CPPS now filling two contract positions
Kitchen Coordinator Position Open in Vancouver
Seeking office space
RFP for SolAire Salmon Run Grant Projects
Help Habitat Win $125,000 with a Click of a Button!
Ready to Rent Instructor Training - Back by Popular Demand
Avoid Credit Scams - free workshop
spending $ in E. Portland - free meeting
RFP for OLCV Event Coordinator
Musician call for the Mindful Gifts Bazaar
Help the The Rebuilding Center Salvage downtown!
Volunteer for OASIS Education Center for Adults 50+
Gift Wrappers Needed at OMSI!
School Group Host Volunteer Needed at OMSI
Volunteer in OMSI's Planetarium!

Events

Asset Disposition Policy - Citywide Parks Team, 11/20/08

Portland Citywide Parks Team Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 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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Springboard Social Innovation Forum and Art Show, November 12th, Theme: Hunger

The Springboard Social Innovation Forum is a new monthly event designed to engage community members in solving local challenges with lasting solutions. This free event promises a mix of conversation, collaboration, and professional support for social venture launchers, all designed to help move good ideas into action.

This month's topic is "Hunger." Hear from gleaners, food educators, school gardeners, state offices, food security policy makers, nutritionists, CSAs and others who are feeding our neighbors---and feeding them well. Join this important conversation to learn where your work overlaps and supports this goal.

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Crafting a sustainable marketing plan, Mercy Corps NW, Monday, 11/10

"Crafting a sustainable marketing plan" is a Mercy Corps Northwest marketing seminar. 'Failure to plan amounts to planning to fail' applies also in marketing. A solid marketing plan is central to success in all organizations. Learn at this interactive workshop how to craft a marketing plan that sustains your organization's triple-bottom line.

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

Location: Mercy Corps Northwest Office, 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland

Fee: $5 for Mercy Corps Northwest clients, $10 for community members. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

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Learn what about toxic products in your home

Confused about harmful chemicals in your home, household products, and the baby’s room? The Oregon Center for Environmental Health is pleased to announce upcoming fall workshops for the public.

 

1) Creating an EcoSafe Home

This one and half hour class will provide you with the knowledge you need to replace products that can be harmful to your family and will provide you with the information you need to make safer consumer choices for every room in your home including the garage and the garden. Classes are $5 for OCEH members and $10 for non-members. Mark your calendar and RSVP today. Space is limited. The class will be offered on these dates:

§ Monday, November 10th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

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First Hillside Park Pesticide-Free Work Party!

Please join us on National Family Volunteer Day for the first pesticide-free work party at Hillside Park! Saturday, November 22, 10:00 until noon Hillside Park (653 NW Culpepper Terr)We will be replacing the use of pesticides by weeding in the park. Tools, snacks and gloves will be provided. Families are welcome. Hillside has just been designated as one of Portlands newest Pesticide-Free Parks. Help us get this program off to a great start by attending our first work party.

Please respond to [email protected] or 503-423-7549 if you plan to attend or would like more information. Also let us know if you cannot attend this work party but would like to stay informed about future volunteer opportunities at Hillside Park.We hope to see you there!

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
position summary:

Seeking a dynamic college student or recent graduate interested in jump-starting their job search or considering a career in the non-profit, medical or direct service fields. An internship is the perfect opportunity to increase the leverage on your resume by offering you the real-work experience employers are seeking, plus obtain a letter of recommendation and employment reference upon completion of internship.

The Administrative Intern at the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has an opportunity to explore career options at a direct service, non-profit organization that provides life changing health assistance to low-income individuals while developing public speaking, writing, graphic arts and computer skills.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid/Voluntary

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Information

organization:Fruit & Flower Child Care Center
position summary:

FT Accounting position. Duties include A/P, A/R, G/L, bank recs, payroll, gift processing. Bachelor's degree in related field and two years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Advanced Excel skills required. Experience with Quick Books is a plus. Must be detail-oriented, an experienced problem solver, able to work independently and meet deadlines. Fruit and Flower Child Care Center is a non-profit organization providing child care to the working families of Portland. Salary commensurate with experience. Start Date: January 5th, 2009. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with experience.

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Information

organization:Cascade AIDS Project
position summary:

Description: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the leading provider of HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and support services in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking an experienced Bilingual - HIV Prevention Specialist to design and implement HIV prevention activities, conduct HIV Counseling and Testing, provide outreach and recruitment into programs and services, assist with staffing CAP’s Men’s Wellness Center, and participate in additional department and agency activities, with a special focus of reaching the Latino gay and bisexual communities. This position reports to the Team Lead of the Men’s Prevention and Wellness Programs.

Salary / Pay Rate: 1.0 FTE $27,744 - $37,207 annually DOE

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CPPS now filling two contract positions

CPPS (Community and Parents for Public Schools) is hiring for two contract positions to help our organization grow and be more effective. One is a Communications Coordinator (see job description here: http://tinyurl.com/5o5ztz ) , and the other is a Grant Writing Documentation Auditor (see job description here: http://tinyurl.com/6djysw ). Interested? Please check out the job descriptions and send us a cover letter, resume, and some references to [email protected]

About us:

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Kitchen Coordinator Position Open in Vancouver

KITCHEN COORDINATOR

Location:Leupke Center 1009 E McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663

Hours: Monday – Friday/35 hours weekly

Must complete a Loaves & Fishes Employment Application form. This position is open until filled and could close at any time. Application forms and job descriptions are available at Loaves & Fishes Resource Center, 7710 SW 31st Avenue, Portland or www.loavesandfishesonline.org. Return completed applications to Loaves & Fishes Centers, Inc., PO Box 19477, Portland, OR 97280-0477 or fax to 503-736-6322. “Loaves & Fishes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.”

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Nonprofit News

Seeking office space

The Mental Health Association of Portland seeks the donation of an office space for January 2009.

The space needs to be at least 15 x 15, or similar, both secure and accessible 24 hours. The office must be in the central city area and we'll need wireless access.

The Mental Health Association of Portland is a 501 C 3 nonprofit providing advocacy for persons with mental illness and addiction since 2003.

Please contact Jason at 503-367-6128 or [email protected]

Thanks!

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RFP for SolAire Salmon Run Grant Projects

The Central Oregon Environmental Center is currently accepting applications for the 2008 SolAire Salmon Run Grant Program. Projects must focus on native fish habitat restoration or enhancement efforts in the tri-county area of Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson counties and should include both direct restoration and hands on education. Deadline is November 19, 2008.

Learn more by downloading the application at http://www.envirocenter.org/.docs/pg/400/rid/10459/f/2008_Salmon_Run_RFP.pdf

Karyn Black Program Director, Member & Community Services, [email protected], www.envirocenter.org, 541.385.6908 ext. 13

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Help Habitat Win $125,000 with a Click of a Button!

14.0pt;font-family:Times-Roman">Hi everyone.  Please take a minute and help us win this donation from Wells Fargo.  In this time of economic whatever two houses worth of support would help our cause greatly.

 

http://www.habitatportlandmetro.org/tmp/index4.php

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Q & A

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Trainings

Ready to Rent Instructor Training - Back by Popular Demand

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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Avoid Credit Scams - free workshop

Credit Repair Workshop - FREE!

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spending $ in E. Portland - free meeting

What’s the talk in East Portland?

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Volunteering

RFP for OLCV Event Coordinator

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is seeking a consultant to help coordinate our 12th Annual Dinner for the Environment. For more information, visit www.olcv.org/about/jobopportunities/index_html

Molly Baer Kramer, Development Director, Oregon League of Conservation Voters

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Musician call for the Mindful Gifts Bazaar

Are you a musician looking for a place to play? The 7th annual *Mindful Gifts Bazaar* on Saturday, Dec. 13th is a great place to perform!

We're looking for musicians -- soloists, bands, acoustic & electric -- to fill 50 minute sets from 10 am to 3 pm at this fabulous community event. A piano is available, the space is acoustically very warm & generous, and we have a decent sound system for your use. You can sell your tapes & CD's and set out a tip jar. It's always a great event, with lots of people and great organizations to keep you company. Email me at to book your time slot.

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Help the The Rebuilding Center Salvage downtown!

The Rebuilding Center is looking for volunteers to help with a project that will take place downtown at The University Place Apartments the first week of December. Volunteers are greatly needed to help the Rebuilding Center's crew salvage as many building materials as possible concentrating on clawfoot tubs, panel and pocket doors, sinks, and trim. Volunteers will spend most of their time taking the nails out the trim and wood salvaged from the building so it can be re-used. TRC is looking for groups of people as well as individuals to come out on the first week of December and make this salvage project possible. If you are interested in organizing a group please email Emily Ordas with a specific date: sometime between December 1-5 and time: the project hours are between 9-5.

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Volunteer for OASIS Education Center for Adults 50+

You can experience what OASIS Educational Center has to offer from a different perspective by being a volunteer. While we have several different opportunities for volunteering with OASIS, our greatest need is for office assistance. Available time slots are Wed, Thur, and Friday from 1pm to 4:30pm. Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone, registering members for classes, and assisting with other tasks as needed. The benefits of volunteering with OASIS are many, including meeting new people, helping your peers and yourself learn and discover your passions; and volunteers get a discount when they register for OASIS classes. Please call 503-241-3059 or email [email protected]

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Gift Wrappers Needed at OMSI!

Sign up now for this one-day-only volunteer commitment! OMSI is seeking volunteers to wrap gifts purchased at the OMSI Science Store. Volunteers will receive OMSI admission for the day and a 30% discount on items purchased at the OMSI Science Store on the day of their volunteer shift.

Shifts are available on Friday, November 28th and Saturdays and Sundays through December 14. Beginning on Thursday, December 18th, shifts are available every weekday and weekend day through December 24. Shift times are 10:00 am - 1:30 pm or 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Three volunteers are needed for each shift. Please contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] or 503.239.7814 to sign up!

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School Group Host Volunteer Needed at OMSI

OMSI is looking for a volunteer to help us with the many school groups that come to OMSI on field trips. We are especially interested in people who are avilable on Tuesday mornings.

POSITION SUMMARY: School Group Hosts greet school groups and assist them throughout their visit to OMSI.

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Volunteer in OMSI's Planetarium!

OMSI is recruiting volunteer ushers for the Planetarium. If you are interested please e-mail [email protected] or call 503-239-7814

POSITION SUMMARY: Attraction Volunteers assist OMSI employees in the OMNIMAX and Planetarium to facilitate ease of transition between shows and ensure an excellent guest experience.

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