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Digest for May 7, 2008

Digest Contents:

Siskiyou Field Institute Blooms & Birds Weekend
Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability
Springdale Job Corps Health Fair June 20 - Looking for Vendors!
Spring Cleaning? NWDSA Now Accepting Rummage Sale Donations!
KBOO Community Radio features election coverage leading up to May 20 Primary
Job Posting - Summer Camp Cook - Hancock Field Station
Americorps VISTA Development Associate position
Immigration Attorney or for Catholic Charities in Medford
Job Posting: HMIS Coordinator
10 OPENINGS: SUN Community Engagement Specialist
Member Services Assistant
Executive Director NWCCC
Housing Case Worker - Cascade AIDS Project
Job Posting: Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
Development Coordinator - Part Time
Job Posting - Portland Impact
Vic Clauson Youth Program Kick-off Press Release
JDN Academy Meet Employers/Workshops May 9th
"May 16th Training -"Coming Home From War"
Exciting opportunity for "boots on the ground" experience
Portland Area Volunteer Sending Coordinator
Weekly clothing store volunteer needed for 4 weeks

Events

Siskiyou Field Institute Blooms & Birds Weekend

Blooms and Birds Weekend at Deer Creek Center May 16 to 18, 2008 (Friday – Sunday) Deer Creek Center, 1241 Illinois River Rd, Selma, OR

The Siskiyou Field Institute is offering a whole host of field courses during their annual Blooms and Birds Weekend, May 16th to 18th including: •Birding Deer Creek Center •Botany for Beginners: Enter the Botanical Universe! •Ferns in the Field: Plant ID •Birding by Ear •Siskiyou Botanizing: Days Gulch and Beyond Don’t miss our FREE evening presentations that weekend: •All About Owls with Lee Webb, MS •Birds of the Klamath-Siskiyou with Pepper Trail, PhD

For more information, visit our website at www.thesfi.org or call 541-597-8530.

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Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability

 

Please Join the Sierra Club for. . .

Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability

When: May 15th Third Thursday 6:30pm Refreshments 7:00pm Presentation

Who: Rob Dietz, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. W

here: Sierra Club Office, 2950 SE Stark St, Suite 110.

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Springdale Job Corps Health Fair June 20 - Looking for Vendors!

Springdale Job Corps serves a diverse community of at risk youth from 16 to 24 years of age. We offer high school diplomas, GED, drivers license and post secondary education to students that may not be able to pay for college or want to pursue a career and build on the skills they have.

On June 20th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, we are holding a health and wellness fair to bring resources to our students on all aspects of health and wellness - mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, etc. We are looking for organizations and/or individuals to help educate our students. You would have a booth provided by us at the fair and you are welcome to bring materials and demonstrations to reach the youth. Many students are teen parents and emancipated as well as from difficult backgrounds.

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Spring Cleaning? NWDSA Now Accepting Rummage Sale Donations!

The Northwest Down Syndrome Association is excited to announce our first annual Spring Cleaning Rummage Sale! The sale is the brainchild of a young woman with Down syndrome who works in our office, and she is motivated to raise money for the Summer Social she is planning for our families. The sale will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 1244 NE 39th Ave. in Portland on Saturday, June 7, from 9am - 4pm.

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KBOO Community Radio features election coverage leading up to May 20 Primary

KBOO Community Radio Election Coverage In the leadup to the May 20, 2008 Oregon Primary election, KBOO will be hosting a number of candidate forums, which will be open for live call-ins, with candidates for local and state offices. From May 5 - 16 from 7:30 - 9 each weekday morning, listen to KBOO and learn about your local candidates.

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Jobs & Internships

Job Posting - Summer Camp Cook - Hancock Field Station

Job Posting - Summer Camp Cook - Hancock Field Station

Outdoor Science Camp Cook sought for 2008 season

Challenging, rewarding work in amazing locations. Camp cooks prepare meals for campers enrolled in OMSI's summer science camps and adventures. Camp Cooks will run the kitchen, plan meals, order food, and cook for up to 100 people in camp setting. Multiple cooks scheduled for large groups. Modern kitchens. Cooks do not have dining hall management responsibilities.

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Americorps VISTA Development Associate position

Organization: Quest Center for Integrative Health (www.quest-center.org)

 

Position:

VISTA Corps* Development Associate

*Note: This is an AmeriCorps (Clara Barton VISTA Corps) position and requires a one-year commitment of service. This position is full time (35 hours a week) with up to 20 days paid time off.

Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA at: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp

 

Compensation/Benefits:

*VISTA members are paid a $10,382 subsistence allowance paid in equal installments every two weeks over the course of their year of service

*Health insurance benefits

*An education award of $4,725 or cash stipend of $1,200 is available upon completion of the year of service.

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Immigration Attorney or for Catholic Charities in Medford

Application is required. Obtain at 231 SE 12th Avenue, Portland OR 97214, or at www.CatholicCharitiesOregon.org Please send application, resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Catholic Charities Human Resources 231 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

or fax to: (503) 231-4327

Please see website for more information: www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org

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Job Posting: HMIS Coordinator

COUNCIL FOR THE HOMELESS

VANCOUVER HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

JOB TITLE: HMIS Coordinator

SALARY RANGE: $3116 - $4673 per month

STATUS: Full time

CLOSING DATE May 7, 2008

 

The Council for the Homeless CFTH has an immediate opening for a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Coordinator. This position manages HMIS for CFTH. In addition, this position provides community outreach, training, and monitoring to ensure system viability and effectiveness.

 

The position reports to the Executive Director, Council for the Homeless.

 

The preferred candidate will have:

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10 OPENINGS: SUN Community Engagement Specialist

10 OPENINGS: SUN Community Engagement Specialist

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Connect kids, parents and communities through the SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program and Portland Impact, a nonprofit agency that works to alleviate poverty.

Members of Portland Impact's SUN AmeriCorps team help make local schools into community "hubs" for kids, parents, and community partners.

Sound like something you'd like to be part of? READ ON!

ARE YOU...

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Member Services Assistant

Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, Terwilliger Plaza is proud to be a one-of-a-kind, self-governed, not for profit continuing care retirement community. Our familiar building on the hill overlooking Duniway Park has been a part of the Portland skyline since 1962.

We are looking for a Member Services Assistant to join our successful team which delivers a range of services to our Plaza.

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Executive Director NWCCC

Northwest Catholic Counseling Center Executive Director Job Announcement

Organizational Description: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center is a non-profit counseling center committed to providing professional counseling in a compassionate atmosphere. The Center is a State Certified Agency and HIPAA compliant.

The work of the Center is guided by four core values: • Justice – we believe affordable health care is a basic human right. • Compassion – we believe in respectfully supporting all persons through life’s journey. • Collaboration – we believe partnerships with clients, the community and our staff promotes a strong and healthy society • Excellence – we believe in providing the highest level of care.

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Housing Case Worker - Cascade AIDS Project

DESCRIPTION: The Housing Case Worker is a part of the Supportive Housing and Care Services Department and provides supportive services to clients that are consistent with the agency’s strategic plan, mission and budget. Duties include: completing emergency rental assistance applications, providing information and referral, goal planning, advocacy, eviction prevention, and short-term case management services to CAP’s Supportive Housing Program clients who are HIV+ and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Job Posting: Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

Office Manager, Part-time- 55 hrs./month

Qualifications:

1. Understanding and sympathy with the principles of the mission of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth.

2. Strong demonstrable database management skills using ACCESS and EXCEL. Ability to use and update this program from outset.

3. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently

4. Good written and verbal communication skills

5. Familiarity with QUICKEN and QUICKBOOKS is preferred, but not required

6. Working knowledge of publication layout and photo manipulation software like MS Publisher and Photoshop Elements.

Salary: $15-20 per hour, depending on experience.

Please send resume/inquiries by May 21, 2008 to:

Barbara Ford

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Development Coordinator - Part Time

The Multnomah Bar Association is hiring a part time Development Coordinator. This new position will provide development services for the Multnomah Bar Foundation. For a full job description, and education and experience requirements, go to www.mbabar.org. Please send cover letter and resume to Judy Edwards, Executive Director, Multnomah Bar Association, Suite 1220, 620 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204.

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Job Posting - Portland Impact

Parent/Child Development Specialist – Portland Impact

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking a motivated individual to join our Family and Youth department. Please go to our website www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm for information about the following position: Program Specialist I – Parent/Child (Spanish).

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing outreach, parent support & education, advocacy, early childhood education, and facilitation of parent-child play groups, home visits, and activities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Nonprofit News

Vic Clauson Youth Program Kick-off Press Release

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Q & A

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Trainings

JDN Academy Meet Employers/Workshops May 9th

JDN Academy … Leading Workforce Professionals To Their Full Potential *Door Prize Drawings *Networking Opportunities *Best Practices

JDN Academy provides multiple hours of NAWDP competencies 1 through 10 towards CWDP certification and recertification as well as multiple CECs towards your JDN Job Developers Certification. Ask about earning CECs (continuing education credits) for *Certified Rehabilitation Counselors and *Global Career Development Facilitators.

See agenda below. For more information, Portland location and to register visit: http://www.jobdevelopers.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54

Thanks, Laura Bock Program Manager Job Developers Network (JDN) [email protected] 503.290.6466 www.jobdevelopers.net

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"May 16th Training -"Coming Home From War"

Hi all, The 211 Regional Partnership is pleased to provide "Coming Home From War" - a training for service providers throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. Join us to hear from Michael Maxwell who helped to organize and open the first Vet Center in Oregon. He has worked with combat veterans and their families for the past thirty years. His expertise in the field of PTSD will help us comprehend the issues faced by soldiers returning from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />combat. This session will provide understanding of the traumatic effects of war, needs the soldiers are facing, and information to help participants respond effectively when asked for help.

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Volunteering

Exciting opportunity for "boots on the ground" experience

People Helping People is a young 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2005. Our mission is to help adults with disabilities and income barriers rebuild their lives. We provide services in the Metro area (Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties). If you are passionate about making a real difference in someone's life, and want an opportunity to help build a nonprofit from nearly the ground up, we have a range of opportunities available. This is an "in the trenches" experience. Since we are young and growing, there are potential opportunities for future employment.. definitely some excellent resume building opportunities.

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Portland Area Volunteer Sending Coordinator

AFS-USA (www.usa.afs.org) works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

The Portland area AFS volunteer team is looking for a volunteer to fill the following position. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Stefan Bussey at 503-419-9565 or [email protected]

Portland Area Volunteer Sending Coordinator

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Weekly clothing store volunteer needed for 4 weeks

 

Do you love thrift stores? Have a passion for fashion? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of folks in need but don’t want to make a major commitment?

 

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