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Digest for June 23, 2009

Digest Contents:

Mortgage Default Orientation
Upholding the Law w. AG John Kroger
Learn about the benefits of veganic gardening at this presentation and potluck dinner.
Education First Consulting - Policy Analyst Opening
Education First Consulting - COO Opening
Alberta Cooperative Grocery is hiring a Co-Manager
Cafe Operations Manager
Job Posting-Certified ELL Teacher and a Registered Nurse
Community Engagement Specialist
Development Assistant (25 hrs wk)
Volunteer Executive
Volunteer Director of Development
Foster Care Specialist III with Impact NW
Calendar announcement--Scholarships available for Safe Routes to School Confernece
Wednesday work Party at the ReBuilding Center
Step It Up, Inc's SCHOOL'S OUT WALK/RUN - Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Teacher Positions in Tanzania

Events

Mortgage Default Orientation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a Mortgage Default Intake Orientation on Thursday, June 25th, from 5-6PM at the Center.  This orientation is the first step in learning how to work with your lender and how the Center can assist you in getting help to resolve your mortgage issue.  You need not be in default in order to attend.  This orientation is held every Thursday.  No reservations are required.  For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105.

Kevin L. Gillette, Program Manager

Community Housing Resource Center

2700 NE Andresen Rd., Ste. D3

Vancouver, WA. 98661

360-690-4496 X101

Fax: 360-694-6665

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Upholding the Law w. AG John Kroger

The Attorney General heads the Oregon Department of Justice and is the state's chief legal officer. The Attorney General's docket includes fighting crime, protecting Oregon consumers, defending civil rights and holding polluters responsible for the damage they cause to our environment. On June 26, City Club welcomes Oregon Attorney General John Kroger. Now six months into his term, Kroger will offer a progress report on what he has accomplished, what he has learned and how he hopes to reshape the role of Attorney General in Oregon.

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Learn about the benefits of veganic gardening at this presentation and potluck dinner.

Join Northwest VEG on June 25 for a potluck dinner in Vancouver and a free presentation on veganic gardening by horticulturist and master gardener, Jill Schatz.

Why veganic gardening? Because the threat of hoof and mouth disease, mad cow, and e-coli have raised public awareness about the potential dangers of manure and slaughterhouse byproducts in the soil. Learn how to make your food safer by using all-vegan methods of fertilizing your soil.

For full details about this event, visit http://nwveg.org/events.php#70

To join our mailing list and receive information about upcoming events on food, sustainabiity, and health, please write to [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

Education First Consulting - Policy Analyst Opening

Education First Consulting is a national policy consulting firm that specializes in helping education policymakers, advocates and funders develop broad-based strategies that lead to greater learning and achievement for our nation’s students. Based in Seattle, Education First Consulting’s area of expertise is K–16 education, with extensive work on issues related to college readiness, standards and assessments, teacher effectiveness and high school reform; our mission is to help all students finish high school armed with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and careers. Our firm’s consultants are themselves leaders in education reform with successful track records in education policy, politics, research, communications and philanthropy.

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Education First Consulting - COO Opening

Education First Consulting is a national policy consulting firm that specializes in helping education policymakers, advocates and funders develop broad-based strategies that lead to greater learning and achievement for our nation’s students. Based in Seattle, Education First Consulting’s area of expertise is K–16 education, with extensive work on issues related to college readiness, standards and assessments, teacher effectiveness and high school reform; our mission is to help all students finish high school armed with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and careers. Our firm’s consultants are themselves leaders in education reform with successful track records in education policy, politics, research, communications and philanthropy.

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Alberta Cooperative Grocery is hiring a Co-Manager

The Alberta Cooperative Grocery is seeking a General Co-Manager to be part of a dynamic, two person General Management Team. More information on the position and how to apply is available at http://www.albertagrocery.coop/hiring.htm. Applications are due Friday July 3rd, 2009 at 6 p.m.

*Please feel welcome to share this posting with friends.*

The Alberta Co-op's mission is to serve as a community resource and gathering place, while providing fresh, high quality, affordable food to the diverse North and Northeast Portland community that comprises our membership and our customer base. We emphasize products from local, organic, and socially responsible sources, and work to build connections between our customers, their farmers and their community.

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Cafe Operations Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Sisters Of The Road
position summary:

Non-Profit Cafe primarily serving people experiencing poverty, seeks part-time Cafe Operations Manager to oversee day to day, barter and workforce development operations.

Salary / Pay Rate:38,436 annual salary plus full health benifits/sick/vacation time
more info...

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Job Posting-Certified ELL Teacher and a Registered Nurse

 

We have two job postings for a non-profit alternative high school program.  Both are Part time positions.   We need a Certified ELL teacher for a small class setting.  This position will be located in Outer SE/Gresham area.   We also need a Registered Nurse with at least 1 year long term care experience to plan, implement and teach a Certified Nursing Assistant program in Ne Portland.  This will be available to the community and to students of the school.   Please contact Rebecca Black for any further questions or to fax or email cover letter and resume to:   Phone# 503-281-9597 Fax: 503-281-8817 Email: [email protected]     

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Community Engagement Specialist

Community Engagement Specialist 

Duration:                  July – November 2009

Compensation:       $10-$14/hr DOE, average 4 hours/week

The Community Engagement Specialist is a contract position and is responsible for her/his own taxes and mileage

The Community Engagement Specialist will assist the Program Coordinator with our home toxics reduction project in the North/Northeast Portland community, with a focus on conducting outreach and engagement with the African American community. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities Include:

·Provide outreach support at schools, faith-based communities, and at community events

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Development Assistant (25 hrs wk)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:CASA for Children Serving Mult & Wa Co. in Oregon
position summary:

The Development Assistant is responsible for maintaining the fundraising database, coordinating printing and mailing of appeals, provide day-to-day administrative tasks such as preparing thank you letters and gift acknowledgments, assist with special events and act as Board liaison. Email cover letter and resume to: [email protected] or Submit letter and resume to CASA, Attn: Hiring Committee 1401 NE 68th Ave., Portland, OR 97213. Closes July 5th. No calls please.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary dependent on experience.
more info...

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Volunteer Executive

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bicycles and Ideas for Kids' Empowerment (b.i.k.e.)
position summary:

b.i.k.e. is looking for a volunteer executive that will work with a team to create a final transition to sustainability.

Working with the executive director and board of directors the volunteer executive will help reshape our organization.

We believe that through benevolence, simplicity, good form and team we can transform lives "one pedal stroke at a time".

Check out our blogs at; www.thefixedgears.blogspot.com www.kidsofbike.blogspot.com

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
more info...

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Volunteer Director of Development

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bicycles and Ideas for Kids' Empowerment (b.i.k.e.)
position summary:

A strategist for social justice in America and a dedicated fan of change required to launch a "diamond in the rough" into a organization with a future of sustainability. Young grass roots organization needs help serving a national need. Time to transition from a volunteer organization to one with paid staff.

Check out our blogs at;

www.thefixedgears.blogspot.com

www.kidsofbike.blogspot.com

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
more info...

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Foster Care Specialist III with Impact NW

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family department in the Parent/Child Development program. To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.

Position: Foster Care Specialist IIIEntry

Salary: $33,836 to $37,221/yr Full Time

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Nonprofit News

Calendar announcement--Scholarships available for Safe Routes to School Confernece

Press Release. Contact Lillian Karabaic at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for more information: [email protected].

Calendar Announcement

Scholarships available until July 15 for August Safe Routes to School National Conference in Portland

Scholarships are now available for Oregon residents to attend The 2nd Safe Routes to School National Conference. The international event promoting walking and biking to school safely takes place in Portland on August 19-21, 2009. Oregon residents interested in scholarships can email [email protected] for an application or more information. Deadline is July 15.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Wednesday work Party at the ReBuilding Center

Founded by volunteers in 1998, The ReBuilding Center is the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials.

The Rebuilding Center of Our United Villages will be hosting a few Wednesday work parties from 1:00-3:30 throughout the summer months. We will be working in the warehouse to organize inventory and make the place look lovely and "shoppable." We really need some extra hands, so please come and bring a friend...or five! You can sign up using the link below. Copy and paste it in your search bar if you can:

http://tiny.cc/2zyIp  

Dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Ordas.

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Step It Up, Inc's SCHOOL'S OUT WALK/RUN - Volunteers Needed

SPONSORING AGENCY - Step It Up, Inc.

PROJECT NAME - School's Out Walk/Run

DATE - Saturday June 27th

TIME - 8am-12:00noon

LOCATION - Irving Park, NE 7th & Fremont

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT & WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING THAT DAY? - Come help us at our annual Walk/Run event as we raise money for Portland-Metro area high school students who will be participating in career-relevant summer internships. You will be helping us with event set-up, serving goodies to participants, steering walkers/runners around the course, and assisting with clean-up/breakdown afterwards. It promises to be a fun day for all and, most importantly, you will be helping some area teens along their chosen career paths!

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 12

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Volunteer Teacher Positions in Tanzania

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Tanzania by teaching at Orkeeswa Secondary School. Experience life in a traditional Maasai community and explore Tanzania.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) (www.ieftz.org) has an opportunity for Science and English teachers to volunteer at Orkeeswa Secondary School, located in a remote area of East Africa. We are currently looking for a Science teacher to begin immediately, and an English teacher to begin in August 2009. Email [email protected] for more information.

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