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Digest for July 16, 2009

Digest Contents:

August 1 2009 Oregon Peace Institute Lecture, Barbara Wien at PSU
YWCA Community Garden Groundbreaking
Camp Creativity for Portland Youth (SE Lents)
Herbal Summer Adventures
Think & Drink with Earl Blumenauer and Wim Wiewel in Portland on August 12
This Weekend! Gardening Workshop for Families!
Loke Luau Event - Discounted Ticket Price for Non-Profit Employees
OMSI Human Resources Internship
OMSI Website Intern
Program Aide Job Opportunity with Clackamas County
Wanted: Instructor to Teach Business Writing to Non-Profit Employees
Chief Financial Officer: Clackamas Soil & Water
Program Assistant: Death with Dignity
Green Schools Specialist: Americorps
GIS Technician & Climate Preparation Analyst Manager
Request for use of a sound system
Free Career/Job Seach Books!
News from Children's Relief Nursery: CPP Learning Collaborative
Free College Course for Low-Income, Portland-Area Adults
Film Action Oregon and LAIKA Present: Music In Motion
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteers

Events

August 1 2009 Oregon Peace Institute Lecture, Barbara Wien at PSU

Please join the Oregon Peace Institute for the 2009 Peace Lecture, "Peacework and public scholarship," at Portland State University on August 1, 2009, 4 p.m., Cramer 53 auditorium.

Barbara Wien is past officer of the United States Institute of Peace, past Executive Director of the Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development, and former Director of Peace Brigades International. The OPI Peace Lecture is free and open to the public.

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YWCA Community Garden Groundbreaking

Join us on July 16 to break ground for our new community garden! Thursday, July 16 11:00 am Free and open to the public Refreshments will be served YWCA Clark County 3609 Main St Vancouver WA 98663

 

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Camp Creativity for Portland Youth (SE Lents)

Youth 5 to 18 are invited to spend a week or two at The Village Free School creating music, art, poetry, dance, crafts, stories, or inventions to be shared at the end of each week in an exhibition open to the community.

Register Now: 503-788-3935

Exhibitions will take place each Friday at Noon. 8660 SE Foster Road, Portland

Questions? Contact Camp Coordinator Jack Mesplay at [email protected]

www.villagefreeschool.org

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Herbal Summer Adventures

The Arctos School has a bunch of upcoming summer adventures -- from neighborhood herb walks to magical camping trips -- to introduce you to medicinal and native plants. Classes are offered on a sliding scale so as to be accessible to nonprofit workers and other low-income folks. Hope to see you there!

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Think & Drink with Earl Blumenauer and Wim Wiewel in Portland on August 12

Think & Drink with Earl Blumenauer and Wim Wiewel. A happy-hour conversation series sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities. Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. location: rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. Free and open to the public.

Representative Earl Blumenauer and Portland State University president Wim Wiewel will discuss mind-changing moments of their own and how change happens in our individual and collective thinking at the next Think & Drink happy-hour conversation on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at 6:30 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. This free, bimonthly series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH).

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This Weekend! Gardening Workshop for Families!

SATURDAY July 18th 10:30am-12:00pm. Growing Gardens is offering “Wondrous Worms!” as part of our Parent and Child Workshop series.

Parent and Child Workshops are designed to spark interest in gardening for children aged 6 to 12 while providing fun ways for parents (aunts, uncles, guardians, grandparents, neighbors) and children to grow gardens together.

Parents and children will learn about red wiggler worms; the worms famous for transforming food scraps into fertilizer for plants and gardens. Learn what makes these worms so special through fun hands-on activities, stories and more.

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Loke Luau Event - Discounted Ticket Price for Non-Profit Employees

Are you  looking for something fun to do this Saturday night? Join Kids on the Block for a Hawaiian style Loke Luau at Yoshida’s Sand in the City held at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland. We would like to offer our non-profit friends and colleagues a special discounted tickets to this event. Tickets for non-profit workers are $30 and include a Hawaiian dinner, drinks, hula lessons and a lots of fun amid giant sand-sculptures.

We have a limited number of tickets at this price so give us a call 503-736-3200 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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Jobs & Internships

OMSI Human Resources Internship

OMSI Human Resources Internship

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Human Resources Intern.  This is an unpaid position which offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved in human resources at a major non-profit.  This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Summary of position:

This internship position will aid the Human Resources staff in balancing the museum's strategic objectives with the everyday needs of the staff.  The Human Resources intern will manage specific projects, conduct and present research and assist with general office duties in the Human Resources Department as needed. 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

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OMSI Website Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: This intern will build a new version of the website for OMSI’s Traveling Exhibits and Exhibit Sales team. This includes copying content from a former site and building new pages with new content.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Create and design webpages, including adding images. • Ensure that the new site meets design and other requirements. • Test links on the website. • Work with staff in Traveling Exhibits and Exhibit Sales, as well as staff in other areas of the organization.

For information on how to apply for this position, please contact Carol Cruzan at [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
more info...

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Program Aide Job Opportunity with Clackamas County

Clackamas County Program Aide 1

This Program Aide 1 is a temporary position of Clackamas County Community Solutions. The position supports the work of Community Solutions staff who provide employment and training services to TANF clients through a contract with State DHS.

Position Characteristics

Under supervision, perform various intermediate level routine record keeping and information gathering tasks; assist clients and higher level professional staff by providing program support and other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

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Wanted: Instructor to Teach Business Writing to Non-Profit Employees

Human Solutions is looking for someone with the necessary experience to teach general business writing to approximately 15 employees, 2 hours per week for 5 weeks at our location in outer SE Portland during August.  We are looking for someone to teach material that is particularly relevant to social service agency staff. 

The pay for this contract position is negotiable. 

If you are interested, please send a short email with your qualifications and desired pay per hour. 

Marisa Heman

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Chief Financial Officer: Clackamas Soil & Water

Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, located in Oregon City, Oregon, is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Financial Officer. This position may be filled as an employee (up to .75 FTE) or as an independent contractor. Salary commensurate with experience. For a complete position description and application instructions, please go to www.conservationdistrict.org.

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Program Assistant: Death with Dignity

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Death with Dignity National Center
position summary:

Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC), a family of nonprofit and political advocacy organizations located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a full-time program assistant.

Responsibilities: Assisting Executive Director with strategic political analysis; responding to constituent requests for information about a variety of end-of-life issues; writing educational and development/outreach materials; managing Executive Director’s calendar and office projects; supporting fundraising and communications staff; research; maintaining office and financial records; filing.

Salary / Pay Rate:$25,000 to $28,000 DOE
more info...

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Green Schools Specialist: Americorps

AmeriCorps Professional Placement position available:

Position Summary: The goals for the Green Schools Specialist position include green material and methods education and research, as well as developing PPS green building standards and forming key relationships with research entities, development partners and green organizations. Researching materials and methods: 30%, Green programs, technologies and standards: 20%, O/M best green building practices: 10%, Support public process: 20%, Develop relationships: 10%, Department’s library: 10%.

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GIS Technician & Climate Preparation Analyst Manager

AmeriCorps Professional Placement position available:

Project Location: Eugene, Oregon

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Request for use of a sound system

Anyone have a sound system available for loan on July 23rd? The Northwest Earth Institute (a Portland-based non-profit) is looking for a microphone/speakers to use for an event on July 23rd. If you have a system we could borrow, please contact Sarah at 503-227-2807 or email [email protected] Thank you so much!

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Free Career/Job Seach Books!

We have 3 boxes of career-related, job search books that need a good home!  After some summer cleaning, we went through our library and realized we have too many.  Lots of recent job search/industry books, both old and new!

Email [email protected] if you’re interested.

Thank you.  Christina Palmer Program Assistant, Office of Career Services 503.943.7201 www.up.edu/career

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Trainings

News from Children's Relief Nursery: CPP Learning Collaborative

Child Parent Psychotherapy Newsletter

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Free College Course for Low-Income, Portland-Area Adults

Humanity in Perspective (HIP), a free, two-semester, college-level course in the humanities for low-income adults in Portland offered by the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH) and Reed College, is accepting applications for the 2009-10 year until Friday, July 24, 2009.

Applications are available for download on the OCH website (oregonhumanities.org) or by request from Sarah Van Winkle, OCH Program Coordinator, at (503) 241-0543, ext. 112. Applicants can apply directly and are also referred by agencies serving low-income adults and families.

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Film Action Oregon and LAIKA Present: Music In Motion

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4th and 5th Film Action Oregon with the help of LAIKA and a team of brilliant animators whose credits include Coraline, The Corpse Bride, Mars Attacks and The Nightmare Before Christmas, will team up with 30 lucky young people, ages 10-15, to create an animated music video for Mirah, one of Portland’s most talented singer-songwriters.

Throughout the process students will learn stop-motion animation, creating their own puppets and sets, mastering stop-motion software and animating sequences that will appear in the completed video.

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Volunteering

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteers

SMART is in need of volunteers for the following event.

Volunteer family-friendly performers needed for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) event

SMART is a non-profit K-3 literacy program in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

We are hosting a book fair at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Lloyd Center on Saturday, August 22nd.  We are looking for volunteer performers to entertain shoppers with family-friendly performances and activities anytime between from noon to 5:00pm. This would be a great opportunity for a group to showcase their theater/musical skills and be a part of this fun event to help support the SMART program.

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