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Digest for May 23, 2008

Digest Contents:

Life by Design Coffee & Conversation
Cycle the Well Field - Saturday, June 14th
The Oregon Encyclopedia Community Meeting in Beaverton - June 16
Green Empowerment; Burma Discussion Night
City Repair seeks Bookkeeper
City Repair seeks Fundraiser
City Repair seeks Technology Coordinator
SE Uplift seeks an Urban Planning Program Manager
Non-Profit Gift Store in need of an Assistant Store Manager (holiday season position)
Idealist.org Nonprofit Careers Research Intern
Idealist.org Nonprofit Careers Communications Intern
Inclusion Inc. is hiring 2 FTE Personal Agents
Free Wetlands 101 Workshop: Get to know Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area!
OMSI Science Store Demonstrators!
Reach the Bridge - VOLUNTEER!
Explorando el Columbia Slough - Volunteers Needed!

Events

Life by Design Coffee & Conversation

Please join Life by Design NW for a get-together for mid-career transitioners, job hunters considering nonprofit work (paid and unpaid) where we focus on a timely theme, share resources, and brainstorm ideas together.

GUEST: Steven Pascal-Joiner of Idealist.org

As more people seek careers that integrate values, ethics, and tangible contributions to society, positions in nonprofit organizations are becoming increasingly competitive. This is especially true for experienced professionals and encore careerists. This presentation gives a targeted overview of nonprofit hiring and recruiting practices as well as ideas for creating meaningful nonprofit relationships in order to find career opportunities.

Wednesday, May 28th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Cycle the Well Field - Saturday, June 14th

 

And the date for Cycle the Well Field is…..Saturday, June 14th from 9:00am until 1:30pm. Thank you for your inquiries folks! It’s a great ride & I hope to see you there!

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The Oregon Encyclopedia Community Meeting in Beaverton - June 16

Open your mind to Oregon!

On Monday, June 16, 2008, the Oregon Historical Society and Portland State University invite the public to “open their minds to Oregon” and contribute their knowledge of the local history and culture to The Oregon Encyclopedia, a new on-line resource where information on the state’s significant people, places, events, institutions, and biota will be available to anyone with access to the World Wide Web at www.oregonencyclopedia.org.

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Green Empowerment; Burma Discussion Night

Green Empowerment Discussion/Volunteer Night; Wednesday, May 28th; 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Green Empowerment Office 140 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR

This month's Volunteer Night will be a discussion on Burma. Learn more about recent developments related to the devastation created by Cyclone Nargis and the block of international humanitarian aid. And find out how you can help during the upcoming Burma (Myanmar) Cyclone Relief Fundraiser. Tara Horn, who is a member of the Burma Action Committee and Books for Burma, will help guide the discussion. For more information, contact Steph: [email protected] or 503.284.5774

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Jobs & Internships

City Repair seeks Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper will be responsible for tracking all income, expenses and accounts and working directly with our accountant. This position is 5 hours a week at $13 an hour.

Process: We are accepting resumes until May 26, 2008. Ideally, this position will begin work some time around June 9, 2008.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and reference list to: [email protected] Or to: City Repair PO Box 42615 Portland, OR 97242 www.cityrepair.org for more information

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City Repair seeks Fundraiser

This person would be the leader of fundraising though others energy will still be necessary for a successful fundraising campaign. This position is 5 hours per week at $13 an hour.

Process: We are accepting resumes until May 26, 2008. Ideally, this position will begin work some time around June 9, 2008.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and reference list to: [email protected] Or to: City Repair PO Box 42615 Portland, OR 97242 www.cityrepair.org for more information

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City Repair seeks Technology Coordinator

Competent computer skills, creative initiative, organizational skills, design skills and knowledge of Internet ranking are desired. This position is 5 hours per week at $13 an hour.

Process: We are accepting resumes until May 26, 2008. Ideally, this position will begin work some time around June 9, 2008.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and reference list to: [email protected] Or to: City Repair PO Box 42615 Portland, OR 97242 www.cityrepair.org for more information

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SE Uplift seeks an Urban Planning Program Manager

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition seeks a full-time Urban Planning Program Manager, responsible for all elements of program management, technical assistance, and policy analysis advocacy within our coalition area. The Program Manager builds capacity in the neighborhood system by proactively assisting neighborhood volunteers to develop tactics to influence policy and development that affects the built environment. Southeast Uplift is a private, non-profit organization that serves 20 neighborhoods in SE and NE Portland south of Interstate 84. Our Board of Directors consists of volunteers who represent coalition neighborhood associations, business districts and community-based organizations.

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Non-Profit Gift Store in need of an Assistant Store Manager (holiday season position)

Our Children's Store (OCS) is currently looking for an Assistant Store Manager with both retail and volunteer management experience for the 2008 holiday season. OCS is a non-profit gift shop benefitting 25 local children's charities. The store is open from September through the beginning of January and carries a wide variety of gifts, including gourmet food, stationery, toys, books, holiday decorations, cards, ornaments, and unique products made by children. OCS is run almost entirely by volunteers, including the majority of the store staff. While the store’s location can vary from year-to-year, this year we most likely will remain at our 2007 location at the Lloyd Center Mall.

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Idealist.org Nonprofit Careers Research Intern

Background

Our Portland-based Nonprofit Careers Research Intern will work with the Nonprofit Career Transitions Program Manager and the Nonprofit Career Communications Intern to create written materials and resources on careers in the nonprofit sector. The project’s goal is to develop materials for students and professionals interested in nonprofit sector careers by highlighting careers in the nonprofit sector through job descriptions, professional profiles and interviews.

About Us

Idealist.org is a nonprofit organization that connects people, ideas, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

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Idealist.org Nonprofit Careers Communications Intern

Background

Our Portland-based Nonprofit Careers Communications Intern will work with the High School/College Transitions Coordinator and the Mid-Career Transitions Coordinator to create written materials and resources on careers in the nonprofit sector. The project’s goal is to develop materials for students and professionals interested in nonprofit sector careers by highlighting careers in the nonprofit sector through job descriptions, professional profiles and video interviews.

About Us

Idealist.org is a nonprofit organization that connects people, ideas, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

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Inclusion Inc. is hiring 2 FTE Personal Agents

 

Personal Agent(s)

 

“Offering people resources and education to direct their lives.”

 

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for 2 Personal Agents to join our small but growing team.

 

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who not only have the relevant case management experience and bookkeeping skills to perform the job, but who also possess a desire to encourage and facilitate individualized choice, to creatively scout resources and to build community partnerships to best benefit our customers’ quality of life.

 

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Wetlands 101 Workshop: Get to know Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area!

 

Wetlands 101 Workshop: Saturday, May 31 from 9am - 1pm.

A walking tour of this dynamic wetland area in the Columbia Slough Watershed will highlight wetland wildlife & habitats! Wetland Specialists from Metro and the City of Portland will explore local wetland history, land use change & development, current management, monitoring and restoration strategies. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have a canoe or kayak, bring it along – you can head out for an afternoon paddle of your own after the workshop. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register contact Katie at 503-281-1132 or email [email protected] Thanks!

 

Bring your binoculars - there is sure to be great wildlife viewing!

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Volunteering

OMSI Science Store Demonstrators!

OMSI is looking for volunteers to demonstrate products for the Science Store. This is a great short-term summer volunteer opportunity - especially for highschool students (all ages are welcome!)

If you are interested please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/info/volunteer/volapp.cfm to download and fill out an application. If you have questions please contact Meara McNally at [email protected]

POSITION SUMMARY: OMSI's Science Store is a fabulous repository of science learning fun, filled with shelf after shelf of educational, entertaining science products you can take home. The Science Store Demonstration Volunteer will demonstrate science store products to OMSI visitors on the weekends.

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Reach the Bridge - VOLUNTEER!

Be a part of Portland's only reverse-timed race! Runners and walkers leave as early as they want, or as late as they dare, but their challenge is to reach the Burnside bridge before it goes up at 9am-SHARP!

Reach the Bridge is an opportunity to honor lung cancer survivors and pay special tribute to those lost to the disease. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon and help fund the research that makes an impact on this devastating disease.

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Explorando el Columbia Slough - Volunteers Needed!

 

To All Volunteers Seeking Summer Excitement:

 

Do you:

Speak Spanish?

Enjoy canoeing?

Like working with kids?

Have an unrealized artistic flair?

 

Please join us as a volunteer at the seventh annual Explorando El Columbia Slough on Saturday, June 21, 2008!  Both English and Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed to assist with interpretation, paddling, games, refreshments, parking, and cleanup.  Every volunteer will receive an official Explorando T-shirt!

 

This bilingual family environmental festival celebrates nature in the city and the environment of the Columbia Slough. Explorando offers events and activities for all ages in Spanish and English. The event is free.

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