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Digest for October 29, 2009

Digest Contents:

Multicultural Healthy Kids Fair - October 31st
State Director of Addictions and Mental Health to speak
Morrison Child and Family Services Happy Hour for the Give!Guide
Blessings and Blues Concert benefits Mercy Corps & Cascade Blues Musicians' Relief Fund
Winter Shelter Development Coordinator * AmeriCorps VISTA
Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Announcement
Job Op: Program Aide 1 - Clackamas County Community Solutions
Exhibit Sales Coordinator Position Available at OMSI
Part-Time Research Assistant - Closed
Adult Winter Warming Center opens Monday, November 2nd
Managing the Bottom Line: Leverage Resources to Confront Increasing Needs TACS Workshop
Art on Alberta seeks volunteers
Leadership Opportunities with ASTD-Cascadia
Drive Out Hunger! Oregon Food Bank Needs Volunteer Drivers

Events

Multicultural Healthy Kids Fair - October 31st

Josiah Hill III Clinic – with the support of the Portland Water Bureau and Office of Multicultural Health – would love to extend an invitation for you and your families to attend the first annual Multicultural Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids Fair this October 31st!

The focus of this fair will be to provide information about community services and resources that can help Portland families create a healthy home.

At the fair, you will find:

Information from childhood health & housing organizations Free blood lead testing and hemoglobin testing provided by Josiah Hill & Albina Head Start Workshops on renters’ rights, lead poisoning prevention, green cleaning, and MORE.

Toy and dishware/pottery lead screening (up to four items per household)

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State Director of Addictions and Mental Health to speak

FolkTime is pleased to present Richard Harris, newly appointed Director of Addictions and Mental Health for the State of Oregon. Mr. Harris will be speaking on changes in the mental health care system at a breakfast on November 19 at the Governor Hotel. An invitation and registration form is on our website. There is no charge for attendance, but your donation will further the work of FolkTime. Seating is limited and attendance by RSVP only. You may RSVP on our web, by e-mail, or U.S. mail.

www.folktime.org

[email protected]

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Morrison Child and Family Services Happy Hour for the Give!Guide

November 11, 2009, 5-7pm - Give!Guide happy hour at Deschutes Brewery. Tickets are just $20 and include light appetizers and drinks. All proceeds go directly to support Morrison’s Parents Anonymous® program.

The Give!Guide is Willamette Week’s year-end fundraiser to encourage philanthropy among first-time donors. There are all sorts of prizes for donations starting at just $50!

Register online at http://morrisonkids.org/events/ or call 503-258-4218 for more information.

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Blessings and Blues Concert benefits Mercy Corps & Cascade Blues Musicians' Relief Fund

Portland’s own Gospel Music legend Janice Scroggins, and Australia’s international award winning blueswoman, Fiona Boyes, will headline the Blessings and Blues benefit concert on Sunday, November 1, 2009. Blessings and Blues will be held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (at 1535 NE 17th Ave in Northeast Portland) at 7:00 pm. The event will also include appearances by Lloyd Jones, Jimi Bott, Dave Kahl, Dover Weinberg, La Rhonda Steele, and other special guests. Proceeds from Blessings and Blues will support Mercy Corps as it enables families in Liberia to have access to safe, clean drinking water and the Cascade Blues Association’s Musician Relief Fund.

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Jobs & Internships

Winter Shelter Development Coordinator * AmeriCorps VISTA

Ever wish you could do something meaningful to help those who are homeless? And to do it as part of a diverse, dynamic and creative team?

Share of Vancouver, WA, is seeking a motivated, dynamic person to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in a Development Coordinator role for the collaborative Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) program which provides up to 74 shelter beds nightly in the winter months when residential shelters are full.

AmeriCorps*VISTA Position Description- Development Coordinator for the WHO Program

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Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

Employment

Janus Youth Programs has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person's life.

All positions are open until filled or stated otherwise. Postings updated 10/28/2009

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Announcement

Job Title:                  Development Associate/Raiser’s Edge Specialist

Department:             Fund Development

Reports To:              Chief Development Officer

FLSA Status:           Exempt /32 to 40 hours per week

 

The Agency:

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Job Op: Program Aide 1 - Clackamas County Community Solutions

Job Opportunity: Program Aide 1 - Clackamas County Community Solutions

Program Aide 1

$2166 - $2722 Monthly

(based on a 37.5 hour workweek)

Excellent Benefits

Job Closes: Wednesday November 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

Clackamas County Community Solutions is seeking a detail-oriented and friendly Program Aide 1 to support the work of staff who provide employment and training services to clients who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The person in this position will perform various record keeping and data entry tasks; assist clients and staff with class activities; coach clients with developing computer skills; write minutes for  meetings; and other program support as required.

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Information

organization:OMSI
position summary:

One of the nation's leading science museums and a world class tourist attraction is seeking an Exhibit Sales Coordinator! The Exhibit Sales Coordinator is responsible for direct sales, research, development, and management of bids and contracts relating to external exhibit sales and services worldwide. The position fully coordinates exhibit sales from initial contact through completion and installation.

Salary / Pay Rate:Not Listed

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Information

organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Make A Difference In Your Community ~ Come Join Friends of the Children!

Friends of the Children - Portland, is an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors.

The part-time Research Assistant will work with researchers at the Oregon Social Learning Center to coordinate Friends of the Children participants in a Longitudinal Study. Responsibilities also include providing administrative support for the Program Manager and Program Leadership Team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Salary / Pay Rate:Based on Experience

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Nonprofit News

Adult Winter Warming Center opens Monday, November 2nd

Transition Projects will open the Adult Winter Warming Center on Monday, November 2nd

The Warming Center can accommodate up to 90 homeless men, women, and couples. It is located in NE, just across the Burnside Bridge and is easily accessible via TriMet or a short walk from Old Town/Downtown.

Who is eligible:

The Warming Center is open to adults experiencing homelessness

How to access:

The access point for the Warming Center is Transition Projects’ Community Service Center (CSC), located at 475 NW Glisan. Guests can sign-up for a space at the CSC daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and must confirm their space every night at 7:30 p.m. Once a guest has checked in at the CSC, they will be directed to the Warming Center.

Important information:

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Q & A

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Trainings

Managing the Bottom Line: Leverage Resources to Confront Increasing Needs TACS Workshop

Presenter: Nanita McIlhattan, Management Consultant, and a Panel of Human Services Leaders

Date: November 3, 2009

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Tough financial situations demand critical strategic decisions, especially for human service organizations facing burgeoning need, shrinking funding and diverse options with limited assessment time. Join Nanita McIlhattan and a panel of local human services leaders in a hands-on, pragmatic workshop for policy decision makers that will lead you through:

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Volunteering

Art on Alberta seeks volunteers

Art on Alberta is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the Alberta Art District's distinct cultural identity through art and educational activities.

We currently have several needs for people to help us as we prepare for our 2010 programming. If you are an individual looking for job experience or just want to give back to your community, we are looking for positive-minded individuals who are comfortable working with a team. Positions include volunteer coordinator, Alberta Street Historian, PR Assistant and Gallery Assistant.

Please visit our website at www.artonalberta.org for more information.

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Leadership Opportunities with ASTD-Cascadia

ASTD-Cascadia is recruiting for several new Associate Vice President leadership positions. Associate VP leaders of Programs, Volunteers, Member Support and Special Interest Groups will experience great opportunities to build their professional networks, enjoy collaborating with peers, and give back to the workplace learning and performance community. Visit the ASTD-Cascadia volunteer opportunity page at astdcascadia.org to learn more, or contact [email protected]

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Drive Out Hunger! Oregon Food Bank Needs Volunteer Drivers

Hundreds of work places, schools and religious groups hold food and fund drives to support Oregon Food Bank each year. Volunteers deliver food collection barrels to new locations and pick up food donations and deliver them to Oregon Food Bank. It's an important job and volunteers make it possible!

You must be at least 18 years old, have your own vehicle and provide a copy of your driver’s license and proof of insurance. We also ask that you commit to one 3-hour shift per week for at least a month. Shifts occur during regular business hours.

We're hosting a group Volunteer Driver orientation on Saturday, Nov. 14th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive in Portland. Contact Jeff Horne @ [email protected] to sign up.

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