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Digest for November 2, 2009

Digest Contents:

Ecolutions Happy Hour
A Gathering of Friends in Support of Opal Creek: Friday, November 6th
El Dia de Los Muertos with VOZ
Legislative Research Intern, Fall/Winter 2009
Saturday Academy is hiring a PT temp Admin Assistant
The Field Team Leader position
OUTSIDE IN -OPEN POSITION
Voter Registration Organizer
Outreach Specialists and Data & Office Manager Positions
FREE GRANTS CONSULTATION
Free: 600-700 Unused Lanyards
Human Solutions Homeless Family Warming Center
Build a Schoolhouse in Mali with the Dogon People

Events

Ecolutions Happy Hour

 

Ecolutions Happy Hour Gathering November 9

 

Are you passionate about the environment and sustainability? Ecolutions meets at The Agency

to discuss pressing ecological challenges and forge creative solutions.

Carbon emissions is one of the most complex issues of our times. Sallie Schullinger-Krause

of the Oregon Environmental Council will discuss its environmental impacts and the ramifications

of  “cap and trade” and other mitigation options. Devon Carr is a contributor to the Prometheus

Institute, advocating for policy change through young generations of Americans. He will examine

the political and economic challenges surrounding carbon emission reduction strategies. Get in the

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A Gathering of Friends in Support of Opal Creek: Friday, November 6th

A Gathering of Friends in Support of Opal Creek   Date: Friday, November 6, 2009

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Terrace and Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center

Tickets: $45 buy online www.opalcreek.org

View invite: www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/SZIQXXKJEVMBXSOUNPQG/gathering

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El Dia de Los Muertos with VOZ

Celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos with VOZ! Join VOZ Workers' Rights Project for a night of Aztec Dance, Traditional Altars, Holiday sweets like Pan de Muerto and Hot Chocolate!  

Monday, November 2, 2009

Time:

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location:

MLK Jr. Worker Center

Street:

240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

City/Town:

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

OEC is recruiting a Research Intern to assist our Legislative Director. Job responsibilities for a Research Intern include policy and legislative research, some media research and other projects as needed. A qualified candidate will have some experience in a policy, legislative or political field and an interest in environmental issues. Minimum 8 in-office hours per week. Runs through February 2010 or later.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2009. Position open until filled. Start Date:

November 1, 2009. Flexible.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Laura Rost at laurar[at]oeconline.org.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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Saturday Academy is hiring a PT temp Admin Assistant

ASE Administrative Assistant (10 hrs/week temporary position, 6 weeks minimum, likely to be extended)

Saturday Academy provides enrichment education, primarily in science, math, technology & engineering to students in grades 2-12. The ASE Program provides internship opportunities to highly motivated students in these fields. We are seeking a part-time, temporary staff person to assist with administration in the ASE program.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $12 to $16 per hour

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The Field Team Leader position

Project Sponsor: Northwest Service Academy-MAC Mt Adams Center www.northwestserviceacademy.org

Position Title: Field Team Leader, AmeriCorps Position, Trout Lake WA

Service Dates: February 22, 2009 - November 22, 2010

Position Summary: The Field Team Leader position is often described as the hardest job you will ever love. It requires the ability to work well with people, the aptitude to learn and teach new skills and the willingness to put the needs of the group ahead of your own. The Mt. Adams Center (MAC) employs a co-leader model with 2 leaders on every 6-person team. Leaders are responsible for creating a strong and collaborative team that can complete projects in a safe and efficient manner.

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OUTSIDE IN -OPEN POSITION

OUTSIDE IN –OPEN POSITION – 

HOUSING SPECIALIST - Open Until Filled 

Be part of an energetic and innovative team that provides a Transitional Housing Program for culturally diverse youth, ages 16-21. The position is 34 hours a week, two swing and two overnight shifts, might also include some week-ends. Team members take on lead responsibilities and are engaged in continuing to develop and improve the program. We are looking for someone who has two years experience working in the areas of at-risk youth, homeless youth or shelter/housing programs; BA/BS in a related field is a plus.  Spanish language ability valued, diversity highly valued.  $11/hr+ full benefits.

 Cover letter and employment application required.

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Information

organization:Yes for Oregon
position summary:

Make a Difference: Register People to Vote and Get Paid Canvassing Opportunities

This January there is an election for tax fairness, making sure that corporations and the richest Oregonians pay their fair share. The Yes for Oregon campaign is hiring canvassers to register young people to vote. Since the last election, many people have moved or turned 18 and to make sure they can vote this January we need to re-register them.

Canvassers will go to campuses and out in the community to register young people to vote. The team of folks will travel to different campuses reaching as many people as possible and then will also work to find young people in the community during evenings and weekends.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10-$13/hr

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Outreach Specialists and Data & Office Manager Positions

 

BAC's potential Benefit Outreach Specialists and Data & Office Manager Positions

Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] The descriptions for these jobs were posted on Friday, Oct. 30, and again, we are soliciting resumes so that we can pool those who are interested in BAC's potential growth opportunities.

Thanks again, and have a great day!

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Nonprofit News

FREE GRANTS CONSULTATION

Experienced grant writing consultant available for a free consultation (up to 2 hours) - for community-based non profit organizations - to review your 2009 or 2010 grants seeking plan and to recommend possible improvements/sources.  Review of existing proposal draft also an option.  Offer limited to first 5 organizations.   Send a brief email describing agency, program services and consulting need.   Track record of success can be reviewed at www.GrassrootsNW.com

--Bill WeismannGrassroots NorthwestHelping Groups Grow(503) 422-2502(503) 389-7305 (fax) www.GrassrootsNW.com

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Free: 600-700 Unused Lanyards

We have 7 boxes of unused/clean lanyards leftover from an event (estimated 600-700 units) looking for a new home. They are light pink cloth and have no writing or other markings. There is an advertising card attached to the black plastic clip that is easily removed.

Please email [email protected] for photos and more information.

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Human Solutions Homeless Family Warming Center

 

Human Solutions’

Homeless Family Warming Center

Opening Sunday November 1st

A Homeless Family Warming Center is available.  The Center can accommodate up to 60 people.  Located near the 82nd Max station.

Who is eligible:

The warming center is open to families experiencing homelessness.  Should extra capacity exist, homeless single women will be served.

How to Access:

Warming Center is located at 1435 NE 81st St.  There is no pre-screening, guests can show up at 7pm for admittance. The Warming Center will be open 7pm - 7am, November 1st through March 2010.

 

If on public transit:

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Build a Schoolhouse in Mali with the Dogon People

Workshop Highlights January 9th - 25th, 2010 Dogon Country, MaliWe will be surrounded by learning opportunities throughout our stay. The workshop will be a muti-lingual event with translation between French, English, and Dogon. Lectures and instruction will include:Dome construction Rubble trench foundations Earth Bag construction Cob construction Stone masonryDogon culture and societyDrylands permaculture Dogon graineries Dogon Adobe construction Sign-up today atwww.earthenhand.com

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