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Digest for November 5, 2009

Digest Contents:

Sisters Of The Road's 30th Birthday Celebration Saturday 11/7
Deschutes Brewery is holding a Chefs' Challenge to benefit Morrison Child and Family Services!
Open Positiion: Immigration Legal Services Program Managing Attorney
Open Position: Development Assistant
Women's Workshop Facilitator
Executive Administrative Assistant (Portland)
Database Technician
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION - 11/01/09
Inclusion Inc. is hiring Personal Agents!
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFIT ORGS IN SHARED SPACE
Gift Cards Now Available!
Request for Proposal, P2 AmeriCorps program
EcoSafe Home Class on 11/18- Remove toxics from your home
Health Reform Messaging Workshop on Saturday, Nov 7th, 9am-3pm
Volunteers Needed for Tualatin River Riparian Restoration
Volunteer Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist for hospice program
Fix-It Fairs need Volunteers- Great community event to learn money saving tips and health home resources
Whole Foods is Bagging Hunger - Volunteers Needed
First Book seeking board members
Plant Trees in Gladstone on Saturday with SOLV!

Events

Sisters Of The Road's 30th Birthday Celebration Saturday 11/7

Sisters Of The Road is turning 30 this year – come help us celebrate this milestone birthday!

Since 1979 Sisters Of The Road has been practicing the philosophies of nonviolence and gentle personalism. For 30 years, Sisters Of The Road has been building community by serving hot, low-cost, nutritious, delicious meals and engaging in systemic change work to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

We’re having a party to celebrate the big birthday! We will have speakers from our community throughout the day and entertainment will include Sisters’ DJs as well as a performance by Fast Rattler featuring our Community Organizer. Mark your calendar so you can stop by for a piece of cake and commemorate 30 years of history!

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Deschutes Brewery is holding a Chefs' Challenge to benefit Morrison Child and Family Services!

Please join us for a sensational night where you will EAT GOOD. DRINK GOOD. DO GOOD. Monday, December 14th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Deschutes Brewery will present the opportunity for a handful of Portland’s hottest chefs to be pitted against each other in this fierce but friendly competition. Each chef’s creativity will be spotlighted as he/she creates a special dish to pair with a different Deschutes beer. Local celebrity judges will select the best food/beer pairing of the evening while event guests will also have their say via the People’s Choice Award. Proceeds from the event benefit Morrison Child and Family Services.

Competing Chefs to include:

Kurt Spak, Alba Osteria

Pascal Chureau, Fenouil

Cathy Whims, Nostrana

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Jobs & Internships

Open Positiion: Immigration Legal Services Program Managing Attorney

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's (EMO) Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees has the following open position:

Immigration Legal Services Program Managing Attorney.

Full description at www.emoregon.org.

Send cover letter & resume by 5 p.m. on 11/13 to [email protected]

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Open Position: Development Assistant

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) has the following open position:

Development Assistant FT, temp position for 5 to 6 mos., potential to become permanent part or full time.

Full description at www.emoregon.org.

Send cover letter & resume by 5 p.m., Nov.13, to [email protected]

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Information

organization:Body Republic
position summary:

Body Republic is a global organization whose mission is to provide a safe, diverse and non-judgmental venue for women to voice the experiences of their bodies. We embrace choice, diversity, respect for women’s experiences and mindfulness of the world around us. Body Republic is committed to providing women’s forums, workshops and publications toward facilitating connection, discussion, awareness raising and support as we examine our body experience and social/cultural expectations of our bodies. We seek to share, understand, grieve, celebrate and give voice to events that have left our bodies altered, explore struggles we live while attempting to maintain societal standards of beauty, and express violations of our bodies.

Salary / Pay Rate:This position is an independent contractor position and does not come with a benefits package. Payment is based upon group size and frequency with one workshop of 10 participants equaling payment in the amount of $250. Payment will be processed upon completion of the workshop & documentation of participants is submitted to the home office and/or assigned regional director.

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Information

organization:SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)
position summary:

Dynamic statewide non-profit seeking a team-oriented Executive Administrative Assistant to be part of the successful SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program. A Bachelor’s degree and two years experience in office administration preferred. Key job components include providing full administrative support to SMART CEO and general support to main office. Manages and coordinates details for all board, committee and staff meetings, including development of meeting materials and documentation of minutes. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is goal-oriented, professional and a successful problem-solver. Complete position description available at http://www.getsmartoregon.org/aboutus/employment.html.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary range $25k – 37k DOE.

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Information

organization:Trillium Family Services
position summary:

The Database Technician position is responsible for management of an electronic records system and correction of data entry mistakes. Additional responsibilities include development of database applications and creation of timely reports that present information stored by TIER and other company databases as requested by authorized TFS staff and in compliance with regulatory and contract requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Maintain the security and confidentiality of client records and other confidential information; - Respond to requests from TFS employees for data reports in a timely manner; - Develop stored procedures to facilitate advanced reporting; - Correct periodic data entry errors made by TFS employees;

Salary / Pay Rate:$14.50 to $16.80 per hour

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION - 11/01/09

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION – 11/04/09

Behavioral Health Counselor – posted 11/04/09 - Open Until Filled

Work within Milwaukie High School in Clackamas County and with Outside In’s integrated behavioral health team as part of an exciting, collaborative project.  Provide A&D and MH support and counseling to young people connecting them to Outside In’s medical outreach services. Requires MSW and previous experience in A&D and MH assess., ind. & group counseling, and service coord. Have or be willing to obtain CADC.  Salary $31,000-$33,280 DOQ + full benefits. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable. Position currently funded for eight-months. Diversity valued. Application instructions: www.outsidein.org/employment.htm

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Inclusion Inc. is hiring Personal Agents!

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

Inclusion Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for Personal Agents to complete our team.

Currently, we are looking at add to our growing team while decreasing the current caseload numbers for all Personal Agents.  We are organized in a team – based structure, moving from two teams of Personal Agents to three in the next three months. 

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Nonprofit News

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFIT ORGS IN SHARED SPACE

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFIT ORGS IN SHARED SPACE

The Portland IWW and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee are looking for 1-3 small non-profit organizations/collectives who are interested in sharing office space with us.  We will be moving into this space January 1, 2010.

Total office space: 1,500 sq. ft.

Individual office space: varies

Cost: $300-400 per office (includes utilities)

Location: lower East Burnside area

2 small conference rooms and 1 large meeting room/event space available to all organizations

If you are interested in this space, please contact [email protected] or 503 236 7916 to set up an interview.

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Gift Cards Now Available!

The ReBuilding Center, a project of Our United Villages, is a non-profit organization working to strengthen the environmental, economic, and social fabric of local communities. The ReBuilding Center carries the region's largest selection of used building and remodeling materials.

You can support our work and the DIY spirit of your friends and family by purchasing Gift Cards this Holiday Season. Gift Cards are redeemable for ReBuilding Center and ReFind Furniture inventory. Ask your cashier for more details or call 503-331-1877.

Learn more at www.rebuildingcenter.org

3625 N Mississippi Ave | Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-6

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Request for Proposal, P2 AmeriCorps program

Request for Proposals Deadline December/15/2009

For More information Contact: Margi Guilfoyle [email protected] 503-234-2383 Lower Columbia Center-NWSA

Professional Placement (P2) Winter 2009 RFP

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Q & A

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Trainings

EcoSafe Home Class on 11/18- Remove toxics from your home

Confused about harmful chemicals in your home and household products and want to learn more? The Oregon Center for Environmental Health is pleased to announce the upcoming class.

Creating an EcoSafe Home

This one and half hour class will provide you with the knowledge you need to replace products that can be harmful to your family and will provide you with the information you need to make safer consumer choices for every room in your home including the garage and the garden.

The class is FREE for OCEH members and $5 for non-members.  Each participant will take home a CD loaded with information  on science, government reports, news articles, shopping tips and more.

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Health Reform Messaging Workshop on Saturday, Nov 7th, 9am-3pm

Workshop: Using Value-Laden Language to Communicate about Health Reform with Univ. of Washington professors David Domke & Crispin Thurlow.

http://wecandobetter.org/workshop

On Saturday Nov. 7th join us for a 6-hour workshop to help advocates and activists craft purposeful, effective language. This workshop will help you communicate more effectively on the issues you care most about.

No matter what aspect of health reform you or your organization are working on - single payer? public option? inclusion of naturopaths and chiropractors? - the ability to frame your message and use language that connects is essential. In short, we're inviting people from all sides of the issue to attend. We hope you can take what you learn and go do what you do even BETTER.

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Volunteering

Volunteers Needed for Tualatin River Riparian Restoration

Come join Project Wilderness & Tualatin River Keepers November 7th (Saturday) from 9am till Noon and help plant natives along the Tualatin River!

Can't make it? Support Project Wilderness today by buying a shirt! Cost of $20 including shipping, all proceeds go towards public land expansion & habitat restoration/cleanup!

Find out more at www.projectwilderness.org/donations.html

For directions; Email:[email protected] or Call:(503)620-7507

If you want to learn more about supporting Project Wilderness;

Visit: www.projectwilderness.org OR Email: [email protected] OR Call: 503-484-6292 (Dominic Aiello, president)

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Volunteer Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist for hospice program

Housecall Providers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing primary care and hospice services to homebound individuals throughout the metro area. Our hospice wants to add acupuncture & massage therapy to our services and seeks volunteers. Our patients have a median age of 83 and most are women. The majority of our hospice patients are on the west side, but not all. Acupuncturists and massage therapists must be licensed. Patient visit timing is very flexible and will accommodate the volunteer's schedule. We will provide hospice training and support.

Call Anne at 503 988-4743 or email [email protected].

Check our website at www.housecallproviders.org

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Fix-It Fairs need Volunteers- Great community event to learn money saving tips and health home resources

Now in its 23rd year, Fix-It Fair is a FREE event designed to help Portland residents save money, live healthier and connect to valuable resources. Fix-It Fair offers day-long exhibits, hourly how-to classes and free giveaways. Three fairs are held each winter season at various locations around the city. More information can be found at: www.portlandonline.com/bps/fif

Our first fair is on November 21, Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central Street, Portland.

Workshops will be offered in both Spanish and English at this event. A t-shirt and lunch will be provided.

Shifts are 8:00-11:00 AM, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM or Full day.

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Whole Foods is Bagging Hunger - Volunteers Needed

Whole Foods is Bagging Hunger - Volunteers Needed

This holiday season all 5 Portland area Whole Foods Stores are supporting the Sunshine Division.   We need your help each Saturday starting in November and going through December 19 encouraging their customers to donate to the Sunshine Division.

Shifts that still need to be filled for this weekend:

Saturday, November 7 1 to 4pm @ Pearl Store 1 to 4pm @ Fremont Store 1 to 4pm @ Laurelhurst Store 10am to 1pm @ Tanasbourne Store 1 to 4pm @ Tanasbourne Store 10am to 1pm @ Bridgeport Store 1 to 4pm @ Bridgeport Store

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First Book seeking board members

First Book (www.firstbook.org) is a national non-profit organization that gives new books to children from low-income families so that the children can start their own home libraries. The Portland Advisory Board has been active in the tri-counties since 1998, and has granted a total of 40,210 new books to existing literacy organizations such as LifeWorks NW and the Oregon Child Development Coalition. Our Board is comprised of volunteers from non-profit agencies, businesses, libraries, and the community. We are currently recruiting new Board members, including a Chairperson, to lead the organization into 2010.

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Plant Trees in Gladstone on Saturday with SOLV!

Plant Trees and help restore the Clackamas River watershed at Goat Island in Gladstone at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health site on Saturday, October 17th. Plantings start at 9 am, end by 12 pm and SOLV provides tools and gloves. By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change. 

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