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Daily Digest

Digest for February 15, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night - Thursday, February 18th

When: Feb 18th - 5:30-7:30pm.

Where: The Waypost, 3120 North Williams Avenue Portland, OR 97227 (map)

Join us for an evening of conversation! Are you a nonprofit or someone who works with them? A nonprofit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking for an organization eager for your time? A nonprofit staff member wanting to partner on a project? If so, CNRG's nonprofit networking event is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's nonprofit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself at a great community cafe.

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night - Thursday, February 18th
Next R.O.Y. Soup to Go day lunch at Youth Progress Association
NE Family Cooperative Community Open House
Vice President of National Operations
Water and Energy Program Director
Job Opening: BILINGUAL SPANISH Employment Specialist
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Healthy Kids Community Organizer
Primary Residential Counselor – Adult Men’s Program
Field Assistants for wetland invertebrate assessment project
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Program Manager-Project Access Clark County
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Office for rent downtown - share suite with established non-profit 200 sq ft/$500
2/17 Mercy Corps NW Brown Bag - Licensing, Budgeting & Start-Up
Classroom Law Project seeks volunteers to lead Court Tours!
2/27, Volunteers Needed for Restoration Project at Rowena Wilds
Volunteers needed for Mock Trial Competition

Events

Next R.O.Y. Soup to Go day lunch at Youth Progress Association

YOUTH PROGRESS R.O.Y. PROJECT’S NEXT “SOUP TO GO” EVENT!

Portland non-profit Youth Progress Association (YPA) is holding their Monthly “Soup To Go” sale to benefit the R.O.Y project, YPA’s vocational training program. The event will be held at the organization’s office lobby at 2040 SE Powell Blvd. on Thursday February 18, from 11am to 1pm.

The R.O.Y. project (Recovering Oregon Youth) is our vocational training program which includes the soup project, designed to help lower-functioning youth gain work experience and practice social skills in a supportive environment and easing their transition into employment outside of YPA.

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NE Family Cooperative Community Open House

NE Family Cooperative Community Open House featuring Pfeifer MusicWerks Studio free music class for children and an Open Swap. 10am-4pm, Sunday, February 21, 2010  4932 NE 30th, Portland, OR 97211 www.sustainableparenting.org All families are welcome!

You are invited to join us for an open house from 10am-4pm featuring Pfeifer MusicWerks Studio free class at 11am. This free class is designed to give children and parents a taste of the enjoyment of making music, with your little one. Come join us for singing, dancing, and playing with instruments and more.  Open Swap is from 1-4pm.  Bring toys, clothes, or books that your children no longer need and swap them for something new!

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Jobs & Internships

Vice President of National Operations

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:River Network
position summary:

Are you an Executive Director with strong financial skills or a non-profit Financial Officer well-grounded in programs? Are you looking for a national leadership position where you no longer need to fundraise? River Network seeks a Vice President of National Operations to help empower and unite our network of thousands of conservation, recreation, environmental justice, and tribal organizations. This position will oversee our education and field mobilization programs, financial management, human resources, and technology as we launch a new grassroots action plan to connect Americans to their home waters, reverse declines in aquatic ecosystem health, prevent water-related illness and disease, and address shifting water demands and availability in the face of global climate change.

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with experience
more info...

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Water and Energy Program Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:River Network
position summary:

Are you looking for a national non-profit leadership position where you can help make the water-energy nexus a major national priority in strategies addressing global climate change? River Network seeks a Water and Energy Program Director to unite our network of thousands of conservation, recreation, environmental justice, and tribal organizations, as well as local, state and federal government agencies, in a collective alliance to ensure that the impacts of climate change are reduced on people and the environment and river health improved by more effective and efficient use of water and energy.

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with experience
more info...

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Job Opening: BILINGUAL SPANISH Employment Specialist

Job Title:                                Employment Specialist

Department:                           Social Services

Reports to:                             Lead Social Services Specialist

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ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:BONNEVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION
position summary:

Application Deadline: 2/18/2010

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] When submitting your resume please include the job title in the subject line of your email. All resumes must be in either Word .doc or .pdf format. Applicant must be available to start immediately.

JOB TITLE: Administrative Coordinator REPORTS TO: Vice President, Administration HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00

Scope of Position

BEF is a national, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support the development of renewable energy and watershed restoration while empowering people to shrink their carbon footprint. We are seeking an Administrative Coordinator to work with staff and management supporting the Foundation’s administrative functions.

Candidate Must Have

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE-BEF has a generous benefits package.
more info...

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Healthy Kids Community Organizer

Healthy Kids Community Organizer is a dynamic people person who has excellent verbal, written, data collection and computer skills.  They will sign up all eligible families who have children who meet the states requirement but will strategically target their outreach efforts in identifying and support low-income communities and people of color community member’s enrollment in the State of Oregon’s Healthy Kids Initiative.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as a part of a collective to achieve program.

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Primary Residential Counselor – Adult Men’s Program

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:De Paul Treatment Centers
position summary:

De Paul Treatment Centers serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We currently have a full-time opening for a Primary Counselor in our Adult Residential Facility Men’s Program. Counselor position provides professional treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Candidates must be familiar with strength based counseling and have knowledge of dual diagnosis, SOC and MI. MA degree required. CADC preferred. Bilingual and bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply.

All positions at De Paul require 2+ years’ continuous sobriety, if recovering.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc. Attn: Margaret Weil 1312 SW Washington St. PO Box 3007

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
more info...

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Field Assistants for wetland invertebrate assessment project

Summary - The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is seeking to hire two reliable individuals to assist in sampling invertebrates in wetlands in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Prior experience is a plus, but all necessary training will be provided by the Project Leader. This position is full-time for 5 weeks, beginning April 26, 2010 and ending May 31, 2010. Applicants must be available for the entire 5 week period. Approximately 80% of the time will be spent in the field, especially from May 3rd onwards. Field work will involve non-standard work weeks, long days, and some overnight travel.

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Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. 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.

 

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Program Manager-Project Access Clark County

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Free Clinic of SW Washington
position summary:

This position manages the operations of the Project Access Clark County program including direct supervision of operations, program fundraising, reports management, data analysis, budget management, development of marketing materials,physician and hospital outreach and collaboration, coordination of physician advisory committee and participation in Regional Project Access NOW operations.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
more info...

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Information

organization:Free Clinic of SW Washington
position summary:

This position develops, coordinates and oversees the organization's internal and external marketing and communications plan and materials; administers the Grant's program (including grant searches, drafting and report writing); coordinates and supports the fundraising programs, including event planning, data base management for the fund development program and website, and supports the Executive Director and Board Development Committee.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive with excellent benefits.

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Nonprofit News

Office for rent downtown - share suite with established non-profit 200 sq ft/$500

Central downtown location (across from Central Library). 200 sq ft office. $500 per month, incl. utilities (except phone). Share office suite with established non-profit.

• Perfect for small non-profit or organization that needs a professional, downtown satellite office.

• Space was completely updated in 2008 (new carpet, paint, bathrooms)

• Office includes shared kitchen, bathrooms, and elevator.

• Includes free wireless internet, and local faxes on shared fax machine.

• Use of shared copier available (charged per copy).

• On Portland Streetcar and red/ blue Max lines

• Numerous restaurants, coffee shops, parking garages, and businesses nearby.

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Q & A

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Trainings

2/17 Mercy Corps NW Brown Bag - Licensing, Budgeting & Start-Up

Come join us for our first brown bag event - a casual, lunchtime discussion where you can bring your questions and lunch and talk to some of our volunteer professionals. There is no fee for this event. This time our guests are:

Jessica Holliday – started Staccato Gelato, a homemade gelato store with retail and wholesale operations, in 2003. She can provide a reality check on what is needed for business start-up, including dealing with banks, city permits, etc, as well as making the business plan as realistic as possible.

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Volunteering

Classroom Law Project seeks volunteers to lead Court Tours!

Want to hang out in the courthouse and observe judges and attorneys practice their craft? Can you spare one morning a month? Does telling students about what goes on in the Multnomah County Courthouse and Justice Center sound like fun?

Then, being a Classroom Law Project Court Tour Guide is perfect for you!

Nearly 5,000 students, grades 5-12, visit the courthouse annually. Guides are needed to show them around. All you need is:

> willingness to work with 30-50 students, chaperones, and teachers; > one morning (8:30-noon) a month; > basic knowledge of court system and interest in learning more.

Classroom Law Project will provide training.

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2/27, Volunteers Needed for Restoration Project at Rowena Wilds

Located about ten miles east of Hood River, OR, Rowena Wilds is 17 acres of Oregon white oak woodland, ponderosa pine forest and wildflower habitat. The property provides crucial habitat for a wide variety of important wildlife, including Lewis’ Woodpecker and the Western Gray Squirrel. On Saturday, February 27 from 10 AM to 3 PM we will be planting pine trees as part of Columbia Land Trust’s efforts to restore this important piece of land. Car pools from the Portland area can be arranged.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kelly Kay, volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] or (360) 213-1215 for further details.

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Volunteers needed for Mock Trial Competition

The Portland Area Mock Trial Competition for High Schools takes place on Saturday, February 27, 2010. Annually, more than 70 high school teams, totaling some 1,500 students, compete in mock trials at the regional, state and national levels. Volunteers are needed to fill the following roles....

** Event Prep **

Friday, February 26, 2-5pm

** Competition "Openers" **

> Saturday, February 27, 7:30-9am - Openers prepare courtrooms for competition. Tasks includes making sure rooms are unlocked and lights are on, drawing a sketch to ensure courtroom is left they way it was found, and dropping off team materials.

If interested, please contact Classroom Law Project at [email protected] or (503) 224-4424.

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