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Digest for March 26, 2010

Digest Contents:

Sip of ASTD Free Networking Event, April 6, 2010
Creating a Sustainable Future: Integrating Wellness & Environmental Ed
East Portland Homeownership Fair - April 24, 2010
Happy Hour and Dinner with Crag at HopWorks - April 12
April 14th Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Exploring Impact Investing
NEUROSCIENCE and PERSONALITY Workshop April 10
Executive Director- Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Grants and Communications Specialist - Impact NW
Transportation and Activities Supervisor - Impact NW
Seeking Full-Time Program Coordinator for SCRAP
Planned Parenthood Seeks Field Organizer in Eugene
Electronic Communication Position: Applications due 4/16/2010
Elders in Action Announces Lifetime Reflections Photo Contest
Take a Free course with Willamette University, Humanity in Perspective
MCNW Seeks Volunteer with InDesign Experience for Prisoner Reentry Curriculum
Invasive Species Removal near White Salmon, WA. 4/9.

Events

Sip of ASTD Free Networking Event, April 6, 2010

All workplace learning professionals are invited to a free, festive networking event from 5-8 p.m. hosted by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)-Cascadia on Tuesday, April 6, at Mint / 820 Restaurant and Bar, 820 N Russell, Portland, OR, 97227. The semi-private area behind bar will enable colleagues old and new to meet and share experiences while enjoying the Mint / 820's beverages on a no-host basis. No reservations are needed for Sip of ASTD, and attendees may come anytime during the event. Please direct questions to [email protected]

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Creating a Sustainable Future: Integrating Wellness & Environmental Ed

Creating a Sustainable Future: Integrating Wellness & Environmental Education

with Lynea Gillen, MS, Leah Shuyler, MA, Kim Wilson MEd & Jim Gillen RYT

April 10-11, 2010; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Still Moving Yoga, SW Portland

$215 Course Fee; $55 PSU Graduate credit option ($100 scholarships available for CNRG members!)

Info/Register: www.yogacalm.org

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East Portland Homeownership Fair - April 24, 2010

5215 SE Duke St.

Portland, OR 97206

www.rosecdc.org

         Contact: Karen Walker, ROSE Community Development

              503-788-8052 x105 or [email protected]

Vivian Satterfield, ROSE Community Development

503-788-8053 x104 or [email protected]

East Portland Homeownership Fair:  Buying a home?  Buy smart!

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND – The housing market has changed enormously. But the desire for homes and the need for housing hasn’t.  For homeowners – and those who want to own homes – there’s a new bottom line:  Before you buy, you’ve got to get a game plan.

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Happy Hour and Dinner with Crag at HopWorks - April 12

Join the Crag Law Center on Monday, April 12th for happy hour or dinner at HopWorks Urban Brewery (HUB). A portion of the profits from your delicious organic beer and sustainably crafted meal will be donated to Crag. Proceeds will fund our work to support community efforts to protect and sustain the natural legacy of the Pacific Northwest. Special Counsel to the Attorney General Brent Foster will be there!

Where: HUB, 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland

When: Monday, April 12. Happy Hour: 4-6 and 9-11; Dinner: 4-11

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April 14th Springboard Social Innovation Forum: Exploring Impact Investing

Who: Springboard Innovation hosts its monthly Social Innovation Forum on Wednesday, March 14th 2010, from 6-9pm. There is limited space for this month’s event, so RSVP is REQUIRED.

What: Join us as we explore the concepts of impact investing. From socially responsible investing to micro-finance to seed funding social ventures, these strategies have experienced new interest and attention. What's working, what have we learned, and what are the new ideas being brought to the table--we'll dig in to all of this and more?

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NEUROSCIENCE and PERSONALITY Workshop April 10

Neuroscience is all the buzz, but what are 'brain maps' telling us about personality types?

Join UCLA professor Dario Nardi, Saturday, April 10 at the PSU Conference Center for an interactive daylong workshop to explore how brain maps are validating the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. Learn how different types use their brains in fundamentally different ways to be productive and creative, to handle stress, and to improve flexibility and ease in work and daily life.

Co-sponsored by the Portland Chapter, Association for Psychological Type and the PSU Career Center. Accredited for 6.0 CEs. Registration fees: $40 fulltime students (any school), $85 all others, $10 CE fee. SPACE IS LIMITED.

To learn more and/or to register go to http://www.portlandapt.org/

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Jobs & Internships

Executive Director- Coalition of Community Health Clinics

Are you a health care leader looking for a challenging opportunity to positively impact Portland’s health care safety net system and improve the health of the community?

The Coalition of Community Health Clinics is a nonprofit network of 13 safety net clinics serving low income and uninsured people in Portland, Oregon. We are a 25 year old collaboration and a 4 year old non-profit whose mission is to increase access to quality health services for underserved populations. We are a unique network of safety net clinics offering integrated medical care, including conventional medicine, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic, behavioral health and alcohol and drug treatment.

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Grants and Communications Specialist - Impact NW

JOB SUMMARY:  This position supports and engages in all functions of the Development Department, with an emphasis on grant writing, and grants administration. Researches, tracks, prepares and documents progress on proposals and reports for grants from private foundations, corporations, public sources, and other organizations. Prepares donor and foundation acknowledgements, correspondence and reports in timely manner, for grant reporting compliance and donor relations.  Researches funding patterns and opportunities for all programs, new and strategically anticipated, from various sources.

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Transportation and Activities Supervisor - Impact NW

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for the coordination, implementation and daily oversight of transportation and activities for seniors and adults with disabilities.  Primary responsibilities include staff supervision, contract compliance, partnerships, budget management and program development. Supports people of all genders, race, ethnicity and background.  

    To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.  

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Seeking Full-Time Program Coordinator for SCRAP

Full-Time Program Coordinator at SCRAP.  SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creative reuse.  Be on the ground floor of an exciting, innovative new program! 1.0  FTE with Benefits (which include Health Insurance, vacation accrual, holiday pay and monthly craft allowance) Reports to Executive Director

CONTACT:  Kelley Carmichael Casey at [email protected]  (no phone calls, please)

Applications close at 5:00 Friday, April 2. 

New Program Coordination (10 hrs/wk) ·            

Launch and administrative management of an innovative new program (10 hrs/wk)

o    Scheduling

o    Prospect calls

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Planned Parenthood Seeks Field Organizer in Eugene

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is currently seeking to hire a Field Organizer  in Eugene to carry out grassroots advocacy work. The Field Organizer implements strategic plans that protect reproductive rights. Previous experience with volunteer recruitment and leadership development desired. Driven candidates capable of working independently to organize and motivate volunteers are encouraged to apply.

The Eugene organizer works out of our Eugene office and services several counties in southern Oregon. Candidates must be able to work evening hours and on weekends. Travel throughout the state is required.

A complete job description is below.

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Electronic Communication Position: Applications due 4/16/2010

The Electronic Communication Specialist will provide a variety of electronic communication services to Neighbors West-Northwest and our member neighborhoods including website development, maintenance, and trainings utilizing a variety of platforms (i.e. Wordpress, Joomla, Moonfruit and a content management system developed by Oakstand, a local web development company). The Electronic Communication Specialist will also maintain the Neighbors West-Northwest website and coordinate additional electronic communication efforts including publishing a monthly electronic newsletter, maintaining an online calendar, and increasing our social networking activity. A background in database management, information management and/or other technology related skills is a plus.

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Nonprofit News

Elders in Action Announces Lifetime Reflections Photo Contest

Contact:  Brenda Morgan, Development Director

Phone:  503-235-5474

Email:  [email protected]

Lifetime Reflections Benefit Photo Contest

PORTLAND, OREGON - If a picture paints a thousand words, how better to help change the face of aging than through a photo contest? 

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Take a Free course with Willamette University, Humanity in Perspective

This summer, adults living on low incomes in the Salem area who want to explore challenging ideas about power, justice, knowledge, and community will have a chance to participate in Humanity in Perspective (HIP), a free, one-semester, college-credit course in the humanities. HIP in Salem is offered by Oregon Humanities in partnership with Willamette University.

Participants in HIP receive free of charge: -Tuition, books, and other materials -Childcare reimbursement while class is in session -Bus tickets to get to and from class -Transferable course credit from Willamette University

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Trainings

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Volunteering

MCNW Seeks Volunteer with InDesign Experience for Prisoner Reentry Curriculum

Mercy Corps Northwest is seeking a volunteer to help us finalize a 26-week long business and life skills curriculum that is currently being taught to female inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, and which we would like to begin distributing as a model for prisoner reentry education.

Key responsibilities: Create a template for the curriculum directly from the existing Word files or with new formatting and transfer content from Word files to InDesign.

Qualifications: Experience with InDesign, ability to work independently.

Location: Mercy Corps Northwest office (43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown) or from home.

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Invasive Species Removal near White Salmon, WA. 4/9.

Columbia Land Trust is hosting a volunteer work party at our Little White Salmon Biodiversity Reserve near White Salmon, WA. The Land Trust works with landowners and communities in the Columbia River region to conserve signature landscapes and vital habitat. Little White Salmon is a very special property, as it provides crucial habitat for a number of plant and animal species.

On Friday, April 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM we are hosting a volunteer work party to help with restoration of this unique property. Thanks to help from our volunteers, we have made great headway on the Scots Broom and thistle invasion at the reserve. Come lend a hand, or two, in our ongoing effort to control the spread of these species.

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