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Digest for April 23, 2010

Digest Contents:

3rd Annual Art for Africa!
Dialogues with Don Quijote: A Method to his Madness?
See "El Quijote" at Miracle Theatre May 7-29
Faces of IRCO: Vietnamese Culture Night
GO GlobalOregon(TM) Think Tank Kick-off
Amazing Variety Show and Auction Saturday!
VoiceCatcher Fundraiser Workshop
Taste of ASTD Free Networking Event, May 4, 2010
Career Counselor/Placement Specialist
OMRI Review Program Manager
OMRI Executive Director
Soccer Coach (High School)
Director of Development
Family Support Specialist
AmeriCorps Community Engagement Specialist
Credit Card Processing for Auctions?
Office Manager Position with Stipend at an NGO/Maasai School in Tanzania
Wanted: Lead Volunteer for Senior Yard Care

Events

3rd Annual Art for Africa!

A fundraising event to benefit Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania, East Africa

Learn about the connection between education and sustainable development in rural Africa. Discover a unique indigenous culture and innovative grassroots programs.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 • 4pm The Springbox Gallery 2234 NW 24th Avenue Portland, OR

Event Includes: • Hors d'oeurves • Fine Wines & Draught Beer • Live Music • Silent Auction • Fair-trade Maasai & African Jewelry & Crafts • Video presentation by Ashley Holmer, IEFT Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tickets: Pre-Sale: $15/person; Day-of-Event: $20/person

To purchase your tickets now, visit http://www.ieftz.org/index.php?page=Donate.

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Dialogues with Don Quijote: A Method to his Madness?

Miracle Theatre Group, with support from Oregon Humanities, presents a series of three Quijote-inspired conversations with humanities scholars, artists and community leaders to investigate ways in which the characters of the Cervantes classic novel still resonate today, including leading second lives in virtual words; the qualities required of good leaders; and the influence of Don Quijote on contemporary culture. The conversations, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 12, 19 and 26 at the Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark St., Portland). Due to limited seating, reservations are suggested by calling Alejandra at 503-236-7253, ext. 114 or [email protected]

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See "El Quijote" at Miracle Theatre May 7-29

In May, Miracle Theatre Group is pleased to present a new bilingual adaptation of Santiago Garcías EL QUIJOTE, a play based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, directed by Olga Sanchez and sponsored by Urban Robotics and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To see the world through the eyes of Don Quijote is to embrace life as the fullest adventure. From windmills to wenches, this knight-errant, in the company of his humble squire Sancho Panza, continues to roam the world and haunt our imagination as he has for some four hundred years. And this lusty adaptation of Cervantes’ classic — filled with a muscular theatricality — proves the power of imagination to overcome the vagaries of life.

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Faces of IRCO: Vietnamese Culture Night

As a part of the the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization's (IRCO) series of cultural workshops exploring the many cultures of Portland, our next Faces of IRCO event will focus on the culture, history, food and politics of the people’s of Vietnam.

People began coming to Portland from Vietnam in the early 1970s, making them one of IRCO’s most established and largest communities – there are over 20,000 Vietnamese people in the Portland area. This presents a great opportunity to learn a bit more about Vietnam’s history and the experiences of Vietnamese people living in the United States. Also, you’ll get the chance to sample some typical Vietnamese food!

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What: Faces of IRCO: Vietnam

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GO GlobalOregon(TM) Think Tank Kick-off

GlobalOregon is an initiative of the Global Health Center at Oregon Health Sciences University. Our goal is to develop innovative, sustainable solutions that employ Oregon technologies and expertise to promote the development and health of low-income populations.

Please join us and help launch this new project by attending a free think tank on May 8th - Register here: http://www.globaloregon.org. Lunch is included if you register by May 2nd.

When: Saturday, 5/8/2010, 9am – 3:30pm

Where: Oregon Health & Science University Auditorium 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, OR 97239

To learn more about who should attend, go here: http://is.gd/bE0nu

Contact Person: Cate Bishop, [email protected] or 503 494 0387

www.globaloregon.org

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Amazing Variety Show and Auction Saturday!

BroadArts Theatre is holding its first annual Variety Show and Auction this coming Saturday, April 24, at the Urban Grind Coffeehouse in NE Portland (2214 NE Oregon St.) from 5:45-8:45pm. Silent auction ends at 8pm.

Please join us (and bring all your friends!) for an evening of bands, poetry, performances from past productions, stand-up comedy, and some brilliant and unique auction (silent and live) items! Food and drink are also available. Good company, a great time, lots of laughs, and a great feeling/good karma from helping out a small local non-profit feminist theatre company struggling in our crippled economy are GUARANTEED! Admission is only $5- pocket change my friends! Come on out Saturday- we're looking forward to seeing you!

www.broadarts.org

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VoiceCatcher Fundraiser Workshop

*Writing in Community*

5th Annual VoiceCatcher Fundraiser Workshop with Jenn Lalime & Sara Guest

Sunday, May 2 from 1-4:30pm

North Portland - directions provided after registration.

Women writers of all experience levels are welcome to join us for an afternoon of writing in community. Sara and Jenn will lead the workshop based on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. Each participant will generate new writing in a supportive environment through a variety of prompts that inspire the imagination and encourage experimentation with different styles and genres.

Snacks, drinks and great writing prompts provided.

Registration fee: $40-$60 sliding scale

Register: [email protected]

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Taste of ASTD Free Networking Event, May 4, 2010

All workplace learning professionals are invited to a free, festive networking event from 11:45am-1pm hosted by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)-Cascadia on Tuesday, May 4, at Claim Jumper, 18000 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard, OR 97224. Join up with colleagues to meet and share experiences while enjoying Claim Jumper's great food and beverage menu on a no-host basis.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than 5 pm, April 30, 2010.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
position summary:

This position is a full time salaried position with occasional evening and weekend hours, and some flexibility in schedule. The Career Counselor/Placement Specialist position is responsible for assisting women to make the trades a career including: screening candidates for OTI’s pre-apprenticeship; assisting women to develop a career plan; case-management; making the match between the women as employees/apprentices and employers/apprenticeship programs; and retaining women in trades careers.

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable depending on experience

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Information

organization:Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
position summary:

OMRI seeks to fill a vital role in its team with this new hire for the Review Program Manager. This position presents a tremendous opportunity to contribute to and participate in the ongoing growth of the organic industry. We are looking for an organized, focused and technically capable manager for our busy and dynamic input product review program. The Review Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the program’s daily operations, implementing OMRI policies and review criteria, and supervision of program staff. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to fully understand applicable regulations and identify and respond appropriately to regulatory changes.

Application Packet Must Include: A complete chronological resume.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE, plus benefits

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Information

organization:Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
position summary:

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a leading national nonprofit organization that reviews and lists input products for use in producing, processing and handling organic food and fiber. OMRI Listed products are deemed appropriate to be used in operations that are certified as organic under the USDA National Organic Program. OMRI has a dynamic staff of 17 professionals. The Executive Director reports to and receives guidance from a national Board of Directors.

OMRI is at a pivotal point in our growth as an organization. As demand for our services soars, and need for expanded third party verification of organic inputs grows, this is a very exciting and potentially impactful time.

Application Packet Must Include: A complete chronological resume.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE, plus benefits

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Information

organization:Madison SUN / IRCO
position summary:

For an application, contact Lua Masumi, SUN Site Manager at 503.916.5338 or [email protected] We are looking for a coach for our spring co-ed soccer team. This person will attend practices and games, coordinate games with other school teams, and plan fundraisers for uniforms, equipment etc.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hr

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Information

organization:Oregon Sustainability Center
position summary:

Works for: Works as an independent contractor for the Oregon University System on behalf of the Oregon Sustainability Center Owners Group (composed of the Oregon University System, City of Portland, Portland Development Commission, Portland Sustainability Institute, Oregon Living Building Initiative of non-profits) Location: Portland, Oregon Term: Full-time

Background:

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Information

organization:Northwest Housing Alternatives - HomeBase Program
position summary:

Be a part of an exciting new team in Clackamas County that provides eviction prevention and rapid re-housing services to individual and families at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. Bilingual in Spanish is required for this position. Flexible, team-oriented individual needed to provide community-based and shelter-based services for individuals and families to achieve stabilization within the community. This will include assessment, determining eligibility, and providing case management to obtain and retain permanent housing.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13-$15 per hour dependent upon relevant experience

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Information

organization:Madison SUN
position summary:

The AmeriCorps Community Engagement Specialist will work with the Madison High School’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program, run by IRCO, to improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop schools as "community centers" in their neighborhoods. This positions aim is to increase involvement of families, students and the greater community in SUN. The AmeriCorps Member will also be responsible for recruiting volunteers and soliciting donations, both cash and in-kind, that will allow the SUN program to grow and more holistically serve our community.

Salary / Pay Rate:Living stipend and educational award

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Credit Card Processing for Auctions?

Dear CNRGizers:

We recently held our annual auction, which was a great success, but the credit card processing for which I was responsible was less than desirable.

Last year we bought a wireless terminal in hopes of expediting ticket sales at our events, but instead it seems to have slowed things down.

I think I may convert to a "store and forward" system, but that would not be ideal at our auctions because the bottleneck is at checkout. Ideal would be to swipe and save card info at check-in, and get signatures on the tallied bidder sheets at checkout authorizing the charge on the card...then batch electronically after the fact. Our Merchant Services is telling us we can't do it that way.

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Trainings

There are currently no Trainings posts.

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Volunteering

Office Manager Position with Stipend at an NGO/Maasai School in Tanzania

Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in a remote area of East Africa by managing the financial and administrative functions of Orkeeswa Secondary School.

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) (www.ieftz.org), a non-profit organization that collaborates with local communities to provide quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania, has an opportunity for an Office Manager to support the organization in operating Orkeeswa Secondary School starting in June 2010. The Office Manager will live and work in northern Tanzania and as a member of IEFT’s Administrative Group carry out financial, administrative and human relations functions of IEFT and Orkeeswa Secondary School.

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Wanted: Lead Volunteer for Senior Yard Care

A volunteer leader is wanted to manage volunteer teams which assist seniors and adults with disabilities with maintenance of the external areas of their homes!

A great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summer weather and give back to your community.

Contact Rana DeBey, Community Involvement Manager, at [email protected] for full details!

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