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Daily Digest

Digest for June 11, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Networking Night - June 17th

When: Thursday, June 17th - 6-7:30pm. 

Where:  The Green Dragon  928 SE 9th Ave  (SE Belmont & 9th)

Join us at the fabulous Green Dragon restaurant for an evening of introductions and opportunities. Meet folks from other non-profits, discover who’s looking for partners to build coalitions with, what new volunteer opportunities are available and when internship and employment positions maybe opening up. Have fun and a fantastic dinner.

 

If you have questions, please e-mail to [email protected]nd.org


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Digest Contents:

CNRG Networking Night - June 17th
Party Like It's 1979! Sierra Club's FREE Costume Dance Party
2-for-1 tickets to SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Miracle Theatre
Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities: An Interactive Conference
GED Tutoring Coordinator (FT AmeriCorps Position)
Youth Mentoring Coordinator (FT AmeriCorps Position)
Part-time Program Evaluation Internship
Gifford Pinchot Task Force seeks Membership Outreach Representatives
Training Program Coordinator
Part-Time Travel Navigator
Full-time AmeriCorps Position with CPAH
OMSI Adult Education Intern
The Pangaea Project Seeks an Event Coordinator
RACC seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2011
Plant wildflowers this Saturday w/ Columbia Slough Waterhshed Council
Plant Garden Starts with Seniors

Events

Party Like It's 1979! Sierra Club's FREE Costume Dance Party

Join the Sierra Club for a 70’s/80’s costume party in the spirit of having a little fun leading up to the most important hearing regarding the fate of the Boardman Coal Plant at the Public Utility Commission on June 23rd.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 7:00pm - 10:00pm Hipbone Studios, 1847 E Burnside, Portland

1979 was the last year that Oregon did not have a coal plant. The Oregon Beyond Coal Campaign, seeks to make 2014 a year where, yet again, Oregon will be without a coal plant, but this time it will be for good.

So break out your best disco or 80’s wear and join us for rocking good time!

Winner of the best costume contest will win a $50 gift certificate to East Burn.

Free drinks and snacks (and Widmer beer for those 21 and older).

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2-for-1 tickets to SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Miracle Theatre

A special offer for our CNRG friends to receive half-price tickets to see Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD June 18, 19 or 20 ...

Four actors and a baby grand ... Staged! brings the summer musical to Milagro — unplugged! SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

It’s about one moment. Hitting the wall and having to make a choice. Taking a stand or turning back.

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Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities: An Interactive Conference

June 15th, 2010 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland

Join faculty and students of Portland State University and government, business, and community leaders as we learn, discuss and collaborate on how the technologies of the Smart Grid can support sustainable communities. As your host, Portland State University will facilitate discussion around the recent outcomes and findings from our interdisciplinary graduate class,  Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities.  At this interactive conference, participants will collaborate to identify Smart Grid components and priorities that will support a more sustainable energy plan for the energy demands of the Pacific Northwest.

Agenda Highlights

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:SE Works
position summary:

SE Works is looking for a creative and resourceful individual to serve as the GED Tutoring Coordinator for our youth General Education Development (GED) program. The preferred candidate will have experience working with youth in an educational setting, strong organizational abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work a flexible schedule (including evenings). This is a full-time AmeriCorps position with Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC), and the individual will provide 1700 hours of service over an 11-month period. Learn more about AmeriCorps at www.americorps.gov.

Salary / Pay Rate:Living allowance of up to $11,800; education award of $5350

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Information

organization:SE Works
position summary:

Make a difference and gain professional experience! SE Works is looking for a creative and resourceful individual to serve as the Youth Mentoring Coordinator for the General Education Development (GED) program. The preferred candidate will have experience working with youth in an educational setting, knowledge of post-secondary resources, strong organizational abilities, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. This is a full-time AmeriCorps position with Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC), and the individual will provide 1700 hours of service over an 11-month period. Learn more about AmeriCorps at www.americorps.gov.

Summary of Position:

Salary / Pay Rate:Living allowance of up to $11,800; education award of $5350

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Information

organization:Oregon Partnership
position summary:

This position in closed

Salary / Pay Rate:Uncompensated

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Information

organization:Gifford Pinchot Task Force
position summary:

We need energetic, idealistic people with strong communication skills, a proven work ethic, a passion for forest issues, and a desire to work collaboratively to represent us door-to-door and on street corners in the Portland metro area. You must be outgoing with a willingness to engage people and be able to fearlessly and professionally represent our organization.

Our Membership Outreach Team’s focus is to raise funds, inspire potential activists, and recruit members and volunteers for the Gifford Pinchot Task Force.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10-$11/hour + bonuses

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Information

organization:Nonprofit Association of Oregon/TACS
position summary:

This position is primarily responsible for advance and on-site logistics and participant registration for all Nonprofit Association (NAO)/TACS events around Oregon and SW Washington. In addition, the Training Coordinator represents NAO/TACS at these events, providing assistance to participants and speakers and coordinating with the event venue, caterer and other vendors.

Please see full position announcement at our website: www.tacs.org

Salary / Pay Rate:$24,960 to $31,200 ($12-$15/hour,) DOE, plus $2500 cash fringe

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Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Ride Connection is a private nonprofit that is made up of a network of service partners who work in collaboration with one another to provide vital services that strengthen our region’s current transportation services. We are seeking a Travel Navigator to join our team.

The Travel Navigator is responsible for processing incoming customer referrals and ride requests from customers or their representatives via phone, e-mail or other agency personnel, and determining the most appropriate transportation service(s) for the customer. This position:

-Coordinates ride requests with other Ride Connection service partners -Performs follow up activities with customers to ensure the expected level of service was offered and received -Passes pertinent information to appropriate staff

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Full-time AmeriCorps Position with CPAH

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is now hiring for a full-time OSSC AmeriCorps member to begin September 7th, 2010. The Youth and Community Involvement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the After School Program at Merlo Station Apartments in Beaverton. The Coordinator will collaborate with other Resident Services Staff to organize community activities and events, connect residents with local resources in their community, and assist at other programs in the Beaverton and Tigard area as needed.

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Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: The Adult Education Intern helps to maintain and create education programs for adults in a dynamic and growing department at OMSI. This position provides a great opportunity to gain experience and build your resume at one of Oregon’s most recognized non-profit institutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Maintain the OMSI Adult Education email distribution list and assist with the design of monthly emails. • Edit Science Pub presentation recordings, synchronize them with presenter slide shows, and post them at http://www.slideshare.net/OMSIsciencepub. • Collate and record information from evaluations of ongoing OMSI Adult Education programs (including Science Pubs and OMSI After Dark).

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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The Pangaea Project Seeks an Event Coordinator

The Pangaea Project seeks an event coordinator to assist with our annual graduation celebration scheduled for late September.

This paid position extends for three months beginning July 1 with an expectation of approximately 15 hours per week of work. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie at [email protected] outlining your experience with event planning and coordination. Include information on the specific organizations you worked with, your role, the number of guests at events on which you worked, and the amount of funds raised. Position closes on Wednesday, June 16th.

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Nonprofit News

RACC seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2011

Regional Arts & Culture Council seeks proposals for artistic projects in 2011

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties to submit proposals for artistic projects and cultural events planned for calendar year 2011.  “Intent to Apply” forms must be submitted online – http://racc.org/GrantsOnline – by 5:00 p.m. on August 4, 2010. 

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Plant wildflowers this Saturday w/ Columbia Slough Waterhshed Council

Come volunteer with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council this Saturday as we plant various native wildflower species in our meadow at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. The flowers are part of a restoration effort to recreate some of the upland prairie habitat that used to prevail through the Columbia and Willamette watersheds. Tools, gloves and snacks provided. The forecast calls for SUN!!!

Stewardship Saturday, June 12 9am - noon Whitaker Ponds, 7040 NE 47th Ave

Please RSVP to [email protected]

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Plant Garden Starts with Seniors

What better way to spend a summer afternoon than digging in the dirt? Able-bodied volunteers with prior gardening experience are sought to help plant starts in a senior affordable housing building in NE Portland. Project may take 3-4 hours, but scheduling is flexible (Anytime before June 17th)

To inquire, please contact Loren at [email protected] or 503-231-0682 ext. 166

REACH provides quality affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to thrive. To learn more about us, please visit http://www.reachcdc.org

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