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Digest for July 28, 2010

Digest Contents:

Biking Tour of Community Gardens!
Pack a picnic... Twelfth Night Opens!
Celebrating the Journey: Dmae Roberts and Kilong Ung speak at fundraiser for OCAA
Save Salmon: Salmon Habitat Enhancement Tour--Saturday 7/31!
Senior Policy Analyst
Internship: Western Rivers Conservancy
Youth Empowered Action seeking counselor/kitchen staff
Asset Building Project Coordinator
Hillsdale Main Street Manager
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Volunteer Coordinator
Director of Finance
Administrative Assistant
Word Press Web Developer / Contractor
Protective Services and Security, Customer Service Internships - Help Mentor a Student!
Director of Development
Fanno Basin Project Manager
Executive Director
Oregon Food Bank seeks Development Intern
CIC Diversity Outreach Training, on Wed. 8/11
Seeking Volunteer Youth Mentor
volunteer board member at kboo
Graphic Designer Needed for Portland Non-Profit
Are you a PPS teacher or substitute? We need you!!
International Visitor Program Volunteer
Volunteer to Help Homeless Cats at CAT's 5K Run!
K-12 Education Program Volunteer/Intern
Administration and Development Intern/Volunteer
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
Volunteer for Growing Gardens - Saturday, July 31
Casino Night this Saturday, Beaverton

Events

Biking Tour of Community Gardens!

Sunday, August 1st, 10 am to 1 pm Meet at the Alberta Co-op parking lot: 1500 NE Alberta St.

 

The Alberta Co-op invites all interested community members and garden enthusiasts to a biking tour of community gardens in NE Portland on Sunday, August 1. It'll be a great opportunity to see the variety of ways people are gardening cooperatively in the city. We'll meet at the Co-op at 10 am, and depart for the first garden at 10:15. We'll also be taking a short break for a lunch picnic in Fernhill Park, so bring along a lunch or something to share! The tour should wrap up around 1 pm.

 

The gardens we'll be visiting are:

 

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Pack a picnic... Twelfth Night Opens!

*** Twelfth Night opens this week! ***

 

Fun and Affordable for the Entire Family!

 

What could be better than gorgeous Shakespeare, a glorious northwest summer evening, and a picnic with your friends and family? Grab the gang, pack your basket and come on down. A truly special evening right in downtown Hillsboro!

 

As is the norm for Bag & Baggage, this summer’s production of Twelfth Night will be unlike anything you have ever seen!

 

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Celebrating the Journey: Dmae Roberts and Kilong Ung speak at fundraiser for OCAA

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 5:30 to 7:30 pm., University of Oregon, White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209. Cost: $30/person ($15 Students/Low Income), RSVP by August 7th: [email protected] or 503.884.5607

 

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Save Salmon: Salmon Habitat Enhancement Tour--Saturday 7/31!

A wonderful opportunity is about to take place along the Salmon Creek Greenway!

 

This August the StreamTeam will undertake a major salmon habitat enhancement project along the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail in Vancouver, Washington. StreamTeam members have been working to improve these conditions for over 15 years. The project will provide fish rearing areas, decrease stream temperatures and provide cover for fish to thrive.

 

Learn more about the project and exciting ways to bring salmon back to Salmon Creek through the following opportunities!

 

Project Preview

 

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Center for Public Policy
position summary:

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) is hiring a Senior Policy Analyst. We seek someone with strong quantitative and analytic skills and the ability to communicate information effectively to diverse audiences to join OCPP’s professional staff.

OCPP is an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax and economic issues. OCPP distributes its analysis to policymakers, organizations and engaged Oregonians throughout the state. Our goal is to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians.

Job Description

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and available funds. OCPP offers a benefits package that includes retirement contributions and employee and dependent health, dental and vision coverage.

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Internship: Western Rivers Conservancy

Communications and Administration Intern Western Rivers Conservancy www.westernrivers.org Portland, Oregon

 

Western Rivers Conservancy acts to protect outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. We acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment, and cooperate with other agencies and organizations to secure the health of whole ecosystems.

 

The Communications and Administration Intern will assist the Communications Manager with publications and outreach. The Intern will also support the Director of Finance and Administration by performing reception and essential office administration duties.

 

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Youth Empowered Action seeking counselor/kitchen staff

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a non-profit overnight summer camp that serves youth leaders 11 to 16 who want to make a difference in the world, and we are looking for another counselor and another cook for our inspiring camp in Molalla. YEA focuses on building knowledge, skills, confidence, and community for young people to take positive and effective action on the issues that matter to them for years to come. Visit www.yeacamp.org for more information and to watch our inspiring 5 minute informational video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMzDpjZzuM

 

YEA Camp - CA runs from August 14-21, with a staff training from 10-6 on August 11-13th.

 

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Information

organization:Community Housing Resource Center
position summary:

Purpose: To enhance culturally competent financial education and counseling services offered by the Community Housing Resource Center to underserved minority community members in SW Washington.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities: • Perform community outreach to spread the word to underserved low- and moderate-income communities about the availability of financial education and counseling services at the Center. • Recruit and support professional financial services volunteers who will help teach financial education in both English and additional languages. • Assist financial counselors and volunteer instructors with appropriate translation services. • Represent the Center on the Clark County Asset Building Coalition.

Salary / Pay Rate:This is a ten month, full-time service position through the Washington State Service Corps. Volunteer will receive a stipend and an education award upon successful completion of service. The applicant cannot have had more than one prior term of volunteer service with an education award. Health benefits and training opportunities provided. Childcare available if eligible.
Apply by:August 18, 2010

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Hillsdale Main Street Manager

Hillsdale Main Street Manager Job Announcement Portland, Oregon

 

Application Closing Date: August 20, 2010

 

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 Annual Monthly contribution to Health Benefits

 

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Information

organization:Childswork Learning Center
position summary:

Executive Director - Childswork Learning Center Preschool

Childswork Learning Center, a non-profit, non-denominational pre-school located in inner Southeast Portland, is seeking an exceptional individual to lead as Executive Director.

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the school and business of Childswork Learning Center, providing collaborative leadership to the staff and parent body, representing the school to the outside community, and supporting the school’s mission and educational philosophies. The Executive Director will be an effective administrator with a track record of fundraising and development success and a passion for early childhood education. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

Salary / Pay Rate:$52,000 - $70,000
Apply by:August 17, 2010

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Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

 

Position Summary Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East's mission is to build partnerships among volunteers, families and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to earn and own a simple, decent affordable home.

 

Reporting to the Volunteer Program Manager[VPM], the Volunteer Coordinator[VC] is responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and retaining volunteers while providing a volunteer experience that is productive and inclusive of all -[homeowners, regular volunteers, and new volunteers.]

 

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Information

organization:Conservation Biology Institute
position summary:

The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) is a growing non-profit organization with 30 highly motivated staff and $2.5 million in annual revenues, headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon. Our mission is to provide scientific expertise to support conservation of biological diversity through applied research, education, planning, and community service to other non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private clients worldwide

Salary / Pay Rate:$60,000 - $80,000/yr depending upon qualifications. Generous benefits.

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Administrative Assistant

Status: .5 FTE (20 hours/week), Non-Exempt Hourly Wage: $14 per hour with pro-rated benefits Position Begins: Monday, August 30, 2010

 

Scope of Work:

 

The Right Brain Initiative is a public-private partnership designed to ensure that the arts are part of the education of every K-8 student in the Portland metropolitan area. The Right Brain Initiative Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support to the Program Manager, including meeting preparation and monthly financial reporting.

 

Examples of Work:

 

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Word Press Web Developer / Contractor

BACKGROUND:

 

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Society uses advocacy, education, and applied research to defend invertebrates. Over the past three decades, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Protective Services and Security, Customer Service Internships - Help Mentor a Student!

Are you looking for help?

 

Do you have customer service needs, security office needs, greeter positions or general security help?

 

We can assist!

 

Springdale Job Corps Protective Services program could be of great assistance to you. Our students are 16-24 years of age and require an internship to graduate our program, which involves HSD, GED and a trade certification. Though much of their training is geared toward security, our main focus is customer service. They assist at our front gate with visitors and greeting and work many events performing similar roles, including planning, organizing, and executing our center tours that occur weekly. We have a lot of flexibility in shifts and times and we have a year-round system.

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Information

organization:Forest Park Conservancy
position summary:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Salary / Pay Rate:$48,000-$52,000, DOQ

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Fanno Basin Project Manager

Job Announcement: Fanno Basin Project Manager, SW Watershed Resource Center

 

See full position announcement at http://swni.org/watershed/position_announcement.

 

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Information

organization:YWCA Clark County
position summary:

As our executive director who fully embraces the mission and values of the YWCA Clark County, you will lead our organization through its next phase of growth. With your high-energy collaboration and proactive management style, you will facilitate mission-focused organizational development and social change in the community. You will work with the board of directors to ensure sound governance and strategic planning for the organization, and you will partner with the administration, programs, and development directors to implement strategic activities and oversee day-to-day operations. Your success will be predicated on your keen communication skills, ability to motivate others, sense of humor, transparency, approachability, and appreciation of new ideas.

Salary / Pay Rate:Available to those invited for an interview

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Oregon Food Bank seeks Development Intern

Development Intern

 

Oregon Food Bank is looking for an intern to join our development department. The intern will perform a variety of development activities and have the opportunity to learn The Raiser's Edge - a constituent relationship management tool. This is a great way to learn the basics of development and fundraising from the ground up and to gain experience using common development tools. This is an unpaid internship requiring 8-12 hours per week for 3 - 6 months. For more information, please view the volunteer job description. If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer application and return it to Starr Farris at [email protected]

 

Starr

 

Starr Farris

 

Volunteer Programs Manager

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

CIC Diversity Outreach Training, on Wed. 8/11

Multnomah County CIC Diversity Outreach Training

 

Community Outreach Presenter/Facilitator: Sisters Of The Road

 

Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC)

 

Time/Date: 12:15—1:45pm, Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

 

Location: Boardroom, Multnomah Building at 501 SE Hawthorne Ave. in Portland

 

Why you should attend this event? Expand your outreach toolbox! Join us as Sisters shares their experiences and nuts and bolts strategies for outreach into diverse communities. Their presentation will cover their most successful practices, lessons learned, and the tools they have used to conduct successful outreach. A group discussion will follow.

 

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Volunteering

Seeking Volunteer Youth Mentor

Seeking Volunteer Mentor

 

Carpe Diem Foundation works with students from low-income families within the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region. ICDF provides scholarships for these students to participate in accredited academic study abroad programs, and to provide opportunities for higher education.

 

ICDF is seeking a dynamic individual to fill roll of Volunteer Mentor.

 

Volunteer Requirements: - Experience traveling in developing countries - Experience working/volunteering as well as mentor - Experience working with youth - Experience with self improvement/spiritual practice - Sense of fun, adventure and desire to inspire others!

 

This is a 6-8 month long volunteer commitment beginning Aug 1.

 

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volunteer board member at kboo

 

 

KBOO MEMBERS: DECLARE YOUR CANDIDACY FOR A SEAT ON THE KBOO BOARD OF DIRECTORS! 
Deadline: 5pm July 30 Check out http://kboo.fm/governance for more information on how to become a candidate for a seat on the board.

 

Each September we hold our annual election to fill four three-year terms on our governing board. All KBOO members are welcomed to apply. • Deadline to declare candidacy is Friday, July 30th at 5pm. Please email completed candidate’s statements to Erin Brand, [email protected], or drop off a paper copy to Erin’s mailbox at KBOO (20 SE 8th Ave.). If you have any further questions, send an email or contact volunteer coordinator Ani Haines at (503) 231-8032 x213.

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Graphic Designer Needed for Portland Non-Profit

Innovative Housing, Inc. (IHI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has developed affordable housing in the Portland Metro area. To most successfully achieve our goals, IHI is developing a formal communications plan and marketing strategy for the organization. We are looking for a Graphic Designer to design templates for print media, including a newsletter, annual report, brochures, posters, flyers and other marketing materials. The graphic designer will also help identify software and training needs to equip staff to prepare the publications once initial design is in place. Put your creative talents to work for a great cause! Learn more about IHI at www.innovativehousinginc.com. Contact Jaime at [email protected] or (503)226-4368, ext 8.

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Are you a PPS teacher or substitute? We need you!!

Take a trip to the zoo with students from the PPS Summer Academy!! On Thursday, August 29th, from 8:30am -1:30pm we're looking for friendly and energetic volunteers to help the PPS Summer Academy take a group of students from Rigler, Boise Eliot, Markam, and Portsmouth-Clarendon to the zoo for the day! If you're a PPS teacher, sub, (or have passed a district background check within the last six months) we need you! This is an excellent opportunity to help make a child's day, have fun, and give back!

 

If you're interested in participating, email Kim at [email protected]

 

Thanks!

 

Kimberly Livesay

 

Special Projects Coordinator

 

Hands On Greater Portland

 

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International Visitor Program Volunteer

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking a volunteer to support the International Visitor Program (IVP) team by performing a variety of duties. The IVP team is responsible for the programming for approximately 400 international visitors each year participating in short-term professional study programs. The intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with an aspect of American foreign policy, which promotes person-to-person diplomacy thorough international friendship and understanding. S/he will be encouraged to escort visitors to appointments and attend professional meetings and will have an opportunity to meet Council staff working in additional areas that may be of particular interest to the intern. Intern must commit to 20 hours a week over a 3 or 4 day period.

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Volunteer to Help Homeless Cats at CAT's 5K Run!

Please join the Cat Adoption Team, the Pacific Northwest's largest non-profit no-kill feline-only shelter, for our second annual run/walk to benefit homeless cats and, of course, CAT. This event was a huge success last year and we couldn’t have done it without the help of volunteers in our community.

 

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with this event which will be held, Friday, August 13th in Sherwood.

 

Currently we are looking for folks to help out as Course Monitors from 5pm-9pm. Course monitors help keep the event running smoothly as they are stationed all through the 5K course. Course monitors are encouraged to cheer on participants as they move through their area during this fun event!

 

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K-12 Education Program Volunteer/Intern

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking an intern/volunteer on a part-time basis to support the K-12 education department by performing a variety of duties. The K-12 Education Program intern/volunteer will assist in maintaining and building a database for our cultural artifact boxes and arranging international speakers for the classroom. S/He will also help organize school programs such as our WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition for High Schools and our World in Transition Teacher Conference and Youth Forum Series. S/he will be asked to assist with the Global & Multicultural Resource Center at the Council’s offices and with other events that the Council organizes.

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Administration and Development Intern/Volunteer

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking an intern/volunteer to support the organization’s overall management and assist in special projects proposed by the Council’s executive team. The ideal candidate is a college graduate who is looking to improve his/her desirability within the non-profit workforce by gaining hands-on experience assisting the management team of a local non-profit. The intern/volunteer will be the single and primary assistant to the Membership Manager, Vice President, and President.

 

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

*Learn About a New Culture Mentors Needed

 

HAYLO, Helping a Youth Leap Onward *

 

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills? Do you like to have fun? Would you be interested in welcoming immigrants into our community? Would you like to learn about a new culture? Learn a new language? Would you like to be a mentor?

 

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

 

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help East African, Burmese, Eastern European and Hispanic youth. Mentors will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth’s future.

 

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Volunteer for Growing Gardens - Saturday, July 31

Whole Foods is generously hosting a tool drive to support Growing Gardens. Shoppers are being asked to bring in their used, working garden tools (pruners, weeders, garden shovels, garden hoes, rakes, spades, brooms, clippers and cultivators) and receive 10% off their groceries. Participating Whole Foods Market stores include:

 

* Laurelhurst (NE 28th & E Burnside) * Hollywood (NE 43rd & Sandy) * Fremont (NE 15th & Fremont) * Pearl District (NW 12th & Couch)

 

Contact Rodney Bender at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer to staff the tool drive at one of the locations for one or more of the following shifts:

 

* 1-3:30pm * 3:30-6pm

 

Rodney Bender

 

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Casino Night this Saturday, Beaverton

The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) is looking for two volunteers for this Sat., July 31 to help with bussing and clean-up during a Casino Night fundraiser in Beaverton.

 

The HBF's mission is to build housing for the transitionally homeless, as well as provide construction-related educational opportunities to at-risk youth.

 

If you're interested or for more information, please contact [email protected]

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