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Digest for June 30, 2008

Digest Contents:

SFI Annual Dinner and Rivers to Peaks Weekend at Deer Creek Center
Grand Opening Party - FREE raffles, barbecue, music and more!
Sarah Susankah Book Giveaway!
FLOW: For Love of Water - fundraising movie
Summertime...July calendar - LivingEarthGatherings
Save the Dates--TWO EXCITING EVENTS FOR PUBLIC PARTICPATION
Inner NE Portland Farmer's Market Advisor (Intern/Volunteer to Hire)
Customer Relations Coordinator Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Now Hiring: 4 AmeriCorps positions
Workforce Opportunities Coordinator
Information Technology Administrator
Housing Management Intake Specialist
Staff Support Specialist
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Open Position for ELL Instructor
Fiscal Manager
Position Open: On-Call Residential Advocate
Open Position: Mental Health Specialist
The Ecstatic Dance Art(ists) Collective presents: Ecstatic Images: Art Show: opening reception July 3rd, Portland, Oregon
Wake Up Call to Advocacy
Collect Bottles & Cans for Return

Events

SFI Annual Dinner and Rivers to Peaks Weekend at Deer Creek Center

Rivers to Peaks Weekend at Deer Creek Center July 25 to 27, 2008 (Friday – Sunday) Deer Creek Center, 1241 Illinois River Rd, Selma, OR

The Siskiyou Field Institute is offering a whole host of field courses during their annual Rivers to Peaks Weekend, July 25th to 27th including: •SFI Annual Dinner ~ July 25th $15-$25 sliding scale •Outdoor Explorer at DCC (just for kids!) ~ July 26th $30 •Speleology: The Science of Caves ~ July 26th $40 •Conifers ~ July 26th $40 •Following Whittaker: Monitoring Environmental Change in the Siskiyous ~ July 26th $40 •Forests: The Complexities and Conflicts ~ July 27th $40 •Salmon Snorkeling ~ July 27th $40 •Wild and Scenic Geology of the Smith River Gorge ~ July 27th $40

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Grand Opening Party - FREE raffles, barbecue, music and more!

Saturday, June 28th 12-4pm: Grand Opening Event and Vendor Fair! ecohaus will host a vendor fair and barbecue in their parking lot. Learn from vendors what new products are on the market, what’s hot and why environmental choices can be your best option. FREE barbecue starts at 12. Live music. Event held at ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor in Portland. Open to the public.

Come into ecohaus and enter to win!

- a Toto Aquia Dual Flush Toilet - a Rais Gizeh outdoor stove - a Windfall end grain countertop - a 3 gallon bucket of Timber Pro Deck/Fence formula and a gallon of Clean and Brite - an environmentally friendly bag of home products

*must be present to win raffle prizes

Stop and inquire about our Sarah Susanka book giveaway too!

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Sarah Susankah Book Giveaway!

As part of ecohaus Grand Opening Celebrations (Seattle - January 2008, Portland - June 2008, and Bellevue - August 2008) we are giving away 250 copies of Sarah Susanka's The Not So Big Life. Our goal is to spread the word about Ms. Susanka’s great ideas to 1,000 or more people. What’s the connection between ecohaus and the new book? In addition to Ms. Susanka’s analogy of our personal lives to building or remodeling our homes, we believe both ecohaus and The Not So Big Life help people create balance in their lives, direct focus on quality over quantity, and improve in the most holistic sense, our most valuable assets -- our homes and our lives. - Tim Taylor, CEO, ecohaus

HOW IT WORKS?

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FLOW: For Love of Water - fundraising movie

Save the date!

July 24th is Portland’s first screening of FLOW: For Love of Water, a new film which highlights the emerging global water catastrophe. Presented at the historic Hollywood theatre in NE Portland, this award winning documentary focuses on those fighting for their birthright – access to clean, safe water.

Engineers without Borders – Portland Professional Chapter is proud to host this event to raise funds for clean water and other infrastructure projects in developing communities around the world.

Please join us at 7pm on Thursday July 24th (doors open at 6:30) at the Hollywood theatre, located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.

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Summertime...July calendar - LivingEarthGatherings

Info about upcoming events is on the Living Earth website at LivingEarthGatherings.org, but here’s the basic scoop in a nutshell:

 

Coming right up:

Sunday July 6 - Sunday Afternoon Gathering with Dances of Universal Peace

~ 4:30-6:30pm, Yoga Shala SE, 3249 SE Division

Doors open at 4:15 for simple meditation and a very informal sing-along kirtan circle. At 5:30, we begin Dances, with leaders from the Portland Sufi community. These circle Dances are very easy to learn, no experience necessary, and all are welcome. The shala is shoe-free, so please remove shoes once inside. Suggested donation: $5+, but all are welcome

 

Sunday July 20 – Summer Berry Celebration/Bandhara

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Save the Dates--TWO EXCITING EVENTS FOR PUBLIC PARTICPATION

Oregon Action is organizing two exciting events for you, your friends, board members, clients, and organizations to participate in. Our mission is organizing people on the downside of power to work together building power, winning campaigns, making real changes in our lives and our communities.

First event--JULY 8th. The national launch of Health Care for America NOW! We believe that all of us benefit from healthy communities, where we all have access to affordable, quality health care from a provider of our choice, at a time we need it, at a cost we can afford. Our goal is affordable, quality health care for everyone in America.

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Jobs & Internships

Inner NE Portland Farmer's Market Advisor (Intern/Volunteer to Hire)

Looking for an Experienced Farmer's Market Advisor to assist existing team in developing and executing strategy and business plan for ethnically and culturally diverse indoor, year-round Farmer's Market in inner NE Portland by providing operational insight and experience. Site and community support secured - plan development already underway - funding pending. Need is immediate. Intent is to lead to paid contract employment as Market Manager once funding is secured. Please contact Gary Marschke, Vice Chair North/Northeast Business Association at 503-284-9013 or [email protected]

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Customer Relations Coordinator Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Customer Relations Coordinator (Full-Time)

Job Description

 

Qualifications

·        Requires Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications and/or a similar major.

·        Experience with data entry in web-based software.

·        Requires a minimum of three years experience in customer service, sales, or public relations.

·        Bi-lingual in Spanish is preferred.

 

Skills

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Now Hiring: 4 AmeriCorps positions

Hands On Greater Portland provides a community of volunteers with a variety of meaningful opportunities in Multnomah and Washington Counties. We believe that everyone can do something for the community. At Hands On, we develop this potential in volunteers by connecting them with over 350 community – based organizations that help meet critical needs in our community every day!

AmeriCorps members serve on the program team developing projects, training new nonprofit partners, recruiting volunteers, recruiting and training Volunteer Leaders, and networking in the community. To view the job description, please visit www.handsonportland.org and click on the 'Jobs' link in the left menu bar. Closes July 18th, 2008.

 

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Workforce Opportunities Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Vancouver Housing Authority
position summary:

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is hiring a Workforce Opportunities Coordinator to lead the process of researching and developing a more comprehensive approach to promoting VHA resident economic self sufficiency through employment. Our new Work Opportunities Coordinator will develop and recommend implementation strategies for an agency wide self sufficiency program that compliments and enhances our current internal self sufficiency activities, fully utilizes existing community resources, and fills gaps with necessary services not currently provided.

The position is funded for one year. We will consider a temporary employment or contract arrangement.

Salary / Pay Rate:$2669 - $4003 per month
more info...

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Information Technology Administrator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Vancouver Housing Authority
position summary:

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is upgrading our system database. The enhanced software package we are installing will be SQL based. As a result of this upgrade, the VHA has an immediate opening for an Information Technology Administrator. Initially, our new IT Administrator will oversee the database system upgrade. Ongoing, the IT Administrator will manage all aspects of the Authority’s technology based systems and programs including system maintenance, troubleshooting, and report production. In addition, the IT Administrator will train and support end users and perform a variety of complex technical duties relative to the IT function. .

Salary / Pay Rate:$3864 - $5950 per month
more info...

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Housing Management Intake Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Vancouver Housing Authority
position summary:

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) has an immediate opening for an Intake Specialist. This position is currently funded for one year. This Intake Specialist performs a variety of tasks in support of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program including conducting eligibility interviews, processing applications, leases, contracts and terminations, generating and processing a variety of correspondence, applications and documents, and other related job duties.

Salary / Pay Rate:$2660 - 4133 per month
more info...

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Staff Support Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Vancouver Housing Authority
position summary:

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) has immediate openings for multiple Staff Support Specialists. VHA Staff Support Specialists perform a wide variety of general clerical duties in support of assigned VHA department personnel and practices including eligibility packet preparation, work order and vacancy processing, assisting reception with Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) phones and visitor inquiries, wait list administration, sorting and distributing mail, file conversion and maintenance, and other administrative support tasks.

Salary / Pay Rate:$2282 -3545 per month
more info...

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Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

June 27, 2008

 

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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Open Position for ELL Instructor

ELL Instructor Portland International Community School (PICS), a local alternative school focusing on high school students from international backgrounds, is looking for a 0.5FTE experienced ELL teacher beginning September. Must have strong classroom management skills. Vist www.emoregon.org for more information. To Apply: Candidate should submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Thursday, July 3, 2008. Ideal candidate will possess: -TSPC certification with ELL endorsement -Spanish language proficiency -3+ years teaching experience -Experience with international students -Exceptional abilities that are suited towards differentiated instruction: i.e.

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Fiscal Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Library Foundation
position summary:

The Library Foundation raises and manages funds for Multnomah County Library, the urban library with the highest circulation per capita in the nation. Founded in 1995, the foundation is a seven person, fast-paced development organization that is wrapping up a highly successful campaign that raised nearly $16 million in cash and in-kind support for the library.

Salary / Pay Rate:competitive, DOE
more info...

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Position Open: On-Call Residential Advocate

Transition Projects is looking for Residential Advocates! We need folks to help fill in for summer vacations at our three shelters: Jean's Place (for homeless women) and the Clark and Glisan Centers (for homeless men). Residential Advocates oversee the shelters, provide information and referral, facilitate problem solving, and perform urinalyses and breathalyzer testing. Shelter residents are participating in case management programs to help them reach housing goals and are expected to be clean and sober.

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Open Position: Mental Health Specialist

Rewarding work with homeless women transitioning to housing stability. Jean's Place, a 55-bed shelter for homeless women, is looking for a Mental Health Specialist to work with shelter residents as part of the case management team. Provide assessments and therapy, develop mental health case plans and refer to outside services as needed.

This full time position starts at $17.83 hourly, with great benefits including employer paid medical, 401k, and generous time off. Minimum requirements include MSW and two years experience, preferably with persons with chronic persistent mental illness.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Megan O'Keefe, Jean's Place Director, at [email protected] The full job description is pasted below:

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Nonprofit News

The Ecstatic Dance Art(ists) Collective presents: Ecstatic Images: Art Show: opening reception July 3rd, Portland, Oregon

Ecstatic Images!

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Q & A

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Trainings

Wake Up Call to Advocacy

A Wake-up Call to Advocacy! Washington State Nonprofit Alert

Super-efficient two-hour session. A quick Review of the basics: How is 2008 different than other years? What are the regulatory parameters for advocacy and grassroots lobbying?

A Preview Discussion of the upcoming Washington State Legislative Session and discussion of possible formation of an advocacy coalition to represent interests of Clark County social service organizations.

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Volunteering

Collect Bottles & Cans for Return

Hello,

I work with the City of Portland's Water Bureau. Our downtown Portland location, which employs over 200 employees, is potentially looking to donate the bottles and cans that we generate each week. Over the years we have taken these in for returns and raised hundreds of dollars. A nonprofit would need to dedicate someone to pick up 1-2 bags of material each week. Although we have not committed to this, I am posting this message to see if there is an interest by any organization to accept these bottles and cans.

Thanks,

Matt Weatherly City of Portland Water Bureau 1120 SW 5th Ave., Rm 600 53-823-7159 [email protected]

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