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Digest for August 13, 2008

Digest Contents:

Benefit for Global Coral Reef Alliance at Gossamer
Transformative Social Action Workshop- Hood River Sept. 27
Senior Copywriter
Junior Graphic Designer (Print/Web) - Part-Time (30 Hrs/Wk)
Communications Coordinator
Ecotrust Event Supervisor Position Open
ESL Instructional Aid (PT AmeriCorps LINKS)
Reservation Specialist
Human Resources Intern
Theater Intern
Administrative Assistant position open - Presbytery of the Cascades
Job Posting for Portland Impact: Resident Services Coordinator I
Job Posting for Portland Impact: SUN Schools Program Manager
Curious or Confused About Social Media Sites?
Portland Traffic and Transportation Class at PSU
This fall it's time for you to find out how nonprofits can (must?) do effective ADVOCACY & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Earning publicity, CubeSpace workshop, Tuesday, 8/19
Help the Sierra Club move!
Teach English To Refugee Youth

Events

Benefit for Global Coral Reef Alliance at Gossamer

Friday, August 22, 8:00-10:00pm at Goassamer

Global Coral Reef Alliance is a coalition of volunteer scientists, divers, environmentalists and other individuals and organizations, committed to coral reef preservation and restoration. "Reef Reborn" will start at 8:30 followed by talk from Colleen Flanigan about her experience rebuilding reefs in Bali. Suggested donation: $5-$10 benefits the Karang Lestari coral reef restoration project.

 

Also:

Saturday, August 23,1-4pm at Goassamer

Coral Reef Community Project Celebration

In honor of this magnificent yet endangered ecosystem, over 35 artists of all ages created this wooly seascape, an intersection of higher geometry and handicraft.

 

 

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Transformative Social Action Workshop- Hood River Sept. 27

Turning the world around ~ Living Earth Workshop

Saturday, September 27, 10am-5pm in Hood River

(We’ll help coordinate car-pooling from the metro area). See www.livingearthgatherings.org for info and registration.

 

We all know that local and global crises are escalating on every front. And our best efforts at change don’t seem to be getting us where we need to go, not fully enough, far enough, fast enough. Living Earth Circle Workshops offer ways to enrich all the actions we take for peace, justice, beauty, ecological sanity, and balance in the world. 

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Catholic Press
position summary:

A leader in multiple levels of copywriting from B2B to B2C, online, web, direct mail, e-newsletters, catalogs, advertising, and more. The Senior Copywriter is someone that thinks quickly and outside traditional models and approaches. Someone who is bursting with ideas, a great writer and project manager who is dedicated, passionate and committed to getting things done. This position will lead projects as assigned, proofread new and existing copy for marketing, web, internal and external communications. Must be detail oriented, have a proven ability to meet deadlines and organize and prioritize workload. The Senior Copywriter can work independently as well as work in close partnership with others.

KEY DUTIES:

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Information

organization:Oregon Catholic Press
position summary:

We are seeking an energetic, creative and motivated Junior Print and Web Designer to join our team of marketing professionals. This is a part-time position of 30 hours per week. Reporting to the Art Director, this position will conceive, develop and produce strategically appropriate creative marketing communication solutions for internal and external communication pieces with primary focus on graphic development. Work closely with marketing staff and internal customers to conceive creative solutions to communications opportunities. Working knowledge of print and interactive design, and the creative process is essential to performing this exciting role.

KEY DUTIES:

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Information

organization:Our Ocean coalition
position summary:

Are you a persuasive writer? On good terms with the Oregon media corps? Committed to preserving the natural bounty of Oregon’s ocean? Used to working on tight deadlines? We have the perfect job for you.

A coalition of some of Oregon’s most respected conservation groups is looking for a Communications Coordinator to perform a wide range of tasks, including:

• Develop and implement an earned media strategy for the campaign • Write materials ranging from Web copy to speeches to news releases • Oversee creation of print, broadcast and digital communications materials • Impose message discipline in all quarters of large coalition and campaign staff

Contact: Susan Allen / [email protected] / 503.231.2718

One-year contract position.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary range: $3,500 - $6,000 a month, depending on experience

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Ecotrust Event Supervisor Position Open

Background:  In the fall of 2001 Ecotrust moved its headquarters to the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, an historic 1895 building in the Pearl District restored using environmentally benign building practices.  The building has become a gathering place and marketplace for the exchange of environmentally and socially responsible goods, services and ideas for the Pacific Northwest.  The Natural Capital Center features environmentally sensitive construction, a community of tenants and a very unique events center.  The events center is an integral part of the Center’s mission of encouraging the exchange of ideas for a sustainable future.  Beginning in the fall of 2008, the Ecotrust Venue team will also be managing evening and weekend events for the America

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Information

organization:SE Works
position summary:

Make a difference and gain teaching experience! SE Works is looking for a creative and resourceful individual to serve as the Instructional Aid for our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The preferred candidate will have experience and/or interest in teaching English as a second language, strong organizational abilities, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. This is a part-time AmeriCorps position (approximately 12 hours per week for 10 months); this person will serve from October 2008 to August 2009.

Position Summary:

Salary / Pay Rate:$1250 Education Award

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Information

organization:Portland Children's Museum
position summary:

The Portland Children’s Museum is currently seeking a Reservation Specialist to join our Box Office team. The Reservation Specialist is responsible for such tasks as scheduling and registering customers for our fee-based programs, processing payments and requests, checking in and greeting groups, and creating reports.

This is a full time position that includes a generous benefits package.

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please visit the Employment section of our website at www.portlandcm.org for more information and application instructions.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10-$12 an hour DOE plus benefits such as health insurance

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Information

organization:Portland Children's Museum
position summary:

The Human Resources Intern at the Portland Children's Museum will work with the Human Resource Manager and Director of Finance & Administration to support the museum's Human Resource objectives. The intern will contribute to the museum team through completing various tasks including updating employee personnel files, creating reports to track employee information, and maintaining copies of all state and federal documentation. Special projects relating to Human Resource department will be assigned.

Duration: This position is available year round. It requires a minimum of 15 hours a week. Scheduled vacations can be accommodated. The duration of the internship is one term/semester or 12 weeks.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Information

organization:Portland Children's Museum
position summary:

The Theater Intern will work with the Programs Team and the Box Office, Membership and Development Departments on the creation, planning and implementation of the fall 2008 performance events for the Portland Children’s Museum. Internship opportunities include both management and performance opportunities. Internship will be documented by intern through words, drawings and photographs. Final portfolio will be submitted for Museum archives.

Duties will include but are not limited to: - Researching and booking performers - Designing and creating theater based activities - Teaching artist opportunities with young children in museum settings - Creating visual collateral for performance events - Individual performances at museum events, including Bob the Builder

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid

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Administrative Assistant position open - Presbytery of the Cascades

The Presbytery of the Cascades, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), seeks an Administrative Assistant to work with its chief ecclesiastical officer.  Requirements are: general office and administrative skills, stable work history, proficiency in WordPerfect, Word, and Excel.  Must have strong interpersonal & communication skills.  Cascades Presbytery offers a competitive salary & benefits package. 

Details of the position and the application form are at http://www.cascadespresbytery.org/AAStated-Clerk2008.pdf.

General information about the Presbytery of the Cascades is at http://www.cascadespresbytery.org/.

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Job Posting for Portland Impact: Resident Services Coordinator I

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Senior and Adult with Disabilities Program for the position of Resident Services Coordinator I.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application.  The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

 

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Job Posting for Portland Impact: SUN Schools Program Manager

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative for the position of SUN School Program Manager.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application.  The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

 

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Nonprofit News

Curious or Confused About Social Media Sites?

Check this out: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50-online-applications-and-sites-to-consider/

 

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221, Fax: (503) 725-8045, [email protected], www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Q & A

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Trainings

Portland Traffic and Transportation Class at PSU

Calling all community activists - Learn how the city that works, works! And how you can affect change in your neighborhood.

The Portland Traffic and Transportation Class offers Portlanders the opportunity to learn about the city's transportation system while working on actual neighborhood projects that affect your community.

Work with decision and policy-makers, planners, scholars and engineers to get your neighborhood transportation project moving.  This interactive Portland State University class is open to all Portland citizens and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

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This fall it's time for you to find out how nonprofits can (must?) do effective ADVOCACY & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Do you believe your nonprofit has a duty to be involved in advocacy for your mission but not know how to get started or do it well? Are you worried you might do something illegal?

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Earning publicity, CubeSpace workshop, Tuesday, 8/19

"Earning publicity: How to share your story to get (and stay) in the media"

 

Are you a nonprofit or business marketing/development/executive staff asking yourself:

- How do I get my organization into the media? - What does a good story actually look like? - What makes the media people tick (and how do I make sure not to tick them off)? - How do I draft a powerful press release? - Why pitch (and how)? - What do I do after the story gets covered?

Find answers to these and many other questions as well as lots of practical real-life tips at this workshop.

 

Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, Oregon

 

Presenters:

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Volunteering

Help the Sierra Club move!

The Sierra Club is moving to a beautiful new "Clubhouse" this weekend, and we desperately need people to help get us read for the move.

Sierra Club Moving Party Saturday, August 15th & Sunday, August 16th 10am - ?

2950 SE Stark St, Suite 100

Yes, we all know moving is the most dreaded task of all. So why should you help the Sierra Club move? We're trying to keep the costs down by using volunteer power instead of  professional movers. That way we can use our small, non-profit budget for those things the Sierra Club does best - protecting Oregon's environment. Consider helping the Club move an act of environmental activism (and we won't even make you phonebank or canvass!).

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Teach English To Refugee Youth

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

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

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

 

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