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organization:Earth Advantage Institute
position summary:

Position Overview
As the Senior Marketing Manager, you will develop and execute marketing strategies that support organizational and affiliated product and service brands. Key objectives include brand development and enhancement, communication strategies, and market research.

Role Description
 Create and implement marketing strategies for all EAI products, programs, and initiatives.
 Develop tactical solutions to achieve marketing-related core strategic objectives.
 Develop and maintain a budget and schedule for the delivery of marketing strategies and products.
 Manage the development and execution of web and social media strategies.
 Oversee the creation of marketing collateral.
 Provide leadership to a small marketing team.
 Track industry news via social media outlets.
 Collect industry trend intelligence from relevant EAI colleagues to inform marketing efforts.
 Manage media relations.
 Develop and maintain relationships with key EAI stakeholders.
 Contribute meaningfully to EAI’s strategic objectives.

About Earth Advantage Institute (EAI)
Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to implement sustainable and energy efficient building practices. Its mission is to create an immediate, practical, and cost‐effective path to sustainability and to the reduction of carbon in the built environment. The organization achieves its objectives through an innovative range of green building and energy efficiency products and services. These include certification of high performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities, and commercial spaces. Other areas of expertise cover energy disclosure & performance, building stock assessments, water conservation, and carbon foot printing and reporting. The Institute’s education department offers basic and advanced courses on building science, green marketing, and green building valuation. EAI’s performance testing technical services team provides a variety of onsite building assessments, energy audits, and standards verification.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive
Apply by:January 29, 2012


position summary:

COMPASS (The Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea) seeks motivated and well-organized candidates for the 10 hour per week position of Administrative Assistant, in the organization’s Portland OR office. COMPASS is dedicated to helping ocean scientists connect themselves and their science to the wider world. By giving scientists the communication tools they need, and by bridging the worlds of science, journalism and policy, COMPASS works to ensure that ocean science is better understood and used by society. Please visit our website for more information: www.COMPASSonline.org.

Position Description
COMPASS’ eleven staff members are distributed across the country in Washington, Oregon, California, and the District of Columbia. Our fiscal sponsor (The Tides Center, based in San Francisco) performs all back-office operations (human resources, finances, contracts, reimbursements, other legal and administrative needs).

The Program Coordinator manages all processes and systems related to liaising with the Tides Center, event planning, contracts, reimbursements, and invoicing. The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support for the Program Coordinator’s duties. This position is located in NW Portland, in an office with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator. The Administrative Assistant will report to the COMPASS Program Coordinator.

In support of COMPASS’ efforts, the Administrative Assistant will:
• Support invoicing and payment tracking for COMPASS fee-for-service activities, as well as contractors and services, including processing necessary paperwork.
• Trouble-shoot office technology needs.
• Process reimbursements for COMPASS staff and partner institutions.
• Assist with data entry to track logistics of upcoming events.
• Help Maintain COMPASS-wide contacts database.
• Provide clerical support to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator as needed.

COMPASS welcomes applications from candidates with high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and good interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate must have:
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to learn new processes and navigate them independently
• High proficiency with office productivity software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and proficient on a Mac
• Familiarity with online communication and file sharing tools such as Skype, DropBox, Google Documents, Picasa
• Interest and ability to learn new technologies and tools
• Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment that requires a proactive approach and fast turn-around times
• A positive, upbeat personality with plenty of enthusiasm and patience

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
• Experience in travel planning and event planning
• Strong oral communications skills
• An appetite for facilitating and improving our communications products, efficiencies and teamwork
• An appreciation for the COMPASS mission
• Interest in long-term, part-time, employment

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references as one single pdf to Paige Beckley, COMPASS Coordinator, at [email protected] Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 5th, 2012.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation is $13-16 an hour, depending on qualifications.
Apply by:January 4, 2012


organization:Oregon School-Based Health Care Network
position summary:

The Oregon School-Based Health Care Network seeks a Marketing Intern to develop and coordinate a rebranding and marketing campaign based on our new three-year business plan. The internship is open immediately and the work will run through June 2012.

This opportunity will provide a flexible schedule, working approximately 10 hours per week, which will be a combination of telecommuting and office hours in our Portland office. Candidates will demonstrate reliability, communications and marketing experience, a strong social media and internet knowledge. A self-starter who works well with deadlines is preferred. Graphic design experience and/or an interest in health and education are favorable.

While building resume and portfolio experience, the intern will work with a 25-year veteran in marketing, and potentially obtain university credits.

Qualified applicants should email resumes to Maureen Hinman, Associate Director, at [email protected] by January 12, 2012.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Apply by:January 10, 2012

Chief Development Officer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People
position summary:

Loaves & Fishes Centers
Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 36 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 9,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, nonsectarian agency now serves 5,000 meals daily and more than 1.2 million meals each year.

General Summary
The Chief Development officer is a member of the executive leadership team responsible for marketing and communication of agency mission to promote services and support resources. Responsible for development, design, direction and implementation of all fundraising initiatives including, but not limited to, major gifts, planned giving, annual campaign and special events. The Chief Development Officer is responsible for supervision, training and development of all Development Staff, the Director of Volunteer Resources and the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
• Work in concert with the agency’s Board of Directors, Executive Director and other volunteers to identify, cultivate and personally solicit individuals and organizations with a capacity to make annual major gifts
• Implement a comprehensive planned giving program. Cultivate and solicit planned gifts
• Oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan to increase awareness and support for the agency’s mission and services
• Provide effective internal agency communications to staff, volunteers, donors and committees as well as external constituents
• Develop and implement a comprehensive resource development plan, including targeted annual growth in annual fund, special events, foundation and corporate support.
• Provide leadership, collaboration and clear direction to the marketing and development team and center staff
• Work closely with the Executive Director and management team to strategically manage the development of agency resources and to enhance relationships with key donors, prospects and constituents
• Develop and implement a structure, process, policies and procedures for proper handling of gifts including accounting, acknowledgement and reporting
• Cultivate and establish dynamic committee leadership and support for planned giving, resource development, marketing and events
• Responsible for development and oversight of department budget
• Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Fast paced, with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 lbs. Minimal reaching, bending and stooping, sitting for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers required for operation of phone, keyboard and mouse. Travel throughout Washington, Clark and Multnomah counties required. Must pass drug and alcohol test and criminal background check.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Apply by:January 29, 2012
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