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Program Training Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Boys and Girls Aid
position summary:

Join a dynamic, high quality, fast-paced nonprofit organization committed to impacting the lives of children since 1885.

Boys & Girls Aid is seeking a motivated, creative, and engaging Program Training Specialist to join our highly-skilled team of child welfare professionals to help prepare foster and adoptive families to meet the unique needs of children placed in their homes.

30 hours a week with benefits. Develop, coordinate, implement and present all trainings for potential and current foster parents and potential adoptive families. This position comes with the opportunity to work independently to design and update attachment-basedcurricula focused on child welfare, child development, family dynamics, special needs, applicable theories and interventions. The Program Training Specialist also ensures evaluation of trainings, including the creation, distribution, and analysis of results/outcomes of trainings offered. Delivering regular presentations to audiences inside and outside of the agency is an expectation of this position as well as maintaining and updating the training schedule for the agency.
Boys & Girls Aid seeks applicants with strong interpersonal communication skills. The ideal applicant will enjoy working with diverse audiences, networking, being part of a team, public speaking and having fun!

Please refer to the job description for additional skills and abilities requirements.

Job #11-60. Position open until filled.

Visit our website at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/get-involved/employment for job description, pay range and application materials.

Submit Employment Application (required) and Applicant Notice & Request for Information forms (email preferred) to [email protected], Fax: (503) 224-5960, or mail to Boys & Girls Aid, 018 SW Boundary Ct., Portland, OR 97239. The forms require Adobe Reader. If you do not have this software, you may download it for free by following the instructions on our employment web page.

Attention Apple/Mac Users: Please note you must open and save these documents with Adobe Reader. If you use the Apple provided preview software, you will not be able to save the documents.

Job Hotline: (503) 542-2777 for a listing of all our job openings.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting Pay Range: $15.11/hr - $17.07/hr
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Program Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Community Warehouse
position summary:

The Community Warehouse is hiring a Program Assistant. This position will be part-time with 24 hours per week to begin and will quickly become a full-time position. Community Warehouse is a local non-profit furniture bank. The Program Assistant will work in a positive, easy going environment as part of a team of staff and volunteers working together to get donated items to low income families. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus for this position.

Starting wage is $12.00 hour with salary review at three months. This is a permanent position starting at 24 hours and going to 40 hours. At 40 hour point, position will be Saturday through Wednesday, with ability to work weeks a must.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hour
Apply by:January 5, 2012
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Executive Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society
position summary:

Executive Director

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
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Administrative Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:The Giving Tree
position summary:

The Giving Tree is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to work out of our cozy office in NE Portland. We are a growing non-profit organization and we are looking for someone who is willing to grow with us. The ideal candidate for the Administrative Assistant position will be capable of wearing many hats, but at this point the primary function is to enter data, effectively assist our staff in their daily tasks, and support the organization by maintaining an efficient, effective, and pleasant office environment.

This is a part-time position that starts at $13 per hour and does not include benefits or come with sick leave or paid vacation. Base hours begin at 10 per week and will grow with demonstrated abilities and as funding becomes available. Starting hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 8am to 1pm. Miles driven while performing duties are reimbursable.

This opportunity closes on January 10th at noon. Interested applicants should submit a professional resume and cover letter in .pdf form to Wendi Anderson, Executive Director of The Giving Tree, at [email protected] No phone calls or snail mail, please.

Minimum Requirements
The successful candidate for the Administrative Assistant position will possess:
1. A minimum of two years of documented experience in a similar position: office assistant, coordinator, or manager
2. A minimum of one year of experience working or volunteering in a non-profit environment
3. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously, sometimes in a stressful environment
4. Professional and appropriate interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
5. An exceptional eye for design and detail, an excellent memory, and a high standard for their own work
6. Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, use of Google docs, database management, and efficient and professional communication and research via the internet
7. The ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs up and down stairs

1. Maintain an efficient, effective, and pleasant office environment by cleaning, mailing, filing, copying, keeping an accurate inventory, and ensuring the office is well-stocked by purchasing or soliciting needed items
2. Assist with holiday donation acquisitions and inventory: contact potential and past donors and solicit donations, deliver outreach materials and pick up donations, and track donations
3. Monitor and assist with maintenance of the organization’s internal website
4. Maintain accurate records regarding sites, volunteers, attendance, and residents
5. Assist in the planning and delivery of special events
6. Run errands as needed
7. Assist with development of written procedures manuals for activities, sites, job duties, etc

Character Profile and Skillsets
To function well in this position you must be the type of person who gains deep satisfaction from supporting others in the work they do by always thinking ahead, anticipating their needs, and providing whatever is necessary in order for their work to be done efficiently and with excellence.

1. You must be self-motivated and able to accomplish tasks efficiently in both group and solo settings
2. You love to coordinate, make things run smoothly, and generally take pride in a job well done when you see that other people’s lives are made easier because of your efforts
3. Attention to detail is critical to this job, and you must be able to do it while under pressure and multitasking. The people you are working with want to be able to give you the broad strokes and feel confident knowing that you will accomplish the task punctually, thoroughly, and exceptionally
4. You are dependable and responsible regardless of means of transportation, weather, or unanticipated events
5. You are proactive and able to think critically and problem solve constructively without guidance
6. The ability to manage yourself and your tasks within the time allotted is essential
7. You should be willing to submit to and pass a background check
8. Passion about our vision and mission is a must. This job is not just a paycheck

Salary / Pay Rate:$13/hr
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Relief Child Care Specialist - CODA, Inc.

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:CODA, Inc.
position summary:

We are currently looking for a Relief Child Care Specialist to join our treatment team at Portland and Gresham Recovery Center. In this position, you would fulfill the following essential functions:

• Providing infant and child care using organization of social, educational, and recreational activities
• Ensure a clean and safe environment by providing room maintenance and keeping supplies in order.
• Maintain clinical records including child development plans, progress notes, and observation notes.
• Provide parenting education and support in group and individual settings under supervision.

Applicants with a High school diploma/GED, child psychology related education or training, knowledge of child development issues and prior experience in a professional child care position are encouraged to apply!

All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals in recovery must have a minimum of two years in recovery post-treatment to be considered for employment.

CODA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online: http://www.codainc.org/careerOpportunities.html

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
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Legal Internship

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:ACLU of Oregon
position summary:

At the ACLU, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and an opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students work closely with the Legal Director and will conduct legal research, write legal memoranda and draft correspondence to individuals in response to documented complaints of civil liberties and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for litigation, preparation of cases for trial and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of appeal.

Educational benefits include obtaining hands-on experience in applying constitutional theories and case law to legal problems, and learning how to conduct factual investigation of complaints. Students become familiar with administrative regulations and agency protocols, while developing a practical understanding of constitutional law.

Legal internships start in June 2012. A minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for nine weeks is expected.

Women, people of color, LGBT people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid
Apply by:February 8, 2012
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Instructor - Citizen Involvement Program

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon State University
position summary:

Oregon State University invites experienced skilled applicants for an instructor position to support the Citizen Participation Organization (CPO) Program managed by the Extension Service in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon. This position is one of two citizen involvement faculty who provide educational support and program coordination for the county volunteer Citizen Participation Organizations that address issues related to land use and community livability. The coordinator works to enhance effective citizen involvement through education and outreach in the community.

To review the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Apply to posting #0008487. Closing date 01/05/2012. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Apply by:January 3, 2012
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organization:CODA, Inc.
position summary:

There is an opportunity to make a difference by joining CODA’s leadership team as a Program Supervisor!

By providing comprehensive behavioral treatment services for vulnerable residents in our community, CODA, Inc. has been building stronger families, safer neighborhoods and healthier communities in the Portland metropolitan area since 1969. At CODA, we provide a comprehensive level of service for our patients that includes detoxification, residential, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment as well as supportive and transitional housing. Our capacity to serve patients at various levels of need has enabled us to fast become one of the most comprehensive providers in the state with 15 programs across the Portland-metro area.

We are currently seeking a Program Supervisor to lead a team of treatment professionals in delivering behavioral health services.

We are proud to have a working environment where employees realize a competitive salary and have access to a wide variety of benefits including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance and a variety of supplemental plans
• 401k Plan with employer matching
• Up to 7 weeks of paid time off annually
• Extensive professional training as well as tuition and certification assistance

Help us in our mission to reduce the social, health and behavioral consequences of substance use and mental health disorders for the most vulnerable residents of our community.

CODA is an equal opportunity employer that is proud to have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Please apply for this or any other opportunities which may be a good match for your qualifications and interests at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CODAINC&cws=1&rid=157

Our full range of employment opportunities are listed on our website at http://www.codainc.org.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE


organization:Green Empowerment
position summary:

About Green Empowerment:
For 14 years, Green Empowerment has a mission to provide villages in the developing world access to clean water and electricity through renewable energy and sustainable solutions. We work side-by-side with a growing network of local organizations around the world, with Nicaragua, Peru, and the Philippines being our current core countries. Green Empowerment is in growth mode with a number of large federal grant opportunities on the horizon, and needs a highly capable team member that is looking to grow with us. We receive donations from individuals, foundations and the federal government. We have a budget of approximately $700,000, six paid staff, and a team of dedicated volunteers.

About This Position:
The Accountant works with the Executive Director to manage Green Empowerment’s finances and ensure the organization’s smooth and efficient operation.

• Ensure that financial transactions are recorded in QuickBooks on a timely basis.
• Enter and pay invoices/bills in QuickBooks; Ensure adequate fund balances are maintained in different bank accounts.
• Manage payroll.
• Track employees’ time and indirect and admin cost allocation, providing an accurate accounting of GE’s Fundraising and Administrative costs v. programmatic costs.
• Track and update Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate (NICRA) for federal grant.
• Federal grant management ensuring compliance with grant expenditure rules.
• Provide analysis on financial trends of the organization, financial efficacy of fundraising strategies and budgeting projections.
• Prepare useful financial reports for Executive Director, Staff and Board.
• Assist with organization’s annual and project budgeting.
• Update cash flow spreadsheet on a monthly basis and review with Executive Director.
• Prepare for and manage annual independent audit.
• Update financial manual as needed.
• Process credit card donations as needed.
• Prepare documentation for disbursement of funds through wire transfer to our foreign partners.
• Manage employee benefits including employee health insurance and vacation.
• Manage organization’s liability insurance and workers’ compensation.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends on experience
Apply by:January 3, 2012


organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Ride Connection, a private non-profit, seeks a Transportation Coordinator. If you are a people person, compassionate, energetic, flexible, good communicator, takes the initiative and shows responsibility and a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives. Then we want you.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Apply by:January 6, 2012