Save the date: Say Hey! on February 21

Join us at Say Hey! in February! This upcoming program is generously hosted by our member, NW Natural. Don’t miss it- this is an amazing chance to network and welcome professionals of color who have newly moved to this region. Registration to come in January!
Are you an Honoree?  If you are a person of color who moved to Oregon or SW Washington after August 2017, please be our honored guest. Learn more and sign up here
In case you missed it: Browse our photo gallery from our last Say Hey!. Everyone had a fun time connecting with peers, thanks to our hosts, Edward Jones and Portland Center Stage at the Armory.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR- OCF

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE, PORTLAND, EUGENE, BEND

JOB – NON-PROFIT

CLOSE DATE: 12/18/2018

Background:

Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has pursued a mission to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. We have 89 staff and headquarters in Portland, with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon.

Opportunity:

We have an opening for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator for GO Kids to work with community volunteers and steering committees supporting GO Kids, an arts and education project of OCF. GO Kids is a new volunteer-powered project at OCF that will engage community volunteers in identifying and strengthening local efforts to close the opportunity gap for Oregon’s kids of color, low-income and rural kids. This position reports to the Vice President of Grants and Programs. This position is funded for three years and may be based in Portland, Bend, or Eugene, depending on the candidate. Some travel is required to other parts of the state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

GO Kids Volunteer Coordination
Serve as a liaison for GO Kids steering committees and advocates, in collaboration with Community Engagement Officer and Community 101 & Community Engagement Coordinator
Write, coordinate and maintain regular communication with OCF volunteers and community members in person, by phone and email, and via online tools and OCF’s website
Co-design and coordinate steering committee meetings, including communications, meeting materials, action items for follow-up and meeting notes
Develop and update reference/tool kits for GO Kids volunteers
Develop and facilitate training sessions in effective community engagement, the opportunity gap, using an equity lens for decision-making
Interview and screen prospective volunteers; give volunteer orientation to OCF
Document volunteer engagement for retention and reporting
Support Community Engagement Officer in recruitment, communication with and support for participating volunteers

Communication
Write, coordinate, and maintain GO Kids project updates for the public, potential donors and partners, in collaboration with OCF communications staff
Adhere to OCF brand and communication standards
Support reporting to illustrate and monitor community engagement program activities
Update volunteer publications as required to reflect current OCF program policies and procedures

Community Engagement
Build and develop partnerships with funders and potential grant applicants, in collaboration with OCF donor relations, development and grants & programs staff
Make presentations at meetings and community events
Assist with outreach events
Respond to inquiries and information requests

Research
Develop knowledge and expertise about organizations, people and issues to help carry out OCF GO Kids priorities, with a focus on low-income families, children of color and rural children.
Conduct fact finding and research related to local efforts to close the opportunity gap; facilitate volunteer participation in research in collaboration with research staff

Candidates are required to have the following:
Four years’ experience in non-profit organization, to include experience in fundraising, grantmaking or education.
Two years’ volunteer management and project management experience.
Experience, skills, and passion for furthering equity, diversity and inclusion; relationship focused
Strong communicator verbally and in writing,
Ability to relate well with nonprofit and local government leaders, philanthropies, advocates and community members in general in groups or individually; commitment to collaboration,
Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong organization and time management skills. Able to prioritize work with competing deadlines.
Adept at use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point; facile internet user; experience working with a database and generating reports.
Possess cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people, teams and communities,
Possess good problem solving and analysis skills, able to synthesize information gathered from several sources,
Comfortable with ambiguity, complexity and independence.
Valid state-issued driver’s license; able to travel extensively in Oregon for several days at a time.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position starts at $49,500, depending on experience. OCF offers an excellent benefit package with generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental plans, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, cell phone stipend, commuter and healthcare savings accounts, employer paid disability and life. Our employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and a 35-hour work week.

To Apply:

The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

We are accepting resumes until December 18th. To apply, provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position and include your resume. Go to https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers to get started and learn more about us and to apply for this new position

Complete details: https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers

Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working “to strengthen our food system and our communities, enhance public health and safeguard our environment and natural resources.” The Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program which provides general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation’s five focus areas:
  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.
Preference is given to organizations that demonstrate a clearly defined objective and a viable plan to achieve it, and that operate at the community level and have strong community ties. Organizations also must promote positive change through both their project and the implementation process.
Funding has been provided to protect habitat, native fisheries, and scenic vistas; establish gardening clubs and farmers markets; developed a Farm Tour to connect the public with local food sources; conservation and recreation programs.
For More Information:
Click here for the Clif Bar Family Foundation website and application.

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grants! Deadline: April 11, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Challenge America grants:
  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
Grants are available only for:
  • Guest Artist project type, which refers to an arts event or events that will feature one or more guest artists. Guest artist activities are broad, and may include a festival; exhibition; literary reading; musical, theatrical, or multi-media performance; media screening; broadcast; or lecture.
  • Collaborative Marketing Campaigns, which may include unified promotion projects and/or cultural tourism projects incorporating the offerings of multiple institutions. Cultural tourism projects will market and promote cultural assets to enhance public engagement with arts and culture in communities and to populations that have been historically underserved.
  • Public Art Projects, community-based and professionally directed. See “Public Art Resources” for additional information.
For More Information:
Click here for the NEA Challenge Grant Program webpage. Challenge America Specialists can be reached at challengeamerica@arts.gov or 202-682-5700.

City of Portland Open Bids

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00001105 Jeff Blade PORTLAND’S MARATHON Open Market 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001102 Kimberly Whelan PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND CONSULTING Open Market 01/04/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001095 10010145 LUU HUYNH Notice of Intent to Award: BTS STORES INVENTORY Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001092 Emmanuel Amunga HSIP 2016 SIGNALIZED IMPROVEMENTS (PORTLAND)- REBID Open Market 01/15/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001090 Celeste King SUNNYSIDE NORTH RECONSTRUCTION AND GREEN STREETS (ALD-05) Open Market 01/17/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001089 122764 James Moering ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR FUTURE FUNDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE REHAB AND REPLACEMENT Open Market 12/21/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001083 Kimberly Whelan STUDY OF DISABILITY ENGAGEMENT AND EQUITY IN PORTLAND Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001081 Kimberly Whelan COLLECTION SYSTEMS FORCE MAIN EVALUATION PROGRAM Open Market 01/18/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001080 123321 Adriana Lucas DAM 1 NEEDLE VALVES Open Market 12/21/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001061 Scott Schneider INTEGRATED TAX SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 12/20/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001002 Theresa Green TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODULE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Open Market 12/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List

OHSU/PSU The School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship Fund for Public Health

Dean’s Scholarship Fund
The School of Public Health
Scholarship Fund for Public Health invests in first generation students from historically
underserved, or otherwise marginalized groups.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate students: awardees will receive a scholarship of $5,000 annually for up to a total of $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
undergraduate students for
Academic Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for or were
admitted to an undergraduate
program for Academic Year 2018-
2019. Students awaiting a decision
about acceptance to the
undergraduate program may also
apply.
 Minimum GPA of 2.5
 Full-time student
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

Graduate students pursuing a master’s degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $10,000 annually for a total of up to $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
graduate students for Academic
Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a
graduate program. Students
awaiting a decision about
acceptance to the graduate
program may also apply.
 Minimum GPA of 3.0
 Enrolled or planning to enroll for a
minimum of 6 credits per term
(Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or

US non-citizen national Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $15,000 annually up for renewal for a total of three years.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning PhD
student for Academic Year 2018-
2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a PhD
program. Students awaiting a
decision about acceptance to the
PhD program may also apply.
 Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits
per term (Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

 

How to apply?

Applications open October 1 st 2018 and must be submitted online before February 1 st 2019. Please email the School of Public Health for more information on deadlines and the online application link
(sphcomms@ohsu.edu) or visit our website (www.ohsu-psu-sph.org).

Opportunity to comment on proposed City and County Clean Air Construction Standard

The Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed parallel resolutions on Sept. 20, 2018, committing to establish a Clean Air Construction Procurement Standard. The standard would require equipment used on City and County construction projects to dramatically reduce diesel particulate matter from older diesel engines.  Public comment on the proposed Clean Air Construction Standard will be accepted now through Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4pm.  All information you submit, including your name and contact information, will become part of the public record.  To view the proposed Clean Air Construction Standard and submit comments, please go to: https://multco.us/sustainability/news/public-comment-needed-clean-air-construction-standards

SKANSA to hold late winter/ early spring Boost class

BOOST
Description of Program
The BOOST program is a ten-week hands on training program for certified minority,
women owned business contractors. The goal of the program is to provide training in
fundamental areas of construction business management and provides an opportunity
to network with other contractors, representatives from participating agencies,
Skanska and other relevant business organizations.
The course addresses topics that are challenging for all contractors, including
Accounting for Construction, Estimating and more. The format includes actual case
studies, group conversations and hands on demonstrations with proven business
practices. Course materials are presented by internal and external Skanska subject
experts. The program is free to participants.

 

Re-BOOST
Description of Program
This program takes our previous BOOST graduates and walks them through specific

projects from beginning to end with the full project team. Re-BOOST includes break-
out sessions that allow graduates to sit with project managers and first-tier contractors

to discuss project opportunities. Re-BOOST will not only prepare subcontractors
for opportunities on our projects, but will also inform bid packaging to maximize
MWBE firm opportunities.

 

BOOST Flyer

City of Portland Contracting Opportunities to Partners

0001086 Jeff Blade EMULSION POLYMER Open Market 11/09/2018 02:30:00 PM List
00001085 Jim Harley WINTER STORM SERVICES SNOW REMOVAL Open Market 11/09/2018 01:00:00 PM List
00001082 Kimberly Whelan ON-CALL LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICER SERVICES Open Market 11/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001075 Kimberly Whelan FY 2018-19 COMMUNITY INSIGHTS SURVEY Open Market 11/20/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001074 Valentine Hellman WATER QUALITY DATA MONITORING BUOY IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER Open Market 11/16/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001071 Kelly Davis-McKernan SANITARY SEWER & STORMWATER COMPREHENSIVE RATE STUDY Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001070 Kimberly Whelan BULL RUN DAMS PART 12 D INSPECTION AND REPORT Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001068 Valentine Hellman WA PARK SEWER SYSTEMS INVENTORY, MAPPING, ASSESMENT, CAPACITY MODELING AND EVALUATION Open Market 11/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001067 Valentine Hellman JOB ORDER CONTRACT PROGRAM DEVELPOMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001064 Rachel Beane BES FOOD PROCESSOR VAULT RELOCATION Open Market 11/08/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001059 Kimberly Whelan NEW MOBILITY STRATEGIES Open Market 11/06/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001053 Emmanuel Amunga MT. TABOR RESEVOIRS PHASE 2 PRESEVATION Open Market 11/29/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001052 Kimberly Whelan NET METER REVENUE REVIEW Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001018 Kimberly Whelan JOYCE HOTEL SEISMIC UPGRADE AND RENOVATION ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM Open Market 11/07/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001013 Rachel Beane RED ELECTRIC TRAIL: SW BERTHA BLVD – SW CAPITOL HIGHWAY Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001003 Emmanuel Amunga EAST PORTLAND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSIT Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000985 Theresa Green UTILITY BILL PRINTING, MAILING, AND PRESENTMENT (WATER) Open Market 11/28/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000643 Celeste King NE COLUMBIA BLVD AT MLK JR BLVD Open Market 11/15/2018 02:00:00 PM List