Assistant Director, Operations & Finance Recruitment

Business Oregon has an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished progressive leader to serve as the agency Assistant Director of Operations.

The senior-level position reports to the Director and participates as a member of Business Oregon’s Executive Team in support of the agency mission. This Assistant Director leads the Operations & Finance Division, and provides leadership and operational policy and program direction to the agency.

The position provides operational policy and program leadership as it relates to shared agency functions, including budgeting, accounting, policy, procurement, employee services, information technology, and other shared services. The position also oversees the business finance team, which manages business loan and bonding programs. The successful applicant would demonstrate skills and experience related to preparing budget documents, human resources and employee development, agency engagement and team building, testifying in front of the Legislature, and working closely with elected officials. Although the Assistant Director reports directly to the Director, communication and tasks often occur directly with the Governor’s office, the Legislature, agency commission and board members, other state agencies or officials, and internal teams.

This position assures internal systems efficiently support the Agency’s mission, its five strategic priorities, and related implementation and service delivery. All agency managers are responsible for the success of the organization in achieving its
mission and are expected to be effective, professional leaders who get results; supervise employees for peak performance; and demonstrate positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications for the position include:
Six years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the
following:(a) development of program rules and policies,(b) development of long-and short-range goals and plans,(c) program evaluation, and (d) budget preparation.

 

Benefits  Compensation:
Salary Range $89,000-$131,232 annually
Employment with Business Oregon will afford you a comprehensive employee salary and benefits package, which typically includes the following elements:
 Employer-Paid (95-99%) Medical, Vision, Prescription & Dental insurance covering employees and their dependents
 Employer-Paid $5,000 Basic Life Insurance
 Supplemental Life, Long & Short-Term Disability insurance options
 10 Employer-Paid Holidays, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and 3 Personal Business Days
 No-Cost Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (Section 125) plan
 Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) with 6% employee- contribution paid by employer
 Optional participation in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a Deferred Compensation (Section 457) plan offering a wide
variety of investment options.

To Apply:
Principal Executive/Manager G (Assistant Director of Operations)
Closes: Open until filled

Seasonal Job Opportunities with Amazon in Troutdale, OR

Amazon will start hiring for more than 2,000 seasonal and full-time roles for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities around Portland. Candidates can walk in, apply and receive a job offer on the spot at a hiring event or apply online: www.amazon.com/portlandjobs.

Amazon expects to make hundreds of on-the-spot job offers and hopes these positions can be the start of a long career at Amazon: blog.aboutamazon.com/working-at-amazon/where-a-holiday-job-can-lead

About the Amazon Hiring Events
Dates:       Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time:         9 AM – 10 PM
Location:  Amazon Fulfillment Center Staffing Office
1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060

Job Details
Beginning November 1, the recently announced Amazon $15 minimum wage will apply to all hourly associates on top of Amazon’s industry-leading benefits, which apply to full-time, part-time, and seasonal associates.  Full-time Amazon associates who stay with the company for a year will also have access to the innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields and flexible schedules and Career Skills, which trains hourly associates in critical job skills like resume writing, how to communicate effectively, and computer basics.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants can prepare by bringing I-9 documentation to the hiring event. Acceptable I-9 documents can be found at: www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents.

School Supplies Give Away – 1st United Methodist Church

The 1st United Methodist Church is partnering with Unite Oregon, Adelante Mujeres, Oregon Food Bank, and Homeplate to provide Beaverton’s youth with school supplies, groceries, and other family resources. Supplies are limited so don’t miss your chance! See you there!

2018 Governor’s Marketplace Roadshow

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s Marketplace to support Oregon small businesses.

We have partnered with the Secretary of State, Department of Administrative Services and the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity to bring opportunities for businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations who will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in business growth, more successfully navigate contracting processes and nurture ongoing relationships.

All businesses within the state of Oregon are welcome. These events are held in different parts of the state to make the resources available to all.

Registration is now open for the following events:

September 12, 2018     Central Oregon Community College, Redmond

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-opportunities-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-central-tickets-45664357322?aff=es2

September 13, 2018     Harney County Community Center, Burns

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-burns-or-tickets-45110658193

 October 4, 2018       Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-the-dalles-or-tickets-48040231626?aff=es2

October 17, 2018     Linn Benton Community College, Albany

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-albany-or-tickets-48045949729?ref=ecal

October 19, 2018     Lane Community College, Eugene

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-eugene-or-tickets-48626046815?aff=es2

October 25, 2018     Umpqua Community College, Roseburg

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-roseburg-or-tickets-48044151350?aff=es2


Who should attend?

Business owners who have an interest in public contracts.  Public agencies across Oregon spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year.  These public agencies purchase a wide variety of goods and services.

State Agencieslocal organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencieslarge firms and General Contractors seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses.

NEW!  Earn CE Credits.  Through our partnership with CCB, Contractors can CE credits for attending this event.  If you only attend certain portions, your earned CE credits will reflect the hours of participation.

WHAT is this about?

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement, bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.

This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.

WHEN, WHERE & HOW to participate? Please register for each event you are interested in.  All locations are open to businesses within the state of Oregon.

Click here for a current list of current Governor’s Marketplace locations.


ODOT provides a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon’s communities and economy thrive.

VISITOR EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST- Washington County Museum Job Opening

As the Washington County Museum Visitor Experience Specialist, you’ll be working with a dedicated and talented staff to amplify the museum’s work at an evolving organization. To that end, you’ll need to be hands-on, flexible, collaborative and innovative. From conducting museum tours to coordinating a docent program to engaging in community outreach, you’ll carry much responsibility.

Washington County Museum is engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our organizational culture and public programming. We are creating a socially just environment in which all people are welcomed, appreciated and valued. Applicants from historically underserved and/or under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
 Oversee visitor experience and museum front desk as the first point of contact for all visitors.
 Develop education materials for exhibits and programs as requested.
 Amplify the museum’s work by initiating connections with schools and local organizations.
 Coordinate, plan, and implement a museum docent program.
 Plan, schedule, and lead on-site tours and learning sessions for all ages.
 Assist in organizing education materials.
 Assist with writing and research.
 Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
 Possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, museum studies, history or a related field. Will consider relevant experience in place of formal education.
 Bilingual candidates preferred.
 General understanding and appreciation for Pacific Northwest history and culture.
 Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral.
 1-2 years educator, facilitator, and/or program leader experience in a camp, school, community center, care center or other learning environment.
 Experience with point of sale system, cash handling, and other front desk operations.
 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
 Ability to lift and carry 15+ lbs, stand on feet for extended periods of time, and arrange furniture.
 Available to work Wednesday through Saturday during regular museum hours.
 Must pass background check.

This position is located at Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus at 17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229.

Pay range: $14.00 to $16.00 hourly. Up to 32 hours per week. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, free museum admission pass, and more.

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position by September 14, 2018 at 5pm to
visitorexperience@washingtoncountymuseum.org

CURATOR Washington County Museum Job Opening

Are you a museum professional who enjoys the thrill of wearing a multitude of hats? Does the idea of
being part of a growing department in an evolving local museum excite you? Join us in celebrating
Washington County’s history in a full-time position combining registrar, collections manager and
curator. No two days will be the same – guaranteed! To that end, you’ll need to be hands-on, flexible,
collaborative and innovative. From exhibit development to working with donors and interns/volunteers,
to caring for the collection, you’ll carry much responsibility.
Washington County Museum is engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our programming
and organizational culture. We are creating a socially just environment in which all people are
welcomed, appreciated and valued. Applicants from historically underserved and/or under-represented
communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

JOB SUMMARY

1. Design, curate exhibits (on and off-site) and assist with exhibit curation while fostering cross-
department collaboration and community engagement.

2. Manage all aspects of collections care, following and implementing accepted museum
professional standards and practices.
3. Ensure accurate numbering, cataloging, photographing and labeling specimens already in the
collection as well as those added to the collection.
4. Recruit develop and supervise interns and volunteers and maintain an active student internship
program.
5. Assist with developing and maintaining collection management plans and policies.
6. Raise funds through direct donations, grants or earned income development to expand collection,
update facilities or support research efforts.
7. Propose strategic acquisitions for presentation to Executive Director and Collections Committee to
diversify our current collection.
8. Actively participate in community engagement through committees, tours, writing articles, tabling
events and public speaking.
9. Research community requests, articles in the collection and significant stories within our
communities.
10. Ensure proper documentation of loans, acquisitions, deaccessions etc.
11. Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
A. Minimum: Bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Completion of a Master’s Degree in museum studies,
history or a related field.
B. Two or more years of progressively expanding museum expertise demonstrating curatorial,
management and exhibit development.
C. Experience working with collections management software; Past Perfect preferred.
D. Must be resourceful, creative and have the ability and desire to work collaboratively with
museum staff and community members.
E. Demonstrated professional communication skills, both written and oral.
F. An understanding of and desire to work towards telling difficult aspects of historical
interpretation.
G. Scholarly knowledge of Oregon history. Preferred: Washington County history.
H. Ability to convey excitement about the relevance of history.
I. Physical ability to do basic bending, stooping, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.
J. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance and/or the ability to travel within the county
and state to off-site locations with pieces from the collection
Position is located at Washington County Museum, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus,
17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229 and requires limited travel
This is a .75 FTE position with possibilities of full time within eight months. Starting range for .75 FTE
$28,000 to $32,000. Position includes paid vacation and sick leave benefits, reciprocal museum pass,
and free parking.

Application period closes September 17, 2018. Please email cover letter, resume, and photos or plan of
an exhibit installation to: curatorsearch@washingtoncountymuseum.org

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership currently looking for a Grants Coordinator

Grants Coordinator
Salary Range: $44,300 – $64,300, Full Time Equivalent
The Estuary Partnership offers a competitive benefits package.
Job Classification: Regular, Exempt
Minimum Hours Required: 32 Hours Per Week
Supervisor: Community Relations Manager
Application Due Date: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018

The Grants Coordinator will work as part of the Community Relations team. Primary duties for this position include researching grant opportunities, tracking grant application deadlines, writing grant applications, gathering and preparing grant materials, and submitting grants on time. Applications will include scientific and technical grants as well as grants for education and community events. For the full position description, please visit this link: http://www.estuarypartnership.org/grants-coordinator-application-form

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation
The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, under-served communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open for Oregon LEAD!

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LEAD is a 7-month transformative leadership training course that fosters interdisciplinary leadership and skill-building in Native communities across Oregon. Each cohort brings together a diverse group of young leaders to learn skills like values-based budgeting, power analysis, and advocacy training, while creating opportunities for personal and professional relationships.

Apply here.

August 20-26, 2018 is Support Black Owned Restaurants Week!

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For the 4th year in row, we’re featuring Portland’s black-owned eateries. This year, we’ve grown to a full week! With an expanded directory, theme days and special events. How many can you make it to in one week?

Please check the eateries’ business hours before heading out, please be patient if there are large crowds, and don’t forget to tip well! Most of all: ENJOY THE DELICIOUSNESS.

 

Get Involved!
There are lots of ways you can help local black eateries thrive:

Put your mouth where your money is! and enjoy while directly supporting small businesses.

Bring a friend when you do and please remember to #supportblackownedrestaurants in your posts.

Want to volunteer? We’d love more hands keeping things running and getting the word out!

Will you sponsor us next year? This will allow us to throw bigger events and provide restaurants with more resources.

REQUEST for PROPOSALS UTILIZING ODOT RFP 730-33447-18

Project Information The purpose of the Project is to improve the safety and operations on I-5 between I-405 and I-84, of the Broadway/Weidler interchange, and on adjacent surface streets in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and to enhance multimodal facilities in the Project Area. In achieving the purpose, the Project also will support improved local connectivity and multimodal access in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and improve multimodal connections between neighborhoods located east and west of I-5. The Project addresses the following primary needs:

• I-5 Safety: I-5 between I-405 and I-84 has the highest crash rate on urban interstates in the State of Oregon. Crash data from 2011 to 2015 indicate that I-5 between I-84 and the merge point from the NE Broadway ramp onto I-5 had a crash rate (for all types of crashes) that was approximately 3.5 times higher than the statewide average for comparable urban interstate facilities.

• I-5 Operations: The Project Area is at the crossroad of three regionally significant freight and commuter routes: I-5, I-84, and I-405. As a result, I-5 in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange experiences some of the highest traffic volumes in the State of Oregon, carrying approximately 121,400 vehicles each day, and experiences 12 hours of congestion each day.

• Broadway/Weidler Interchange Operations: The complexity and congestion at the I-5 Broadway/Weidler interchange configuration is difficult to navigate for vehicles (including transit vehicles), bicyclists, and pedestrians. This impacts access to and from I-5 as well as to and from local streets. The high volumes of traffic on I-5 and Broadway/Weidler in this area contribute to
congestion and safety issues (for all modes) at the interchange ramps, the Broadway and Weidler overcrossings of I-5, and on local streets in the vicinity of the interchange.

• Travel Reliability on the Transportation Network: Travel reliability on the transportation
network decreases as congestion increases and safety issues expand. The most unreliable travel
times tend to occur at the end of congested areas and on the shoulders of the peak periods. Due to
these problems, reliability has decreased on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 for most of the day. Periods
of congested conditions on I-5 in the Project Area have grown over time from morning and
afternoon peak periods to longer periods throughout the day.

ODOT is conducting this Intermediate Procurement in conformance with ORS 279B.070 and OAR 137-047-0270. No specific level of work or funding is guaranteed by this solicitation process.
Work is anticipated to begin 8-1-2018 and is anticipated to be completed 11-30-2018. The Consultant shall not have or be perceived to have a conflict of interest when performing any of this work.
Proposer must be in compliance with the ODOT COI Guidelines.

Form are available at the following Internet site:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Business/Procurement/Pages/PSK.aspx under “Miscellaneous Procurement Forms”).
*********DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE IS: July 26, 2018 at 2:00pm*********

RFP 33447 Final