Career Opportunity at the Oregon Lottery – Program Manager

The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’ programs and outdoor schools.  We are looking for a Program Manager to provide effective management of the project initiation, planning, execution, control, closure and evaluation activities for projects of various size and scope.

 

As a member of the Enterprise Program Management Office (PMO) team the Program Manager in consultation with the Program or Project Sponsor(s), Technical Lead(s), and other stakeholders, provides effective management of the project initiation, planning, execution, control, closure and evaluation activities for projects of various size and scope. Projects include both business and IT centric initiatives and project management scope includes people, process and system implications and solutions required for program and project success.

 

Typical project management functions include program scope and schedule development and maintenance, project communications, team meetings, status reporting, change management, process improvement management, issue and risk management, etc.  The Program Manager leads, manages and coordinates enterprise-wide programs & projects involving diverse sponsor and stakeholder expectations and cross-functional teams.  The Program Manager develops new and enhances existing project management processes, tools and techniques. This position also supports business program portfolio management functions including the development, maintenance and on-going status reporting for the Lottery’s project portfolio database, associated IT resource allocation and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) methodologies, and may act as the PMO’s team lead.

 

For more information and to apply visit our careers website http://www.oregonlottery.org/jobs/

Faculty Position open for PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program

We invite associate and full-tenured faculty who specialize in Indigenous or American Indian/Alaska Native Studies and related fields to shepherd our INST academic program. We’re looking for individuals with experience in a few key areas:

  • Scholarly achievement in Indigenous and related studies
  • Successful oversight of educational programs
  • Experience working successfully with students, faculty, administrators and community members from a diversity of cultural and economic backgrounds

 

Portland State’s INST program has flourished under the leadership of Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, who recently retired. The new Director will oversee the program while providing vision to our academic and community-based mission.

 

Please: help us in our search by forwarding this email to your colleagues, friends and relatives.

 

P.S. Application reviews begin November 20, 2017

 

For more information: DIRECTOR OF INDIGENOUS NATIONS STUDIES

https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24742/

Food Service Commercial Gas Equipment Bonus for Oregon Customers

Staying competitive means businesses of all sizes need to look for ways to stretch every dollar. Improving the energy efficiency of your facility and operations is one important way you can lower operating costs and save money, while enhancing employee and customer comfort. Energy Trust of Oregon offers incentives to help reduce your upfront costs and make energy-efficiency upgrades more affordable. And because bill savings often pay for the improvements in just a few years, you may achieve a faster return on your investment. Plus, by installing upgrades that reduce energy use, you can continue to save energy and money down the road.

  • This bonus is limited to Oregon State gas customers of Cascade Natural Gas, Northwest Natural and Avista only. This does not apply to sales in SW Washington. However, regular incentives still apply to our Northwest Natural customers.
  • This bonus is available for all commercial facilities with natural gas from Cascade Natural gas, Northwest Natural or Avista.
  • Applications need to be received by December 31, 2017 to receive the bonus incentive. If they are received after that date, they may not receive the bonus, but would be eligible for the standard incentive levels. Applications can be submitted electronically or by fax for expediency.
  • The date on the Invoice needs to be between October 18, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

 

Upgrade Now and Save Even More

ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT Estimated Average Savings Standard Incentive Bonus Incentive
Gas Convection Oven (Full Size) 302 therms each $600 each oven $400 each oven
Gas Combination Oven 290 therms each $750 each oven $250 each oven
Gas Fryer 569 therms/vat $800/vat $300/vat
Gas Steam Cooker 1,308 therms each $2,600 each $900 each

 

Quick Checklist for a completed application with links:

  1. 120P Incentive Application Form: Completely filled out with signature typed or signed (Click for 120P)
  2. W-9: This is the most commonly forgotten piece. (Click for W9)
  3. Itemized Invoice: For the qualified equipment, including model numbers.
  4. Copy of site location gas bill

For more information, please visit the Energy Trust Commercial website, located here.

My People’s Market by Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, and Partners in Diversity

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Support and network with Portland’s entrepreneurs of color at My People’s Market, a vibrant gathering of nearly 100 local multicultural vendors! Head to The Redd at Ecotrust on Nov. 9 to meet, network and experience dozens of multicultural vendors — all while enjoying free live music, artwork and food.

My People’s Market showcases the local entrepreneurial community’s commitment to equity and inclusion. A collaborative event between Travel Portland, Partners in Diversity and Prosper Portland, My People’s Market is aimed to advance opportunities for business owners of color, connecting them with the travel industry and other professionals who can help to expand and scale their businesses. This event is one of a series of connection opportunities for the Mercatus platform and Inclusive Business Resource Network of Prosper Portland.

Support Portland’s multicultural community and enjoy an evening of networking, shopping and fun!

***Interested in sponsoring My People’s Market? Learn more here.

First Nations Invites Applications for Native Arts Program

First Nations established the Native Arts Initiative (NAI) (formerly called the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative) in 2014 with the goal of stimulating long-term perpetuation, proliferation and revitalization of artistic and cultural assets in Native communities. The NAI is working to achieve this by strengthening the enabling environments in which Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal programs operate to support emerging and established Native artists and sustain traditional Native arts in their communities.

Under the NAI, First Nations provides selected grantees with organizational and programmatic resources, including direct grants and technical assistance and training. Since 2014, First Nations has awarded more than $1 million in grant funds to a variety of eligible Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs under the NAI.

Grant Overview

First Nations is pleased to announce this 2017 NAI request for proposals (RFP). Native-controlled nonprofits and tribal government programs located in one of the following regions are eligible to apply for an NAI Supporting Native Arts Grant as part of this current funding cycle:

  1. Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin);
  2. Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California). For a list of eligible tribal communities in Southern California, please click here.
  3. Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington)

During this funding cycle, First Nations will distribute approximately 15 Supporting Native Arts Grants of up to $32,000 each.

Selected Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs must have existing program initiatives in place supporting Native artists and the field of traditional Native arts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to increasing the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices and perpetuation and proliferation of traditional Native arts.

To learn more about First Nations’ Native Arts Initiative, please visit the First Nations’ website here.

Upcoming Bid Opportunity I-5 Paving & Auxiliary Lane Project

 

Oregon Department of Transportation

Upcoming Bid Opportunity

 

I5: N. Tigard Interchange to E. Portland Freeway Interchange

 

Become a contracting partner with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a $20 million freeway widening and paving project on Interstate 5 near Tualatin! Potential subcontracting opportunities are available in the following work areas:

Construction Survey Excavation/Grading Striping Drainage
HMAC Paving Clearing/Grubbing Pavement Grinding Hauling/Trucking
Retaining Walls Water Quality Detention Traffic Loops Traffic Control
Erosion Control Guardrail Illumination Signs
Trenching Steel Fabrication/Installation Landscaping Signals

 

The assigned minimum Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for this project is 15%.

Prime contractors will be submitting sealed bids by 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017Please consider contracting or working with a project prime contractor and collaborating with ODOT on this important construction project.

 

Learn more about the project and the details here:

http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18836

 

 

Supporting documentation for this project can be found on the ODOT e-bid website:

https://ecm.odot.state.or.us/cf/EBIDS/

 

Bidding information and documents will be available on September 14, 2017.

 

For project-specific information, please contact Project Manager Ron Larson via email:

ronald.larson@odot.state.or.us

Announcement: Welcome Amber Faist to ONAC

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ONAC staff and board are pleased to introduce Amber Faist as our Marketing and Business Intake Coordinator. Amber will be connecting Native owned businesses to services in order to accelerate and assist business owners into the next stage of business development. She will be working alongside the Small Business Technical Assistance Partnership (SBTAP) program through Prosper Portland. The SBTAP is a citywide program that leverages the power of a partnership network committed to increasing the success of 1,000 underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Amber has a bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship and has demonstrated experience working within Tribal administrative offices and with Tribal youth ages 8-18. Amber is a 2017 graduate from the Oregon LEAD cohort for leadership development from Native American Youth & Family Services (NAYA). She is a Coquille Tribal member and looks forward to serving Oregon’s Native entrepreneurial network.

Please feel free to contact Amber with any questions and to introduce yourselves to our newest employee. She will be in the ONAC offices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm, and can also be reached via email Mondays through Fridays. Thank you all for your continued support of ONAC.

AFaist@onacc.org

(971)404-8996

Oregon Native American Chamber

4445 SW Barbur Blvd, Ste. 102

Portland, OR 97239

 

Job Opportunities with Business Oregon

We are now recruiting for an Program Analyst 4 (Program & Policy Coordinator) and an Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (SRF & ICF Project Coordinator) within the Economic Development Division.

These are permanent, full-time positions located in Salem.

These recruitments opened, August 11, 2017 and will close August 21, 2017.

You can view the recruitments on the following links:

Program Analyst 4 (Program & Policy Coordinator)

Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (SRF & ICF Project Coordinator)

For those who are interested in applying and need to create an online applicant account, please go to the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ’s. 

Do you need help patenting your idea?

The Small Business Legal Clinic is accepting applications for clients looking for help with the patent process.

Ideal candidates:
• Have a well‐developed idea (prototypes and/or drawings)
• Have an idea related to apparel or mechanical, electrical,
or software engineering
• Meet low‐income requirements of the clinic

Applications are due by August 23, 2017. For more information or to apply, please visit:

https://law.lclark.edu/live/news/34362‐sblc‐continues‐patent‐program

All are encouraged to apply. Fees will be on a sliding scale at a significantly
reduced rate. Call Julieanna Elegant at 503‐768‐6947 for questions.

Portland Central Eastside Job Fair – Aug 30th

SE Works is pleased to announce a partnership with the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC)  to host the Portland Central Eastside Job Fair on WednesdayAugust 30th, 11 am to 2 pm.
The job fair will take place at the 100 SE Alder Building (the home of the Portland Night Market) and will feature many of the Central Eastside’s leading businesses.
There will be over 30 Employers and this will be a great opportunity to network and meet hiring managers from:
Dave’s Killer Bread, Superior Label, Aramark, Franz Bakery, Biketown, New Seasons, UPS, TriMet, Gunderson, Nicky USA, Elephants Deli, Olympic Provisions, Acme Tool, Bridgetown Natural Foods, Wentworth Chevy/Subaru, Rose Quarter, Pacific Coast Fruit Co, Gunderson, Portland Fire & Rescue, Columbia Distributing, FedEx and more…
There is no charge to both Employers and Job Seekers. Special thanks to the sponsor City Liquidators for donating the space!

Job Fair CEIC Flyer