AIANTA Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship

At AIANTA, we understand the value of starting from the source—tribes in tourism—to develop a sustainable hospitality industry and to foster growth. We work hard to provide educational resources, training and technical assistance to our members, partners and friends.

AIANTA is proud to offer the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship, established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance towards a degree or certificate in hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. Each year, AIANTA awards three individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria.

AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.

Award Amount

$1,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester only), $500 per semester

Deadline to Apply

July 27, 2019, for the Fall 2019 semester

December 7, 2019, for the Spring 2020 semester.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or a student accepted into an accredited higher institution at the time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from a college/university or technical/vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended, although ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students only; online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Applicants must fill out the scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use his/her photograph and any information provided in advertising, promotion, fundraising and publicity efforts.
  • Awardee agrees to return twelve (12) volunteer hours with AIANTA, a tribe, national park or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of completion on company letterhead must be submitted by August 14, 2020 to the AIANTA office

Checks are made payable to the college/university and distributed/mailed to the financial aid/cashiers department of the institution the student attends.

Apply Today

To apply for an AIANTA scholarship, download the AIANTA Hospitality & Scholarship application. For more information, contact Sherrie Bowman at sbowman@aianta.org or 505-209-2479.

Scholarship opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students in education

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Camille Wynecoop
Camille Wynecoop – the 2018 Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship recipient

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 51-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of our organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and we remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program is part of this commitment. This scholarship program strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this program as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Our former colleague, Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This program honors his work by providing selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year—one for a resident of each state in our primary service region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to:

  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
  • Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian tribe; or Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; or Native Hawaiian; or identify as a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s program in an accredited, public or private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and maintain a course load that ensures graduate degree completion within three years.
  • Pursue a field of study in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.
  • Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Complete an essay that answers the questions:
    • Why am I pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?
    • What are my post-graduation goals?
    • How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and his/her commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the master’s degree.
  • Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Application Procedures

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from November 30 to March 31. No applications will be considered after the March 31 deadline.

Recipients will be notified of conditional awards no later than June 30, for study beginning the following fall term. Final awards will be made directly to the institution of higher education once an awardee has provided proof of acceptance and/or registration in an institution that meets the scholarship program requirements.

The scholarship program will be administered at the sole discretion of Education Northwest. Award funds will be deposited in the financial aid office of the institution attended by the recipient.

Education Northwest reserves the right to change or discontinue the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program at any time and without notice.

Procedure for Continuing Awards

To maintain eligibility, a scholarship recipient must meet the following standards:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Demonstrate substantial progress toward the fulfillment of the graduate degree requirements
  • Fulfill all program reporting requirements
  • Maintain enrollment status during the academic year
  • Apply each year to request continued scholarship support until graduation (not to exceed three years)

Additional Benefits of the Program

  • Awardees will have the opportunity to work with an Education Northwest mentor both during and after the program.
  • Awardees may also pursue a paid internship with Education Northwest, either at our home office in Portland, Oregon, or in the awardees current residence/location.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Steven R. Nelson Scholarship Program! If you have any questions or would like additional information, we encourage you to reach out to us at:

Nelson Scholarship Administrator
c/o Human Resources, Education Northwest
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EXTERNAL COORDINATOR- Oregon State Bar

OREGON STATE BAR, TIGARD, OR

JOB – LAW

CLOSE DATE: 12/31/2018

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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We are looking for someone to provide external support for the Director of Diversity & Inclusion (Director) and the department and serve as a representative and liaison on behalf of the department to external stakeholders who currently partner with the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Department.
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Essential Duties include the following:

• Promotes and advertises D&I’s ongoing diversity and partnership programs, and diversity events to external stakeholders.
• Develops, coordinates, and refines department procedures to effectively plan and administer the pipeline, employment, scholarship, and mentorship programs.
• Works with the Director, Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (ACDI), and other external stakeholders in developing, planning, and implementing new programs and events that help achieve the OSB’s diversity goals.
• Plans, coordinates, and participates in other events, on and off site as assigned to include assisting with transporting supplies and equipment, set up, and breakdown of events.
• Informs and provides resources to students, recent law graduates, new attorneys, and attorneys in transition regarding law school, the bar exam, job search strategies, career options, and related resources.
• Participates as a mentor in formal mentorship programs with outside organizations, and develops informal mentorship relationships with prospective law students, current law students, law school graduates, and new attorneys.
• Maintains D&I’s positive existing relationships with Oregon colleges and law schools, students and student groups, specialty bar associations, OSB sections and committees, and diverse community organizations. Collaborates with these groups to develop or coordinate partnership programs related to diversity.
• Attends after-hours networking, meeting, fundraising, and other diversity-related events as a representative of the OSB.
• Gives presentations to law school groups, legal employers, students in the law school pipeline, and others regarding OSB diversity programs and initiatives.
• Collaborates with the Director and the national network of bar association diversity professionals to share resources and best practices. Assists with strategies for sourcing and retaining diverse employees for employers in the legal field.
• Participates in ongoing training and development to identify best practices and enhance cultural competency.
• Works to oversee preparation and distribution of informational and marketing materials. Composes correspondence, reports, letters, memoranda, publications, and pamphlets. Produces department newsletter for D&I stakeholders and constituents.
• Models behavior that values diversity and incorporates inclusive and culturally competent practices.

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Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training that ensures the ability to perform the work.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. JD degree required and licensed to practice law preferred. Two years of experience in the programming aspects of diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, and access and equity events. Experience with integration and orientation programming for minority, historically underrepresented, and low socio-economic populations desired.
• Experience making presentations and conducting training addressing diversity and inclusion to small and large groups.
• Experience with data analysis, program assessment, and performance measurements and evaluation.
• Experience working directly with diverse individuals and constituents. Experience working with students in an education environment preferred.
• Experience with office record-keeping and reporting systems, financial record-keeping systems, and administrative organization methods. Experience with bookkeeping, or budget preparation and management.
• Knowledge of law school requirements, success strategies for passing the bar exam, and career opportunities for lawyers.
• Experience with event planning and conference management preferred.
• Demonstrated passion for and commitment to diversity and inclusion preferably in the legal field.
• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access. Experience with database management programs.

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For this salary range, the minimum is $28.44 per hour. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.

Send resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: EC, Oregon State Bar, P. O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Complete details: https://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html#EC

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

Harvard University Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Student&Prof SmallSpend your summer at Harvard University performing cutting-edge research in world-class laboratories. Focus on an in-depth research project while exploring multidisciplinary research topics and honing your science communication skills.

Participants are part of a large, diverse research community through organized and informal interactions with students, mentors, and faculty.  We provide a focused effort for mentoring and training undergraduates in several exciting branches of science and engineering, including biomaterials, materials science, nanotechnology, robotics, computer science, and energy and the environment. See the Program Details page for the REU program workshops, seminars and project deliverables. The Research Areas page describes the research centers or institutes that fund REU students. View previous research projects on the Participant Profiles page.

We are seeking undergraduates from chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, mathematics (applied and pure), statistics, and engineering. Students without prior research experience, including freshman and sophomore students, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Click here to view the 2019 Flyer. 

Application Deadline is February 1, 2019.

Please click here to access the 2019 application.

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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).

Ecotrust is hiring: Director of Food Equity — apply by December 3

Position Title: Director of Food Equity @ Ecotrust

Location: Portland, OR (or remotely from Seattle, WA)
Application Deadline: 
December 3, 2018

Anticipated Start Date: February 11, 2018

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000 DOE

Ecotrust seeks a new core member of our Food & Farms team to develop and drive forward food equity initiatives, manage our farm to institution body of work, develop staff, and oversee team operations. Joining the team at a time of transition and opportunity, the Director of Food Equity will report to and work hand in hand with the Vice President of Food & Farms to shape the strategic vision for the future of our food work, bringing fresh eyes to our farm to institution initiatives, and leading the program team in visioning and executing a stronger racial equity impact. The Director of Food Equity will be responsible for the operational success of the Food & Farms program, setting the vision and tone for team culture, management, and development, providing leadership around issues of food justice and access, stewarding programmatic resources, and ensuring strong program delivery and evaluation.

This is a full-time position covering the Pacific Northwest, based out of Portland or remotely from Seattle, and requires moderate travel. Read more about the position and how to apply here.

Oregon Health Authority Job Opening- Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)

JOB CODE: OHA18-0886
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 11/27/18 11:59 PM
SALARY: $63,396.00 – $89,112.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their Tribal Affairs Department and
currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience to join
an excellent team and work to advance their Traibal Affairs operations.
The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to
eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.
What you will do!
As a Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst, you will work alongside the Tribal Affairs Director to
support the work of Tribal Affairs. You will work with Program Directors, and other staff within
the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in the planning and implementation of policies and
programs impacting tribal members. You will also assist with evaluating program operations,
planning improvements and implementing changes in policy, procedures and rules.

In this role, your responsibilities will include: supporting policy analysis and implementation of
the Tribal Consultation Policy; identifying critical events, including-state plan amendments,
waivers and rules; compiling information; sending Dear Tribal Leaders Letters (DTLL); assisting
in scheduling consultation meetings; taking meeting minutes and providing any needed follow-
up; and collecting and reporting performance evaluation data including reporting for the OHA
Performance Management System.

Additionally, you will be involved in the following activities in a project management capacity:
policy compliance, you will review and track agency-wide rulemaking; reviewing upcoming
changes to rules on a bi-weekly basis; discussing changes and sharing information with OHA
staff and representatives from the I/T/U's as well as the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health
Board; plan with Rulemaking Coordinators for DTLLs, Rules Advisory Committees invitees and
consultation meetings.

This position will grant you the opportunity to participate in identified meetings and workgroups
and document and share meeting minutes for SB770 HHS Cluster Meetings, OHA Tribal
Monthly Meetings and Workgroup Meetings. You will assist to develop and maintain an OHA
Tribal Affairs Webpage to provide information on current and ongoing work and assist with
training state agency managers and employees who communicate with tribes.
What's in it for you?
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from.

We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten
paid holidays per year. If you are a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience, don't delay,
apply today!

This is a full-time, permanent position that is classified as management services, non-supervisory

and is not represented by a union.

This position will be located in Salem at 500 Summer Street NE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences,
Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills;
and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal
Affairs.

OR;

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level
evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal Affairs.
Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process if you are using education or
coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts can be either be provided at the
time of application or during an in-person interview.
Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the
name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required
courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable;
however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.

REQUESTED SKILLS:
 Experience working with Tribes and Tribal Organizations on health issues.
 Experience in facilitation, negotiation and building consensus among diverse constituents
with competing needs.
 Ability to build trust and effectively manage conflict.
 Strong listening skills and an ability to ask critical questions.
 Proven ability to work collaboratively with Oregon Tribes.
 Comfortable working independently.
 Experience dealing with complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
 Demonstrated skill in addressing politically challenging situations with tact, diplomacy
and sensitivity.
 Experience in promoting a culturally responsive and diverse work environment.

TO APPLY:

Please follow the link below to submit an official State Application. This step is REQUIRED if
you wish to be considered for this position.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2257522/tribal-affairs-policy-analyst-operations-and-policy-analyst-3

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