Willamette Falls Trust Community Engagement and Operations Manager

About Willamette Falls Trust
Our mission is to champion and sustain a world-class Willamette Falls experience that offers year-round access
to the grandeur of the Falls, historic and cultural interpretation, healthy habitat, public open spaces, and that
showcases the hospitality of historic Oregon City.
Willamette Falls Trust works closely in collaboration with the Willamette Falls Legacy Project partners to ensure
the public is well informed and engaged in the efforts to construct and complete the Riverwalk project. The
Trust also works with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (landowner), Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Indians, Confederated Tribes of The Umatilla Indian Reservations, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs,
Confederated Tribes and Bands of The Yakama Nation, and the greater Portland urban Indigenous community to
ensure that diverse communities are represented at the Falls. The ultimate outcome of this engagement will be
a world-class Riverwalk experience where all people are welcome and belong.
Willamette Falls Trust is seeking diverse candidates to fill a Community Engagement and Operations Manager
position to assist with the community engagement and administrative tasks required to support our efforts to
build a Riverwalk to Willamette Falls, North America’s second most powerful waterfall. We are seeking a
candidate with significant experience with indigenous communities, a growth mindset, and flexible skillset. This
position is based in Oregon City. The successful candidate will be one who can evolve with the organization, and
who has the potential to communicate effectively with the public, problem solve, and manage multiple ongoing
projects. The ideal candidate brings a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness to all aspects of the
organization.
This job is for you, if you:
• Are culturally-sensitive and thrive working with Indigenous and diverse communities
• Enjoy a fast-paced environment and are interested in career growth opportunities
• Have excellent communication with strong interpersonal and service skills
• Can appropriately handle confidential and often sensitive information
• Are highly organized, motivated, and goal-driven
• Are comfortable and confident with CRM-type databases and the Microsoft Office Suite
JOB DESCRIPTION
Community Engagement & Donor Stewardship (50%)
• Experience working with Indigenous communities
• Primary logistics person for donor cultivation events; tasks can include management of invitations and
RSVPs, set up and break down, A/V assistance, and preparation of materials
• Represent and present on Willamette Falls Trust in community settings and events
• Create and maintain relationships with community businesses for cross-promotional purposes
Volunteer Management (15%)

• Support administrative work around the Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet, and Ambassador
Council, including preparation of meeting materials, recording minutes, communications around
meeting schedules, and RSVPs
• Manage and grow Volunteer Corps through training, communications, project development
Communications (10%)
• Responsible for communication updates for donors, including email updates and updated
acknowledgement
• Update and manage social media channels, Squarespace website as needed
Financial (10%)
• Managing day to day financial transactions: accounts payable, data entry, tracking against restricted
funds accounts, expense reports
• Complete basic financial management duties including interfacing with a CPA
• Prepare standard year-to-date financial reports for the Board of Directors, financial reports for internal
and external audiences, including grant applications and reports
Technology (10%)
• Oversee database (Bloomerang) and data entry for tasks such as gift entry and acknowledgement
letters; pledge reminders, tracking, and reporting; gift agreements; event attendance tracking
Administrative Support (5%)
• Order and manage office supplies
• Filing (digital and paper) of donor records, bank statements, and other confidential materials
Minimum Requirements
• Experience working with Indigenous and ethnically/culturally diverse communities
• Highly organized. Able to balance multiple priorities, keep others on task, and consistently meet
deadlines
• Strong critical thinking capabilities with the ability to solve problems of moderate complexity in a timely
and logical manner
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Able to maintain a valid driver’s license and can provide proof of insurance. Must have own
transportation
Preferred Qualifications
• Significant experience working within indigenous and ethnic/culturally diverse communities
• 2+ years’ experience working in an administrative or nonprofit setting
• Experienced and conversant in fundraising techniques and best practices
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• Familiarity with Bloomerang or other CRMs
• Familiarity with Quickbooks
• Knowledge of the Portland metro’s donor community
• Experience in working with and managing volunteers
Working Conditions
Occasional evening or weekend work is required to carry out events and meetings. Occasional travel is required
largely within the region (Oregon and southwest Washington) to participate in and facilitate donor meetings,

events and professional development training. Work is fast-paced with multiple projects and objectives in
motion and will sometimes require moderate physical activity. Some activities may require moving up to 50 lbs.
Salary & Benefits
$42,000 – $50,000, plus benefits (health, vision, dental insurance)
3 weeks PTO, floating holidays, generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible schedule
To Apply
Applications accepted until April 1, 2020, or until the position has been filled. Please send the following
materials via email to alexis@willamettefallstrust.org:
Cover Letter
Resume
List of three references (include name, title, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email)
Willamette Falls Trust is committed to its work in improving its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and
fostering an environment where all people are welcome. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of
applicants. Willamette Falls Trust provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender
identity.

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 53-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

2020/2021 Pence Diversity in Leadership Fund

Time is running out to fill out an application for the 2020/2021 Pence Diversity in Leadership Fund.

The scholarship will fund undergraduate education at Oregon State University and will specifically target underrepresented students of color who are interested in pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering Management.

If you have students that may be interested and need that extra push, please let them know that applications are due by March 1st, 2020.

Helpful links:

Pence Announcement: https://pence.net/news/pence-diversity-in-leadership-fund/

Scholarship Links: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships

Fillable Form: https://oregoncf.org/assets/PDFs-and-Docs/MS-Docs/pence_scholarship_application_2020-21.docx

Green Workforce Cohort for Black and Indigenous Youth 18-25

Learn about the Green Workforce Academy, a 5-week paid training in green jobs for Native Americans and African Americans ages 18-25. The next Academy cohort begins on April 13 and includes workforce readiness training, certificates of environmental literacy, career planning coaching, and job placement assistance.

Find more details on the Academy here: http://bit.ly/GWA-info

Reach out to Green Workforce Academy Program Manager Teresa Gaddy to learn more at tgaddy@ecotrust.org

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OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $10 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically for Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a trade or vocational study (e.g., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  Award amount varies, the award is automatically renewable for up to four years as long as the student meets criteria.

HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, computer science, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States.  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Preference is given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community

* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1st for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

How to Apply: Please fill out the attached application (including transcripts) and mail it to:

Oleya Pearsall

Oregon Community Foundation

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97205

The application can also be emailed to opearsall@oregoncf.org, faxed (503.274.2771) or hand-delivered to our downtown office. Applications and instructions are also available on OCF’s website at https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Questions: Contact Oleya Pearsall, program associate for scholarships, at opearsall@oregoncf.org or call 503.552.3515.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.

Training on being a CMGC for the City of Portland – Open to Everyone

Wednesday, January 15:

City of Portland’s CM/GC Learn about CMGC for BES Projects Training
at PBDG Training Center from 3-5 pm – with Tiffani Penson along with City of Portland Bureau of
Environmental Services will hold CM/GC Training for the Downtown/Old Town SW Main/Taylor
Sewer Rehabilitation Project. This project is just one of a small series of sewer projects that will be
delivered as a CM/GC.

Quickbooks Resource starting in February 2020!


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Job Opportunity with GCAP

Procurement Counselor

Open 08/27/2019

Resume/Cover Letter Due: Open until filled.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Position: Full Time, or Part-Time

Procurement Counselor with the Government Contract Assistance Program – GCAP (Oregon’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center – PTAC), managed by the Organization for Economic Initiatives, Inc. – OEI, Inc. PTAC is a nationwide program funded in part by the Department of Defense and administered through the Defense Logistics Agency. GCAP, Oregon’s PTAC is one of 90+ centers around the country that seeks to increase the number of businesses that are successful in the government marketplace. To learn more about our program and the PTAC program, please visit: www.gcap.org and www.aptac-us.org

The mission of GCAP, is to provide Procurement Technical Assistance to businesses in Oregon. Position Purpose: Federal, State and local agencies purchase a wide array of products and services each day, representing a significant opportunity for small businesses in our region. Navigating government contracting regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. The GCAP Counselor helps businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts so that they can diversify their customer base and create jobs. Last year, businesses that worked with GCAP won over $60 million in government contracts!

Experience: While experience in the government contracting marketplace is preferred, we welcome candidates with limited or no government contracting experience but possess a strong interest and aptitude for learning government contracting regulations and procedures and then teaching them to businesses. The learning curve is steep, but training opportunities and other resources and peer support are available. We’ve found that some of our best counselors are those who’ve had to learn the information on-the-job!

Position Responsibilities: • Conduct outreach to businesses throughout Oregon about government contracting opportunities with federal, state and local governments as well as prime contractors. Outreach to small, women owned, minority owned, and veteran owned businesses is a critical part of our work plan. • Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and subcontracts • Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting • Assess firms’ training and technical assistance needs and develop a service plan outlining recommendations for how that client can most efficiently meet their strategic objectives for succeeding in the government marketplace • Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e. www.sam.gov) and certifications (SBA’s HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, etc.) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or by email • Coordinate workshops and events that increase knowledge of government contracting • Attend outreach events to ensure awareness of GCAP services • Enroll businesses in the GCAP’s electronic bid-match service • Review and disseminate bid opportunities and subcontracting opportunities to clients • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors • Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region. • Meet or exceed program goals for the number of counseling sessions, events, etc. Keep counseling reporting database up to date at least weekly. • Collaborate with other GCAP counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices • Complete training courses that are relevant to the needs of clients and attend the Association of PTAC training events as budget allows. • Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision • Other duties as assigned Required Skills and

Experience: • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn business and government contracting principles. • Strong computer skills to research government marketplace and navigate registrations and online government systems. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects • Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems • Strong, professional written communication skills • Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking in front of large and diverse audiences • Ability to take complicated material and create concise curriculum for adult learners • Resourcefulness – you will frequently have to research answers to clients’ questions with little direction • Work well within a team environment and collaborative approach to work • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel •Continuous learner – wants to continuously gain new knowledge, approaches and experience

Preferred Experience: • Experience providing assistance to small businesses • Experience working within a business that sells to the government • Experience as a contracting officer for a federal or state government agency Working Conditions: Professional office environment – Daily use of computer required. Some travel by automobile is required throughout the service area and there are potentially two training events held out of state by the Association of PTACs. GCAP embraces a strong team-oriented, and collaborative approach to our mission of assisting our clients, as well as in our ongoing training. The successful candidate should be comfortable with this type of collaborative working environment.

To Apply: Email the following to info@gcap.org

Please include “GCAP Procurement Counselor” in the subject line of the email.

1. Cover letter that includes a brief description of your: a. Experience with government contracting or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps b. Experience providing assistance to small businesses or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps

2. Resume Questions are welcomed, please email to info@gcap.org .

Starting compensation (based on hour worked, knowledge, and experience): $19,00 – 32.00 per hour with negotiated benefits (medical, dental, retirement) includes paid vacation and holidays.

OEI, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an employee or client on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability

Native Vendors Wanted!

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Metro Employment Opportunities

There are some great positions open at Metro right now, including the Tribal Affairs Advisor, and some internships!!

 The following positions are open for internal and general recruitment.

General job opportunities

Tribal Affairs Advisor

(Policy Advisor III)

Office of the COO

One full-time position

Pay range/rate: $90,865 – $129,056 annually

Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Council Office Support Intern

(Intern)

Council Office

Two paid internship opportunities available

Pay range/rate: $15.00 hourly

Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Construction Project Management Internship

$15.50 Hourly

Internship

Department

Asset Management Capital Planning

Job Number

2019-2109-AMCP

Max Number of Applicants

100

Closing

10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Parks and Nature Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager

$77,396.80 – $103,708.80 Annually

Full Time

Parks and Nature

Job Number

2019-0356-PN-REDI

Closing

10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific