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


September 13, 2018     Harney County Community Center, Burns


 October 4, 2018       Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles


October 17, 2018     Linn Benton Community College, Albany


October 19, 2018     Lane Community College, Eugene


October 25, 2018     Umpqua Community College, Roseburg


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.
 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

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.


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
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
10. Ensure proper documentation of loans, acquisitions, deaccessions etc.
11. Other duties as required.

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
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:

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:

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.

Washington County’s Job Opportunities as of 8/13/2018

Human Resources Division

Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Avenue Ste. 270

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Employment Opportunities as of Monday, August 13, 2018

Assistant Director of Health and Human Services

Full Time$10,928.22 – $13,279.95 monHealth & Human Services08/26/18

Building Engineer

Full Time$7,546.00 – $9,169.66 monLand Use & Transportation08/26/18

District Attorney Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator

Full Time$7,359.91 – $8,942.86 monDistrict Attorney08/19/18

Facilities Plumbing Technician

Full Time$29.33 – $35.65 hrSupport Services08/26/18

Information Systems Analyst II

Full Time$7,007.50 – $8,514.84 monSupport Services08/19/18

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) DPSST CERTIFIED ONLY

Full Time$31.66 – $38.50 hrSheriff’s OfficeContinuous

Public Health Program Supervisor New

Full Time$7,183.13 – $8,727.69 monHealth & Human Services08/26/18

Recreation Program Specialist – Variable Hour

Variable Hour -20 hrs. a week/ No Maximum Duration$24.09 – $29.27 hrSupport Services08/19/18

Senior Database Administrator – SQL Server

Full Time$8,328.75 – $10,121.05 monSupport Services08/26/18

Senior Engineer

Full Time$7,546.00 – $9,169.66 monLand Use & Transportation08/19/18

Applications are now open for Oregon LEAD!


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!


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.

Mercatus Storytelling 101


Mercatus strives to change the narrative of entrepreneurship to better demonstrate the diversity and vibrancy of Portland. In Storytelling for Your Biz, Cookie Zvovushe will lead you through several topics that business owners/storytellers struggle with, and provide you an opportunity to build the basics of storytelling.

Topics include:

Speaking with confidence

Being safe and vulnerable

Piecing together your story arc

Cookie Zvovushe (who writes under the pseudonym Jagger Blaec) is a professional storyteller. Cookie has shared stories within national publications such as O Magazine and The Washington Post while also sharing words on more local platforms such as The Portland Mercury and Portland Monthly. Most recently, Cookie has joined the team of the local production of NYC’s The Moth StoryHour as one of the show’s producers. And when Cookie isn’t sharing stories or helping give others a voice to share their own narrative you can share space with Cookie in a yoga class. You can follow more of this journey on Instagram at @Basic.Blaec.Girl.

Proceeds from this event will go to (Com)motion Center

Powered by Prosper Portland

Wed, August 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


(Com)motion Center

4522 Northeast 42nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97218


ONAC Hosts Oregon Native Enterprise (ONE) Launch Event

ONE LAUNCH Photo Collage


The ONE Coalition has developed a business development series utilizing the voices of our community and representing our collective wisdom in support of business development and ownership for Native American entrepreneurs across Oregon & SW Washington. On August 3rd, ONAC hosted business owners, program participants, Tribal representatives, and government partners at Hatch Lab PDX to learn more about this exciting new program and the StartUpOregon Platform as it supports Economic Development opportunities by leveraging web-based technologies to expand our reach.

We are so thankful to our foundational supporters, Kauffman Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Oregon Community Fund, Business Oregon, and The Collins Foundation for making this program possible.