LAST CHANCE to Apply for 2018 Beaverton Night Markets
Applications are due this FRIDAY for this year’s summer markets, to be held on July 21 and August 11 at the Round (12725 SW Millikan Way). We are seeking vendors who sell food, crafts, art or other products that represent world cultures. It is not necessary to be an established business; we are looking for all who have a desire to share their culture in a market atmosphere.
Tell a friend and/or apply online by Friday, May 18 at 5pm!
(Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in the market; there is an annual selection process that will be conducted after the application period has closed)
Questions? Contact Jodi Monroy, Market Manager
503-453-5153 or BeavertonNightMarket@gmail.com
POSITION: Program Director
LOCATION: 5441 SE Belmont Street, Suite 25, Portland, Oregon (office located on 3rd floor)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Two AmeriCorps staff
HOURS: Full-time, permanent
WEBSITE: Confluence Environmental Center www.confluencecenter.org
The Confluence Environmental Center’s AmeriCorps Program, launched in 2011, builds
environmental equity in the Portland area by partnering with schools, government agencies and
community-based organizations. In partnership with 22 agencies, Confluence AmeriCorps
develops 11-month long AmeriCorps Member positions that address a wide variety of
environmental issues, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION:
Confluence is engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our programming,
organizational culture, and community. Staff and board continually reassess CEC’s role in
undoing interpersonal, institutional and structural oppression. Applicants from communities
most impacted by systemic oppression are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to
providing a welcoming environment for staff, Members, Partners and community members.
The Program Director is responsible for developing and managing the 22-Member AmeriCorps
Manage and direct the AmeriCorps Program.
Manage relationships with the Board of Directors, Oregon Volunteers (OV) Program Officer,
Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) and Confluence Environmental Center
Manage federal grant with the Corporation for National & Community Services (CNCS).
Monitor strategic direction of funders and respond accordingly.
Supervise and support AmeriCorps staff.
Deepen relationships with organizations in under-resourced communities.
Manage annual Request for Proposal (RFP) and Partner Selection.
Manage relationships with Project Supervisors and 22-Member cohort.
Compile and deliver OV Progress Reports.
Analyze and implement policies and programming that center racial and social justice.
Develop and manage contracts, invoicing, deposits and in-kind.
Manage and support Supervisors (Supervisor Orientation, Equity Training, Supervisor Day,
Monthly Announcements, Site Visits, Evaluations, RFP, Supervisor Transitions, Mediations,
Partner Satisfaction Survey, and equity coaching).
Manage and support Members (Member Orientation, Member Training, Work plans, Site
Visits, Site Reports, Member Appreciation, Evaluations, Mediations, Exit Interviews,
Commencement and equity coaching).
Manage of Member Training Fund.
Collaborate with CEC Board (monthly meetings, fundraising, grants and equity work).
Manage challenges using equity-informed conflict resolution practices.
Participate in staff meetings, planning retreats and other team building activities.
Oversee technology and program databases.
Oversee programmatic files.
A degree in education, human services, natural resources or another relevant field of study.
Lived experience and/or strong skills in advancing racial equity and social justice.
Experience coordinating AmeriCorps Members or volunteer programs.
3-5 years of program management and direct supervision experience.
Proven ability to serve on a team while providing strong leadership and direction.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to authentically engage with diverse audiences.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects, interests and timelines.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management.
Ability to work independently, with regular and reliable attendance.
Willingness to travel to meetings in various parts of the region and work occasional
evenings and weekends.
Pass federal, state and National Sex Offender background checks.
Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Strong sense of humor with desire to join a fun and forward-thinking team.
Experience leading culturally-specific education, activities or events.
COMPENSATION: $45,000 – $50,000; depending on experience
BENEFITS: PCEI and CEC offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision,
and retirement, a $300 training fund, cell phone allowance, mileage reimbursement (for work-
related travel), and opportunities for networking.
APPLICATION AND TIMELINE:
Please submit the following:
A cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and
how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of this leadership position.
A resume detailing work history, experience, education, and relevant accomplishments.
Three references (list name, email/phone and relationship to applicant)
Submit your application by email with “AmeriCorps Program Director Position” as the subject
line to email@example.com Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018 at 5pm PST.
Confluence Environmental Center does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of
ability, age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
It is with great pleasure to announce this year’s Dancing in the Square Powwow! The 13th Annual Indian Day Celebration will be held at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland, OR, Friday September 7, 2018. The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For additional information please visit: www.npaihb.org
If interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Lisa Griggs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Vendor information, please contact Candice Jimenez at email@example.com or by phone at 503-416-3264.
USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Community Development Grants
The deadline to apply is June 25, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. The grants are being made available through USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program in order to strengthen the rural economy.
The grants are not provided directly to businesses or individuals. Instead, qualified intermediary organizations receiving RCDI grants will provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facility, or economic development projects. Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $250,000.
Nonprofits, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. Applicants must have capacity-building experience for these types of projects, and they must provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant. Grants are awarded through a competitive process.
The deadline to apply is June 25, 2018. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:
For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 18264 of the April 26, 2018, Federal Register.
For more information…
Questions related to USDA Community Programs in Oregon may be directed to a local Community Programs Specialist.
For projects outside of Oregon…
Those with project proposals outside of Oregon should contact USDA Rural Development in the corresponding state.
May 10th OAME Annual Luncheon and Trade Show
Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is presenting its 30th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show.
Over 130 small and large business exhibitors will be under one roof to help you network your business.
State, county and federal government agencies also attend the event to find opportunities with small business.
Luncheon runs from 12pm-1:30, individual luncheon tickets are $85.00
Tradeshow admission is free and runs 10am-12pm, 1:30-3pm
The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations.
This Office Specialist 2 (BOLI Reception – Bilingual Spanish) position is with the Wage and Hour Division which administers and enforces legislation enacted for the protection of Oregon wage earners, including legislation covering minimum wage/overtime and working conditions; wage collection; wage security fund; statewide sick time; employment of minors; private employment agencies; farm/forest labor contractors; and prevailing wage rates.
The successful candidate will provide primary receptionist service for the BOLI Portland office, which includes answering a multi-line telephone at the main reception desk; greeting customers on the phone and in person; responding to non-technical inquiries concerning explanation and clarification of agency rules, policies, procedures, and programs for the Civil Rights Division, Wage and Hour Division, Technical Assistance for Employers, Apprenticeship and Training Division; and direct inquiries as appropriate.
Spanish bilingual skills are mandatory for this position. The successful candidate will be able to speak, read, write, and interpret Spanish fluently, and will earn 5% more than the salary listed on this announcement
For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.