Say Hey Event Tomorrow May 17th!

Have You Heard of Partners in Diversity’s Say Hey?

Say Hey! convenes business and community leaders to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to Oregon and Southwest Washington. They help deepen their connection and engagement with the region’s multicultural community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.
Next Say Hey:
Thursday, May 17th, 5:30-8:30pm
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
501 N Graham St
Portland, OR 97227
For more info:

Vendor Applications Now Open for The Taste of Parkrose

Vendor Applications Now Open for The Taste of Parkrose

Taste of Parkrose
June 23, 2018

Rossi Farms

3839 NE 122nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97230

Vendors Needed for Beaverton’s Night Market!

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

Program Director Job Opening for Confluence Environmental Center

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

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.

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
(CEC) staff.
 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.

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 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.

The 13th Annual Dancing in the Square Powwow

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:

If interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Lisa Griggs at for more information.

For Vendor information, please contact Candice Jimenez at or by phone at 503-416-3264.


City Club of Portland May Events


Up for Debate: Multnomah County Auditor
Sentinel Hotel
May 4, 12:00 p.m.

The Multnomah County Auditor’s race is an open seat with three experienced auditors vying for the position. Join City Club to hear from the three contenders—Scott Learn, Jennifer McGuirk, and Mark Ulanowicz.

Policing Portland: A Conversation with Chief Outlaw
Sentinel Hotel
May 11, 12:00 p.m.

Mayor Wheeler has said that we have the best police chief in the country. Is he right? Join us to get to know Chief Outlaw and to hear how she plans to improve outcomes for Portlanders and police officers.

Next Century: An Evening with City Club
May 16, 5:30 p.m.

There’s nothing else like City Club! Let’s celebrate our legacy of civic impact and look ahead to what’s possible over the next century. This is our first-ever gala and we want you to be part of it! Join us for a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment, auction, and more!

State of the State: The Conversation
Sentinel Hotel
May 18, 12:00 p.m.

Governor Kate Brown delivered her State of the State address to the Oregon Legislature in February, just as the legislative session was beginning. Now that the votes have been cast, we’ll talk with Governor Brown about the priorities she outlined earlier this year and the challenges that remain.

Federal Law in Oregon: A Conversation with U.S. Attorney Billy Williams
Sentinel Hotel
May 25, 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Billy Williams to the Friday Forum stage. He’ll talk about his priorities in Oregon and will have a conversation with Nkenge Harmon Johnson about the federal government’s approach to law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Community Development Grants

USDA Rural Development, Oregon

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:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Community Programs
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 18264 of the April 26, 2018, Federal Register.

MWESB Certified Subcontractor Fair May 3rd!!

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Attend the OAME Annual Luncheon and Trade Show May 10th

May 10th  OAME Annual Luncheon and Trade Show

Date: 5/10/2018
Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Hall “D”
Portland, OR 97232


Event Description:

 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-12pm1:30-3pm


Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Office Specialist 2 (BOLI Reception – Bilingual Spanish)

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 more information on this announcement please follow the link: Office Specialist 2 (BOLI Reception – Bilingual Spanish)

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 503-378-3200.