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Business Oregon has an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished progressive leader to serve as the agency Assistant Director of Operations.
The senior-level position reports to the Director and participates as a member of Business Oregon’s Executive Team in support of the agency mission. This Assistant Director leads the Operations & Finance Division, and provides leadership and operational policy and program direction to the agency.
The position provides operational policy and program leadership as it relates to shared agency functions, including budgeting, accounting, policy, procurement, employee services, information technology, and other shared services. The position also oversees the business finance team, which manages business loan and bonding programs. The successful applicant would demonstrate skills and experience related to preparing budget documents, human resources and employee development, agency engagement and team building, testifying in front of the Legislature, and working closely with elected officials. Although the Assistant Director reports directly to the Director, communication and tasks often occur directly with the Governor’s office, the Legislature, agency commission and board members, other state agencies or officials, and internal teams.
This position assures internal systems efficiently support the Agency’s mission, its five strategic priorities, and related implementation and service delivery. All agency managers are responsible for the success of the organization in achieving its
mission and are expected to be effective, professional leaders who get results; supervise employees for peak performance; and demonstrate positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications for the position include:
Six years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the
following:(a) development of program rules and policies,(b) development of long-and short-range goals and plans,(c) program evaluation, and (d) budget preparation.
Salary Range $89,000-$131,232 annually
Employment with Business Oregon will afford you a comprehensive employee salary and benefits package, which typically includes the following elements:
Employer-Paid (95-99%) Medical, Vision, Prescription & Dental insurance covering employees and their dependents
Employer-Paid $5,000 Basic Life Insurance
Supplemental Life, Long & Short-Term Disability insurance options
10 Employer-Paid Holidays, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and 3 Personal Business Days
No-Cost Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (Section 125) plan
Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) with 6% employee- contribution paid by employer
Optional participation in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a Deferred Compensation (Section 457) plan offering a wide
variety of investment options.
Principal Executive/Manager G (Assistant Director of Operations)
Closes: Open until filled
Amazon will start hiring for more than 2,000 seasonal and full-time roles for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities around Portland. Candidates can walk in, apply and receive a job offer on the spot at a hiring event or apply online: www.amazon.com/
Amazon expects to make hundreds of on-the-spot job offers and hopes these positions can be the start of a long career at Amazon: blog.aboutamazon.com/
About the Amazon Hiring Events
Dates: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 9 AM – 10 PM
Location: Amazon Fulfillment Center Staffing Office
1250 NW Swigert Way, Troutdale, OR 97060
Beginning November 1, the recently announced Amazon $15 minimum wage will apply to all hourly associates on top of Amazon’s industry-leading benefits, which apply to full-time, part-time, and seasonal associates. Full-time Amazon associates who stay with the company for a year will also have access to the innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields and flexible schedules and Career Skills, which trains hourly associates in critical job skills like resume writing, how to communicate effectively, and computer basics.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants can prepare by bringing I-9 documentation to the hiring event. Acceptable I-9 documents can be found at: www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/
Just a quick reminder about our Lunch & Learn next week, Wednesday, October 3. If your business is minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, or if you’re an emerging small business, you won’t want to miss this session. The primary goal of COBID certification is to level the playing field by providing certified businesses a fair opportunity to compete for government contracts regardless of owner ethnicity, gender, disability, or firm size.
Come learn from Stephen Richardson, a compliance specialist with Business Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). Learn which types of certifications are available (including Minority/Women Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business, and Service Disabled Veteran). You’ll also learn the requirements for receiving certain certifications and the additional resources beyond certification that are available to you.
Elephants Catering & Events will provide lunch.
Please join us: Wednesday, October 3: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Travel Portland’s Conference Room: 100 SW Main St., Suite 1100
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 Agencies, local organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencies, large 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.
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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.
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
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239