Job Announcement

Job Announcement

Invitation to Bid – Colonia Paz II

Colonia Paz II
Lebanon, Oregon
Bids Due: 7/14/2021 by 5 PM
Pre-Bid RFI’s Due: 7/7/2021 by 1 PM

LMC Construction is soliciting bids for the Colonia Paz II project, which is phase II of our Colonia Paz project currently
under construction. Colonia Paz II consists of full development of the balance of the project site, construction of (4)
multi-family building which will contain (116) affordable housing units. Phase II also includes offsite work with the

continuation of Weldwood Drive.
Construction to begin September 2021.

All bidding documents & other information are located at link:

*Project is NOT subject to Davis-Bacon prevailing wages.
*This project is required to comply with Section 3 hiring practices.

Bid Contact:

Ryan Duffin ( & Noel Southard (

19200 SW Teton Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062
P: (503) 646-0521 | F: (503) 646-6823

LMC Construction is an equal opportunity employer and requests sub-bids from all interested firms including
emerging small business, women-owned, disadvantaged, disabled veterans and minority enterprises.


The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) is searching for two part-time Small Business Resource Navigators and a Part-time Program Coordinator. We are looking for individuals who will have had previous experience/familiarity with Native entrepreneurial communities.
ONAC is a State-wide Chamber, focusing on support and Advocacy for Native-American business communities. We do this work through our pillar of service; Building Relationships, Education & Growth, and Economic Justice & Transformation.
These positions are based out of Portland, OR, but will remote throughout 2021. We will be responding to applicants by April 5th, 2021.
Please see the links below for more information.

Job Opening: Portland Farmers Market Manager

Farmers Market Manager Position OPEN

Please help spread the word about this opportunity!

We’re looking for a passionate team member to run markets and focus on vendor success and small business development.

The Farmers Market Manager is the on-site person in charge at a market. They prepare vendors and equipment for each market, lead set-up/ tear-down and oversee PFM sales and services on market days. This position’s unique set of duties include:

  • Learning vendor needs and opportunities to provide support
  • Providing ongoing support and regular check-ins for vendors in their first year of participation
  • Participating in assessment of policies, communications and practices that create barriers to attracting or supporting entrepreneurs historically underrepresented at our markets
  • Coordinating with small business development programs to recruit and support new vendors
  • Connecting food artisans with local growers and producers and arranging farm visits

Hourly rate $17.50 – $19 depending on experience. Full time with benefits.

Opportunity to work with ONAC! Small Business Resource & Outreach Coordinator Contract

Oregon Native American Chamber 

Small Business Resource & Outreach Coordinator


Position Type: Contract/Contract-to-hire; part-time with potential for additional hours

Location: Oregon 

Deadline to Apply: October 9, 2020


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please. 

About the Oregon Native American Chamber

The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington. For almost 25 years, ONAC has provided authentic, culturally specific programs and services for Native American entrepreneurs, business owners, and youth.  ONAC also creates intentional and intersectional connections to build the capacity of non-Native institutions to better understand the complex economic, social, and education hurdles and opportunities faced by Native Americans.


ONAC’s offers programs and services within three main focus areas: 


(1) Education & Growth

  • Student Academic Achievement Award Program: Financial assistance for Native American students who demonstrate leadership and intentionally engage tribal communities. 
  • StartUpOregon Platform: A one of a kind online center for entrepreneurship that brings learning content to one central place as well as authentic interaction and inspiration from existing Native American businesses. 
  • Oregon Native Enterprise (ONE) Program: 8-week business development course for small and early-stage businesses to grow, offered for business development centers serving Native populations.
  • Inclusive Business Resource Network (IBRN) Navigation: A citywide program that brings multiple services for Portland-based small business into a single network. 


 and more! 


(2) Relationship Building

  • Multi-chamber Gatherings: Engagement and networking opportunities between the many chambers & advocacy organizations that are committed to economic justice.
  • Networking Luncheons & Annual Spring Mixer: Networking with business and community leaders and showcase Native American businesses who make real contributions to strengthening our communities.
  • Communications & Media: Reliable and network of communications to cultivate, promote, and grow connections between our businesses, organizations, and community partners.


 and more! 


(3) Economic Justice & Transformation

  • Advocacy, Representation & Community Policy Engagement: Partnerships at local, state, and federal levels to transform opportunities for people and business, creating a more equitable and accessible economy.
  • Vibrant Tribal Economies: Economic development is community development. ONAC works to strengthen and reclaim Native economic assets in partnership with other businesses and community sites.


 and more! 

Position Overview

The Small Business Resource & Outreach Coordinator position is offered within ONAC’s economic and small business development work. ONAC’s efforts are guided by the belief that increased opportunities for business ownership can transform the economic trajectory of families, generations, and entire communities. Ownership opportunities build long-term wealth creation, strengthen economic agency and sovereignty, and increase equity within industries, systems, and institutions. 


On the ground, this work takes a variety of forms. From helping businesses compete for government contracts, to supporting entrepreneurs as they take the leap, to nurturing existing businesses with one-on-one mentorship and technical assistance – ONAC is synonymous with small business success within Oregon’s Native American and Alaskan Native communities. For the past two decades, we have provided technical assistance, networking, and culturally-specific programming for Native American owned businesses with fewer than 50 employees.


The goal of this position is to support Native American-owned businesses and Native American entrepreneurs. Generally, this would include supporting delivery of ONAC’s ONE Program; conducting outreach to ensure entrepreneurs are aware of available technical assistance and other support offered by ONAC and its partners; learning more about the needs of businesses to then place them with service providers and help them navigate available resources as their needs evolve; and strengthening and expanding partnerships across sectors and systems and throughout the state. 


In 2020, however, this work has become critical and urgent. Much of the economic opportunities ONAC has been helping Native-owned businesses build for decades have been torn away by COVID-19. The complex nature of Tribal economies, this disinvestment in Native American wealth-building strategies, and the higher prevalence of pre-existing health conditions have made Native Americans doubly vulnerable to the virus and its economic backlash. Combined with reliance on the bottomed-out tourist industry for reservation tax income and revenue, Native American communities in Oregon, particularly in rural communities, are facing exponential threats from which many individuals and businesses will never recover.


Since the beginning of this crisis, ONAC has responded by providing small businesses with resource navigation, trusted communications, and representation in statewide and municipal decision-making surrounding relief efforts. ONAC continues to shift, leverage, and prioritize resources to help Native businesses navigate this challenging time and build long-term resiliency.


ONAC looks forward to swiftly expanding these efforts through this contracted position. 

Essential Duties

ONAC’s Small Business Resource & Outreach Coordinator is a part-time contract/contract-to-hire position that will start at approximately 25-30 hours per week. The successful applicant will start as soon as possible, likely mid to late October. There is the potential for this position to transition from a contractor to a salaried staff member as early as spring 2021. This is dependent on a variety of factors. 

Resource Navigation (40%)

  • Support resource navigation by pairing businesses who need immediate support with culturally specific and competent technical assistance (TA) providers. 
  • Help businesses navigate a variety of TA providers as their needs evolve. 
  • Develop and facilitate business assessments and intake. 
  • Help manage and grow ONAC’s database of TA providers. 
  • Collect and manage a variety of metrics and data to support funder communication and fulfill contractual obligations. 

Program Support & Rural Outreach (40%)

  • Establish new ONE Program sites in several rural Oregon locations and through new and existing partnerships.
  • Train additional site-specific program providers to offer culturally responsive business services.
  • Support contractors and staff members as updates to ONAC’s StartUp Oregon platform are made; communicate with content providers and partners as necessary to gather new resources for inclusion on the platform.
  • Establish new partnerships in rural communities to better market ONAC’s programs and services; strengthen and maintain existing partnerships. 
  • Assist in the organization of special events, including donor, volunteer, and other fundraising events and initiatives.


Administrative Support (10%)

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, and other communication opportunities.
  • Support marketing and communications including social media. 
  • Keep detailed records of all program metrics.


Other tasks as assigned; the above list is non-exhaustive (10%)


  • At least two years of relevant experience required (five preferred) in areas of program outreach, technical assistance for businesses, administration, and/or nonprofit work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Demonstrated experience tracking and managing data to make program decisions and for use in a variety of reports. 
  • Warm and engaging interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse individuals who have a variety of lived experiences. 
  • Ability to provide support in a way that is motivating, engaging, and empathetic.  
  • Shares our commitment to increasing justice and equity in all we do from leadership and internal organizational culture to program delivery and outreach. 
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours for events and important deadlines, as needed.
  • Experience working alongside Native American communities.
  • Experience working with small businesses and entrepreneurs. 


Travel Requirements

Physical travel within the state of Oregon comprises 35-55% of this position. This includes extensive travel to rural areas and counties, particularly in Eastern, Central, and Western Oregon including: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation (Umatilla County); the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Wasco and Jefferson counties); and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (Yamhill and Polk counties). Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please. 


Job opportunity in Portland with Groovemade

Job Position
Production (Maker)


Production team members perform tasks involved in the manufacturing of the company’s products. The
position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient
and safe as possible. Processes are constantly updated in our spirit of continuous improvement.
Manufacturing experience is preferred but not required. This is a physical job that will require lots of
sanding in our woodshop, which has a number of loud and dusty machines and running tools.


Essential Tasks
Gluing of parts
Hand and power sanding
Applying a finish coat to products
Assembling products using bolts, screws, and other fasteners
Reporting quality control issues
Maintaining a clean and safe work area
Process improvement


Open to feedback
Attention to detail
Teamwork oriented
Time management


Position Type
This is a full-time seasonal position with the possibility of being hired on. Hours are Monday through
Friday and can range from 7:00am to 5:00pm. (Typically 8:00am to 4:00pm) Approximately
35-40hrs/week. Compensation is $13.50 – $15.00 per hour depending on skill level, with the opportunity to
increase with skill level.

What do we do?
We design and make premium accessories in our workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Visit us and see what we do at
Grovemade Values

Embrace Truth. Be Open. Always Get Better. Put Team First.

We work for more than just making a living. Fundamentally, life should be meaningful and we believe that
focusing on happiness first will naturally lead to success and great products for our customers.
We have a fun loving, hard working, and professional environment with high expectations. Emphasis is on
open mindedness, teamwork, and continuous improvement.


Interested? Email your resume to We look forward to hearing from

Grovemade, 6524 N. Albina Avenue, Portland, OR 97217

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
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
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
• 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
• 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
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
Cover Letter
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

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:

Reach out to Green Workforce Academy Program Manager Teresa Gaddy to learn more at

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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: and

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. 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

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 .

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