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  • May 18, 2021 1:45 PM | Johanna Kim

    The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

    As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

    If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.

    The Opportunity: Executive Assistant

    Position Summary: 
    This position supports the Executive Director (ED) and functions as the cornerstone of the ED’s office. It also provides a wide range of administrative duties while supporting all communications and activities related to RACC’s Board of Directors and board committees. This position will play an essential role supporting the smooth workings of a multifaceted organization.

    Essential functions and responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative support of a highly complex and responsible nature to the ED. Manage the executive’s workflow and priorities by knowing their highest priorities, managing their schedules, thinking steps ahead and keeping them focused on the most important projects.
    • Complete a broad range of administrative tasks for the ED—including managing calendars, correspondence, and files, conducting research on people and organizations, arranging meetings, compiling data and materials for meetings, and processing expenses.
    • Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others, monitoring progress, problem-solving and making adjustments to plans.
    • Prepare and research presentations, emails, announcements and other and correspondence and reflect the ED’s style and professionalism when doing so.
    • Coordinate meetings for the ED with board members, elected officials, and arts leaders.
    • Interface with stakeholders, elected officials, and other community leaders and serve as an advocate for RACC.
    • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the ED, with Board members, patrons, donors, and administrative colleagues.
    • Interface with Development, Advocacy, and Communications to draft (internal and external) speeches, articles, prepare board presentations, and compose acknowledgements and other communication. 
    • Partner with the Development team to prioritize the ED’s cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships.


    Board Liaison responsibilities:


    • Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, scheduling board & committee meetings, tracking attendance, producing preparatory materials, devising reports, providing talking points to leadership, drafting minutes, and storing and retrieving information.
      • Examples of tasks: tracking of board recruitment and annual documents, correspondence, scheduling meetings, and keeping board records.
    • Manage the Board and Committee portal for all board groups—including Executive, Finance, Governance, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access Committee meetings—and collaborate with the Leadership Team to ensure effective Board operations.
      • Example of tasks: managing the meetings calendar, uploading and sending meeting packets and minute records, monitoring Slack channels.
    • Respond quickly and amiably to Board members’ and other leaders’ requests for information.

    Organizational responsibilities:

    • Maintain high-levels of confidentiality and discernment.
    • Provide backup support for operational functions such as mail processing, phones, reception, and internal meetings.
    • Plan annual RACC board and team events as needed. 

    Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational capability.
    • Experience and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.
    • Well-versed in managing multiple calendars, identifying scheduling conflicts and anticipating Directors’ needs.
    • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with board members, public officials, partner organizations, vendors, and community leaders.
    • Excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, exhibiting a professional and courteous demeanor.
    • Event planning and project managing experience; ability to prioritize tasks and manage workloads within set timelines.
    • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to work independently with little direction.
    • A strong interest in arts and culture.
    • Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office suite and basic comfort level with online communication tools. Experience with Raisers Edge and/or WordPress is preferred.
    • Experience in working with non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies.
    • Willingness to support the whole organization as needed.

     

    Status:                   Full Time, Non Exempt
    Closes:                  Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at midnight

    Schedule:              Regular Hours of Operation 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

                                   Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

    Supervisory:          Executive Director

    Compensation:     Minimum $22.50 Hourly Compensation

    RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

    Job closes at midnight on June 1, 2021. Submit a cover letter and resume here:

    https://racc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25 


  • May 10, 2021 10:18 AM | Holly Moss

    We are searching for someone who is spectacular at supporting customers, admin, and the whole team. 

    After reading the qualifications below, if you believe that person is YOU and are wanting a place where you can put down roots and stay long-term, send us your resumé and a cover letter stating why you are the best person for this job.

    Amazing customer service skills

    • o    Can you make the customer feel that they are all that matters in that moment, whether in person, by phone or in writing?
    • o    Do you exude empathy?
    • o    Are you a genuine people person?

    Exceptional communication, listening, & comprehension skills

    • o    Are you comfortable with asking clarifying questions to get the info needed to complete tasks?
    • o    Are you good at piecing together information from several sources to get the whole picture?
    • o    Are you good at taking notes & then referring back to them as needed?
    • o    Are you adaptable, willing to learn, quick to learn, and a multi-modal learner?

    Administrative & program knowledge

    • o    Are you familiar with professional & letter formatting?
    • o    Are you able to be (or get) creative with programs?
    • o    Are you VERY comfortable with all of Microsoft Office Suite?
    • o    Are you overall tech-savvy?
    • o    Are you good at troubleshooting tech issues?

    Ability to plan & organize

    • o    Are you good at prioritizing & project management?
    • o    Can you remain calm & deal with multiple requests coming at you from all directions seemingly all at once?
    • o    Are you able to shift gears without losing track of what you were working on and then resume?

    Other duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • ·         Greeting/Reception
    • ·         Answer multi-line phones
    • ·         Copying and scanning
    • ·         Filing (must be able to file alphabetically)
    • ·         Data intake
    • ·         Process incoming & outgoing mail
    • ·         Monitor calendars & schedule appointments, remind when needed
    • ·         E-mails
    • ·         Write letters
    • ·         Inventory office supplies & know where to find them
    • ·         Digital file maintenance
    • ·         Process payments             

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, we really want to hear from you! Please send resume to gals@tbcinfo.com


  • April 12, 2021 11:34 AM | Johanna Kim

    The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

    As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

    If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.

    The Opportunity: Grants Specialist

    Position Summary:

    The Grants Specialist will perform a range of administrative, tracking and reporting duties that supports and sustains the Grants Department.
    Essential functions and responsibilities:

    ·         Collaborate with Program team members to develop and implement RACC grant processes.

    ·         Collaborate with Program team members to develop and implement RACC support programming such as workshops and trainings.

    ·         Compile and manage data for use by Program team and other RACC departments.

    ·         Develop guidelines, applications, announcements, and related materials.

    ·         Provide support to grant applicants through presentations, information sessions, and one-on-one conversations.

    ·         Prepare for and manage grant review process, including the recruitment of reviewers, screening applications for eligibility, facilitation of selection process.

    • ·         Prepare funding recommendations and present reports to the RACC Board of Directors.
    • ·         Support grantees by drafting communication, facilitating grant payments, reviewing grant reports, and addressing grant compliance issues.
    • ·         Contribute to ongoing assessment and modifications of programs in response to new information gained, grantee and reviewer feedback, and changes in the community.
    • ·         Represent RACC in the community.
    • ·         Build effective working relationships with current and prospective grantees by attending events, conducting site visits and engaging in their work as appropriate.
    • ·         Contribute to the development of an annual budget and work plan that articulates goals, priorities, activities and resources needed.

    Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • ·         At least 4 years of grantmaking or arts administration experience in a government or non-profit setting.
    • ·         Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple processes simultaneously.
    • ·         Experience with data capturing, tracking and reporting.
    • ·         Ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail.
    • ·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.
    • ·         Experience in facilitating committee, panels, or group decision-making processes.
    • ·         Experience explaining complex programs and policies in a variety of settings including over the phone, via email, in person, and in presentations to larger groups.
    • ·         Experience building strong, positive, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. The ability to listen to new ideas, encourage open dialogue, and inspire people to work towards common goals.
    • ·         Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • ·         Comfortable working in digital systems, experience with databases (Raiser’s Edge and Filemaker) and spreadsheets. Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office suite. 
    • ·         Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
    • ·         Willingness to support the whole organization as needed.  
    • ·         Experience evaluating the financial health, feasibility, strategic value and community impact of non-profit programs and organizations.
    • ·         Experience working with or supporting individual artists.
    • ·         Knowledge of current trends, practices and philosophies related to the arts, arts management, and grantmaking.

    Status:                         Full Time, Exempt

    Schedule:                    Regular Hours of Operation 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

                                         Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

    Supervisory:               Director of Grants

    Compensation:            This range to be confirmed with finance

    RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays, Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, long-term disability and life insurance.

    To apply:                     Send a Cover Letter and Resume to (this email address). This application process closes (on this date)

    Apply here:                 https://racc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24 


  • April 12, 2021 11:32 AM | Johanna Kim

    The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

    As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

    If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.

    The Opportunity: Development Associate 

    Position Summary:
    Join our Team! The Development Associate will bring to RACC a myriad of experiences and talents to help us fulfill our mission. This multifaceted position reports to the Director for Philanthropic Innovation (DPI) and provides administrative and technical expertise for the Development program, including donor and volunteer relations, board engagement, data management, gift processing, event support, and relevant communications and document creation. This full-time position supports the organization in three significant ways: Fundraising and donor engagement (including events), Volunteer Services management, and Administrative duties including board engagement, strategic planning, and financial reconciliation. This position is both internally and externally responsive. This team member will b e a vita member of the Development, Advocacy, (Arts) Education, and Communications Team (Team DECAdent) at RACC.

    Essential functions and responsibilities:

    • Ø  As the Database Administrator, the Development Associate will manage and maintain The Raiser’s Edge© database and update policy/procedure manuals for its use team wide.
    • Ø  Donor relations duties: Gift entry, gift validation, donor acknowledgment, and periodic donor outreach.
    • Ø  Engagement with Workplace Giving business partners around RACC’s vested workplace giving program, the Arts impact Fund.
    • Ø  Create and distribute financial reports as needed.
    • Ø  Reconcile with Finance on a regular bases and provide reports as requested; this could include working with Abila.
    • Ø  Work with Departments at RACC to coordinate and ensure correct data input into our CRM.
    • Ø  Train and support fellow team members in The Raiser’s Edge©.
    • Ø  Participate in annual department-wide planning and strategy.
    • Ø  Coordinate with Development, Communications, Advocacy, Arts Education, Public Arts, and Grants teams for project fulfillment.
    • Ø  Lead meetings as needed.
    • Ø  Plan and prepare for community engagement events (virtual or in-person). This can include registration, pre- and post-event planning, and follow-up with attendees.
    • Ø  Manage and maintain the Board Portal and board engagement as part of the Volunteer management program.
    • Ø  Create and maintain RACC Volunteer Management Program. This includes engagement and maintaining volunteer and intern constituent files, coordinating group outreach, maintaining recognition data (for anniversaries and awards), and other duties as assigned.
    • Ø  Other duties as assigned.

     

    Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • ֍     Bachelor’s degree preferred. The combination of relevant education, training, and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
    • ֍     At least three years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, or commiserate expertise.
    • ֍     Knowledge of non-profit fundraising and fund accounting.
    • ֍     Proficient with The Raiser’s Edge Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, Microsoft Office Suite, and event and crowd fundraising software such as Greater Giving or MobileCause.
    • ֍     Proficiency in desktop publishing software a plus.
    • ֍     Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • ֍     Ability to work independently with limited supervision, and effectively as part of a team.
    • ֍     Strong initiative and self-motivation.
    • ֍     Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and a strong sense of ethical conduct, sound judgement, and integrity.
    • ֍     Ability to research information and summarize in clear, concise reports to staff and leadership.
    • ֍     Ability to bring accuracy, clarity, discernment, and project management skills into play to build a strong community engagement program.
    • ֍     Dedication and enthusiasm for the mission and vision of RACC and ability to inspire others.
    • Ability to work occasional extended hours, including weekend or evenings as needed.
    • ֍     Reliable transportation.
    • ֍     Ability to pass a criminal background check.

     

    Status:                         Full Time, Exempt

    Schedule:                    Regular Hours of Operation 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

                                            Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

    Supervisory:             Director of Philanthropic Innovation

    Compensation:         Minimum $23.00 Hourly Compensation 

     

    RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

     

    To apply: Send a Cover Letter and Résumé to (this email address). This application process closes April 30, 2021.

     

    Apply here: https://racc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23&source=other


  • September 11, 2020 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Nestled among majestic western redcedars and Douglas firs along picturesque Johnson Creek, Leach Botanical Garden is a 16+ acre not- for- profit botanic and cultural garden that opened to the public in 1981. Home to northwest native plants and other special collections from temperate areas across the globe, Leach Garden connects people, plants and place through discovery and delight. Inspired by founders, John and Lilla Leach, the garden offers opportunities for engaged learning in horticulture, natural sciences, and conservation. It provides a respite from urban life and offers welcoming venues for cultural events and other celebrations. The first phase of a transformative garden design including an aerial tree walk, pollinator and habitat gardens, fireside terrace, and gathering green, will be complete in November, 2020. The continued growth and enhancement of the garden will facilitate its role as a vital resource to the local multi-cultural community and establish Leach as a regional destination. Leach Botanical Garden is owned by Portland Parks & Recreation and managed by Leach Garden Friends.

    Job Description

    The Executive Director position is an exceptional opportunity for an inspiring and collaborative leader with outstanding communication and relationship building skills to realize the bold vision of the Leach strategic plan. A visionary with a passion for the Garden and a commitment to its mission and values is required to engage and inspire key stakeholders, including a diverse local community, staff, partner organizations, and the general public. A key challenge is the implementation of the second phase of the Leach Garden Master Plan and associated capital campaign. Demonstrated success in organizational leadership in botanical gardens or related environments and strong financial acumen are critical.  A charismatic leader adept at building strong relationships and a shared vision is needed to strategically guide the garden to its goal as a botanical and cultural treasure and exceptional destination. As an employee of Leach garden Friends, the Executive Director reports to and is supported by the LGF Board of Directors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    •       Build a culture of collaboration and communication across all functions and align the team around a shared vision for the Garden.
    •       Responsible for hiring, development, mentorship, and retention of qualified and engaged staff.
    •       Direct strategic and operational planning: manage and oversee annual budgets and direct the organization’s operational and fiscal function and performance. 
    •       Ensure that Leach Garden engages in a wide variety of communication strategies targeted to effectively reach different audiences.
    •       Work with Portland Parks & Rec and the design team to complete design development and construction documents for 2nd phase of the Master Plan
    •       Initiate and manage 2nd phase of the Leach Capital Campaign including directly soliciting individuals, companies, foundations and government sources.  
    •       Implement a fee-based admission policy that includes access to underserved populations.
    •       Communicate regularly with the Board, providing in a timely manner all information necessary for it to function effectively.
    •       Proactively assist with board development: recommending potential board members and assisting with the orientation and education of board members to build their knowledge, commitment and skills.
    •       Collaborate with Portland Parks & Recreation and other partner organizations and cultivate new partnerships that support our mission.
    •       Work with cultural community leaders to develop strategies to expand the diversity of those engaged with the Garden

    Qualifications/Qualities

    BS or BA with minimum of 5-7 years of experience in organizational leadership in botanical gardens or related environments.  Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.

    Excellent communicator & listener

    Passion for the Garden and its mission

    Leader / Visionary

    Proven fundraising skills

    Technologically proficient

    Strategic Motivating and inspirational to staff and others

    Collaborative Fearless                                                

    Full-time salaried position; compensation based on qualifications and experience. Acceptance and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The first review date is scheduled for October 15, 2020. Submit cover letter and resume to leachjobs@gmail.com. www.leachgarden.org


  • July 07, 2020 1:17 PM | Erin Schmith

    The Encorepreneur Cafe (EPC) has an opening for the position of Program Manager.

    We’re looking for a responsible individual who is passionate about fostering productive relationships with active seniors and cultivating community supporters. This person will enjoy using his creative talents, resourcefulness and people skills to inspire others to participate in our programs and activities at EPC.

    Our Mission

    EPC is an inter-generational community.  We aim to be an age-friendly community hub for people to get together to know each other, share and stimulate creative ideas, and explore ways to incorporate them into rewarding experience.

    EPC also values its Japanese heritage and is a center for Japanese culture.  Together with participants, we explore opportunities to share and further our appreciation of diverse people and culture.

     Responsibilities:

    -Help cultivate an outreach plan for our intended audiences. Develop community network, and promote interaction among our clients.

    -Develop programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.

    -Interview, recruit, and support individuals to lead classes and workshops.

    -Inspire others to participate in our programs and activities

    -Communicate regularly with all associates and provide weekly activity reports.

    -Collaborate with Sales and Marketing Manager to Develop and implement formal program evaluation and improvement process (PDCA) using spreadsheets and correspondence.

    -Manage these programs

    Qualifications:

    -Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 2-5 years of experience in the field of program management, senior services, or cultural services.

    -Communicate in both English and Japanese

    -Experience with or ability to learn about online learning and event technologies.

    -Experience in event planning and promotion.

    -Understanding of issues and needs of active seniors who wants to continue productive activities beyond full-time employment.

    -Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and networking. Willingness to provide excellent customer service.

    -Patient and able to listen carefully to analyze the wants and needs of clients.

    -Outgoing and not afraid of trying new things and experimenting.

    -Able to share the passion of our mission and value system to other people.

    -Good working ethic and be able to work independently.  Able to work together with the co-workers and with our clients.

    Compensation: This is a non-exempt, part-time position (20 hours per week) and the compensation will be commensurate with experience.

    For further information, please contact us at:  stus@encorepreneurcafe.com or (503) 504-4833

  • February 20, 2020 10:49 AM | Deleted user

    Position Announcement: Executive Director

    The Alliance for Equity in Montessori Education (AEME) in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to help us take our work to the next level.

    AEME is a nonprofit organization that works to provide high-fidelity, high-quality Montessori early childhood programs for children in communities facing barriers to equity. The goal is to increase access to Montessori education, which can effectively mitigate impact of poverty, trauma, and displacement to help level the playing field for all children and their families. Effectively working with our many partners, AEME’s pilot project, Alder Montessori, is a no-cost primary program embedded within a neighborhood public school in the Reynolds School District. The program now serves 40 children ages 3 through 6 years, and has been changing the lives of children and families since 2015. The goal is to further develop the program, as well as replicate its success in other schools and/or school districts.

    Our new Executive Director will work with a dedicated board and committed, talented staff. The successful candidate will be an individual who:

    • has a deep passion for educational equity, and for increasing diversity and inclusion in educational settings;
    • has proven success in nonprofit and/or business management, including capacity building, operations oversight, PR/marketing and program development oversight;
    • has proven success in public and private fundraising with government agencies, individuals and foundations;
    • has experience with educational organizations, preferably having Montessori training or significant involvement with and passion for the benefits of Montessori education;
    • has experience with outreach and advocacy with legislators, government agencies, and education industry partners and influencers;
    • has obtained at least Masters level education in Business, Nonprofit Management, Education, Communications, or related field;
    • has proven ability to collaborate effectively with a range of individuals and organizations,

    including ability to work and communicate effectively with people of all walks of life, regardless of race, nationality, culture, religion, gender, age, socio-economic status, ability, or other group or individual differences or barriers.

    Posting open February 3, 2020 through March 16, 2020

    Hiring by April 17, 2020

    Start date May – June, 2020

    Salary $70,000 to $90,000 DOE

    Email a cover letter and resume to Melissa Harbert mharbert@montessori-equity.org or by mail to AEME, PO Box 2043, Gresham, Oregon 97030. Website: www.montessori-equity.org


  • February 03, 2020 10:25 AM | Deleted user

    We are in need of Diesel Technicians, in Forest Grove, OR.  We have found that veterans are a great fit in our organization – in fact, one in twelve of our employees are former military.  We encourage any and all qualified veteran’s to apply online, https://careers.wm.com/frontlineoperations/us/en/

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    Joy Korst

    jkorst_wm@wmcareers.net

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    Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran)

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  • January 14, 2020 3:34 PM | Johanna Kim

    AEAF Education Specialist

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking an Education Specialist funded by the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF) to support RACC’s responsibilities in coordinating services to school districts funded by AEAF and to assist in communicating a community vision for equitable education through the arts.

    Status: Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week); Non-exempt

    Schedule: M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Flexibility may also be required to accommodate some early morning and evening committee meetings and events.)

    Supervisor: Arts Education Liaison

    Compensation: $21-$25 per hour + benefits

    Benefits: Medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

    RACC's Mission, Core Values, and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

    RACC’s mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right, a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences, and a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture and that celebrates and supports its artists and arts and cultural organizations. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

    Position Summary:

    The Education Specialist supports RACC’s responsibilities in coordinating services to school districts funded by the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF or arts tax) and assists in communicating a community vision for equitable education through the arts. This position plays a vital role in sharing the impact of arts education through the documentation of services, advocacy, and convenings.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Support all AEAF-associated programming with planning and communications, including but not limited to community events and professional development for arts teachers.

    o Monitor school district annual reporting on a K-5 arts education framework and compliance with mutually agreed-upon indicators of high-quality arts education.

    o Ensure professional learning for arts teachers by coordinating and communicating such opportunities to AEAF funded teachers.

    o Support school districts in developing a sequential K-12 arts education plan to ensure equity and continued access to the arts for all students.

    • Oversee systems to collect, manage and report data on arts education services.

    o Develop and maintain an annual data collection process.

    o Serve as primary local administrator of Portland metro artlook® Map, a three year national pilot project in partnership with the Kennedy Center.

     Maintain project timeline and ensure its effective implementation.

     Provide ongoing, consistent and timely communications with local and national partners.

     Participate in the Kennedy Center’s artlook® Community of Practice.

    • Convene AEAF-funded school districts, arts teachers, and arts organization partners.

    o Schedule and facilitate quarterly meetings with school district leadership.

    o Coordinate an annual meeting with superintendents, RACC executive director, City Arts Commissioner and City Arts Manager.

    o Collaborate with arts teacher representatives from each school district to support communications with arts teachers and professional development opportunities.

    o Organize professional development for arts organizations to better meet the needs of schools.

    o Facilitate networking opportunities among arts organizations and between organizations and schools.

    • Support RACC’s arts and culture advocacy efforts.

    o Collect stories and document AEAF arts education programming through videography, photography, audio recording, and other documentation methods.

    o Provide source material to RACC communications manager to build content and features on RACC’s website, for press releases, newsletters and other publications related to AEAF.

    o Assist with the development of AEAF-related arts education collateral materials and presentations for both internal purposes and public events.

    o Participate in and support conversations regarding arts education at the local, state and national level (e.g. local involvement in National Arts Education Week).

    • Attend meetings of the AEAF Citizen’s Oversight Committee, providing reports and data on AEAF-funded education services as needed.
    • Attend and support meetings of RACC’s Arts Education Committee related to AEAF.
    • Maintain records of AEAF-funded education expenses.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Four years of pertinent work or education experience, preferably in a public school setting.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing, orally, and through the use of computer technology.
    • An understanding of current trends and issues in public education particularly as they relate to race and social justice.
    • Experience in developing agendas, presentations and/or convenings for small and large groups including content development and meeting format appropriate for the audience.
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately to coordinate workloads and multiple, simultaneous deadlines.
    • Experience with data collection, management and reporting.
    • Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Experience in graphic design, video and audio documentation and editing.

    Physical Parameters/Work Environment:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Routinely use computers, desk phones, photocopiers, and monitors, including computer screens, TVs, and projectors.
    • Engage in regular communication in-person, by phone, and through electronic media.
    • Occasionally lift or move up to 10 pounds.
    • Work is generally performed while sitting or standing in an office environment of open cubicles.

    About the Regional Arts & Culture Council

    RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources. RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Read more about our work online at racc.org.

    About the Arts Education and Access Fund

    In November of 2012, 62% of Portland voters approved what is known as the Arts Education and Access Fund (AEAF) or “arts tax.” Thanks to the arts tax, every elementary school in Portland now has at least one art, music or dance teacher on staff—91 teachers in all six school districts (Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Portland Public, Reynolds and Riverdale). The AEAF funds one arts specialist for every 500 students.

    To Apply:

    • To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, using only one of the following methods: 1) Online at https://racc.org/joblisting-aeaf or 2) by postal mail to RACC, Attn: AEAF Education Specialist, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97209.
    • The offer of employment for this position will be contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.


  • December 31, 2019 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    December 26, 2019

    Facilities Maintenance/Event Support Position

    Job Announcement

    Mission and Values:

    Leach Garden Friends seeks a Facilities Maintenance and Event Support team player who will report to the Assistant Director and will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring the superior standard of the facilities. The ideal candidate has demonstrated keen observational skills and is a responsible individual who exercises good judgment.

    Leach Garden Friends, staff and volunteers welcome individuals from all backgrounds and communities. We are committed to providing a place of respite, delight, and learning that is open to all. We dedicate our stewardship of this unique place to providing a vibrant example of the strength, resilience, and beauty that only a fully diverse community can provide.

    Leach Garden Friends is an equal employment opportunity employer.

    Please visit www.leachgarden.org for more information about the garden’s history, mission and values.

    Main Job Responsibilities:

    • Custodial (80%), Rentals (10%), Admin (5%), Visitor services (5%)
    • Clean and maintain the garden’s historical Manor House, garden gift shop, Stone Cabin, event rental equipment, administrative office and garden storage areas.
    • Support garden event and rentals with set-up/tear-down, and care of garden furniture and equipment.
    • Support garden visitor services with opening and closing the garden to the public.
    • Track maintenance work requests.
    • Monitor and procure housekeeping supplies.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Ability to work various hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Strong organizational skills, with excellent attention to detail
    • Keen observational skills with the ability to anticipate and address needs in regard to the cleaning and care of facilities and equipment in the workplace
    • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects in a startup working environment
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with staff, visitors, Board, donors, partners, and volunteers
    • Desire to be a part of a team and able to work cooperatively
    • Flexibility, integrity, and highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality

    Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk and hear. During special events the employee may be required to spend hours on their feet. The ability to use fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, control or feel objects. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, anything greater should be done with assistance.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee’s work might require them to be outdoors in both hot and cold weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Education and Experience:

    -          College degree preferred

    -          Minimum of one years’ experience in a facilities maintenance and/or events position

    Schedule and salary:

    -          0.5 FTE variable, $16 per hour

    -          Typical schedule is M/W/F/Sa 8am to 1pm, but schedule varies frequently due to events. This job requires flexible scheduling between the hours of 7am and 11pm. Event-related shifts are generally scheduled 2 months in advance.

    -          Must be available for weekends and evenings

    Application Process:

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to leachjobs@gmail.com.  We will contact candidates who most closely match our requirements.  Thank you for your interest.

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