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  • September 11, 2020 11:58 AM | Jo Shintani

    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 | Debbie Utberg (Administrator)

    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 | Debbie Utberg (Administrator)

    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/

    Sincerely,

    Joy Korst

    jkorst_wm@wmcareers.net

    Waste Management Recruitment

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

    https://careers.wm.com/frontlineoperations/us/en/

     



  • 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 | Jo Shintani

    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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  • December 16, 2019 11:31 AM | Melissa Buxton

    Overview of Organization

    Together We Are Greater Than (formerly “I Have a Dream” Oregon) is seeking applicants for the new full-time position of Annual Fund & Data Manager. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic organization at a dynamic time! With recent rebranding and organizational independence, Greater Than is poised for expansion of our national cradle-to-career, collective impact demonstration project to benefit more schools and communities in Oregon and possibly beyond. Aggressive growth in major gifts is a critical element of our sustainable funding model, thus providing a tremendous opportunity for our Annual Fund & Data Manager.

    The mission of Greater Than (GT) is to support and empower students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and career. Working alongside parents, community partners and local school districts, Greater Than seeks to transform public education outcomes in Oregon for historically underserved students.

    We believe equitable education is a right. We listen to students, teachers, administrators, families, and one another so that we may correctly advocate, promote opportunities, and remove barriers. We work alongside community partners and local school districts. We are flexible problem solvers who strive to create the conditions necessary to achieve equitable education for historically underserved students.

    Our work centers around our Greater Than Initiative, a whole child/whole school model based at Alder Elementary School in the Rockwood community. The Greater Than Initiative (GTI) is a collective impact model that engages schools, nonprofits, and other partners in supporting student and family-led efforts to achieve educational equity. Rockwood is one of the most culturally and racially diverse neighborhoods of Multnomah County, a vibrant community poised for city reinvestment to address the unmet needs of families who call Rockwood home. Deeply impacted by poverty, gentrification, and Portland’s housing crisis, Rockwood is a high opportunity community.

    Over the years, Greater Than has collaborated with over 70 partners in aligning efforts that focus and promote the long-term development and success of the whole child and community. In the Reynolds School District, we follow students from Alder through Reynolds and H.B. Lee Middle Schools, Reynolds High School and post-secondary education. 84% of these students are children of color and many are bi-lingual, with over 50 languages represented. For more information, please visit www.togethergreater.org.

    Goals and Beliefs

    Our ultimate goal is that all students obtain a living wage job. We also spur systemic change in poverty-impacted communities by creating innovative, systemic approaches to remove barriers and create opportunities for educational success and by leveraging our whole school model as a demonstration project from which others can learn.

    We believe that all children start out curious, creative and full of potential. We believe that families wake up every day and do their very best to support their children.

    Equity Statement

    We believe that cultural, institutional, and individual racism creates disparities and barriers that are neither fair nor equitable.

    We are committed to advancing racial equity as a foundational element of all aspects of our work and with all of our stakeholders. In addition to racism, we recognize that ALL other forms of bias must also be addressed in order to create a more just and equitable society.


    We remain steadfast in our commitment to comprehensive community partnerships to help close the racialized achievement gap in our schools and colleges. We strive to create a truly equitable organization: one where students, families, and communities are welcomed and supported, where their faces, voices, and experiences are reflected and valued.

    We listen and respond with great care and intentionality to the students and families with whom we partner. We consistently analyze our organizational commitment to equity and inclusion as expressed through our policies and practices, our workforce and board composition, and engagement of students and families as central guiders of our work. We are committed to collaborating with other organizations towards advancing equity for all.

    Annual Fund & Data Manager Responsibilities


    The Annual Fund & Data Manager is a highly motivated fundraiser who is responsible for leading annual giving programs and managing the donor database. This position is responsible for planning and executing an increase in the number and size of gifts at the $1,000-level or below. This position is also responsible for the effective management and execution of donor-related data entry, data system management, and data reporting for our donor database, in support of both our annual gift and major gift operations. The Manager works with the President and CEO, and closely collaborates with our Major Gifts Officer, our Gifts & Grants Manager, and our events team and Impact (program) teams. This position is critical to accomplishing GT’s strategic goal of increasing unrestricted funding while continuing to grow our efforts to diversify our donor base, fulfilling both annual and long-term income goals.

    Annual Fund:

    Ø  Create and manage a multidimensional annual giving appeal campaign that utilizes a variety of mediums (e.g., electronic solicitation, direct mail appeals, face-to-face solicitations) to communicate with potential and current annual fund level donors.

    Ø  Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward assigned pool of managed prospects.

    Ø  Utilize donor database to track visits, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate constituent follow-up within two weeks.

    Ø  Create donor appeals and related donor-oriented marketing materials using organizational templates.

    Ø  Provide leadership and collaborate closely with events team and events consultant to ensure maximum outcomes from annual come-one, come-all, annual fund-oriented “Rise” event each spring.

    Ø  Collaborate closely with Major Gifts Officer to attract both annual and major gift prospects to house parties and assist in house party coordination.

    Ø  Provide leadership and collaborate closely with Leadership Team, Impact Team and Development Team to create periodic newsletters oriented toward annual fund and major gift audiences and consistent with our commitment to racial equity.

    Ø  Maintain fundraising events calendar for the Greater Than team.

    Ø  Present regular updates on progress towards monthly goals at Development Team meetings and in one-on-ones.

    Annual Fund-Related Communications:

    Ø  Manage and maintain organizational website, with great attention to our commitment to racial equity and with great attention to audiences of annual fund and major gift donors/prospects.

    Ø  Collaborate closely with Development and Impact Teams to steward production of donor-oriented organizational marketing materials using templates, again with great attention to our racial equity lens.

                    Donor Data Management:

    Ø  Oversee continuous improvement of donor data management systems and processes.

    Ø  Ensure fidelity in data entry and data reporting processes to maximize effectiveness of regular and targeted communication with donors/prospects.

    Ø  Execute data entry on all annual gift prospects and donors.

    Ø  Prepare donor lists from database for all mailings, electronic or paper

    Ø  Research and track constituent information through our database and internet services.

    Additional Duties:

    Ø  Assist events team in planning and execution of major gift-oriented “Fall Forecast” event each fall.

    Ø  Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience Required

    • Ø  Significant successful experience in managing annual funds, related communications, and data management.
    • Ø  3-5 years relevant experience or formal education, an Undergraduate degree or a combination.
    • Ø  Commitment to racial equity and inclusion, demonstrable experience furthering equity initiatives.
    • Ø  Highly motivated fundraiser and self-starter.
    • Ø  Detail oriented, excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills. Ability to bring a variety of initiatives to successful closure on deadline.
    • Ø  Experience with fundraising events.
    • Ø  Tech savvy and comfortable with a variety of software platforms and databases including Greater Giving, Abila, and Microsoft Office.
    • Ø  Self-motivated, problem solver, flexible, quick learner.
    • Ø  Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ø  Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team.
    • Ø  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ø  Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
    • Ø  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and personal insurance.
    • Ø  Background and driving check required.

    Preferred Qualifications/Characteristics

    • Ø  Deep commitment to helping poverty-impacted students to succeed in schools and achieve economic independence.
    • Ø  Comfortable working in a fast-paced small non-profit environment.
    • Ø  Experience in social media, print media, web management and analytics.
    • Ø  Comfortable with email newsletter interface (currently use Mailchimp), and video creation for social media plugs (currently use Vimeo).
    • Ø  Basic knowledge of HTML.
    • Ø  Knowledge of communication best practices and tactics, including AP Style and content marketing.

    Salary and Benefits

    • Ø  Compensation commensurate with experience between $48,000 - $58,000
    • Ø  100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance
    • Ø  Employer paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance
    • Ø  Flexible Spending Benefit Plan and Employee Assistance Program
    • Ø  Generous paid time off: 15 days of accrued vacation, 12 days of sick, 10 holidays and for the past several years, the CEO has gifted additional holidays. Extended weekend hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day
    • Ø  Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching program
    • Ø  1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of continuous employment
    • Ø  An organizational value of work/life balance with flexibility and remote work options
    • Ø  Monthly cell phone stipend

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Johanna Flores at: johannaf@togethergreater.org. Review of applications will January 15, 2020.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


  • December 03, 2019 10:07 AM | Melissa Buxton

    Overview of Organization

    Greater Than (formerly “I Have a Dream” Oregon) is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Middle School Success Advocate (MSSA).  This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven team unified around educational equity, racial justice, and a drive to change the game at a systemic level for historically underserved children and families.

     

    The mission of Greater Than (GT) is to support and empower students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and career. Working alongside parents, community partners and local school districts, Greater Than seeks to transform public education outcomes in Oregon for historically underserved students.

    We believe equitable education is a right. We listen to students, teachers, administrators, families, and one another so that we may correctly advocate, promote opportunities, and remove barriers.  We work alongside community partners and local school districts.  We are flexible problem solvers who strive to create the conditions necessary to achieve equitable education for historically underserved students.

    Our work centers around our Greater Than Initiative, a whole child/whole school model based at Alder Elementary School in the Rockwood community. The Greater Than Initiative (GTI) is a collective impact model that engages schools, nonprofits, and other partners in supporting student and family-led efforts to achieve educational equity.  Rockwood is one of the most culturally and racially diverse neighborhoods of Multnomah County, a vibrant community poised for city reinvestment to address the unmet needs of families who call Rockwood home. Deeply impacted by poverty, gentrification, and Portland’s housing crisis, Rockwood is a high opportunity community

    Over the years, Greater Than has collaborated with over 70 partners in aligning efforts that focus and promote the long-term development and success of the whole child and community. In the Reynolds School District, we follow students from Alder through Reynolds and H.B. Lee Middle Schools, Reynolds High School and post-secondary education. 84% of these students are children of color and many are bi-lingual, with over 50 languages represented. For more information, please visit www.togethergreater.org.

    Goals and Beliefs

    Our ultimate goal is that all students obtain a living wage job. We also spur systemic change in poverty-impacted communities by creating innovative, systemic approaches to remove barriers and create opportunities for educational success and by leveraging our whole school model as a demonstration project from which others can learn.

    We believe that all children start out curious, creative and full of potential. We believe that families wake up every day and do their very best to support their children.

    Equity Statement

    We believe that cultural, institutional, and individual racism creates disparities and barriers that are neither fair nor equitable.

    We are committed to advancing racial equity as a foundational element of all aspects of our work and with all of our stakeholders. In addition to racism, we recognize that ALL other forms of bias must also be addressed in order to create a more just and equitable society.

    We remain steadfast in our commitment to comprehensive community partnerships to help close the racialized achievement gap in our schools and colleges.  We strive to create a truly equitable organization: one where students, families, and communities are welcomed and supported, where their faces, voices, and experiences are reflected and valued.

    We listen and respond with great care and intentionality to the students and families with whom we partner.  We consistently analyze our organizational commitment to equity and inclusion as expressed through our policies and practices, our workforce and board composition, and engagement of students and families as central guiders of our work. We are committed to collaborating with other organizations towards advancing equity for all.

    Middle School Success Advocate Responsibilities

    The Middle School Success Advocate is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the middle school programming for Greater Than at HB Lee/Reynolds Middle School in the Reynolds School District. This position will implement a service-delivery model to create smooth transitions from elementary school to middle school and middle school to high school for students, resulting in higher participation in Greater Than (GT) programming, high school graduation, and post-secondary success.

     


    Middle School Success Advocate Responsibilities

    Student Engagement and Achievement:

    In collaboration with Program & Partnerships Administrator (at Alder Elementary):

    Ø  Create and implement transition plan for the 5th to 6th grade transition

    §  Attend 5th grade college field trips

    §  Present in 5th grade classrooms during the end of the school year

    Ø  Build and cultivate strong partnerships with teachers, principals, school officials, and other key decision makers and stakeholders within HBL/RMS

    Ø  Create, organize, and implement developmentally age appropriate summer opportunities for rising 6th thru rising 9th grade students

    In collaboration with Post-Secondary Success Specialist (at Reynolds High School):

    Ø  Create and implement transition plan for the 8th to 9th grade transition

    Academic Intervention and Case Management

    Ø  Provide direct service mentoring, leadership programming, and academic intervention to GT students at HBL/RMS

    §  (Pilot) GT Connect program coordination, recruitment and direct service.

    Ø  Maintain direct contact with GT students in regards to high school transition, and continue ‘whole student’ case management approach

    Ø  Track GT students’ academic progress. 

    Family Engagement and Leadership

    Ø  Work collaboratively with Parent Leadership and District Liaison to build relationships with families across partner schools 6th-8th grades and across cultural groups.

    §  Organize, recruit, and implement 6th grade family night in the fall of each year

    Ø  Develop plans for Impact Team to communicate a transition plan for our families and students as they move through the GT continuum of programing.

    Data and Reporting- Tracking, Managing, Organizing

    Ø  Navigate Apricot database software for data entry

    Ø  Understand the importance of data integrity, managing files for merging, organizing, and helping others track specific data needed for reporting.

    Ø  Work with SDI to report and track measurable for grants.

    Education and Experience Required

    Ø  Undergraduate degree preferred; degree in education, school counseling, or related field

    or

    Ø  1-2 years of experience working with culturally diverse youth, 1st generation college students, and coordinating projects/partnerships/admin/ mentorship programs at Title I schools 

    Ø  Mentoring experience with resilient youth and historically underserved youth; Fingerprinting and driving check required.

    Preferred Qualifications/Characteristics

    • Ø  Multicultural Experience- Identifies as someone with a multicultural and/or bilingual life experience. Is able to adapt their own attitudes, behaviors, and values to the mainstream culture and combine/blend aspects of multiple cultures.
    • Ø  Working with resilient youth and historically underserved student groups- Understanding the challenges and barriers that our students face with navigating a system that historically was not created to serve them
    • Ø  Relationship Oriented- Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow, and sustain relationships rooted in trust.
    • Ø  Respectful- Is able to serve as a positive role model by modeling patience and reflective listening. Listening to understand
    • Ø  Responsible- Is able to own tasks when it comes to caseload, is able to create appropriate boundaries in order to hold students accountable to high standards. 
    • Ø  Collaborator- Is able to promote a spirit of teamwork, is respectful, builds trust with teammates, advocates, and supports effective teamwork.
    • Ø  Organized- Being able to track different student opportunities, application completion and completion dates, corresponding deadlines
    • Ø  Data: Tracking, management, organizing- Is able to look at and analyze data. Navigate database software, understands essentials of data integrity, managing files for merging, organizing, and helping others track specific data needed for reporting.

    Salary and Benefits

    Ø $35k-$43k; Compensation commensurate with experience

    Ø 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance

    Ø Employer paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance

    Ø Flexible Spending Benefit Plan and Employee Assistance Program

    Ø Generous paid time off: 15 days of accrued vacation, 12 days of sick,10 flex holidays and for the past several years, the CEO has gifted additional holidays. Extended weekend hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day

    Ø Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching program

    Ø 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of continuous employment

    Ø An organizational value of work/life balance with flexibility and remote work options

    Ø Monthly cell phone stipend

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Johanna Flores at: johannaf@togethergreater.org.  Applications will be reviewed and accepted through December 30, 2019.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


  • November 22, 2019 12:26 PM | Debbie Utberg (Administrator)

    Help Children and Families

     The Oregon Department of Education is looking for dedicated people who want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Oregon’s children and families

    The Early Learning Division has the following positions available:

    https://www.oregon.gov/ode/about-us/careers/Pages/CareerOpp.aspx


  • September 09, 2019 12:36 PM | Johanna Kim

    Communications Manager

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council seeks an experienced communications professional and gifted storyteller to expand the public’s awareness of RACC, and to promote the benefits of culture, creativity and the arts. This leadership-track position includes strategic planning work, content creation, media relations and supervisory responsibilities.  $55,000-$72,000 per year + benefits.  Apply at https://racc.org/joblisting-cm and for full job announcement.

    Deadline: 10/4/19.


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