FindHello: Immigrant Help

HELLO, welcome to the USA. This app will help you FIND all that you need.


FindHello helps refugees, immigrants and asylees settle in the United States. Search maps and links that list reliable services and information just for you. Find a job, lawyer, healthcare, ESL classes to learn English and more.


FindHello is partnered with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to help refugees, immigrants, and those seeking asylum in the USA. FindHello connects you with everything you and your family need to feel comfortable and safe in the US. 


Immigrant from Mexico or refugee from Syria? FindHello will support you as you make your new life in the United States of America no matter where you come from or why you are here.


FindHello features:


Find immigrant and refugee resources with a zoomable map based on your location:

• Community centers and organizations

• Find a job and career

• Healthcare

• Rights and laws

• Education and ESL classes

• Find a home and food resources

• Resettlement & asylum agencies

• Citizenship & immigration services

• Children & youth services

• Emergency services and help


Free and easy to use:

• No login or registration required

• Access the list of resources offline, whenever you need it


Multilingual access – FindHello is available in the following languages:

• English

• Arabic

• Spanish


FindHello was created by USAHello, a non-profit that believes you make the USA a better place. We want to help you find everything you need to build a successful life here. Download FindHello today!

Unite Oregon is Hiring: Lead Organizer

Position Description

Unite Oregon is seeking an experienced, culturally responsive Lead Organizer based out of the Multnomah County office to lead organizing and engagement of our Multnomah County and Washington County and chapters and Leadership Development programs. This position will report to the Field Director and Executive Director.

Position Responsibilities

Field Organizing and Community Engagement

• Manage Multnomah and Washington County field programs and support regional organizer to implement field plans
• Coordinate and manage new canvassing program in East Portland
• Recruit new Multnomah County Leadership Council members as needed, maintaining a balanced diversity of members
• Assist in fundraising and recruiting members to lead our work

Program Development, Execution, and Oversight 

• Work with team to develop organizing plans in order to best integrate organizing efforts with leadership development curriculum and involve Unite Oregon leaders
• Develop and implement local issue campaigns that support statewide campaigns

Leadership Development Programs

• Work in a team setting to lead and implement Unite Oregon’s immigrant and refugee leadership development programs in Multnomah County and Washington County
• Recruit participants and arrange the admissions process
• Plan and implement curriculum and coordinate outside facilitators
• Work with graduates and participants to assure they are involved in current campaigns
• Broker relationships with our leadership development partners/funders
• Assist in reporting outcomes to funders

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

• 3-5 years experience in community organizing, facilitation, curriculum development, and issue advocacy
• A working knowledge of community and coalition organizing, grassroots leadership development, issue and political campaigns, and traditional and new communications strategies
• Knowledge of and cultural competency with immigrant and refugee, low-income, people of color, rural and LGBTQ communities
• Experience with databases or willingness to learn
• Understanding of the structural nature of power and inequity and a well-developed and articulate racial analysis.
• Strong communication skills
• Bilingual and bicultural: especially (but not limited to) Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and/or Somali preferred but not required
• Ability to travel to meetings and events across the state
• Availability to work during evenings and weekends as needed

How to Apply

Submit digital package (PDF preferred) to sushma@uniteoregon.org

Please include:

• Cover letter (2 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.
• A resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments

For source and more information click here

RVO Volunteer Orientation Training

Orientation to Portland’s Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Opportunities

Portland has over 25 non-profits who work with refugees. There are a myriad of volunteer opportunites. This workshop outlines these to help volunteers find opportunities that are best suited to their skills and time constraints. Working with someone who does not speak your language can be intimidating, so this workshop provides training on how to do this. Training on working with people from different cultures is also provided.

Orientations are every first Saturday from 9am-12pm. They are held in the first floor conference room at 1220 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Our first orientation will be on Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 9am-12pm

Click here to sign up

Volunteers Needed for Beaverton Night Market

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of the markets. If you're interested in helping us pull off this amazing community event, please sign up to let us know when and where you can help out. All volunteers are rewarded with a special market event staff t-shirt, snacks and our eternal gratitude!


The 5th Annual Beaverton Night Markets will happen on Saturdays, July 20 & August 17 in the Round. www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket

Bilingual Volunteers Needed!

Asian Health & Service Center is looking for bilingual volunteers to help with our 18th Annual Asian Community Health Fair, to be held on:

Saturday: August 17th, 2019 – GENERAL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday: September 7th, 2019 – VISION SCREENING ONLY

from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at our Southeast Portland location, 9035 SE Foster RD., Portland, OR 97266

Please fill out the online application via www.tinyurl.com/AHSCHealthFair2019

If you have any question, please email at healthfair@ahscpdx.org

Thanks for your support and commitment to the community!

CCC: Hiring Advocacy Director

Title:                ADVOCACY DIRECTOR
Status:             Full-time, exempt
Reports to:      Executive Director
Location:         Portland, Oregon

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) seeks a new member of its team to lead our advocacy strategy. The Advocacy Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic advocacy program including legislative strategy, coordination with political allies, liaison with formal and informal coalitions, and organizational involvement in ballot measure campaigns. The Advocacy Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with policy staff.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The mission of the CCC is to address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities; and to organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity. Formed in 2001, the CCC is an alliance of culturally-specific community based organizations with representation from six communities of color: African, African American, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Slavic. For more information, please visit www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Supports the organization and its members to strengthen their effectiveness in racial justice advocacy 

  • Facilitates the development of legislative, executive branch and local government policy priorities for the organization 

  • Develops and implements tactical steps to achieve the organization’s policy priorities through advocacy with state and local elected and appointed decision-makers 

  • Leads the organization’s endorsement process, including assistance in coordinating with campaign personnel and legislative leadership 

  • Collaborates with coalition staff, leaders and allies in the development and implementation of campaigns plans 

  • Monitors legislative and advocacy efforts in Oregon and among peer organizations in other states 

  • Develops and implements strategic communications and messaging in support of the organization’s advocacy strategy 

  • Sends out timely advocacy updates and action alerts to members, partners and community at large 

  • Develops and nurtures relationships with ally organizations and represents the organization at coalition tables 

  • Identifies and completes policy research and develops policy initiatives in support of the organization’s mission and legislative agenda 

  • Researches promising practices for lobbying, legislative advocacy, rulemaking analysis and advocacy, racial justice policy awareness and analysis, and related public policy research 

  • Lobbying activities in alignment with organizational mission and program goals, including creating and maintaining relationships with key elected leaders 

  • Collaborates with Bridges – the CCC’s leadership development initiative – to support placements of leaders of color in advocacy efforts and campaigns 

  • Assists the Executive Director and staff in securing funds for the organization’s work through grant identification and writing, direct solicitation, social media and events 

  • Supervise policy staff     

  • Willingness to work extended hours in Salem during legislative sessions 

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all state and local laws related to advocacy and/or lobbying 

  • Other duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience preferred

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field required, including lobbying, campaigns, public policy development and community organizing, or similar experience

  • Commitment to racial justice, and dedication to and experience working with organizations of color

  • Supervisory experience preferred, but not required

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Project management experience

  • Understanding of public policy

  • Understanding of and navigation of the Oregon legislative process

  • Understanding of political strategy and political landscape on local and state levels

  • Demonstrated experience with issue campaigns

  • Ability to create work plans to support legislative and policy goals in ways that build the organization’s effectiveness and influence over time

  • Understanding of grassroots organizing and how to increase political influence with strategic mobilization of issue supporters

  • Ability to use tools such as online policy resources, online statistical research, policy research and analysis, techniques of online advocacy, polling and research, and others

  • Ability to self-motivate, self-direct, and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Successful grant writing experience

  • Superb writer skilled at making complicated ideas accessible to the general public through policy one-pagers, briefs, and reports

COMPENSATION

Starting salary is between $60,000 - $75,000, DOE. Paid time off is based on tenure with the organization and includes accrual of sick and vacation hours. We also provide medical and dental insurance, a Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, and a monthly transportation stipend. Employees may enroll in a 401k retirement plan after one year of employment.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Travel is required for this position including frequent travel to and from Salem during legislative session. Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license, automobile and provide proof of insurance. Mileage and travel expenses are reimbursed per CCC policy.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to HR@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org, with the header ADVOCACY DIRECTOR POSITION 2019 – YOUR NAME. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis through July 1, 2019.

 You will be contacted if you are to be interviewed for this position.

ICS: Hiring Operations Manager

ICS seeks an experienced Operations Manager to lead its finance and business functions. As part of a team of 18, you will be working behind the scenes to ensure ICS is able to advance its important mission through adequate financial management systems and controls, effective financial planning and analysis, HR management, and operating policies and procedures. Info on how to apply on our website!

Click here to apply

Volunteer for World Cup Soccer

Som Subedi, Parks for New Portlanders, writes:

As a person who works for refugees and immigrants, I hear (most of the time) from generous and compassionate Portlanders that they want to help integrate new Portlanders into the welcoming community.

Today, I am writing to respond your interest by asking you to volunteer at the upcoming Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament on Fri-Sat, June 28-29 at Lents, Bloomington and Ed Benedict Parks.

To sign up, please visit:- 
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/40db51014ed34578ba1bd27b66175650 #WhereRTheWorldCupParticipants

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