Join Us for our Fall “Pop Up” Event for Beer, Pizza and Fun!

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Lagunitas Brewing Company has done a wonderful thing by opening up a Community Room for local Non-Profits to use so Elders in Action is going to have a get- together!

Join Elders in Action’s staff, volunteers, friends, and partners for a Fall Pop-Up event with Brews, Pizza, Raffle Prizes and special Guest Speakers.

Learn about Elders in Action’s wonderful programs and meet our extraordinary volunteers who help us fulfill our mission of assuring a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults.

Drop in any time between 5:30-8:30 but last call and raffle prizes will be around 8pm. Beer and wine are offered with $5 donation which include raffle ticket and pizza.

Lagunitas Community Room is at 287 NE Broadway Suite 300, Portland OR 97232.. Public Transit: On streetcar Loop A, Bus #4-Division/Fessenden to St Johns, Bus 17-Holgate/Broadway to NE Saratoga & 27th , Close to MAX Red, Blue & Green.

RSVP on Face Book by clicking here or call Elders in Action at 503-235-5474.
Elders in Action is supporting the Yes on Affordable Homes campaign.

 

 

Elder Abuse Program Evaluator Position

Elder Abuse Program Evaluator Position

Status: Part Time, Short Term (25 hours week)

Supervisor: Deputy Director
Elders in Action is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to assess and make recommendations on our current and future processes for addressing issues of older adult victims of crime. This will include working with EIA staff, partner organizations and crime prevention personnel to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of current and potential strategies for intake, facilitation and resolution of issues facing older adult victims of crime and abuse. This position is grant funded and will end in December 2017. Some travel to out of state trainings may be necessary.
As Elders in Action approaches its 20th Anniversary, we are embarking on an organizational review of our vision, mission and goals to ensure that Elders in Action maintains its relevance to a growing and increasingly diverse older adult population in the Portland metro area. The ideal candidate will participate in this effort to ensure Elders in Action is inclusive and representative of the diversity of our elder community.
Scope of Position:
Program Evaluation

 Review our current procedures for intake of older adult victims of crime, including domestic abuse, fraud and scams and caretaker abuse
 Compare and contrast Elders in Action’s in-house response procedures with those used by partner organizations such as Adult Protective Services, Multnomah County District Senior Centers and non-profits organizations working victims of crime
 Develop proposed recommendations for integrating new intake and assistance procedures for victims of crime
 Develop proposed recommendations for tracking procedures and technological changes in databases that will increase data gathering and reporting
Partner Interaction
 Conduct interviews and attend workshops with partner organizations such as local domestic violence service providers and members of Inter-Agency Committee for Abuse Prevention (ICAP) to identify techniques and procedures employed by others to assist victims of crime.
 Facilitate a group discussion with professionals in the field to identify gaps in the existing elder abuse system with a view to identifying how volunteers may fill those gaps
 Solicit the participation of staff from partners agencies in presenting at trainings
Training
 Develop training protocols based largely on existing materials gathered from partner organizations
 Prepare and implement training for volunteers and staff as appropriate
 Create prevention education curriculum and train volunteers as community educators
 Recruit and train volunteers to assist with implementation of proposed procedures and activities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 Comfort working independently and within teams – employee should be a solution oriented self-starter
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – employee will be constantly interacting with staff, partners and volunteers
 Good research and program evaluation skills
 Some experience with service provision for victims of crime
 Experience recruiting and training of volunteers
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people in diverse situations and of varied backgrounds
 Knowledge of the current trends, issues and challenges facing the 60 plus age group
 Experience with Microsoft Office and facility with volunteer databases
 Valid Oregon Driver’s License required for travel in the Metro area.
To Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should submit the following items listed below (PDF format preferred) to info@eldersinaction.org with the subject line “Elder Abuse Program Evaluator.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016.
 Resume
 Cover Letter
 Contact info for three professional references
Elders in Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from various ages, bilingual and bicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: $20./hr, 25 hours/wk.

Development Manager Position Opening

Status:           Part Time (24 hours week) Exempt
Supervisor: Executive Director

Elders in Action is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to manage the Elders in Action development program. This includes developing corporate partnerships, coordinating direct mail campaigns, coordinating fundraising events and appeals, and researching potential grant and other income opportunities. This position will work closely with the Executive Director in expanding and executing the agency’s annual development plan.

As Elders in Action approaches its 20th Anniversary, we are embarking on an organizational review of our vision, mission and goals to ensure that Elders in Action maintains its relevance to a growing and increasingly diverse older adult population in the Portland metro area. The ideal candidate will participate in this effort to ensure Elders in Action is inclusive and representative of the diversity of our elder community.

Scope of Position:

Fundraising activities:

  • Coordinate annual gala in partnership with Elders in Action staff and volunteers
  • Research and coordinate approaches to foundations, government agencies and other potential grant makers to the organization
  • Coordinate donor and prospect research; develop cultivation strategies for executive staff and Board members; develop and maintain stewardship program
  • Identify, develop and nurture relationships with major donors, identifying new potential donors

Management

  • Monitor and report on financial progress
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for fundraising projects
  • Support implementation and evaluation of annual development plan
  • Conduct database queries and prepare reports
  • Collaboratively review, refine and develop donor benefits and recognition programs
  • Collaborate with staff to develop messaging, collateral material and events that support donor relations initiatives

Marketing and PR tasks:

  • Communicating with the public: online, via the media, through direct mail etc.
  • Liaising with copywriter, printer etc to produce fundraising promotional material

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfort working independently and within teams –in this position employee should be a solution oriented self-starter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills –in this position employee will be constantly interacting with people, persuading them of the value of our organization, writing proposals and inspiring people to commit to Elders in Action’s mission
  • A strong strategic thinker able to coordinate multiple projects, with attention to detail and the ability to balance competing priorities with grace and good humor
  • Research skills and attention to detail in sourcing information and statistics and researching trends
  • Creativity –idea generation
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people in diverse situations and of varied backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the current trends, issues and challenges facing baby boomers and the 65 plus age group
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and social media sites
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License required for travel in the Metro area.

To Apply
Qualified and interested candidates should submit the following items listed below (PDF format preferred) to info@eldersinaction.org with the subject line “Development Manager.”

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three professional references

Elders in Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from various ages, bilingual and bicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $26,732

Re-enroll Your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card To Help Elders in Action

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Here’s how to re-enroll:

  • Relink your card to our Community Rewards program through an email sent to all customers on June 8 OR by logging on to your account at  www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
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