Find Your Adventure Sweepstakes

TOR_FOUNDATION_LOGO for JRP websiteWhere do you find your adventure? Share yours with the Tournament of Roses (www.tournamentofroses.com) for a chance to win a trip to America’s New Year Celebration® in Pasadena, California!

1) Follow Rose Parade on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
2) Tell us where you find adventure with hashtags:
#RoseParade #FindYourAdventure
3) Visit http://www.tournamentofroses.com/findyouradventure to find your entry and others! (Non-social media entries also accepted at the website.)

More information about the 2016 Find Your Adventure social media sweepstakes can be found at http://www.tournamentofroses.com/findyouradventure.

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Many Thanks to Ellen’s Silkscreening

Many thaVolunteer Tshirtnks to Ellen’s Silkscreening (www.ellenssilkscreening.com) for our lovely t-shirts! We gave out t-shirts to our volunteers at our 5th anniversary event in May; they were such a hit at the event that I had to order more shirts in June. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the order, but Ellen herself and store manager Howard have gone above and beyond expectations to fix the problem. Thank you to Ellen and Howard for providing such great customer service and such lovely, quality shirts! If you’re a JRP volunteer who has not received a t-shirt, please drop by the new JRP office (75 S. Grand Ave.) to pick one up!

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Office Supplies for Nonprofits

A busineDisplay Boothss in Claremont has some office items to donate:

The item in particular is a 10′ exhibit booth (photo attached). It’s made by Nimlock and comes in three wheeled shipping containers that are each ~4x2x1. It takes about 15 minutes to set up and has a fabric that sticks to velcro “hooks”.

In addition they have two IP-based phone systems from 3Com (1 x NBX100 — eight line and 1 x NBX V3000 — four line) with 5-6 phones each, assorted networking equipment, a color laser printer (Lexmark X500n), a small deskside refrigerator, a laser fax machine, some desks and chairs, plus assorted other odds and ends.

They would be happy to make an in-kind contribution if anyone is interested. Feel free to respond to Bill at wwork@therapeias.com or
cell at 951-203-6497.

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Leadership Pasadena is Accepting Applications

Women at WorkLeadership Pasadena (www.leadershippasadena.org) is an eight-month series of workshops, retreats, and group projects designed to:

  • Enhance awareness of how Pasadena is governed, its key decision-making entities, and the way they work.
  • Enroll participants in a growing network of alumnae and supporters to achieve and sustain common objectives.
  • Enhance skills, confidence, and know-how in tackling community challenges or attaining issue-based objectives.
  • Provide participants tools to become a better-informed member of one’s own organization, linking it with greater knowledge and results with the community.

Hundreds of communities across the United States have created leadership development organizations that are recognized for their ability to foster relationships and create opportunities for people to work together toward common goals. Leadership Pasadena serves that purpose for the greater Pasadena area.

What is expected during the program? Candidates must be willing to think and act in innovative ways in order to grow in personal, professional and community effectiveness. Leadership Pasadena uses experiential, academic, and practical methods to take an open look at:

  • Where we are as leaders and how we can be more effective.
  • Barriers that prevent more effective working relationships.
  • The governance and leadership of our city and community.
  • New and innovative strategies to address problems and create solutions.
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Program Manager Position Open at Pasadena Village

Pasadena VillageThe Pasadena Village is a non-profit membership organization supporting older adults who wish to age in place. Founded by local residents in 2012, the Pasadena Village is part of a national movement of similar community-based organizations (www.vtvnetwork.org). Social, educational, and cultural programming is largely developed by members. Supportive services such as transportation, friendly visits, and minor home maintenance are provided by volunteers, many of whom are themselves members of the Village. This model of mutual support seeks to harness the collective power of individuals to create a caring community of active, engaged, interdependent people over 55. A small staff provides administrative support and assists with program development and implementation.
The organization currently seeks a Program Manager to support the work of the Executive Director and the development of the organization. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Must be available for occasional evening and weekend events.
Responsibilities
• Respond to members’ requests for assistance: arrange services, make referrals, and follow up to ensure requests were fulfilled.
• Provide administrative support at committee meetings as assigned.
• Schedule and oversee programs. Assist with program development and logistics. Track registration and attendance.
• Manage communications regarding programs, special events, and organization announcements. Draft and send press releases when appropriate. Maintain the event calendar.
• Recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Assist with background checks. Work with the volunteer committee to plan annual recognition event and other volunteer activities.
• Maintain the organization website and database
• Produce reports for committees, grant applications, and internal records
• Maintain member, volunteer, donor, and vendor records
• Maintain a social media presence on Facebook & Twitter. Take photos at events.
• Assist Executive Director with fundraising and membership development
• Support the Social Work intern.
Qualifications
• Excellent customer service skills. Ability to display diplomacy, patience, tact, and optimism when interacting with members, volunteers, board members, community organizations, and the general public.
• Ability to handle multiple, ongoing responsibilities independently without drama
• Strong computer skills, including the ability to learn and master a non-mainstream content management system/database. Proficiency with MS Office Programs – ability to create flyers, create mail merges, and work with spreadsheets.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Ability to work with people of different ages and backgrounds
• Knowledge of aging issues; familiarity with local resources
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency with social media platforms (Twitter & Facebook)
• Volunteer management & grant-writing experience preferred, but not required
• Experience working with older adults preferred, but not required
Salary & Benefits
• $30,000 to $40,000, DOE
• Health Insurance Stipend

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Rachel@pasadenavillage.org Rachel Reed
The Pasadena Village
236 W. Mountain Street, #104
Pasadena, CA 91103

Applications accepted through August 30, 2015

For more information about the Pasadena Village, visit http://www.pasadenavillage.org

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Program Director Position Open at Claremont Lincoln Univeristy

CLU Logofor the Masters in Social Impact program. See the full listing in the Chronicle for Higher Education at https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000888542-01.

Scholarships are also available for new students starting in Oct. The M.A. in Social Impact teaches the capacities needed for mindful leaders—particularly, though not exclusively in the social and civil sectors—to envision, implement, and adapt efforts that generate positive and sustainable impact within and/or beyond their organizations and communities. It is intended for those emerging leaders with entrepreneurial spirits seeking the skills and perspectives to be intrapreneurs in their organizations, change-agents in their communities, or catalysts for new social endeavors.

If this description fits you, then now is the time to start your application…Claremont CLULincoln University is busy planning for a new term that will begin October 12, 2015. The Master of Arts in Social Impact is a way to obtain your MA in 15 months. With 5 10-week terms in an online format, this program moves along quickly and allows for maximum flexibility in managing your learning around your schedule.

Deadline for application is October 5, the Monday before classes start. Applications are at: http://www.claremontlincoln.org/admission/. For information, please contact our Admissions Director Natalie Dymchenko atndymchenko@claremontlincoln.org

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Operations Manager/Bookkeeper Position Open

Friends In DeedJOB TITLE: Operations Manager/Bookkeeper
LOCATION: Pasadena, CA
REPORTS TO: Executive Director, FID
DATE: May 2015
HOURS: 35 – 40 per week
RATE: $38,000 – $42,000

Friends In Deed (FID-www.friendsindeedpas.org)  is an interfaith collaborative dedicated to meeting the many needs of the most vulnerable residents of greater Pasadena, including homeless and at risk individuals, women and children. Friends In Deed meets the needs of their clients by leveraging dedicated staff and many volunteers. Their programs include a community food pantry that serves nearly 400 households each month, a bad weather shelter that provides safety, food and shelter to those in need, a women’s room where at risk women can receive health services and do laundry, and prevention services and support for the homeless.

Summary
This role is responsible for managing the business and finance operations of FID, including individual, church, foundation and grant funds. This position reports to the Executive Director, FID.

Responsibilities
• Manages all accounting and payroll functions for the facility, including but not limited to preparation of checks, invoicing vendors, deposits, and payroll transactions
• Prepares financial schedules and reports as needed
• Generates 1099’s for clients and other government forms
• Assists with audits and manages account reconciliation and grant invoicing
• Generates (or produces or creates) government and foundation budgets for proposal and reporting
• Develop and maintain the investment policy, insurance and liability policies and annual audit in coordination with the Board Treasurer
• Primary liaison with suppliers, vendors and banks
• Maintains donor database, enters all donations and manages timely acknowledgements and reporting as needed
• Oversees donor mailings, updates email and mailing lists, and prepares tax notices for all donations
• Oversees office supplies and maintenance of all other office equipment, including back up of all data and donor information
• Manages purchasing process and vendor relationships
• Assists with Human Resources issues for staff and maintains employee recordkeeping
• Maintains inventory on all facility equipment, facilitates staff training and review on financial systems
• Provides overall support to the Executive Director, including general administrative tasks, communicating with staff, partnering organizations and community organizations
• Maintain the confidential nature of all clients and company proprietary and privileged information used or observed in the course of performing job duties
• Perform other related duties as needed
Requirements
• High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant experience
• 3-5 years of office management, bookkeeping, accounting or relevant experience within a non-profit organization
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and team-building skills
• MS Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint preferred; knowledge of QuickBooks required
• Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and independent judgment.
• Experience operating in an environment that stresses individual accountability balanced with team-based performance.

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