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Sisters Cafe Operation Hours CHANGE beginning Tuesday, March 17th

March 2015 E-News by Shannon Cogan, Jesuit Volunteer

Beginning the week of March 17th, Sisters will be changing hours of operation for a two-month trial period of Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm. During the 10 week trial period, we will be closed on Mondays and open on Saturdays. Our community believes that there is a need for a hot, delicious meal from Sisters on Saturdays and that we will see more families with children in the cafe on Saturdays.

Since Sisters opened 35 years ago, we have prioritized making a safe place for women and children, but we are simply not seeing as many as we would like during the week. One theory we will be testing through the trial period is whether or not being open on Saturdays is a bridge to making our cafe a more welcoming environment for working families.

The community organized through our Food for Thought Forums, surveyed over 250 people, researched availability of hospitality meals on other days of the week, and brought a proposal to Sisters staff to change the cafe hours. We will be tracking any changes in the number of people coming in, as well as surveying our community to find out how people feel about it.

We are very excited about supporting and learning from this community-driven change!

We’re Hiring 3 Development Positions: Donor Relations, Communications, & Special Events Co-Managers

Position:  Development Co-Manager, Donor Relations
Classification:  Non-Exempt, 1.0 FTE
Operating team:  Development
Pay rate:  $16.20 per hour plus fully paid health, dental and disability insurance; generous vacation and sick leave; and sabbatical and civil disobedience leave.
** NOTE: Please submit your application by ** changed* Saturday,  April 18, 2015 at 5pm.

The Development Co-Manager, Donor Relations works with the collectively managed Development Team with shared tasks, support and accountability. This team is responsible for fundraising to support Sisters Of The Road’s programs. Sisters Of The Road is a 35-year-old nonprofit in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood. Sisters operates a non-profit Cafe where anyone can eat a hot meal purchased for very little cost or in exchange for labor, and organizes with our community in order to find real solutions to problems facing people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Responsibilities: The Development Co-Manager, Donor Relations is responsible for managing the donor database and gift acknowledgments; coordinating direct mail campaigns and in-house mailings; providing campaign reports and analysis; and providing hospitable customer services to donors. This position will also include providing shift breaks in the cafe.

Read full position description here.

Read more about this position and our organization at http://sistersoftheroad.org.


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Position:  Development Co-Manager, Communications
Classification:  Non-Exempt, 1.0 FTE
Operating Team:  Development
Pay Rate:  $16.20 per hour plus fully paid dental and health insurance, vacation, sick leave, sabbatical and civil disobedience leave.
**NOTE: Please submit your application by ** changed* Saturday,  April 18, 2015 at 5pm.

The Development Co-Manager, Communications works with the collectively managed Development Team with shared tasks, support and accountability. This team is responsible for fundraising to support Sisters Of The Road’s programs. Sisters Of The Road is a 35-year-old nonprofit in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood. Sisters operates a non-profit Cafe where anyone can eat a hot meal purchased for very little cost or in exchange for labor, and organizes with our community in order to find real solutions to problems facing people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Responsibilities: The Development Co-Manager, Communications is responsible for leading all Sisters’ communications, coordination of the Communications Team and is the primary media contact for the organization. This position is responsible for coordination of messaging across the organization including updating and creating brochures and other printed materials, writing and sending media advisories and press releases, website updates, social media presence, e-news publications and creating a quarterly newsletter and annual report.

Read full position description here.

Read more about this position and our organization at http://sistersoftheroad.org.

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Sisters Of The Road is Hiring for a Full-Time Development Co-Manager, Special Events
Position:  Development Co-Manager, Special Events
Classification:  Non-Exempt, 1.0 FTE
Operating team:  Development
Pay rate:  $16.20 per hour plus fully paid health, dental and disability insurance; generous vacation and sick leave; and sabbatical and civil disobedience leave.

** NOTE: Please submit your application by Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 5:00pm.

The Development Co-Manager, Special Events works with the collectively managed Development Team with shared tasks, support and accountability. This team is responsible for fundraising to support Sisters Of The Road’s programs. Sisters Of The Road is a 35-year-old nonprofit in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood. Sisters operates a non-profit Cafe where anyone can eat a hot meal purchased for very little cost or in exchange for labor, and organizes with our community in order to find real solutions to problems facing people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Read full position description here.

Read more about our organization at http://sistersoftheroad.org

Responsibilities: The Development Co-Manager, Special Events is responsible for strategically planning events that: increase community support for Sisters and its programs, develop and nurture major donor and sponsor relationships, raise funds, support the mission of the organization, and are consistent with Sisters’ philosophies of nonviolence and gentle personalism, anti-oppressions, our community organizing model, and our systemic change approach.  This position will also include providing shift breaks in the cafe.

 

We’re Hiring - Full-Time Cafe Co-Manager Position - Apply by 4/14

Position Name:  Cafe Co-Manager
Classification:  Non-exempt; 1.0 FTE - 40 hours a week
Pay rate:  $16.20 per hour plus fully paid dental and health insurance, vacation, sick leave, sabbatical and civil disobedience leave.
Operating Team:  Café Operating Team
Position Description:  All employees of Sisters are responsible for modeling our philosophy of nonviolence, gentle personalism, systemic change and community organizing and learning and practicing being a good ally against oppressions. This team runs the daily operations of Sisters’ Cafe, providing great food and hospitality and providing a safer place for all people, especially women and children.

View job description on next pages for more detail on job responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications:

1. Awareness of one’s own personal unearned privilege and an interest to continue learn about this;
2. Learning and practicing and acting as an ally against oppressions with a commitment to a community organizing model and a systemic change approach.
3. Maintain a safe environment in and outside of the Cafe for all people especially women and children.
4. Ensure correct procedure in safe food handling, service delivery, and health and safety codes.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Cafe Co-Manager position, please e-mail, mail OR hand deliver:
1. Your resume AND
2. Your written responses to all of the following questions:

• What is your experience with racism, classism, sexism, and other oppressions?
• What do you think is/are the root cause/s of homelessness or poverty?
• What part of Sisters philosophies do you relate to the most?
• What is your past experience/understanding of collectivity, and what do you see yourself bringing to Sisters as a co-manager?

All applications must arrive to Sisters no later than 3pm Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.

How to get your application to us:

Email applications to:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR US Mail Address:  attn: Catherine Boone, Sisters Of The Road, 133 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209
OR Drop by applications to: 133 NW Sixth Avenue, attn: Shannon Cogan or Cat Boone

No phone calls please. Thank you for applying!

Recurring: Volunteer Training

Donald's plate is full of awesomeVolunteering at Sisters can be wonderfully rewarding. Space is limited so pre-registration and an application form are required.  To learn more contact our Volunteer Coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 503-222-5694 ext. 143.