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Spokane Job Fair is May 21st

ZAGS: Seeking a career in the Spokane area?

From entry level to professional, manufacturing to healthcare, transportation to finance, employers from Spokane’s many industries will be available to tell you what it takes to compete for their open positions. Come and connect with your future employer.

Polish up your résumé and get dressed for success. Spokane and North Idaho employers are ready to meet YOU!

SpokaneJobFair

Thursday, May 21st • 10am to 2pm Spokane Convention Center

Free admission for job seekers

Learn how to earn free parking by visiting: www.workspokane.org

DCI Engineers seeks entry-level Office Manager in Spokane

DCI Engineers contacted the GU Career Center. They are looking to hire an office manager, a position that would be ideally suited for a new Gonzaga graduate.  Below are the qualifications, but most important are personality, enthusiasm, and willingness to run and organize a busy office. 

DCI Engineers, a local fast-paced engineering company with an office in downtown Spokane, is currently seeking an  entry level Office Manager.   Successful applicants must be personable, outgoing, organized and able to perform front desk duties, office duties, general human resources and assist with marketing and accounting as needed.  Some of the tasks will include:

  • Answer and screen calls
  • Answer inquires about the company and projects
  • Meet and greet clients and visitors
  • Perform general administrative and clerical dues such as filing, photocopying
  • Maintain and run a well-organized office area
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Coordinate office events & assist with client  events
  • Coordinate New Hires set-up
  • Maintain client database

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Highly organized,  efficient and a self-starter
  • Detail oriented Strong computer knowledge
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • This is full time position, salary DOE

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: resumes@dci-engineers.com

DCI

 

 

 

Zags Volunteering Opportunity!

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What is a Walking School Bus?

A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking safely with trained and screened adult volunteers along a set route to school on a daily basis. If a child lives a short distance from a Walking School Bus route, he or she can walk to join the route at dedicated stops near their homes. Children living further from the school can join the Walking School Bus by being taken to a “Stop and Walk” location at the beginning of the route where volunteers will be present.

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Who can join the Walking School Bus?

ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!
Just sign up at your child’s school when they offer registration for the Walking School Bus program. Parents and caretakers of children enrolled in the WSB are welcome to walk with the bus whenever they are available.

VOLUNTEERS
The Walking School Bus will be accompanied by at least two trained, adult volunteers at all times. These volunteers can be parents, grandparents or community members who have passed a background check and are official school district volunteers. To learn more and request volunteer forms, call Annie at 509.324.1452 or email aszotkowski@srhd.org.

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Executive Director opening for First Night Spokane

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Executive Director | First Night Spokane

About the Organization:

First Night Spokane is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and part of the “National Association of Community based New Year’s Eve Arts Festivals”.  As one of nearly 100 First Night celebrations around the world, we are a multi-cultural, artistically unique, alcohol free, family friendly and affordable public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art and festivity. First Night’s mission is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation of the visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse and high quality New Year’s Eve program which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is inexpensive and accessible to all. For more information visit our site at: www.https://firstnightspokane.org/

About the Position:

We’re looking for a dynamic and talented leader to who will manage, all aspects of the First Night Spokane New Year’s Eve annual event, as well as the monthly First Friday events, and the curation of visual arts for the Kress Gallery. The Executive Director will have the oversight and management of the fiscal responsibility and operational integrity for these events, as well as other duties specifically assigned by the Board of Directors. This position requires demonstrated success in fundraising, board support and leadership. Successful candidates must bring a strong knowledge of fundraising, ability to lead/develop teams and proven experience managing the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization.

Program Oversight & Operations Include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee all aspects of First Night Spokane’s program planning, implementation, evaluation and overall event quality.
  • Create, develop and present fundraising and sponsorship proposals (both cash and in-kind).
  • Research, develop, write and present grant writing opportunities.
  • Establish annual financial goals, operating budget, and the annual event timeline for the approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Plan and direct all aspects of First Night Spokane’s public relations policies, objectives, and ensure that all external communications result in positive public relations.
  • Coordinate and manage all venue selection and contracting of facilities.
  • Coordinate, contract, and supervise all visual and performing artist selections.
  • Selection and coordination for visual and performing artists for First Friday events and for Kress Gallery.
  • Create Strategic partnerships with Musicians Union, Spokane Arts Commission, and other organizations as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or other related field; or five-seven years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Successful event planning experience.
  • Proven record of sales, fundraising and strategic planning.
  • Experience creating and maintaining high-level relationships within the community.
  • Strong knowledge of marketing, media relations and social media.
  • Self-starter and creative thinker with experience producing results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with a non-profit preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive Non-Profit Salary
  • Vacation, sick and holiday pay

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter AND resume to elizabeth@riverparksquare.com OR you may mail your cover letter and resume to First Night Spokane, Attn: Board of Directors, PO Box 977, Spokane, WA 99210. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

 

Driver’s Seat Career Exploration Fair on March 17th

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An Academic Discovery & Career Exploration Fair

  • Speak with fellow students, faculty and alumni about majors, minors, internships and study abroad opportunities
  • Learn about different career possibilities within your major and minor
  • Seek advice on finding a job or internship

Free Pizza for the first 200 students!!

** Chance to win an IPAD!!**

Tuesday, March 17th

Located in Cataldo

12-4pm

Step Up Event on February 24th

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Professional Networking Event

  • Practice networking with Gonzaga Alumni and employers
  • 35+ employers attending to meet YOU prior to the Career Fair!
  • Q & A panel featuring notable alumni
  • Hear advice on finding a job or internship
  • Practice your elevator pitch to prepare yourself for Partnership Career Fair on the 25th

February 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Jundt Art Museum | Gonzaga University

FREE FOOD

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Spokesman-Review PT position in Classified Advertising Dept

The Spokesman-Review is seeking a ZAG for a part-time position in their Classified Advertising Department

DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST: (Temporary, Part-Time)
You are an accurate and fast typist who has experience with computers. You are a person who is detailed oriented and has good problem solving skills. You understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service. If this description fits you, and you would like a part-time job working for a company that is a leader in the media industry, then we invite you to submit your application for the position of part-time Data Entry Specialist. (About 19 hours per week)

What we want you to do…
•Work primarily Tuesday- Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm on (hours may be flexible)
•Assisting with the input of auto liner ads, obituary notices, and general classified ads for print & online ads into our ad system
•Work closely in a team environment and have ability to communicate well.
•This is a temporary position lasting through September 30, 2015

Who you are…
•You can accurately type 45-55 WPM (will be tested upon application)
•You have excellent spelling skills (will be tested upon application)
•You are a good communicator & have great interpersonal skills
•You understand what it means to provide professional and good customer service

Who The Spokesman-Review is…
•We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest.
•With over 130 years of commitment to community and four generations of family leadership, The Spokesman-Review continues its tradition of customer service and strong business ethics.
•Over the years, our employees have a proven record of solid accomplishment. Together they have created a communications institution, respected and admired in Spokane, the Pacific Northwest and around the country
•People have been and will continue to be what this company is all about. No matter where we work, or what we do, or where we come from, we depend upon each other. That is the way it should be.

Drug & background check required on those selected for hire. We work in a supportive team environment and offering $11.40 per hour, and a matching 401(k) after 90 days of employment!

Please apply in person between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at The Spokesman-Review building at 999 West Riverside Ave. or email your cover letter & resume to elizabethb@cowlescompany.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

PAID Internship in Spokane: Marketing & Community Engagement

Marketing and Community Engagement Intern

Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF)

Inland Northwest Community Foundation is seeking applicants for the INWCF – Washington Trust Bank Fellow position. This one-semester paid fellowship will focus on strategies to assess and communicate the impact of INWCF’s grant making initiatives in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The ideal student-fellow will be:

  • excitedabout sharing stories of how philanthropy can lead to community improvement
  • willing to engage in comprehensive research about regional community needs
  • a highachiever
  • academicallystrong,creativeandindependent
  • committed to collaboration
  • able toeffectivelybalance  multipleprojects

Duties where the student-fellow may assist:

  • plan and execute a social media strategy that communicates INWCF’s mission via Facebook
  • plan and execute press outreach and assist with media monitoring
  • design and execute plan for understanding and sharing grant making results
  • participate in activities to identify community needs and donor interests
  • plan and execute outreach to community organizations
  • create/update pages for the INWCF website
  • coordinate and participate in other collaborative staff projects

Eligibility and Skill Requirements

  • junior-levelstandingorabove
  • minimum 3.4 GPA
  • demonstrated engagement/leadershipinstudentcampusactivities (service, leadership roles, clubs, residence  hall leadership, athletics, GSBA)
  • excellentwritten and verbal communication skills
  • excellent internet research skills
  • organized, self-motivated and able to work independently on projects
  • Comfort with content creation technology—intern will use social media, post content on INWCF’s website, and may have occasional opportunities for photographing, video shooting.
  • an interest in understanding and advancing the work of INWCF as a partner with communities throughout its service region
  • marketing and/or PR experience is beneficial, but not required for this internship

The student-fellow will gain experience with:

  • Making recommendations(writtenandverbal) baseduponresearchthatcouldpositivelyinfluenceINWCFprograms
  • Collaborativeengagement through interactionwithINWCF departmentheads (andpotentiallyFoundationBoard/Committees)
  • Appliedresearchthatrequirescriticalthinking,strategicplanningandthe establishmentof  measuredoutcomes
  • Working inanentrepreneurial and professional environment

Hours and Compensation:

Work hours are flexible and will range from 1- to 15 hours per week. Compensation is $12/hour..

TO APPLY

Applications are due at the INWCF office by Friday, October 3rd. Please provide a resume with cover letter by email to:

Molly Sanchez, Director of Community Engagement

Inland Northwest Community Foundation

421 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 606

Spokane, WA 99201-0405

msanchez@inwcf.org

No phone calls, please.

For more information about INWCF, please visit www.inwcf.org.

AMAZON Paid Internship in Spokane

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Location: Spokane, WA

Title: Customer Experience Intern

ZagTrax.net job posting #14242

Are you a student looking for opportunities to grow professionally while in school? Amazon wants you! We are pleased to announce the Amazon Customer Experience Internship for current college students! As an Amazon Customer Experience Intern you can work while going to school! This opportunity will allow you to think outside the box, solve problems, answer questions, and resolve our customer’s issues via phone and chat. The best part is, the work is on your time and your schedule while you are at school. This is a 6-8 week program in which you will work 10-30 hours per week, on a schedule that you will build, assisting our customers.  Apply today to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of Amazon. www.amazon.com/customerexperienceintern

– For students completing their undergrad junior year, at the successful completion of the Amazon Customer Experience Internship, you will receive direct consideration for an Amazon Corporate Summer Internship. Or direct consideration for an interview loop for a permanent position (for graduating seniors).
– Master’s/graduate students interested in full-time permanent opportunities will receive direct consideration for an interview loop after successful completion of the Amazon Customer Experience Internship.
–  Undergrad freshman and undergrad sophomores who complete the program will be automatically eligible to participate in the Customer Experience Internship the following year(s), and then become eligible for the direct consideration for the Amazon Corporate Summer Internship after their junior year and the interview loop for a permanent position upon graduation.

Internships with LINC Foods in Spokane

Spokane Internships with LINC Foods:

  1. Graphic Designer   ZagTrax #14295
  2. Marketing/Social Meda Guru   ZagTrax #14296
  3. Sustainability Scorecard Wizard   ZagTrax #14297

LINC Foods’ is a Spokane company whose mission is to cultivate a strong local food market while providing a supportive framework for farms to develop environmentally regenerative and socially just practices, through democratically owned and operated enterprise. We connect schools, universities and restaurants to raw and minimally processed local foods from small to medium sized regional farms at the scale, quality and consistency they need.

Go to ZagTrax.net to search for job posting numbers above.

 

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