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Executive Director opening for First Night Spokane


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.

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.


  • 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 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.


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

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

Executive Assistant open position at Leadership Spokane


Executive Assistant position opening with Leadership Spokane!

Leadership Spokane has a job opening for an Executive Assistant!

Position Summary:

Provides administrative support to Executive Director. Manages information technology and website. Supports production of Leadership Spokane class sessions, Alumni Association programming and special events, Board meetings, class recruitment and selection, fundraising and development.  Manages financial records and office operations. Safeguards privacy of clients and handles confidential information appropriately.

Demonstrated financial process skills and knowledge of QuickBooks highly desirable. 5 or more years of experience in administration, office management, technology or related field.  Experience with nonprofit organizations and intercultural communications skills a plus.

AA (BA preferred) or equivalent experience in business, communications, marketing or related field.

Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to

Click HERE for job description.

Spokesman Review seeks ZAG for Social Media job



Can you wow with words, amaze with adjectives and show off your mad social media skillz?

S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review’s Marketing Department needs someone plugged into the Northwest’s entertainment scene who knows the difference between Twitter and Tumblr and who is able to handle everything from writing a long-form feature to running summer-long Facebook contests to crowd-sourcing ideas around all things entertainment. Our ideal candidate for MULTIMEDIA CONTENT COORDINATOR will be the point person in charge of the care and feeding of several popular sites and feeds, maintaining a variety of online and print calendars, and taking a lead role in online promotions.

We want someone disciplined with strong attention to detail and accuracy that comes from a solid traditional media writing background; the creativity that comes from time spent exploring the evolving universe of marketing (multiple exclamation points and all!!!); and the know-how to leverage social media to boost page views and keep online visitors engaged. As one of the largest daily newspapers in Washington State, S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review is committed to providing print and online readers a satisfying experience and delivering results for advertisers large and small.

If you have strong customer service skills, and a four-year degree with a preferred concentration in communications, advertising or marketing, or equivalent experience, let us hear from you. One to two years of industry experience in advertising, journalism, marketing or business environments is also desired, as is proficiency with social media and a keen appreciation for advertising and marketing innovation.

Are you who we’re looking for? If so, please email with your resume, cover letter, and writing samples, or apply in person between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at The Spokesman-Review building, 999 West Riverside Ave. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug & background check required on all finalists. Position open until filled.

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Full-Time Position in Spokane!


Food System Capacity Coordinator

Catholic Charities’ Food For All (built out of the Vinegar Flats Community Farm), is hiring a new full-time, full-benefits position!

The position, the Food Systems Capacity Coordinator, will take a strong leadership role in facilitating our support of farmers markets as they work to enhance their performance as an affordable, healthy food resource. Much of this work – in particular our leadership in the Farmers Market Access Partnership and administering Fresh Bucks, the SNAP-incentive program – has been recognized for its innovation and role in moving our food system forward economically and socially.

The position’s expectations will be rigorous, and full of opportunity and challenge. We are looking for an innovative thinker who has experience and capacity in partnership-building and program management. We want a leader who can think outside of the box while staying focused on getting clear, sustainable results.

Our team works fast and hard, and is highly supportive while also encouraging autonomy and initiative. The pay is modest (in the ballpark of $30k a year), but has potential for an increased salary starting in 2015. In the meantime, the benefits (full medical, dental, employer contributions to retirement) are solid.

The electronic application (plus resume & cover letter) can be submitted here:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.
1. Work with markets to offer enhanced food benefit programming, including SNAP, FMNP and Fresh Bucks. The coordinator will be responsible for helping markets administer these programs and track and assess the growth and impact of market sales and food access for all partner markets.
2. Coordinate the distribution of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers in Spokane County. This will include working with DSHS and other community organizations to facilitate the promotion for and distribution of vouchers, and tracking of client participation and program outcomes.
3. Develop and implement vendor recruitment model for low-income area markets, including pilots of a vendor sales improvement training and a wholesale purchasing incentive initiative.
4. Coordinate with markets and social service agencies to implement a county-wide market promotion strategy as part of the Farmers Market Access Partnership (FMAP).
5. Participate in meetings & activities with FMAP partners state-wide to identify best-practices and resources available for partner markets.
6. Develop and implement family-outreach activities model for markets in low-income neighborhoods. Work with Liberty Park Child Development Center and the South Perry FM in 2014 in this work.
7. Assist in ensuring that the program is in compliance with all applicable contractual, licensing, staffing and safety mandates.
8. Report regularly to program coordinator on activities, outcomes and challenges.
9. Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.
10. Perform as a team member to assure that productivity outcome measures are achieved.
11. Perform related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.

Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Bachelor of Arts degree. Experience in project management and inter-organizational collaboration essential. Experience in agricultural systems and food insecurity preferred. Experience working with diverse populations preferred.
Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a valid Driver’s License. Successfully pass background check applicable to position.
Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
• Regularly stand, walk, sit, hear/listen, talk
• Occasionally lift up to 40 pounds, pull/push, carry, grasp, reach, stoop, kneel
• Regularly work extended ours on a computer
• Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses, ability to focus Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
• Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
• Analytical Ability: ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data.
• Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
• Computer/Technical Ability: working knowledge of: Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Internet software.
• Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
• Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
• Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
• Language Ability: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
• Mathematical Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
• Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
• Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve
and promote quality in work.
• Reasoning Ability: ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Supervisory Skills: ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws. Applicable supervisory responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, training, and coaching employees, planning, assigning and directing work, reviewing performance,
appraising/disciplining employees when necessary, addressing complaints and questions and resolving problems.

Workplace Environmental Conditions

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be:
• Noise Conditions: exposed during a shift to constant or intermittent sounds at moderate to loud levels of sound dependent upon the activities of the Shelter.
• Heat: subject to high temperatures
• Cold: exposed to low temperatures
• Atmospheric Exposures: exposed to dusts, fumes, vapors, or mists.
• Client Population may include persons involved in gangs, with substance abuse concerns, homelessness and/or tendencies towards violent behavior.

Job Title: Food System Capacity
Coordinator Reports To: Program Coordinator
Department: Food For All (Parish Social Ministry)
Supervises: n/a
FLSA Status: Exempt Dates Reviewed: May 2014

The electronic application (plus resume & cover letter) can be submitted here:

Two Positions in Spokane with Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes will be on Gonzaga’s campus Thursday, May 1 conducting interviews for the following positions in Spokane:

Data Analyst

Inside Sales Account Manager

To submit a resume and sign up for an interview time, log-in to ZAGTRAX.NET go to your Home Page, under “Land an Interview” on the right side select “Campus Interviews – Open Positions” then select the “Apply” button under the position title. You will be prompted to submit a resume and select a time slot on the next screen. If the time slots fill up, contact Karen Franks-Harding at or 313-4085.


Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications.


Pitney Bowes Job Opportunity in Spokane!

Pitney Bowes, Inc. Seeks ZAG for Spokane Job Posting ID: 143704 – Inside Sales Specialist

As an Outbound – Inside Sales Rep you will be responsible for positioning yourself as a business partner, managing corporate accounts with an emphasis on driving increased penetration and sales over the internet and phone, while enhancing customer satisfaction and retention through regular customer contact and problem resolution.


Hot Job Lead in Spokane – Digital Sales Specialist

KXLY in Spokane is seeking a recent Gonzaga grad to be a Digital Sales Specialist!

The position starts at $45,000!

Part-time Computer Lab Job at Gonzaga Prep HS

Gonzaga Preparatory High School seeks a ZAG for

IT Support Technician Job Posting #11560

Description: GONZAGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL Spokane, Washington

The IT Support Technician supports the IT Director by providing frontline helpdesk support. This person must be a self-starter who can provide excellent customer service.


To Stakeholders:

  • Supervise the technology center to support classes who use it;
  • Staff the helpdesk;
  • Assists users with first level technical support problems including, but not limited to, log-in problems, software installation, power issues, and printing difficulties;
  • Provides frontline support for all users;

To Infrastructure:

  • Installs, deploys, configures, and maintains hardware and software;
  • Maintains printers;

General Duties:

  • Supervises the student technology center;
  • Attends appropriate meetings and the annual faculty/staff retreat;
  • Supports the Mission of the school in other manners deemed needed by the Principal.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Principal or IT Director.
  • Understands the School’s Mission Statement. Demonstrate behavior and values consistent with the School’s Mission


  • Knowledgeable in technology to be able to support users with first level help-desk inquiries.
  • One to three years of experience in technology related activities or relevant certification/classes.
  • Ability to work effectively with users and technical and support staff.
  • Physical ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Location: Spokane, WA
Position Type:  Paid Internship/ PT job
Job Function:  ALL MAJORS should apply
Approximate Hours Per Week: 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


Spokane City Gov’t Job Lead! Closes this Friday 10/25!

Senior Executive Assistant to the Spokane City Council President

$40,006 to $49,360 Annually
Plus excellent benefits
Application Deadline: October 25, 2013

Click link for more info:

To Apply:
To apply, please submit a exempt application to the address listed below or you may fax it to (509) 625-6379. The exempt application is located at Résumés submitted without an exempt application will be considered incomplete.
City of Spokane Human Resources
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four (4) year degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field in addition to four (4) years of work experience in a responsible administrative support position. Work experience in public sector/government office is desirable, but not mandatory. Experience in working with boards and/or commissions preferred. Must have excellent customer relation skills and be able to simultaneously handle multiple priorities and the demands placed on a highly visible office. Must be able to accurately take and transcribe meeting minutes, utilize Microsoft Work, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the Internet.