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Experiential Learning Opportunity: help market a start-up non-profit

Hey Zags!  Are you interested in gaining mar-comm or PR experience by helping a Spokane start-up non-profit organization?

Access 4 All Spokane is seeking any students with summer classes/internships or even fall students/class projects for this marketing project, which could offer a win-win!

Access 4 All Spokane is a team of individuals and organizations representing our area’s diversity in disability, including seniors, veterans, family members, and care providers, dedicated to celebrating and encouraging accessible and “disability friendliness”. We plan to become the recognized leader in best practices for inclusion, by providing a searchable website of local places and services that are accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities of all ages; education, training, and resources for those places that wish to be more accessible; and information to seniors, veterans, and disability groups on how to positively impact accessibility.

We have had the direct involvement of more than 60 individuals, representing more than 25 local disability, senior, and veterans groups, and all four major universities in Spokane.

We have a lot of passion about this project, direct knowledge of disability issues, and great ideas. So far, all of our work has been voluntary, while we hammer out our non-profit organizational structure and subsequent funding. We have identified a number of audiences, including the business communities, building and construction trades, people that experience disabilities, care providers and families, and so forth.

What we don’t have very much of is expertise in marketing/public relations/networking. Specifically, I think, we could use some guidance on how to organize a marketing plan and strategy, including traditional and electronic social networking, etc.

Do you know of any ZAGS who would be willing to be mentors or guides for us? If so, they could contact me at the Arc of Spokane at the number or email address below.

Thank you so much.

Dave Reynolds
Client Support Services Coordinator
Arc of Spokane

Paid Internships in Spokane, Seattle, Hillsboro

Paid Summer Internship Alert!

Spokane, Seattle, Hillsboro

Week of April 22, 2013


Intel Corporation (Hillsboro OR)

Sales Operations Intern – 709477
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Go Asia Intern – 709231
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Intel Collaborators Internship – 707253
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Intel Labs (Seattle WA)

Mechanical Engineering Intern – 704654
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Sterling Savings Bank (Spokane WA)

Sterling Intern [13-0306]
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Data Analyst Internship – Spokane (PAID!)

Pitney Bowes in Spokane (within walking distance of campus) is seeking a ZAG to be a Data Analyst Intern


The pay is $25.00 per hour!

To apply, log into, go to “Jobs & Internships” and search “ZagTrax Jobs” under ID# 10087

Applications are being accepted until May 3, 2013





• Self-motivating individual who can execute given tasks with little instruction.
• Creative person who can think outside of the box and has the ability to follow through on ideas.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented individual with an eye for design.
• An individual with excellent interpersonal skills who is willing to go outside of their comfort zone to
complete tasks and projects.
• A team player who is able to manage multiple projects at one time.
• Ability to retain important information.
• Able to handle stressful situations with class, professionalism and a positive attitude.
• Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and various Microsoft programs:
Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
• Working towards a Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Public Relations.
• Working knowledge of web programming language helpful but not required.
• Prior event marketing experience helpful but not required.
Interns will be required to work 20 hours per week beginning April 2012 through March 2013.

Questions? Contact Kara Berlin and/or Brittney Burt at:
509-279-7106 or
Résumés and Cover Letters are due on Monday, March 11, 2013. Submit to:

Internship Posting with “The Inlander Newspaper” Internship Posting with The Inlander Newspaper in Spokane!


Sales Department Intern


After logging into ZagTrax, Search for Job #9492

Entry Level Job Alert! Fiscal Technician 2 with WSDOT

Non-Permanent Fiscal Technician 2 Opportunity


Washington Statement Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Eastern Region is seeking applicants for a non-permanent Fiscal Technician 2 position anticipated to last approximately twelve months.  The position will be responsible for Accounts Payable in the Eastern Region Financial Services Office and the Eastern Region TEF Financial Services Office.  This individual will prepare payment vouchers using the TRAINS system, enter payment information into the PCMS system, and coordinate with headquarters in the creation of new vendors into the TRAINS system.  Responsibilities will also include preparation of payroll and timesheet documents for the Eastern Region HQ Administration and TEF Main Shop personnel, as well as assisting the Regional and TEF Financial Analyst 3 positions with their duties.    A copy of the classification questionnaire for this position is attached for your reference.


Salary Range is set at $2212 to $2769 per month, plus benefits.


Please submit a WSDOT application or State of Washington employment application and resume to either myself or Nancy Peterson in the Eastern Region Human Resources Office by close of business on Monday, January 21, 2013.


Bobbi Collins Whitehead

Human Resource Consultant, Eastern Region

Washington State Department of Transportation

(509) 324-6066





Job Alert! Advertising Consultant position in Spokane

Jessica Fee, a Corporate Recruiter for, contacted our office and said she is recruiting for an Advertising Consultant opening covering the Spokane, WA area.

This is what she wrote:

“We have a book of business (approximately 30 automotive dealerships) to inherit and a generous compensation package. If you are interested, curious, or have a potential referral – I’d appreciate your assistance. We look for advertising, automotive and/or business to business sales professionals with a track record of success. is a strong company with a history of sustainable growth and an exciting future. Please contact me if you would like more information.”

Jessica Fee
Corporate Recruiter
(248) 465-7554

Entry Level Job Alert! (Coeur d’Alene)

ICON Medical Network in Coeur d’Alene is actively recruiting for the position of Search Consultant for their rapidly growing Healthcare IT Practice.


The right candidate will be driven, smart and dynamic, and come from an academic background including, but not limited to, general business, business administration, human resources, health sciences, marketing, communications, or other related disciplines.


Search Consultant, Healthcare IT

  • ICON Medical Network is currently seeking new associates to join our dynamic organization. We hire, train and develop high energy, entrepreneurial, driven, over-achievers into top producers in the dynamic and ever changing search business.
  • Whether you are a new college graduate or a seasoned sales professional, a career in the Executive Search, Contract Staffing business can be the most rewarding undertaking any professionally minded person can take on.
  • Let us show you how our professional development program can transform you into a top producing associate, and help you build a business that allows you to take control of your own future and achieve the goals you have always desired.
  • The ICON Companies’ professional development model is unique in the consulting industry. We not only provide the training and tools necessary to bring new hires up to speed fast, but also to keep peak performers at their optimum. Through our innovative Next Level Recruiting Training, you will experience first-hand from industry leading recruitment experts how to professionally grow exponentially in the search business.
  • Not only do we boast structured and systematic training, but our New Hire Training Program is recognized industry-wide as the accumulation of the best practices of niche specialists and industry leaders around the world. We strive to help each and every ICON associate achieve a desirable professional and personal work/life balance.
  • ICON associates garner great benefits through daily interaction with a tenured team of professionals. Our Partners boast an average tenure of 12 years in the industry. Simply put, we have the most tenured, best practical business experience of any search firm in the area. Our simple belief is that a person is either growing or regressing. Through our mission, we help everyone achieve their next level by providing the finest and most comprehensive training content in the recruiting industry today.
  • At ICON, your progress is based entirely on merit; you get what you give. The ICON training program is led by knowledgeable recruiters with successful track records who are trained in the art and science of international facilitation. With a proven team of recruiting professionals, including multi-million dollar producers, team leaders and marketing professionals, The ICON Companies is a forward-thinking organization for recruiters seeking to build a successful and highly profitable future.
  • Connect with us, and let’s discuss how we can turn your ambitions, goals and maybe even your wildest dreams into a reality.


  1. This is predominantly a telephone based business meaning you must have the ability to work on the phone for 4 to 6 hours a day while balancing competing demands.
  2. You must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University.
  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM environment.
  4. Business to Business Sales experience is a huge plus.
  5. New College Graduates are encouraged to apply for these positions-particularly if you have earned a degree in Communications, Marketing or a Business related degree.


Coeur d’Alene, Idaho



Oct. 30 workforce summit: “Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit:

“Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Hey Zags!  This is a fantastic opportunity!  Don’t miss it!  The Career Center & GAMP office received the following e-mail:


The following is an invitation to a workforce summit titled “Sustainable Skills – Building the 21st Century Workforce.”  Though it is focused on the Clean-Tech cluster of industries, most of the skills identified will be relevant for many industries.  This will be an action-oriented summit with future opportunities to build connections and skills.
In an effort to ensure that the future workforce is part of the conversation, I was able to arrange for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one student in attendance .*  Your attendance and that of your colleagues is most welcome as well.
I would appreciate if you could please forward this to any students, educators and department heads of programs you believe would be interested.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Rob Crow
Project Team Manager – CleanTech

An opportunity to learn about and connect with others involved in building the 21st century workforce


a chance to win a $500 scholarship* for attending!


Please join in a community conversation – Oct. 30th at the Lincoln Center.

3:30 – 5 p.m.


Click here to view flyer in web browser.


We want to hear from you; please help us start the conversation.  With your RSVP, include a response to the following to be included in the scholarship drawing:

  • What are the top 3 personal attributes that will be necessary for your success in your future career?
  • How do you incorporate sustainability in your personal, academic, and professional life?

Please be honest in your response as we want to know your thoughts, not what you believe we want to hear.

* $500 scholarship awarded randomly to one individual in attendance of the Clean-Tech Workforce Summit (advance RSVP and response to above questions required to be considered).  Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.  Payment will be made directly to qualified institution.

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council


Date: October 30, 2012

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
(doors open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for informal conversation & networking)

Location: Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, Spokane


Contact us for info on how you can join our Sustainable Skills Champions even if you are unable to attend!
Email: or call 509-533-8476.

ENTRY LEVEL JOB ALERT! WSU-Spokane Sleep & Performance Research Center seeks FT Research Assistant

Hey Zags! Here’s an Excellent Opportunity–Entry Level Job in Spokane!

Washington State University (Spokane Campus) Sleep and Performance Research Center is looking to hire a full time research assistant to work in their simulation lab. The ideal candidate would be a recent college grad looking to gain some research experience. This would be 40hr/wk salaried position with medical and dental benefits. Duties would include clerical work in addition to working shifts in the lab with participants, working on participant screening and recruitment, and likely some data analysis.

If you are interested, please contact Erin Shields in the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office and she will put you directly in touch with the hiring manager at WSU-Spokane. Erin Shields can be reached at 313-4048 or

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