Save the date for the 2018 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Explore opportunities. Discover your Passion. Better the World.

Join us for the 12th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair on Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in the MU Ballroom! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.

Registration is now open for vendors who are nonprofit organizations or public service agencies. Vendors, please register via Handshake.

Vendors need to create an account on Handshake here to register for the Nonprofit Opportunities Fair.

Registration per table is $50, payable by credit card or check, and includes use of a 8 foot table and table cloth, two chairs, and a parking permit. If fee is prohibitive, please contact us (541-737-3041 or cce@oregonstate.edu) for other possible arrangements.

Registration is also open for students. Students are not required to register for the event but are encouraged so that they receive reminder notifications and updates about the event. Students, please register via Handshake. Join the Nonprofit Opportunities Fair Facebook Event.

View a list of the organizations currently registered.

The Nonprofit Opportunities Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. The OSU community, including alumni, and the public are invited to attend!

 

2018 Breakout sessions & FAIR SCHEDULE

10 am - 11 am, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation

11 am - 2 pm: Nonprofit Opportunities Fair, MU Ballroom

11 pm - 2 pm: Resume Workshop & Drop-In Help Session with Career Development Center Staff in MU East Ballroom

2 pm - 3 pm, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Human Services and Youth Development

10 am - 11 am, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation: Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on getting into the nonprofit field and on marketing your service experience to potential employers. The panel will answer your questions about their positions, organization, and how they have navigated their careers. This panel will include representatives from 3-4 nonprofit agencies at entry through senior level positions. Panelists for the Nonprofit Pathways in Sustainability and Environmental Conservation are listed below. 

Jessica McDonald- Associate Director, Greenbelt Land Trust

Jessica McDonald is the Greenbelt Land Trust’s Associate Director, having joined the organization in Spring 2009 after working in non-profit development in New Mexico and New York. Jessica holds a BA in English Literature from Oregon State University and an MA in Classics from St. John’s College. Jessica oversees the implementation of fundraising and outreach strategies and operations programs that strive to achieve the financial goals and overall vision of the Trust. When not at work, this native Oregonian enjoys exploring the varied northwestern landscape, from the Cascades to the Pacific.

Eric Corey Freed- Architect, organicARCHITECT

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker.  As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back.  He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.  His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities. Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.”  In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."  In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25.  He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

Sean McGuire- County Sustainability Coordinator, Benton County

Sean McGuire has worked at all levels of government with an emphasis on designing more innovative frameworks, tools, and measures for policy development and full cost accounting analyses. Sean is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for Benton County, Oregon, where he facilitates a community visioning initiative and implements sustainability policies. Sean formerly worked at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. For seven years, Sean was the Policy Director on Sustainability and focused on statewide systemic policy solutions and initiatives, including those addressing green economy; ecological economics; well-being indicators; and, ecosystem services, valuation, and markets. In 2009, Sean initiated Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), the first State government to do so. In 2014, Sean joined Oregon Government to calculate the State’s GPI and incorporate the GPI into Oregon’s 10-Year Policy & Budget Plan. Sean continues to be an active leader on alternative, more comprehensive gauges of true prosperity and wealth. His main emphasis centers on making academic research more approachable to the general public, useful for government policy makers and budget analysts, and politically palatable for government officials. Sean earned his Master of Public Policy degree with a Certificate in Ecological Economics from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in History of Public Policy from U.C. Santa Barbara. He presented at several national events, including the 2012 Strategies for a New Economy Conference, the USSEE 2013 Conference, and Beyond GDP: Measuring Sustainable Progress and Well-Being in Hawai’i in 2015. Sean gets outdoors as much as humanly possible by enjoying backpacking, hiking, and triathlons.

11 am - 2 pm: Nonprofit Opportunities Fair, MU Ballroom

11 pm - 2 pm: Resume Workshop & Drop-In Help Session with Career Development Center Staff in MU East Ballroom

2 pm - 3 pm, MU 13 Multipurpose Room: Nonprofit Pathways in Human Services and Youth Development: Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on getting into the nonprofit field and on marketing your service experience to potential employers. The panel will answer your questions about their positions, organization, and how they have navigated their careers. This panel will include representatives from 3-4 nonprofit agencies at entry through senior level positions.

Tera Stegner – Director of Community Relations, Grace Center for Adult Day Services

Tera Stegner is the Director of Community Relations at Grace Center for Adult Day Services. She began at Grace Center in 2011. An Oregon State University graduate, Tera has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Gerontology. She also has OSU’s Certificate in Gerontology. In her Co-Director role at Grace Center, Tera oversees marketing, admissions, and granting writing. Tera is passionate about long term care services for the seniors in the community, particularly those who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia and is also passionate about services and supports for the family caregivers of seniors in the community. Career mentorship for college students is another area of community interest for Tera who pioneered Grace Center’s new internship program in 2011 and speaks at OSU classes and symposiums multiple times per school term, giving advice on internships, career formation, and providing information about long term care and her work experience. Tera serves on the Benton County Special Transportation Advisory Council and is a 2017 Leadership Corvallis graduate. Outside of work, Tera loves to rock climb, hike, and eat good food with her friends.

Gerry Perrone- Community Volunteer, Retired Nonprofit Professional

Gerry Perrone is a long-time community volunteer. He joined The Arc of Benton County Board of Directors in 2017. Previously, Gerry was a member of the Corvallis Housing and Community Development Commission, Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, OSU’s Career Services Advisory Committee, and OSU's Human Development and Family Services Advisory Board.  He also served on the board of directors of Mid-Valley Housing Plus, Work Unlimited, NAMI Mid-Valley, Corvallis Kiwanis Sunrisers, and Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon. Gerry has both work and volunteer experience with several social service nonprofit organizations in Benton County and has a Masters of Nonprofit Management. Gerry lives in Corvallis with his wife Lissa and their two dogs.

Kevin Grant- Next Steps Program Manager, Jackson Street Youth Services

Kevin joined Jackson Street Youth Services last summer as Next Steps Program Manager, overseeing independent living houses for youths transitioning into adulthood. Prior to this, he worked in community mediation and restorative justice for a decade, started his professional career in advocacy and direct action organizing, and earned a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.

Blake Pang- Chief Executive Officer, United Way

Blake Pang is the Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Linn County and United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties.  The first person to fill a dual-CEO position such as this in the United Way System, Mr. Pang is excited to create a higher level of relevance for United Way’s brand in the region, develop more resources and support the work of United Way’s partners as a true “value add” to their efforts. United Way is the largest privately-funded not-for-profit in the world tracing it’s history to the Community Chest (yes, like the Monopoly cards) movement started more than 125 years ago.  The organization fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. Mr. Pang graduated from Linfield College in 2001 with a degree in Political Science and served in various political positions until he began his career with Aloha United Way (Honolulu, HI) in 2003.  Since then, he has served in increasingly complex roles for United Way in Cincinnati, OH and Spokane, WA.  In 2017, the Boards of Directors of United Way of Linn County and United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties recruited Mr. Pang to lead their newly adopted strategic alliance. 

 

The 2017 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair was attended by 307 OSU students. Here are some of their thoughts:

"There was a lot of positions needed around coordinating. A lot more going on around Corvallis than I knew!"

"[I] learned to talk to people about their company and how to approach them and tell them what I am looking for."

"Lots of good information for volunteering and internships! Amazing variety."

"I found opportunities to expand my world and volunteer."