Thursday, August 28, 2008

Idealist Job Fair: PDX and SEA

I am writing to invite you to the Nonprofit Career Fairs in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. The Portland Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from11am-3pm. The event will take place at Portland State University. Seattle’s Career Fair willbe held at Seattle University on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 11am-3pm. Thisevent will take place in the Campion Hall Building at 914 E. Jefferson Street.

To register (it's free for jobseekers), and for more details including schedule, directions,
and a list of registered organizations, please go to: and
scroll down to click on either "Portland” or “Seattle”.

Please note that not all organizations at the fair will have job openings on that day. Some
will have jobs, while others will have internships and volunteer opportunities. Our
nonprofit career fairs are a place for everyone who wants to make a difference in the world
(including recent undergraduate or grad school students, experienced nonprofit
professionals, and those wishing to transition to a nonprofit career from other sectors) and
we encourage you to consider the wide range of opportunities to move forward in your
nonprofit career.

This year our national series of nonprofit career fairs is generously sponsored by NYU's
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service ( and also by
Commongood Careers (

I would also like to invite you to take a look at two free books that can help you or other
people you know find a nonprofit job.

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers and The Idealist Guide
to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers are both available to download for free at:

If you want to get a sense of what these books look like, and what topics they cover, we
have a short video for you:

We hope to see you at the fair!

All the best,
Joe Grant
1220 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97205
Coordinator, Nonprofit HR Program - Action Without Borders