This isn’t a paid classified section. It’s just a place where we — you and I — can post up opportunities we discover in our ramblings, or need to fill. Let me know of any gigs you’d like to include here. Otherwise, I’m just going to put up what I see while walking around town.

Employment Opportunities


Membership Coordinator, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Overview: The Membership Coordinator works closely with members and staff; reports to and works with the Executive Director, must have excellent communication skills, skills in public speaking and be very professional towards members and the community. Be proficient with computer applications, social media, and well organized. Job will require work some weekends and evenings. Duties include, but are not limited to: Maintains membership records in Filemaker, WordPress, Constant Contact, and other software: adding new members to database and website; updating member information; maintaining mailing lists; updating and refining all databases; pulling and organizing categorized lists as needed; Sets up and fulfills new memberships; Works with the ED to recruit new members; Helps ED develop and organize membership prospect lists through leads given by others, reading local newspaper and websites, culling leads from old membership lists, and being on top of new businesses in Hood River County; Coordinates (with bookkeeper) annual renewal billings (done monthly; Manages membership aging reports; Prepares, produces, and sends weekly E-blasts to members; Manages membership events (coffee clatter, business after hours, ribbon-cuttings, etc.) and attends these events; Assists ED with membership classes, lunches, etc.; Assembles and distributes materials to membership community; Makes given updates to website to keep current with member info, events, forms and data, etc.; Proactively tracks member businesses that move, merge, and make other significant changes to offer support/assistance; Assists in contacting members to invite them to events; Supplies ED with monthly New Member list for confirmation by Chamber Board; Works Chamber events as needed (sometimes includes weekends, evenings, and overtime); Manages any membership assistants; Responsible for managing membership fund in Chamber budget. Applicants should send resumes to Chamber Executive Director Mike Glover.


Dishwasher needed at Nora’s Table Restaurant, 110 Fifth St., Hood River. Contact proprietor/chef Kathy Watson at 541-386-8870.


Hood River area based specialty clothing, accessory and gift business seeking an experienced marketer with gift/boutique shop and industry sales experience. This will be a part-time opportunity initially, with potential to gain early position equity in a highly promising company. Experience is key, flexibility understood. Candidate lives in the HR area preferably, but could possibly function from elsewhere in a virtual mode. Contact Adele Hammond of ABRAZOstyle. 541-490-9050 or 503-893-2021.


Hood River County Library District is looking for a Public Service Clerk Substitute. The hire must enjoy working with people of all ages, have excellent customer service skills, and be excited about the constantly-changing world of public libraries. The position is primarily on-call, with some regular hours. The successful applicant will work a daytime shift at the Cascade Locks Library during the summer. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred. Details and application at Hood River Library, 502 State St, Hood River, OR 97031; Cascade Locks Library, 140 SW Wa-Na-Pa, Cascade Locks, OR 97014; Parkdale Library, 7300 Clear Creek Rd, OR 97041; or online. For more information, call 541-387-7062 or send an email . Deadline 5 p.m. June 12.


SUP sales person, to take over the SUP arm of WindPaddle Sails, which makes sails for kayaks and canoes and now Stand Up Paddle boards. Ideal candidate would be able to empathize with a predominately female market demographic, and take over the sales (of sails) and marketing of “Makani” Sails. Contact Nick Wiltz of WindPaddle in Hood River at 541-490-9112.


Do you share the Stoke? If high wind gets your motor running, the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association in Hood River, Ore., would like to hear from you. We’re looking for an energetic, passionate, full-time year-round advocate of windsurfing. Salary is $30,000. Our new Executive Director will manage a member-based nonprofit, provide the friendly face of our sport throughout the Gorge, and represent the interests of the windsurfing community to the Gorge community. Duties include event and program development and implementation, fund-raising and financial management, communication with members and the community, and a close working relationship with a 15-member board. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills to complement a toolbox of desktop computer skills, including a mix of desktop computer skills such as familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing and page design applications. The CGWA makes extensive use of online communications tools, including blogging and other social media. Familiarity and enthusiasm for such technology is essential. A more detailed job description can be found at We expect an accelerated hiring process. Send a cover letter and resume no later than Oct. 10. No phone calls, please.


Waucoma Bookstore is looking for an avid reader to work Saturdays, Sundays, and a few weekdays. Must love books, people, have excellent computer skills and be able to multi-task. This is a long-term, part-time position. You must be able to work year-round, including holidays and summer. Retail sales experience preferred. Applications available at the bookstore – 212 Oak St., Hood River, OR. Please no emails or phone calls.

  • Strong ability to work independently;
  • Ability to diagnose problems and self-initiate solutions;
  • Writing and editing, word processing, database and computer skills;
  • Experience researching the internet for information;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and follow through with tasks;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and assignments simultaneously, manage time efficiently, and deliver on deadlines;
  • Confidence in dealing with a broad variety of people at all levels in pressure situations, and exercise confidentiality and discretion as appropriate;
  • Excellent customer service skills with patient and diplomatic demeanor;
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

To apply, Email or call for full job description: , 541 387-8877 ext 2. Mail resume and cover letter by February 21, 2011, to P.O. Box 1543, Hood River, OR 97031. Position is full time and begins April 1, 2011.


ISO Executive Assistant to CEO of national nonprofit organization based in Hood River: Full-time virtual position, salary dependent upon experience; must have previous experience as Executive Assistant, high-level Mac user, highly fluent in Apple product technology; high-paced environment that requires thinking and figuring things out quickly, following direction, and contributing.  Sportsgrants Foundation is a small company that produces large foundation results by the quality of our staff. Looking for the perfect assistant to compliment the important needs of the Managing Director. Sportsgrants Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that creates the most efficient way for athletes of all sports to fund-raise for the causes they believe in.  We are changing the face of philanthropy in sports by creating a new grassroots fundraising model. Send resume here.


Job Opening at the new Library District–Library Technician/Administrative Assistant Wanted

The Hood River County Library District, as part of its efforts to set up the district and reopen the library, is searching for an energetic self-starter to fill a part-time temporary position (2/11 thru 5/11) providing administrative support, research and program recommendations to the Library District Board.  The candidate will perform a variety of library/clerical tasks including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, researching topics as directed by the Library Board, maintaining the library web site, and developing plans for the summer reading program.  $15/hour, approximately 20 hours per week. Work schedule is variable and includes weekday and evening hours. EOE. Because the district does not yet have an administrative infrastructure in place, we will be using Barrett Business Services, a temporary staffing agency, to supply the employee.  Apply directly to Kristi Dirks, Barrett Business Services (BBS), (541) 296-4455 or by January 20th.  The district will interview two or three candidates on January 25-26 and make a final selection at its February 1 board meeting.  The job will start by Feb. 7.  Questions? Contact Board Member Heather Staten.


Waucoma Bookstore is looking for a weekend bookseller. Must love books, people, be able to multi-task, and have excellent computer skills. Applications available at the bookstore – 212 Oak St., Hood River.10/25/10

Opening at Mid-Columbia Economic Development District for a Project and Mobility Manager. Details.


Seeking Office Assistant for busy natural health care clinic. Must be cheerful, have five arms and three legs and a sense of humor. Strong customer service backgound, good phone and computer skills, knowledge of general office equipment such as fax, copier and credit card machine. Must be detail oriented, able to multi task, organized, self motivated, flexible, available, willing to learn and work well as team member. Interest in networking preferred. Hours are Wednesdays 2:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm in Hood River, Fridays 8:45am-12:45pm alternating Hood River and The Dalles. Additional hours possible. Contact: Carola Stepper (RN,LAc, Owner), by mail to Cascade Acupuncture Center LLC, 104 5th St., Hood River, OR 97031-2058, Fax:  (541) 387-4326, or email


WordPress pro — telecommute

Part-time help wanted — Payless Shoe Source, Cascade Commons


Doppio – seeking experienced barrista

Thai House — help wanted.