Cleanup Project – Request for Quotes

UPDATE – March 16, 2015

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has selected Second Chance for a short-term workforce cleanup contract for the Northwest Village Creek.

Second Chance will have a crew of six individuals who have graduated from either their young adult or adult Job Readiness Training program and who seek to build their work history through crew based team work. Second Chance clients are individuals who face multiple barriers to employment including a history of incarceration, substance abuse, and homelessness. One hundred percent of the crew members will be residents of the local target area and they will receive wages for approximately 60 hours of work on this project between March 19 and March 27.

UPDATE – March 9, 2015

The following questions were asked about the Northwest Village Creek Cleanup RFQ. Please see responses below.

  1. Q) What are the measurements of the project site?
    A) Approx. dimensions:Phase I: 880 LF 57,200 SF
    Phase II: 2,080 LF (this includes portions next to Festival Park and along Market Street east of Euclid) 215,955 SF
  2. Q) Is the cover letter included the count of the 4-page maximum?A) Cover letter is in ADDITION (not included) to the 4-page maximum as is the budget. The 4 pages should be reserved for submission questions 1-8 of Section 7 titled: Proposal Submission.
  3. Q) Concerning Eligibility: Is a business entity that provides the described services eligible to apply and not just non-profits. Specifically, a sole proprietorship or LLC.
    A) Yes, these entities are eligible to apply.

UPDATE – March 6, 2015

Today, the Jacobs Center held a Respondent Workshop and Creek Tour. Click here for a list of attendees. Insurance Requirements for the selected offeror can be found here.

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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is inviting proposals from community-based organizations or other entities who are able to perform a short-term trash and debris cleanup project on designated portions of JCNI owned property in and around Chollas Creek. 

The primary goal is to select a contractor to remove garbage and debris prior to the groundbreaking event for the Northwest Village Creek Restoration Project on March 26. The secondary goal of the project is to engage with entities who provide workforce opportunities or other educational supports to neighborhood residents and who can use this project to assist to carry out their work. The objectives are to connect the Northwest Village Creek Restoration Project to human development programs in order to support neighborhood residents with training and educational opportunities. This includes opportunities to increase soft-skills, build work history, and assist to create stewardship amongst neighborhood residents for the Chollas Creek Watershed. Download an application.

The following steps* will occur as part of this RFQ application process:

  • RFQ Released: Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Respondent Workshop and Creek Tour: JCNI 404 Euclid, 1st Floor Community Room – Friday March 6, 2015 at 1pm – RSVP
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5pm Pacific Time
  • Application Review: March 12, 2015 – March 13, 2015
  • Applicant Selected: March 16, 2015
  • Contract Executed: March 18, 2015
  • Work Completion Date: Phase I – March 25, 2015. Phase II – April 2015 -Start date is flexible.

*Note: subject to change per the discretion of JCNI

Now Hiring! Walgreens is Coming to the Neighborhood!

Screen ShotJoin Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. Walgreens offers a chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Walgreens’ new store is opening soon at the Northwest corner of Market St. & Euclid Ave. Qualified Diamond Neighborhood residents are highly encouraged to apply!

Interested applicants must complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Register for an online account on Walgreens’ Jobs website: (link is case sensitive). You can apply on your own computer or visit the employment kiosk at any store location. So that your application is forwarded to the appropriate hiring Manager, be sure to indicate the National City location at 885 Euclid Ave., National City, CA 91950

Available positions include:

  • Customer Service Associate
  • Photo Specialist
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Shift Lead

A separate application is needed for each position.

STEP 2: Take an in-store assessment at any Walgreens location. Ask to use the employment kiosk. If selected, a Walgreens representative will contact you for an interview.

Please complete the first two steps of this process by January 23. For more information visit Walgreens’ career website:

Need Help Preparing for Your Interview?
The South Metro Career Center is hosting interviewing technique workshops!

Thurs., Jan. 22 & Fri., Jan 23
9:30 – 11:30 am
4389 Imperial Ave.,
San Diego, CA 92113

Walgreens is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in their hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

Rita’s in Market Creek Plaza Now Hiring


Now Hiring for Treat Team Members and Shift Leaders

Diamond residents are encouraged to apply! These are part-time positions. Interested applicants who want an interview on the day of the event must apply online prior to attending. (Treat Team) (Shift Leader)

Bring your resume and dress to interview!

Friday, January 16, 3pm – 5pm
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Community Room
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

To be interviewed during this event, you must apply online prior to attending.  For more information and the online application, visit the career section of their website or email Kristian at

For more information visit the Career section of our website at


Creative Careers Expo

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JOIN US for our inaugural Creative Careers Expo helping San Diego’s diverse population of high school youth and young adults to build awareness, essential skills and opportunities for them within the many creative industries that are crucial to the 21st Century.

Meet reps from the following industries:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Video and Photography
  • Software
  • Computer Games & Electronic Publishing
  • Music, Visual, Performing Arts
  • Publishing & Television
  • Radio

FREE for all ages.

Booth opportunities also available. Download Creative Careers Booth Flyer

619-230-1938 x 101 •

Youth Development Programs

Youth Development ProgramsThe Youth Development Programs is hosting a series of Work Readiness Workshops to assist youth and young adults transition to the work world. We will have a panel discussion of City Employees, answering questions (from youths)
about employment with the City of San Diego.

Thursday September 18th • 5:00-6:30 pm
Sponsored by the City of San Diego Human Resources Department, Youth Development Programs.

Valencia Park / Malcolm X Branch Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405 •

Career Fair


Looking for employment opportunities? 

Looking to gain relevant skills and experience 

to build your resume?

 BAME CDC will be critiquing resumes from 10-11 a.m. and giving valuable feedback. Job seekers can meet potential employers including Wells Fargo Bank, Republic Services, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County, Paragon Services Janitorial, and many more. We are expecting to have a total of 12 potential employers in attendance.

Bring your resumes and a smile because they are looking to hire!  

May 14th  *  10am-1pm 

San Diego Police Department Community Room 

2501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102

Senior Sales Associate for Market Creek Events and Venues


Under the supervision of the Director of Market Creek Events & Venues, the Senior Sales Associate is responsible for soliciting, negotiating and booking new and repeat business by via outside sales calls, telemarketing, mailings, networking, etc. and finalizing group business while maximizing the banquet space to meet/exceed sales goals.

This position requires a flexible schedule to accommodate the client’s needs, to include evening and weekend appointments.

View full job description for more details.

New Job and Internship Opportunities at Accion

503Interested in working for a dynamic and growing non-profit microfinance organization? Accion is looking for some passionate individuals to join our team in San Diego. We just posted the following job and internship opportunities. Spread the word!

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Accion team in San Diego. These are the current openings we have:

Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in interning with Accion. We are currently recruiting interns for the following positions:


Accion San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us : Accion San Diego is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through providing business support and loans from $300 to $35,000.

Accion San Diego
404 Euclid Avenue, Suite #271
San Diego, California 92114
T: (619)795-7250 | F: (619) 795-7260

Children’s casting call

 Children’s casting call

The Old Globe is looking for San Diego-based children ages 6 to 15 for its 2012 production of the Dr. Seuss classic ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’

Audition dates (by appointment only) will be held July 28 and 29, with callbacks on
Aug. 4 and 5. For more information about the production and its audition request submission process,contact Old Globe Community Outreach Coordinator
Desiree Nash at: (619) 238-0043.

Youth Jobs Symposium

Are you 16-21? Need a summer job? Then you won’t want to miss the San Diego
Workforce Partnership’s Hire-A-Youth Jobs Symposium on Tuesday, June 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave. Youth job- seekers should come interview-ready, including “dressed to impress” and with extra copies of your resume. Companies such as Jack-in-the-Box, Jamba Juice, Vons, San Diego Zoo, Pink Flamingo Landscaping, Allied Barton Security Services and others will be in attendance, and special sessions on job applications and interviewing tips will be held throughout the day.

For information, contact the San Diego Work-force Partnership at: (619) 228-2900.

Temporary Staff Accountant Position Opportunity

Market Creek Events & Venues (MCEV) is looking to hire a temporary Staff Accountant to join their team. The selected candidate must efficiently track the revenues and costs of MCEV operations, process payroll, prepare financial statements, and perform related duties. It is anticipated that this will be a six (6) month position, which will allow sufficient time for the assessment of future accounting needs. Due to the urgency of the workload, MCEV hopes to fill this position as soon as possible; there is an application period for all applicants of 5 working days from the date of this email announcement.

Applications are available at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, 3rd floor, San Diego, CA.

Market Creek Events & Venues Staff Accountant Job Description
Application deadline is June 18.
Download Job Description

Starbucks Job Fair

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jobs for USA

Hiring Fair

Please go online and fill out an application for employment at
prior to attending this event.

Market Creek Plaza (behind the Coldstone in the World Court area of the Jacob’s Center)
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego

Starbucks and St. Vincent De Paul welcomes any gently used business attire and clothing items that you would like to donate to assist individuals in their efforts to return to the work force.

Training for Green Building Construction

The Center for Employment Training has “Green Jobs Innovation Funds” available for training dislocated workers/low-income adults.

Attached is more information about no-cost training (for those who qualify) for Green Building Construction/Solar Panel Training Certifications.

Center for Employment Training
4153 Market St. Suite C
San Diego CA 92102

  • Green Building Construction / Solar Panel Training Certifications
  • No cost training (if qualified)
  • Veterans encouraged to apply
  • Financial aid available

Participants must meet WIA federal poverty guidelines
Eligibility and Assessment criteria

For more info contact:
CET Center for Employment Training
4153 Market Street, Suite C
San Diego CA 92102
Fax: 619-527-8271

Consulting Opportunity | The CCCA Legler Benbough Directorial Fellow

Consulting Opportunity | The CCCA Legler Benbough Directorial Fellow

The Center for Community & Cultural Arts (CCCA) is seeking qualified applicants for a one-year, full-time consulting position. The CCCA Legler Benbough Directorial Fellow is responsible for developing joint programming, coordinating and managing programs and exhibits, providing operations management and budgeting for the programs and exhibition space, and coordinating and managing promotions and marketing for the CCCA. Candidates for the position must be committed to community engagement and a process that emphasizes trust-building and shared learning.

For complete job description, responsibilities, and requirements, download PDF.

Interested applicants are to email a cover letter and résumé to Melissa Hernandez at with the subject heading “CCCA Consultant Position”. Questions about the position may also be emailed to; no phone calls, please. Application materials must be received by Friday, April 27, 2012 for consideration.

Visit the The Center for Community & Cultural Arts website for more information.

Jobs Readiness Class

A hospitality and ship building industry Jobs Readiness Orientation Class will be held Monday, April 30 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Tubman Chavez Center, 415 N. Euclid Ave.

Pre-registration for the class will be held the week of April 17 – 20. For more information about the event sponsored by San Diego Future for Tomorrow Collaborative, please call: (619) 264-1213 or (619) 238-0283.

Calling All Professional Videographers

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, a nonprofit organization, is seeking professional freelance videographers for documentary-style videotaping of meetings, cultural celebrations and various community events. Shoot and provide raw video footage only. Must have his/her own HD camera and audio capability to record through a 2+ hour meeting. Must be willing to provide samples of raw footage (bring in person or we will review and return to you). Must be available to work evening and weekends. Hourly rate based on experience.

Residents living within the 4th district a plus. Please send resume to

Calling All Professional Freelance Videographers

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, a nonprofit organization, is seeking professional freelance videographers for documentary-style videotaping of meetings, cultural celebrations and various community events. Shoot and provide raw video footage only. Must have his/her own HD camera and audio capability to record through a 2+ hour meeting. Must be willing to provide samples of raw footage (bring in person or we will review and return to you). Must be available to work evening and weekends. Hourly rate based on experience. Residents living within the 4th district a plus. Please send resume to