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In the late 1990s, when we realized we needed a new home and the world needed a natural model of building, we bought a 100-year-old warehouse. Originally constructed in 1895, we used 98 percent of the original materials to rebuild it into the “Natural Capital Center” with the help of an extraordinary gift from philanthropist and founding board member Jean Vollum.

Today, the Natural Capital Center stands as a pioneer of green building and is Ecotrust’s headquarters, but also is home to over two dozen social enterprises that are changing the way we live, work, and do business.

  • Exterior view of Ecotrust Natural Capital Center in Portland

    Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

    721 NW 9th Avenue (between Irving St. and Johnson St.) Portland, OR 97209
    503.227.6225 |

Directions

Portland Streetcar

Two streetcar lines — the blue and green — stop in front of our building at the NW 10th & Johnson St. station. Check the current schedules and learn more at the Portland Streetcar website.

Bicycle

Bike parking surrounds our building. Visit City of Portland Office of Transportation for more information on bike routes, including bike maps.

Union Station

Portland’s Union Station at 800 NW 6th Ave., seven blocks from our building, services Amtrak trains from a variety of origins. Visit amtrak.com for more information on routes and rates.

Trimet Bus

Two bus lines and two MAX train lines stop within 1/4-mile of our building.
#77 bus: Westbound stops at NW Glisan St. & 10th; Eastbound stops at NW Everett St. & Park
#17 bus: Northbound stops at NW Broadway & Irving St.; Southbound stops at NW Broadway & Hoyt St.
MAX train green & yellow lines: Northbound stops at NW 6th & Hoyt St.; Southbound stops at NW 5th & Glisan St.

Car

From I-5 Northbound:
Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 N toward U.S. 26 W/City Center. Merge onto I-405 N. Take exit 2B toward Everett St./Glisan St. Merge onto NW 14th Ave. Turn right onto NW Johnson St. Drive four blocks. Destination is on the left.

From I-5 Southbound:
Take exit 302A toward City Center. Merge onto N Broadway. Continue onto the Broadway Bridge. Take slight right onto NW Lovejoy St. Turn onto NW 9th Ave. and drive two blocks. Destination is on the left.

Parking

On-street parking is available in the area. The nearby Station Place parking garage at 1025 NW Station Way offers affordable long-term parking options. We have a parking lot available for free 2-hour max visitor parking, all hours. Parking patrol is strict.

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Ecotrust has one available position at this time: Financial Analyst-Grants & Contracts.

Financial Analyst – Grants & Contracts

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-16-2018
Application Deadline:
06-30-2018
Reports To:
Controller, also works closely with the CFO
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Attn: Financial Analyst – Grants & Contracts

Summary:

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for all contract and grant reporting and accounting. This position will also be responsible for various activities related to month-end close and the annual audit, including requirements related to the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.

Who we are: Ecotrust is a regional organization that has been leading restoration-based economic development since 1991. Ecotrust’s many innovations include cofounding an environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision making. Learn more about our work here: www.ecotrust.org

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. As we add new members across all levels of the organization, we seek diverse perspectives that will add richness to our evolving organization and networks.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with program managers & the development group to set up project specific codes for all grants and contracts
  • Interpret provisions in grant and contract documents relating to payment terms, billing, and revenue recognition
  • Prepare invoices in agreement with grant and contract terms
  • Apply payment received to invoices. Work with program staff and funders/customers to resolve any overdue invoices.
  • Ensure expenses (including employee time and administrative overhead charges) and revenue are recorded correctly
  • Work with program managers to resolve any financial issues (overspends, budget updates, etc.) related to grants and contracts
  • Ensure that grant revenue is released from restriction as appropriate and that contract revenue is booked in accordance with GAAP
  • Calculate and submit the proposal for the organization’s negotiated indirect cost rate
  • Provide project level financial reporting to program and grant managers
  • Support projects’ funding proposals: assist with budgets, including those for match funding, and provide supporting documents
  • Work with project directors to comply with funder’s terms and conditions, monitor spending, and assist with grant reporting requirements, including the submission of SF-424s, SF-425s, and other interim and final financial reports.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in business, accounting, or economics
  • 2-5 years of financial accounting experience, preferably including a mix of both for-profits and non-profits
  • Experience in a multi-company or project/contract based financial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other departments/functions
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including use of advanced functions and pivot tables
  • Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics is a plus

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to jobs@ecotrust.org with this position’s title in the subject line by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.

Additional Information:

The expected salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $70,000 per year. This is a full-time position.

Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage.

Ecotrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse staff of qualified, highly-skilled, and creative individuals is necessary to achieve the vision and mission of the project. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.

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