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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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We have 2 positions available at this time.

Event Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
09-12-2019
Reports To:
Event Logistics Manager
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Attn: Event Coordinator

Summary:

The Event Coordinator will work with the Ecotrust Event Staff to assist and service events happening within the Natural Capital Center (NCC) and the Redd on Salmon Street. The Event Coordinator will be the clients’ main point of contact during events and ensure that clients’ audio/visual needs are met; be involved with event setup and breakdown: physical work is involved; provide light housekeeping and security for events. This is a part-time position, mainly weekends, weekday early mornings and evenings, and possibly additional weekday shifts. Additional hours are possible, based on the candidate’s flexibility with their schedule, performance, and ambition. This is a part-time, at-will position. Qualified candidates must be effective team players and committed to Ecotrust’s mission.

Who we are: Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Our home is Salmon Nation, the region from California to Alaska that holds productive lands and determined people. We recognize the legacy of colonialism and the deep inequities of this place, and we believe that radical, practical change is possible and necessary. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.

Since 2001, we have operated event facilities in Ecotrust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. Our event operations serve to tell Ecotrust’s story and return funding resources back to the organization. We’re rapidly expanding in 2019, with an additional 7,000-square-foot venue called the Irving Street Studio. Additionally, the Redd on Salmon Street, a campus dedicated to the good food movement fully opened in January of 2019. Redd East will offer 10,000+ square feet of combined convening space.  Learn more at 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:

  • Set up and tear-down for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved
  • Main point of contact for clients on the event day and providing outstanding customer service; be proactive in anticipating client needs and ensure follow-through.
  • Set up audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Housekeeping of event spaces, to include but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, etc.
  • Light office work.
  • Building security (unlock and lockup).
  • Administrative duties: database work in Sales Force, processing contracts, checks, insurance forms, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Able to lift 50lbs or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own)
  • Strong customer service with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including with people from different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Experience in events/catering preferred, or transferable skills.
  • Must be reliable and responsible.
  • Must possess interest in event coordination.
  • Highly personable, proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks (set up/tear-down).
  • Must be organized and able to pay attention to minute details.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: with this position’s title in the subject line by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, hourly position. Starting pay is $15.00 an hour.

Learn more about this position: Info session Wednesday August 28th at 11:00am PST
Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position at Ecotrust on Wednesday August 28th at 11:00am PST. You can join us via conference line to ask questions:

Dial this number by your location to join by phone:
Click this link to join by computer audio: https://zoom.us/j/805584659
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 805 584 659

If you will be unable to join, you may also submit questions to jstathopoulos@ecotrust.org ahead of time. We will record the session and post the recording to the Ecotrust website shortly afterwards.

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.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. The contact listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please reach out to the contact above in advance to request assistance.

Ecotrust Indigenous Fellow – GIS

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
11-05-2019
End Date:
05-05-2020
Application Deadline:
10-04-2019
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Attn: Ecotrust Indigenous Fellow – GIS

Summary:

Ecotrust invites American Indian and Alaska Native community members who are either recent college or university graduates, graduate students, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2019-2020 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship Program.

Who we are:
Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. 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 and lived experiences that we believe foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.

About the Project
The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) is a science-based, landscape scale, community forest approach to long term sustainable watershed planning and project implementation. The overall goal is to use new techniques including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology to achieve a measurable and resilient blend of timber, fish, and wildlife as well as other natural products such as berries, botanicals, firewood and other non-timber forest products to build local economic diversification and improved watershed health. The KKCFP blends highly inclusive collaboration, state of the art land management tools and an innovative, watershed-scale planning approach for balancing economic, social and ecological outcomes, including improved watershed conditions for Sitka black-tailed deer and anadromous fish populations. Starting in 2019, watershed plans are being developed for the entire project area to address target metrics for timber, deer, salmon, medicine, recreation and other values. These technical plans, funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), include a prioritized list of projects and biotic monitoring plans that will be organized to dovetail with workforce development objectives at the local tribal government and to maximize efficiency through integrated implementation.

Responsibilities:

Over a 6-month time period, the Indigenous Fellow will participate in GIS career development experiences supporting The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) and other on-going projects in Southeast Alaska. Project responsibilities include developing and maintaining GIS layers and data, creating and maintaining metadata, researching and examining availability and validity of existing data, and compiling geographic datasets and imagery. The Fellow will also create data visualizations, maps, reports, and presentations; make decisions on relevance and accuracy of data; document and record data; process and analyze data; and educate and communicate with end-users through oral and written presentations and reports. The Fellow will be supported and mentored throughout the program by the Knowledge Systems Program Director and the Director of Indigenous Affairs in activities such as developing a work plan, technical assistance, project-related questions and approaches, and the Fellow’s professional development and career goals.

Qualifications:

  • Must-have
    • Understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
    • Knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and/or database programs
    • Motivated to use problem-solving skills
    • A collaborative spirit, willing to take initiative and be a part of the team
  • Nice to have
    • Experience communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Experience supporting American Indian and Alaska Native communities in addressing environmental issues; this may include leading community outreach and engagement and educational opportunities.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: with this position’s title in the subject line by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above.

Additional Information:

The compensation for the Fellowship is between $3,000 and $3,500 per month, dependent on experience, plus a $500 monthly housing stipend. Travel funds will be provided for the Fellow to travel to Kake, AK for project related work and to participate in professional development, such as project retreats, conferences and meetings or other events and trainings related to project work and/or subject matter.  This is a fixed term, full-time position.  A full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and disability coverage is included.

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.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. The contact listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please reach out in advance to request assistance.

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