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We welcome opportunities to connect with our friends and partners. Together, we can build a world where people and nature thrive.

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 with 34 spaces that are available after 5 pm, Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends, free of charge. Twelve spaces are open all the time for 2-hour visitor parking. Parking patrol is strict and the fine is $50.

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Want to change the world? So do we. Come work with us. We are an ambitious bunch of 40+ changemakers headquartered in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We work hard and play hard, too.

We have 5 available positions at this time. See below for full descriptions for Facilities Manager, Office Manager, Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate, Food Systems Intern, and Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Director.

Facilities Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
03-07-2017
Application Deadline:
02-27-2017
Reports To:
Ecotrust CFO/COO
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Attn: Facilities Manager

Summary:

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall building operations of The Ecotrust Building in the NW Pearl District and the Redd West Building in Central East Side Industrial District. This position supervises one staff member and manages many vendor relationships. It is a full time position with generous benefits.

Who we are: Ecotrust is powered by the vision of a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. 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. This position will be primarily based at Ecotrust in the Pearl District.

Responsibilities:

Operations:

  • Primary point of contact with tenants for issues of access, safety, utilities and general building operations.
  • Vendor contract administration and oversight including cleaning, garbage, landscaping, HVAC, etc.
  • Manage system upgrade and tenant improvement capital projects.
  • Manage access controls system.
  • Work with Ecotrust Events and Engagement teams so that building is effectively used in the service of our mission.
  • Assist finance and accounting staff with development and monitoring of budget, including identification of required capital expenditures.
  • Communicate issues of drug use, homelessness, threats, and graffiti to law enforcement and emergency services.

Maintenance:

  • Design and follow schedule of maintenance related duties.
  • Perform daily porter duties such as trash pickup, power washing etc. in order to keep the property looking its best.
  • Monitor and manage upkeep of landscaping including parking lot, bioswales, and eco-roof.
  • On call for building maintenance emergencies (evenings and weekends).
  • Maintain maintenance records of mechanical systems.
  • Identify maintenance needs and potential issues around building.
  • Light plumbing and electrical work.
  • Light sheetrock and paint repair.

Qualifications:

  • Self-directed problem solver
  • Proven ability of staff management
  • Customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with public and tenants
  • Valid driver license and vehicle (mileage reimbursed)
  • Ability to safely operate hand tools
  • Lift 40 pounds, scale ladders, access crawl spaces and roofs
  • Knowledge of HVAC and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, landscaping and irrigation a plus
  • Commitment to sustainability required. LEED certification a plus.
  • Interest in the mission of Ecotrust

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available on the Ecotrust website as a PDF or Word DOC) 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. It is preferable if you send your documents as one pdf. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.

Additional Information:

Pay Range: $63,000 to $68,000 annually depending on experience

Ecotrust offers a full benefit 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.

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 jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.

Ecotrust & the Redd: Scaling the Local Food System

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-01-2017
End Date:
08-31-2017
Application Deadline:
03-30-2017
Reports To:
Food & Farms Manager
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Attn: Ecotrust & the Redd: Scaling the Local Food System

Summary:

The Emerging Leaders Internship Program (ELI) recruits and identifies underrepresented college students with an opportunity to compete for paid internships at Portland’s top companies.

The ELI intern will work collaboratively with two teams at Ecotrust, Food & Farms and Development, to help bring key players in the local food system together, cultivate business relationships, and support the development of a strong regional food economy. This is a “roll up the sleeves” position for a proactive self-starter that can manage a mix of computer, phone, and in-person work with an array of internal and external contacts. It is an ideal role from which to cultivate a network of food system and social impact colleagues in the Portland metro region, as well as to gain familiarity with agricultural producers and supporting organizations across the state.

Ecotrust’s ELI intern will support key projects at the intersection of our unique Food & Farms and Development programs, including the Redd on Salmon Street, and the NW Food Buyers’ Alliance. These two initiatives work at the crossroads of nonprofit and for-profit activity, and require unique funding, program, and business partnerships to sustain them. With guidance from the two supporting teams, the intern will research and help cultivate relationships with mission-aligned businesses and corporations that could be good partners, either for in-kind donations, charitable gifts, sponsorships, or creative partnerships.

About Ecotrust
Ecotrust is powered by the vision of a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. 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:

  • Develop working knowledge of Ecotrust Food & Farms mission, projects, and current partners, in order to vet new opportunities.
  • Conduct research into potential partners and funders, develop background summaries on top candidates, identify potential opportunities to advance programming in 2017, and coordinate with VP of Food & Farms and Development to pursue new leads.
  • Build relationships and conduct outreach in Portland metro-area and among national networks. Coordinate meetings with internal and external partners, take notes, ensure follow-up on action items to meet objectives of summer project and capture lessons learned.
  • Create summary of project work and outcomes; deliver final “lunch and learn” presentation to internal Ecotrust staff.

Qualifications:

  • Project management, including note-taking, task-tracking, stakeholder coordination, and follow-up
  • Developed written and verbal communications
  • Developed knowledge of nonprofit operations and familiarity with social impact organizations
  • Exposure to innovative food systems work, and developed familiarity with the agricultural environmental sectors

Relevant Experience
Required – project management, community outreach, and/or partnership development

Preferred but not required – food/agriculture or fundraising/business development experience

 

How To Apply:

Please apply directly to Emerging Leaders Internship Program. The Emerging Leaders Internship Program recruits and identifies underrepresented college students with an opportunity to compete for paid internships at Portland’s top companies. Application is open from January 15-March 30, 2017.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position (anticipated 40 hours/week), open to current college students as well as recent graduates. Compensation is $15/hour.

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. All required documentation must be included with your application materials.

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. If you should need assistance, please contact the Emerging Leadership Internship Program above in advance.

Office Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
05-01-2017
Application Deadline:
03-01-2017
Reports To:
Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships
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Attn: Office Manager

Summary:

Ecotrust’s Office Manager is a key member of the organization’s Engagement team providing administrative and operational support to the organization. She/he serves as the primary point of contact for the organization, other businesses within the Natural Capital Center, and external visitors to the building.

Who we are: Ecotrust is powered by the vision of a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. 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:

Responsibilities for this position can be broken down into the following three categories:

Front Desk:

  • Answer multi-line phone and route calls to the appropriate person
  • Greet guests arriving at the Ecotrust office
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail
  • Prepare and send outgoing mail and express mail
  • Postage meter operations
  • Serve as point of contact for building tenants

Office Management:

  • Maintain conference room calendars and schedule meetings
  • Ensure the kitchen and supply room stay neat and organized
  • Maintain office appearance and overall cleanliness
  • Monitor office supply usage and order new supplies as needed
  • Work with building management to help staff get keys, fobs, lockers, and parking spaces
  • Work with building management to ensure the safety and functionality of the Natural Capital Center
  • Work with HR and building management in the onboard process of building employees
  • Work with HR to recruit and onboard all volunteers and interns
  • Provide administrative support to Leadership Team and additional team members as requested

Engagement:

  • Schedule and provide building tours
  • Build community within the Natural Capital Center, informing tenants about relevant events, collaboration, and opportunities
  • Attend Engagement meetings and provide administrative and logistical support for Ecotrust communications and events
  • Prospecting government grants and contracts that relate to the different programs within Ecotrust. This includes organizing and tracking all commonly needed information for government grants.

Qualifications:

  • Applicable administrative experience
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with people
  • Strong attention to detail and task management
  • Strong organizational skills and time management demonstrated
  • Commitment to and understanding of Ecotrust’s mission and values
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC on the Ecotrust website) 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:

Salary Range: $39,000 to $42,000 depending on experience

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.

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 jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.

Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-01-2017
Application Deadline:
04-03-2017
Reports To:
VP, Forests and Ecosystem Services
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Attn: Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Summary:

Who we are: Ecotrust is powered by the vision of a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. 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.

We offer a competitive salary, 403B retirement plan match, excellent benefits, and a flexible, creative, and collaborative work environment.

The Forests and Ecosystem Services (FES) Program Director will work closely with FES team members and coordinate internal and external communications and project management.

Responsibilities:

The Program Director advances all functions of the FES team, including annual program planning, budgeting, and fundraising and is responsible for working with the team to advance ecological, profitable, and socially just regional forest systems. The Program Director works with the greater forestry, ecosystem service (with an emphasis on water and carbon), and watershed restoration communities of our bioregion to: 1) articulate a compelling vision for rebuilding ecologically and socially resilient terrestrial ecosystems; 2) build the market infrastructure and technical tools necessary to support landowners and managers who practice long-term, careful land stewardship; and 3) grow constituencies for change.

The Program Director also supports strategic, impactful, high-quality programs and projects and represents the team’s interests internally and the organization’s interests with external stakeholders.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Work with VP to set strategic direction for the FES program
  • Explore and develop new program opportunities that contribute to system resilience with internal and external colleagues
  • Help develop an outreach strategy to key constituents: funders, relevant agencies, tribes, industry
  • Work with other Ecotrust programs, especially Fisheries, Knowledge Systems, and Communications to coordinate and integrate implementation of FES program initiatives
  • Manage FES projects, including budgets, timelines, and deliverables
  • Assist with the development of annual and strategic plans and budgets for the FES program
  • Manage three or more staff
  • Lead small and large fundraising efforts necessary to put FES projects into action primarily through private and public grants and mission-driven fees for service contracts
  • Coordinate with organizational affiliates at Ecotrust Forest Management, Ecotrust Canada, and partnering tribes, universities, non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, private businesses, landowners, and other associations

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in the field of Natural Resource Management (conservation or environmental science, forestry, soil science, water resources, economics, environmental policy/management, ecological economics, business etc.)
  • Familiarity with regional natural resources policy/management, economics, GIS, and data management principles
  • Demonstrated success in project management, including: work planning; supervising staff and contractors, scheduling, prioritization, problem-solving, and budgeting
  • At least five years of directly relevant job and project experience
  • Demonstrated experience with and enthusiasm for collaborative work; specifically, the ability to develop strong and constructive working relationships with outside organizations
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated experience in forestry and related ecosystem service sectors
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (+ strong editing skills) and the ability to communicate with a wide range of constituencies
  • Proven ability to raise funds and manage large grants
  • Commitment to natural resources conservation, economic development, and the mission of Ecotrust

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC on the Ecotrust website) 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.

Inquiries should be directed to Brent Davies, brent@ecotrust.org

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $70,000 to $90,000 (full-time equivalent), depending on experience.

This is a full time position with benefits. 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.

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.

Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
04-17-2017
Application Deadline:
03-20-2017
Reports To:
Ecotrust NMTC Compliance Manager and ATNI-EDC Executive Director
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Attn: Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate

Summary:

In partnership with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC), Ecotrust is hiring a joint Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate who will assist both organizations with the day to day operations with loan administration and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) compliance. The Loan and Compliance Associate will work closely with the Ecotrust’s NMTC Compliance Manager, and ATNI-EDC’s Executive Director.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to work on both the origination and asset management sides of community investments. The position also offers exposure to alternative lending, and the opportunity to advance economic development in a historically marginalized population.

Successful candidate must be a self-starter that diligently monitors and follows up on loan payments and reporting as well as NMTC (and other) program requirements. Creation and maintenance of relationships with loan customers and ability to effectively work as part of a team that includes accountants, attorneys, program and compliance consultants, program staff, co-lenders, financial institutions, Tribes, and government agencies are key elements of the job.

Who we are: Ecotrust is powered by the vision of a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. Learn more at ecotrust.org.

The mission of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC) is to provide financial and technical assistance to ATNI Member Tribes in the priority areas of community and economic development. It currently operates a Revolving Loan Fund that aims to increase access to capital for Native American entrepreneurs.

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:

  • Screen inquiries and manage the pipeline of potential investments
  • Prepare and maintain loan portfolio summary reports
  • Monitor and review borrowers’ ongoing NMTC program and loan covenant compliance reporting
  • Collect and manage community impact reporting and prepare the annual Community Investment Impact System (CIIS) report
  • Review and analyze borrowers’ quarterly and annual financial statements, track performance against projections, and make recommendations for appropriate risk ratings
  • Identify and address compliance issues, report findings to investors and lenders, identify strategies and implement procedures to improve project performance
  • Work with the investors, co-lenders, accountants, legal counsel, and project sponsors to prepare for and carryout the successful unwind of NMTC structure at the end of the NMTC compliance term
  • Prepare presentations for NMTC Advisory Board, Ecotrust CDE management/Board of Directors, ATNI-EDC Board and Finance Committee, investors, and/or the CDFI Fund, as needed
  • Prepare wire transfer packets for monthly and quarterly distributions to investors and lenders
  • Review construction draw requests, track progress, and work with accounting department to disburse and transfer funds
  • Perform general program compliance and marketing activities, as assigned
  • Review and understand specific requirements and stipulations for various loan fund sources
  • General loan management, including sending bills, processing payments, and collections
  • Timely and accurate periodic reporting as required by loan funding sources
  • Assist with accounting duties such as audits and producing annual interest statements

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Proficiency with Salesforce
  • Previous work experience with a Nonprofit or Socially Driven Enterprise
  • Previous experience in lending, especially to businesses and working capital loans
  • General understanding of compliance laws and regulations related to lending
  • Bookkeeping or accounting
  • Data entry
  • Flexible, and able to thrive in diverse working environments
  • Nimble, and able to handle a high degree of ambiguity

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Experience working for or with a Tribal government, Tribal non-profit, or Native led organization
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest based Tribes — working understanding of governments, cultures, customs, and histories
  • Knowledge of economic development organizations and relevant non-profits in the Pacific Northwest
  • Demonstrated ability to work with communities of diverse cultures and backgrounds

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available on the Ecotrust website as a PDF or Word DOC) 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. It is preferable if you send your documents as one pdf. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 annually depending on experience.

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.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Please send 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 jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.

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