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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 2-hour max visitor parking at $2.50 an hour, all hours. Parking patrol is strict.

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Ecotrust Forest Management, a for profit subsidiary, has one available position at this time.

Director, Finance & Fund Administration

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
04-16-2018
Application Deadline:
03-15-2018
Reports To:
CEO, EFM
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Attn: Director, Finance & Fund Administration

Summary:

EFM, a for-profit subsidiary of Ecotrust, is seeking a unique individual to lead its finance and fund administration functions. The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-directed and collaborative manager and will support the following areas: fund administration, performance reporting and fund financial management. They will partner with the senior management team to make strategic decisions for the company and its funds. This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced finance professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Responsibilities:

This individual will be expected to balance multiple roles and take on the management and execution of tasks related to the finance and investment function of a growing real asset fund manager. EFM is a real asset investment and management company that manages 75,000 acres of forestland across California, Washington and Oregon via private investment funds. The Director of Finance and Fund Administration will work closely with the Controller to manage fund administration and investor reporting for the Manager, its funds and subsidiary entities. The Director will also provide financial planning and analytical support to the Manager’s Investment and Forestry teams and will be responsible for maintaining internal models for cash management, debt service and investment planning.

Fund Administration

  • Oversight, execution and management of Fund administration for the Company’s three real asset funds.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Funds are administered in compliance with the operating agreements and side letter agreements, including performing Fund carry calculations, re-balancing calculations, tracking reserves, and implementing fee arrangements.
  • Evaluation and management of external third party fund administration and investor reporting tools
  • Manage the production of all Fund notices including capital calls and fund distribution notices.

Performance Reporting

  • Responsible for managing the data, tools, and calculations that feed the Fund investor statements, capital account statements and compliance with third party standards for investor performance reporting.
  • Support the Investor Relations function, by providing investment data, performance history, investment benchmarking and answering investor queries relating to the financial performance of investments.
  • Perform internal fund valuations, performance attribution analyses and monitor market economic indicators.

Fund Management

  • Responsible for tax planning and financial management at the Fund level.
  • Support the Investment team decision making by performing scenario analyses, checking valuation and pricing models and modeling fund level cash-flow and return projections.
  • Develop financial tools and decision making frameworks to help the investment team track asset and fund performance.
  • Present fund analysis and forecasting results to EFM board, fund investor committees, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Eight to fifteen years of complex finance and analytical experience and a demonstrated quantitative background.
  • Experience within an investment context with prior back office or fund management experience is highly desired.
  • Technical competence and experience with financial software and a strong grasp of fund administration concepts is desired.
  • Master’s degree in business, accounting or finance.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access and proven ability to develop and manage complex financial models, fund management tools, and software.
  • Experience in timberland, real estate, or related assets is a plus, but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas both orally and in writing to both internal and external audiences.
  • Management experience leading small teams of diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated initiative and commitment to impact investing, conservation and rural communities.
  • A more junior candidate with some of the specific skill-sets being sought will also be considered.

How To Apply:

Complete a cover letter, resume, and list of references to: with this position’s title in the subject line by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above.

Application materials will be reviewed as received and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. 

Group insurance (medical, dental, vision, life) and retirement benefits are available in addition to paid time off.

Additional Information:

EFM is a forestland investment management and advisory services company. We manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity, and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber, biomass, carbon, and improved habitat and water quality. Our primary focus is the management of comingled funds focused on acquiring and managing forests located in the western US.   In addition, EFM manages the placement of Ecotrust CDE’s New Markets Tax Credit allocation and provides advisory services in forest management, carbon project development, and conservation finance. Read more at www.ecotrustforests.com.

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