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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 available for free 2-hour max visitor parking, all hours. Parking patrol is strict.

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Want to change the world? So do we. Come work with us. We are an ambitious bunch of 50+ changemakers headquartered in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

We have two available positions available at this time.
Grants Coordinator
Measurement & Evaluation Analyst

Measurement and Evaluation Analyst

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-15-2019
Application Deadline:
05-31-2019
Apply
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Attn: Measurement and Evaluation Analyst

Summary:

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.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a curious, motivated, and detail-oriented professional to help us understand and measure the changes we seek to make in the world. The Measurement and Evaluation Analyst (the Analyst) will work closely with teams across the organization to collect, track, analyze, and report organization-wide key performance indicators (KPIs). The Analyst will work within the Knowledge Systems team, and report to and collaborate closely with the Director of Economic Research and Evaluation (the Director). The Analyst will assist the Director and program staff in creating annual plans for organization-wide outcome data collection and impact reporting; and identifying deeper-level program evaluation needs. The Analyst will support program and organization-wide strategic planning, including specifically the centering of social and racial equity outcomes in the strategic planning process. Finally, the Analyst will work to support data analysis and evaluation projects for external clients including public agencies, other nonprofits, foundations, tribes, mission-aligned private companies, and others. The Analyst’s work will support Ecotrust’s organization-wide strategy, including our progress towards our two key imperatives: building racial equity and responding to climate change.

This is a full-time position covering the Pacific Northwest, based out of Portland, and requires occasional travel.

Who you are

You are an enthusiastic and inquisitive professional who is interested in helping an organization understand its impact. You are interested in helping an organization improve its performance on the triple bottom line of social equity, ecological well-being, and economic vitality. You seek to drive radical, practical change, advance social equity, and build business as a force for good. You understand the importance of outcome data in helping organizations make decisions, demonstrate impact, and create strategies for improving performance. You are strongly committed to advancing social justice and addressing climate change. You are collaborative by nature and enjoy working closely with others to improve the work that they do. You are self-directed, flexible, strategic, and committed to bringing out the best in the people you work with. You have a commitment and a passion for Ecotrust’s mission.

 

Equity at the center

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, 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.

Responsibilities:

The Measurement and Evaluation Analyst will contribute to organization-wide strategic planning, fundraising, and storytelling through collecting, analyzing, and reporting indicators of Ecotrust’s impact for a wide variety of audiences. The Analyst will perform a range of duties including, but not limited to, the following:

Coordinates with program staff to understand Ecotrust’s impact

  • Collect, analyze, summarize, and report data on Ecotrust’s organization-wide and program-level impacts through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Coordinate with Communications team in using performance indicator data for effective and truthful storytelling
  • Assist the Director of Evaluation in coordinating with program staff at Ecotrust to understand each program’s capacity and needs for KPIs
  • Assist the Director of Evaluation in identifying and assessing data management systems to track and report indicators effectively

Support data analysis across programs

  • Prepare, summarize, and visualize data on a range of topics including marine protection, food and agriculture, forestry, fisheries, green building, and others
  • Support collection, analysis, and reporting of community outcome and benefit data for investments made by Ecotrust’s subsidiaries, including Ecotrust’s Community Development Entity (Ecotrust CDE)

Support organization-wide and program-specific strategic planning

  • Assist the Director of Evaluation in reviewing organization-wide and program-specific strategic plans
  • Support the development of organization-wide theory of change (TOC), including identifying and refining key outcomes and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Support the development of program-specific logic models, where appropriate

Qualifications:

*Transferable skills: any skills gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills in your cover letter and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, or equivalent relevant experience or transferable skills in the fields of performance measurement and/or impact evaluation
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Understanding of identity and lived experience pertaining to social equity, including racial equity
  • Ability to assess and measure programs’ impact on social and racial equity
  • Familiarity with and experience preparing and visualizing numerical tabular data using standard programs including Microsoft Office, Access, and/or Google Sheets
  • Ability to collaborate productively with program staff on a broad range of subject matter, to identify program data needs  
  • Ability to search publicly available data sources on a variety of topics (e.g. American Community Survey)

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Experience in nonprofit impact evaluation, performance measurement/tracking, or strategy, including: key performance indicators (KPIs), logic models, Theory of Change, and beneficiary-focused survey design and analysis
  • Experience conducting regional economic impact analysis (IMPLAN, REMI, RIMS)
  • Familiarity with spatial analysis and GIS software (Esri ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (or above) in social science field, e.g. economics, sociology, or public policy

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word Doc) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and your 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.

The Selection Process:

1.              Initial review of minimum qualifications
2.              Interview (over the phone or video call)
3.              Consideration of top candidates (in-person hiring activities)
4.              Reference checks

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $52,000 – $60,000 DOE

Job Classification: P4

This is a full-time position on Ecotrust’s Knowledge Systems Team, based in Portland, Oregon. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage. Ecotrust is committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities.

Learn more about this position: The Knowledge Systems Team hosted and recorded an hour-long information session about this position.  You can download the audio recording here to hear our answers to frequently asked questions.

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.

 

 

 

Grants Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-02-2019
Application Deadline:
06-02-2019
Reports To:
Grants Manager
Apply
Download an application
PDF | Word
Return to

Attn: Grants Coordinator

Summary:

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.

What we’re looking for

Ecotrust seeks a Grants Coordinator to support and implement a grants strategy that will elevate and amplify Ecotrust’s impact in the world. Working closely with the Grants Manager, the Coordinator serves as a liaison and support between program, development, and finance teams, assisting with grant proposals and reporting, maintaining accurate financial and donor records, and sustaining the systems for outstanding grants management at Ecotrust.

Who you are

You are a dependable, approachable, detail-oriented person who excels at project and calendar management, and who works well both collaboratively and independently. You are likely early in your career, with a strong interest in working alongside and providing support to a dynamic team.

Equity at the center

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. On Ecotrust’s Development Team, the Grants Coordinator will support our efforts to engage in philanthropy with a racial equity lens and to raise funds for Ecotrust’s work to engage with and support frontline communities.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Cultivate positive working relationships among program, development, and finance teams to ensure close coordination and collaboration on grant proposals and reports, and on funder cultivation and stewardship.
  • Ensure on-time submission of grant proposals and reports, including accurate budgets and financial reports.
  • Manage the master calendar of grant deadlines and proactively communicate timelines and requirements to responsible staff.
  • Maintain funder records in the development database, including grant tracking, funder cultivation, and reporting expectations.
  • With leadership from the Grants Manager, help maintain a streamlined grants management process and support the creation of a more robust funding pipeline for key projects and initiatives.
  • In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Grants Coordinator may be asked to perform departmental administrative tasks, such as donor data entry, special event support, or travel coordination.

Qualifications:

We are passionate about developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed below, we urge you to apply. Transferable skills are any skills gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills in your cover letter and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Required:

  • Authentic commitment to Ecotrust’s mission to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being, and a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent project management skills, with an ability to prioritize efforts, meet deadlines, and manage up.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong editing/proofreading skills.
  • Good team player, and a shown ability to partner productively with a variety of staff, and/or community partners, including with people from different cultures and experiences.
  • Awareness of differences among vulnerable populations and the disparities faced by communities of color.
  • Action-oriented and independent, with an ability to anticipate and identify gaps in information and proactively seek out that information.
  • Proficient with tech and tools, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT) and Google Drive
  • Established work ethic, motivated, and dependable.
  • Familiarity with non-profit operations and a basic knowledge of grant-seeking processes.

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Skill with database applications (Raiser’s Edge a plus), and familiarity with constituent data tracking and reporting.
  • Experience seeking, writing, or managing grants at a non-profit organization; government grant experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of organization and project budgets, and familiarity with non-profit accounting processes.

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word Doc) and forward with (1) a cover letter (1 page maximum), and (2) your 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.

The Selection Process:

  1. Initial review of qualifications
  2. Phone Interview
  3. In-person interview
  4. Reference checks
  5. Offer

Additional Information:

Salary range: $45,0000 – $50,000 DOE

Reports to: Grants Manager

FTE: 40 hours/week

This is a position on Ecotrust’s Development Team, based in Portland, Oregon. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage. Ecotrust is committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities, and we strongly support our employees as whole people.

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.

Learn more about this position: Info session Thursday, May 23rd @ 12noon PST

The Development Team is hosting an informational conference call about this position on Thursday, May 23rd at 12noon PST.

  • Dial this number to join by phone: 1-669-900-6833
  • Meeting ID: 864 043 701

You may submit questions before or during the info session via email to donate@ecotrust.org. We will record the session and update this position description with a link to the recording shortly afterwards.

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