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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 4 available positions at this time. See below for full descriptions for Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Director, Event Coordinator (2 positions available), and Controller.

Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-01-2017
Application Deadline:
05-15-2017
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.

Controller

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-06-2017
Application Deadline:
05-07-2017
Reports To:
Chief Financial Officer
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Attn: Controller

Summary:

The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and has overall responsibility for the monthly accounting cycle, inter-company transactions between related parties including Ecotrust Properties, Ecotrust CDE, and Ecotrust Forest Management. The Controller helps the CFO establish and maintain systems for accounting, reporting, budgeting and analyzing the financial plans and performance of Ecotrust operations and its subsidiaries. The Controller works with development and with program staff to monitor restricted net assets of grants.

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:

  • Lead and supervise three staff members in the following positions:
    • Accounting Manager – Ecotrust Investments
    • Financial Analyst
    • Staff Accountant/HR Administrator
  • Plan and monitor the monthly financial close process for the department. Assure that financial activity is accurately reported in the general ledger. Prepare monthly account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and review reconciliations prepared by staff members.
  • Coordinate with the development team to ensure all inbound contributions are properly classified as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or permanently restricted. Review all revenue for appropriate classification for audit, US GAAP and 990 purposes.
  • Ensure that all eliminations for inter-company transactions are appropriately recorded in the general ledger and that the associated intercompany receivables/payables are in balance. For entities not 100% owned by Ecotrust, ensure that investor member interest is accurately reflected in the financial statements.
  • Oversee the preparation of the monthly financial statement package, including analysis, for management to use in making decisions.
  • Manage the relationship with the external auditors and collaborate with the auditors and finance staff to plan the audit(s) and ensure appropriate preparation for the audit(s) and the A-133 audit.
  • Manage the relationship with the external tax preparers and ensure appropriate preparation for the 990 and 990-T.
  • Oversee preparation of the annual consolidated financial statements including footnotes in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual revenue and expense budgets for the organization.
  • Prepare the organization’s annual Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate proposal.
  • Manage cash accounts, including bank reconciliations, deposit entry, and reconciliation. Serve as primary contact with bank officials with regards to account maintenance.
  • Ensure that proper policies and procedures are being followed by the unit, are documented and up to date.
  • Use analytical skills to create options and resolutions to various financial and accounting challenges. Ability to design meaningful reports and use various software packages and solutions.
  • Assist other units as necessary related to general accounting guidance and internal controls and assist when needed on special requests/projects.

Qualifications:

  • Seven plus years of broad accounting and business support experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. CPA/MBA a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working with accounting and ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred) in not only data entry, but also customization, integration with other systems, and complex report writing.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high performing team.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel, database applications, and similar systems for complex accounting and data management processes.
  • Demonstrated initiative and commitment to conservation.
  • Ability to communicate complicated financial to a wide range of stakeholders with varying degrees of financial sophistication.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask is critical.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

How To Apply:

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: 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: $90,000 to $110,000 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. 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.

Event Coordinator (2 positions open)

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
05-26-2017
Reports To:
Event and Sales Manager
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Attn: Event Coordinator (2 positions open)

Summary:

The Event Coordinator will work with the Ecotrust Event Staff to assist and service events happening within the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (NCC) and The Foundry Building at 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 an effective team player and committed to Ecotrust’s mission.

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:

  • 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.
  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved.
  • Light 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:

  • High level of customer service/client care required.
  • Experience in events/catering required.
  • Reliable, Responsible, and Respectable.
  • Must possess interest in wedding/social event coordination.
  • Highly personable, proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Able to lift 50lbs or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own.)
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Work well in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to occasionally do repetitive tasks (set up/teardown).
  • 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 on the Ecotrust website) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: jobs@ecotrust.org with “Event Coordinator” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, hourly position. Starting pay is $15.00 an hour. The opportunity for the right person to become full time is possible.

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. 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. Jobs@ecotrust.org must receive all required documentation.

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