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.
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center721 NW 9th Avenue (between Irving St. and Johnson St.) Portland, OR 97209503.227.6225 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1 available Ecotrust position. Ecotrust Forest Management, a for-profit subsidiary of Ecotrust has 1 position available at this time.
The Night Porter-Event Assistant will work with the NCC event staff and the Event and Sales Manager to clean, set-up, and maintain the event spaces. This may also involve customer service and light office duties. Physical work is a large part of the position. The Night Porter-Event Assistant will provide event setup and breakdown, which entails moving tables, chairs, small tents, and other event items. The position involves light housekeeping, including vacuuming, mopping, glass cleaning, and recycling/composting. Qualified candidates must be an effective team player, an organized and efficient worker, and committed to the organization’s mission. Position requires some graveyard shifts and flexibility with schedule.
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.
- Coordinating with Event Coordinator on the clean up after events
- Setup and teardown for events: ability to lift 60 pounds is a requirement. Setup and teardown is a majority of the job.
- Light housekeeping of event spaces, to include but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, cleaning bathrooms, etc
- Building security (unlock and lockup)
- Other duties as assigned
- Communicating with clients in a positive, professional and helpful manner
- Setup audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed
- Light maintenance duties
- Flexibility in scheduling is Most shifts are 3 – 6 hours each. Typically, but not limited to, Wednesday through Sunday, between the hours of 8PM to 7AM.
- Reliable, Responsible, and Respectable
- Ability to prioritize as the situation demands
- Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed
- Able to lift 60lbs or (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own.)
- Ability to do repetitive tasks (set-up/teardown).
- Clean and organized
- Highly personable, proactive, and self-motivated
- Enthusiasm for the mission of Ecotrust
- Work well in a fast paced environment
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: email@example.com with this position’s title in the subject line. This position is open until filled.
Salary Range: This is a part time, hourly position. Starting pay is: $15.00 an hour
Status: Part Time, 3-25 hours/week. Weekend availability is a must. Most shifts are 3 – 6 hours each, typically, but not limited to, Wednesday through Sunday, between the hours of 10PM to 7AM. Position demand fluctuates with season with the most need in the summer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to request assistance.
EFM, a for-profit subsidiary of Ecotrust, was founded with a simple vision: to mitigate climate change by accelerating the adoption of climate-smart forestry across the western United States. Over the past decade we have been pioneering new approaches to forest management and have invested $130 million to transition 77,000 acres to a more climate-smart, resilient ecosystem. We are leaders in the emerging area of conservation finance and impact investing in the forestry sector and are seeking to grow our impact and scale via this position.
This is a newly created position and a unique opportunity for an energetic, skillful, and personable professional to join our company. Like the rest of us, this person will wear many hats; you will work closely with our founders, partners, board and investors to make strategic decisions for the company regarding its growth strategy, field building initiatives, and investor engagement. Your role, broadly speaking, will be to solve problems and push the adoption of climate-smart forestry forward among the investor community. Specifically, you will be charged with leading our capital raising efforts, developing relationships, and closing investments from family offices, wealth managers, and high net worth individuals. In addition to managing current relationships, you will seek to organically grow the investor base through targeted outreach and customized relationship cultivation.
This job will include everything from prospecting new leads to walking potential clients through investment offerings, attending industry events, building long-lasting relationships, and providing best- in-class service to our valued investment community.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-directed and collaborative manager and will support the following areas: capital raising, external engagement, and investor relations. This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced professional to join a growing, well-respected impact investment company and to demonstrate leadership in an emerging industry.
The position is based in Portland, Oregon but remote candidates will be considered.
- Develop capital raising strategy to focus on institutional clients, foundations, RIAs and family offices.
- Manage lead generation, outreach, due diligence, and coordination of investor pipeline.
- Cultivate prospective investors and educate them about forestland investing via thoughtful presentation materials, meetings, tours, and background information.
- Lead due diligence meetings and coordinate with internal team members to deliver on investor requests for information.
- Lead Investor engagement events, dinners, multi-city meetings, and roadshows in an effort to generate new investor leads and engage existing investors.
- Coordinate with team members to successfully close on prospective investor commitments and manage closing processes.
- Work with team to execute investor engagement activities include tours, events, dinners and investor calls.
- Manage investor servicing team to ensure all investor queries and reporting are conducted in a timely and efficient manner.
Engagement & Field Building
- Maintain EFM’s presence in industry events, conferences, working groups, online forums, and in thought leadership publications.
- Develop long-term relationships and collaborate on new initiatives with key partners that produce events, conferences, and with investor networks in the impact investment industry.
- Create opportunities for EFM staff to speak on panels at industry events, practitioner networks, and represent EFM at these events.
- Develop relationship with bloggers, journalists, and media that cover alternative investments, forestland, and impact investing.
- Undergraduate degree, with a JD, MBA, or MS in Environmental Studies preferred.
- 7-10 years of experience in the financial services sector, with demonstrated career growth in asset management, capital markets, private wealth management, private equity, and/or impact/sustainable investing.
- Experience fundraising or in business development, with proven ability to raise capital from private investors, preferably financial services firms, institutional consultants, and family offices.
- Ability to walk the talk, understanding of alternative investment asset class, preferably forestland or real-assets and exposure to conservation finance.
- Track record of building collaborations across industry sector and multiple firms.
- Must demonstrate maturity, insight, and confidence in communicating with investors.
- Strong and efficient research capabilities, with ability to prioritize and analyze information that is both quantitative and qualitative in nature.
- Detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication and presentation, and public speaking skills.
- A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
- Clear passion for using capital markets to scale solutions to global and domestic economic, environmental, and social challenges.
- A willingness to travel.
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references by October 15th. Application materials will be reviewed as received and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.
Email: email@example.com Fax: 503-222-1517
Group insurance (medical, dental, vision, life) and retirement benefits are available in addition to paid time off.
At EFM, we believe that climate-smart strategies are the future of real asset investing in a carbon- constrained future. Since our founding in 2004, we have invested over $130M and transitioned more than 77,000 acres of forestland to FSC-certified, ecological management in Oregon, Washington, and California. Our management is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and our forests are managed to produce a full range of goods and services—logs for mills, clean water for communities, carbon sequestration and biodiversity – for the benefit of all our stakeholders. Our 11-person team has deep local experience in forestland investment and management, finance, tax credits, and environmental markets. EFM is proud to be a top 50 Impact Fund Manager and among the top 10% of BCorps globally since 2013.
Learn more at www.efminvest.com