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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 |


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.


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.


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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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 1 position available at this time.

Event Coordinator

Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
Reports To:
Event Logistics Manager
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Attn: Event Coordinator


The Event Coordinator will work with the Ecotrust Event Staff to assist and service events happening within the Natural Capital Center (NCC) and 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 effective team players and committed to Ecotrust’s mission.

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.

Since 2001, we have operated event facilities in Ecotrust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. Our event operations serve to tell Ecotrust’s story and return funding resources back to the organization. We’re rapidly expanding in 2019, with an additional 7,000-square-foot venue called the Irving Street Studio. Additionally, the Redd on Salmon Street, a campus dedicated to the good food movement fully opened in January of 2019. Redd East will offer 10,000+ square feet of combined convening space.  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.


  • Set up and tear-down for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved
  • 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.
  • 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.


  •  Able to lift 50lbs or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own)
  • Strong customer service with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including with people from different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Experience in events/catering preferred, or transferable skills.
  • Must be reliable and responsible.
  • Must possess interest in event coordination.
  • Highly personable, proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks (set up/tear-down).
  • 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) 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.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, hourly position. Starting pay is $15.00 an hour.

Learn more about this position: Info session Wednesday August 28th at 11:00am PST
Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position at Ecotrust on Wednesday August 28th at 11:00am PST. You can join us via conference line to ask questions:

Dial this number by your location to join by phone:
Click this link to join by computer audio: https://zoom.us/j/805584659
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 805 584 659

If you will be unable to join, you may also submit questions to jstathopoulos@ecotrust.org ahead of time. We will record the session and post the recording to the Ecotrust website shortly afterwards.

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.

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