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Ecotrust has 7 available positions at this time.

Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-04-2018
Application Deadline:
04-30-2018
Reports To:
Vice President for Forests and Ecosystem Services
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Attn: Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Summary:

Ecotrust seeks a new Program Director to join our Forests and Ecosystem Services (FES) team. The Program Director will be based in Portland, OR, and report to the Vice President for Forests and Ecosystem Services. The FES Program Director will help lead the team’s efforts to expand markets and incentives for ecological forest practices and make them more accessible to forest owners and managers in the Pacific Northwest. The Program Director will play a central program and team management role. This person will have professional experience working with forest owners, wood processors, and policy makers and be familiar with ecological forest practices.

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 team members across all levels of the organization, we seek diverse perspectives that will add richness to our evolving organization and networks.

Responsibilities:

The Program Director will help drive radical, practical, change among the greater forestry, conservation, economic development, and watershed restoration communities of the Pacific Northwest by articulating a compelling vision for shifting the dominant paradigm for forest management in our region to ecological forestry.

The Program Director will provide leadership on strategic direction and functions of the FES team, including annual program planning, budgeting, and fundraising. S/he will participate actively and represent the FES team in internal Ecotrust meetings and activities and advance FES and Ecotrust’s interests externally through coalition-building, collaboration with external partners, public speaking, and outreach activities.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain a network with strong relationships to relevant agencies, tribes, industry, social and environmental justice communities, research institutions, funders, and conservation groups
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with other Ecotrust programs, especially our Native, Fisheries, Knowledge Systems, and Communications teams to design and implement new projects and initiatives that produce meaningful and impactful change for our bioregion
  • Coordinate with multiple organizational partners, including those at Ecotrust Forest Management and Ecotrust Canada
  • Oversee the management of FES project activities by three or more staff, including management of budgets, timelines, and deliverables
  • Lead fundraising efforts necessary to sustain and put new FES projects into action.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (e.g., MS, MBA, PhD) related to Natural Resource Management or equivalent work experience
  • Strong familiarity with state and federal natural resources policy, forest management practices and economics, forest sector finance, and conservation finance (e.g., ecosystem service markets and incentives), with particular emphasis on the Pacific Northwest
  • At least five years of directly relevant job experience with demonstrated success in conceiving and managing simple and complex projects, including: partner engagement; work planning; supervising staff and contractors, scheduling, prioritization, problem-solving, and budgeting
  • Familiarity with diverse forest certification programs (e.g., FSC, SFI, Tree Farm, carbon certification programs)
  • Direct knowledge and experience interacting with wood processing facilities in the Pacific Northwest and an understanding of timber sales, wood processing, and distribution networks and systems is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) principles and contemporary practices in indigenous and local communities also a major plus
  • Commitment to racial justice and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences
  • 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
  • Ability to travel, including to remote locations, up to 20% of the time is required.

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:

Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000 (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 in advance to request assistance.

 

 

Building Ambassador – Security

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
05-15-2018
Application Deadline:
04-30-2018
Reports To:
Facilities Manager
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Attn: Building Ambassador – Security

Summary:

The Building Ambassador is responsible for helping to create a welcoming and safe environment at the Natural Capital Center. We are looking for someone who can equitably and compassionately engage with our wide variety of visitors and help keep the building looking its best. The right candidate will be respectful to all, provide excellent customer service, and have the ability to help manage the behavior of anyone who makes others feel unwelcome or unsafe.

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:

Engagement

  • Help visitors find their way in the building
  • Answer questions about the building and its tenants
  • Assist with events security as scheduled
  • Create a welcoming environment in the atrium, build rapport with tenants and visitors

Building Safety:

  • Act as first responder for emergencies and/or behavior issues in the building
  • Handle potential security concerns in a proactive and equitable manner. Resolve issues before they result in escalated security situations
  • Work with retail tenant staff to resolve building safety and security issues
  • Escort individuals off the premises if they are engaging in disruptive behavior
  • Walk the property to identify and prevent disruptive or destructive behavior
  • Help ensure safety of building staff and customers by inspecting the building, grounds and access points
  • Investigate disturbances and illegal behavior and either address directly or coordinate with law enforcement
  • Provide assistance to tenants, customers and staff as needed in emergencies
  • Communicate issues of drug use, illegal drinking, camping, threats, violence, and graffiti to Ecotrust management, law enforcement and/or emergency services
  • Ensure personal safety when facing potentially dangerous situations. Call the police when it is not safe to directly intervene
  • Perform first aid or CPR

Maintenance:

  • Follow schedule of maintenance-related duties
  • Perform grounds cleanup duties during building rounds
  • Keep building atrium clean and orderly by wiping down surfaces, sweeping, and arranging seating
  • Primary contact for building maintenance issues during shift
  • Coordinate emergency maintenance issues with on-call maintenance staff
  • Identify maintenance needs throughout property and submit work orders as needed

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years experience performing conflict de-escalation and security duties
  • DPSST Unarmed Security Professional Certification or ability to acquire certification upon hire required
  • First aid and CPR certification required within first week of employment
  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
  • Self-directed problem solver
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Customer service oriented with excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compassionate and calm with grace under pressure
  • Ability to effectively communicate with public, tenants, and vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of state and local laws
  • Knowledge and understanding of local medical and social services; ability to direct people to specific services appropriate to their needs
  • Strong situational awareness
  • Awareness of differences among vulnerable populations and the disparities faced by communities of color
  • Ability to safely operate hand tools
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Interest in the mission of Ecotrust a plus

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC on the 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.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $15.00-$18.00/hr

This is a part-time position, 15-20 hrs per week. 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.

Event Marketing Associate

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-04-2018
Application Deadline:
04-27-2018
Reports To:
Director of Events
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Attn: Event Marketing Associate

Summary:

The Event Marketing Associate will work with Ecotrust Event staff and lead marketing efforts for multiple event venues at Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center and the Redd on Salmon Street. They will help drive event sales and engagement by directing targeted campaigns, writing e-newsletters, managing social media channels, updating event webpages, and coordinating special projects. The Event Marketing Associate will also coordinate events, acting as the client’s main point of contact on specific event days. They will deliver outstanding customer service to clients and vendors, ensure audio/visual needs are met, and manage event set up and breakdown; physical work is involved. The position will lend itself to a self-starter who is looking to join an exceptional team, collaborating towards taking our mission-based event service operation to the next level.

Qualified candidates must be effective team players, with demonstrated ability to work with demanding clients and a personal drive to exceed client satisfaction. A commitment to working effectively with clients from different cultures and experiences is a must, as well as an enthusiasm for sustainable events and 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.

Since 2001, we have operated event facilities in Ecotrust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. We’re rapidly expanding this year, 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, will be completed in early 2019. Redd East will offer 10,000+ square feet of combined convening space. 

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. Learn more at ecotrust.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on social media and writing projects for the Ecotrust and Redd venue spaces; ability to convey Ecotrust’s mission and brand and voice effectively.
  • Draft and compose quarterly Event-specific e-newsletters, experience with MailChimp a plus.
  • Work with the Senior Event and Sales Manager to coordinate open-house marketing events at the NCC and the Redd.
  • Active contributor within a high-functioning team; able to be humble, collaborative, supportive, appreciative, and reliant on your team members.
  • Attend trade shows and marketing events, track results and ROI, and inform future participation.
  • Exhibit strong time management skills, with the ability to pivot between event coordination and marketing/administrative work.
  • When event coordinating, act as main point of contact for clients on the event day; provide outstanding customer service, be proactive in anticipating client needs, and ensuring follow-through.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment, as necessary.
  • Ability to perform physical work. This position contributes to the set-up/teardown of events including lifting and moving furniture, which includes light housekeeping of event spaces, including but not limited to wiping down tables and chairs, tidying bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, etc.
  • Execute building security (unlock and lockup).
  • Attention to detail in executing and documenting administrative duties: database entry in Salesforce, processing contracts, account receivables, and file management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to marriage equality and racial justice, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences.
  • 1-2 years experience in marketing, including knowledge of SEO, google analytics, event marketing channels, e-mail marketing, and social media outreach.
  • Creative thinker, with an eye for design and ability to use engagement and marketing practice to achieve team goals and advance event strategy.
  • Refined sense of hospitality, excitement for customer service.
  • Strong writing abilities, demonstrable experience authoring blog posts, e-newsletters, and effective social media.
  • Passion for marketing and event coordination.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workflow while juggling event coordination with other projects and timelines.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for executing physical tasks. Able to lift 50 pounds or more. (Must be able to move event center furniture.)
  • Ability to collaborate creatively with other team members.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated grace under pressure.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word document) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: with this position’s title in the subject line by the application deadline date listed above. Your cover letter should briefly summarize how your skills and experience relate to this position.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $41,000 – $46,000

This is a salaried position, with a typical Monday through Friday schedule with some early in/out and late in/out days, as events require. Ecotrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage.

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.

Event Logistics Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-04-2018
Application Deadline:
04-27-2018
Reports To:
Event and Sales Manager
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Attn: Event Logistics Manager

Summary:

The Event Logistics Manager plays an instrumental role in event operations at multiple properties, including the venues located in Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center and the Redd on Salmon Street. The Event Logistics Manager will supervise our team of hourly event coordinators and is responsible for the team’s scheduling, coaching, training, and customer service efforts. This position also works with Ecotrust’s Events department to service events, support administrative duties, act as facilities liaison, and coordinate department financials. The successful candidate lives for organization, with several years of experience planning, executing, and selling event services. The position will lend itself to a self-starter who is looking to join an exceptional team, collaborating towards taking our mission-based event service operation to the next level.

Qualified candidates must be effective team players, with a keen eye for detail and serious follow-through.  A commitment to working effectively with clients from different cultures and experiences is a must, as well as an enthusiasm for sustainable events and 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. Since 2001, we have operated event facilities in Ecotrust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. We’re rapidly expanding this year, 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, will be completed in early 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of hourly event coordination staff, displaying servant leadership skills that build staff retention, collaboration, effective team dynamics, and a positive workplace.
  • Highly developed task-master, able to track moving targets, schedules, and facility needs.
  • Commitment to excellence in all tasks, big and small: A big picture thinker who realizes the devil is in the details.
  • Effective and direct communication skills. Ability to be gracious and while simultaneously steadfast in maintaining policies and achieving positive outcomes.  
  • Exhibit strong time management skills, with the ability to pivot between event coordination and operational work.
  • Active contributor within a high-functioning team; able to be humble, collaborative, supportive, appreciative, and reliant on your team members.
  • Attention to detail in executing and documenting administrative duties including database entry in Salesforce, processing contracts, account receivables, and file management.
  • Ability to operate and lead on audiovisual equipment. Owns training, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Main point of contact for clients on scheduled event days; provide outstanding customer service, be proactive in anticipating client needs, and ensuring follow-through.
  • Ability to perform physical work. This position contributes to the set-up/teardown of events including lifting and moving furniture, in addition to light housekeeping of event spaces, including but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, tidying bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, etc.
  • Building security (unlock and lockup).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to marriage equality and racial justice, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences.
  • Passion for creating effective systems and maintaining organization on teams.
  • Minimum of two to five years of experience in event, hospitality, or catering operations.
  • Minimum of two years supervising a staff of at least three.
  • Entry level knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM.
  • An ability to clearly articulate information to diverse stakeholders, including clients and staff at various levels of the organization.
  • Highly developed sense of hospitality with impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workflow while juggling multiple tasks, projects, and timelines.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for executing physical tasks. Able to lift 50 pounds or more. (Must be able to move event center furniture.)
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated grace under pressure.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word document) 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 application deadline date listed above. Your cover letter should briefly summarize your experience working in events, what inspires you to pursue this career, and how your experience relates to this position.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $41,000 – $47,000 per year.

This is a full-time position, with a schedule of Monday through Friday with some early in/out and late in/out days, as events require. 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.

Agriculture of the Middle Program Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
08-01-2018
Application Deadline:
05-18-2018
Reports To:
Vice President, Food & Farms
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Attn: Agriculture of the Middle Program Manager

Summary:

Ecotrust seeks a new core Food & Farms team member to manage our Ag of the Middle (AOTM) program work. The AOTM Program Manager will be responsible for executing all facets of Ecotrust’s “Agriculture of the Middle” projects, including a newly launched accelerator program for small and mid-sized farms seeking to scale. The successful candidate will have professional experience with business development, training and technical assistance, program management, fundraising, and grants administration. Further, the ideal candidate will be familiar with farming and ranching, regenerative agriculture, and rural communities, and in fact may live in a rural area of the Pacific Northwest already. The position is based out of our Portland headquarters, but could be remote for someone based in the rural Northwest.

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:

The Program Manager will help drive systemic change in regional agriculture by providing the training, technical assistance, and networks small and midsize farmers and ranchers need to scale their businesses, and by representing Ecotrust in regional and national agricultural networks.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of Ecotrust’s newly launched Agriculture of the Middle Accelerator program
    • Programmatic activities include: participant recruitment, coordination of trainings and technical assistance, event coordination, program evaluation, etc.
    • Administrative activities include: management of grants, especially complex federal grants, management of contracts with multiple consultants, budget management
  • With support from the VP, Food & Farms and from Ecotrust’s Development team, fundraise for the “agriculture of the middle” body of work
  • Work one-on-one with small/midsize producers to grow their businesses, primarily through business and market development activities and federal Value-Added Producer Grant funding
  • Facilitate connections between small/midsize producers and other Ecotrust initiatives (e.g. the Redd on Salmon Street, the NW Food Buyers’ Alliance, Ecotrust Investments)
  • Engage actively in broader Ecotrust efforts to advance racial equity and mitigate climate change via the “agriculture of the middle” body of work
  • Represent Ecotrust in regional and national agricultural networks; occasional public speaking
  • Maintain close working relationships with community partners (like-minded businesses, nonprofits, state and local government entities, etc.)

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Experience working with agriculture or food businesses on business and/or market development
  • Experience applying for and administering federal grants (transferable skills such as strong academic writing skills and a keen attention to detail, plus experience with foundation or other philanthropic fundraising, may be substituted)
  • 3+ years’ project management experience
  • Skilled at collaboration, working on a team, and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Focused on results, with a commitment to knowledge sharing, continuous growth and improvement
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Google Drive

Nice to have:

  • Farming or ranching experience, or experience living/working in a rural or agricultural community
  • Familiarity with the agricultural landscape and/or the local food movement in the Pacific Northwest
  • Understanding of how regenerative agricultural practices can contribute to climate change mitigation (either through avoided emissions or soil carbon sequestration)
  • Understanding of how systemic inequities can contribute to major agricultural issues such as land access, access to capital, etc.
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Experience working with start-ups or businesses during a period of growth or transition
  • Academic training in a relevant field (business, marketing, agriculture, etc.)

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 (2-page maximum) to jobs@ecotrust.org with this position’s title in the subject line by 5pm PST on the day of the application deadline listed above.

The Selection Process:

  1. Initial review
  2. Phone screenings
  3. Interviews (in-person or via Skype)
  4. (If needed) Second round interviews and/or exercise to assess specific qualifications
  5. Reference checks

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000 DOE

This is a full-time position on Ecotrust’s Food & Farms Team. Ecotrust is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, but there is the potential for this position to be remote from a rural location within the Pacific Northwest if desired. 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.

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.

Communications and Marketing Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
05-29-2018
Application Deadline:
05-09-2018
Reports To:
VP, Engagement
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Attn: Communications and Marketing Manager

Summary:

As a key member of the communications team at Ecotrust, you are a strategist, storyteller, and producer responsible for translating big ideas into clear and compelling copy for multiple channels and audiences. You have proven skills in both long- and short-form copywriting, are a strong technical writer with the ability to carry complex scientific principles in an accessible voice, and are adept at adapting your writing style and copy tone for different channels and organizational voices. You are a master wordsmith who is passionate about the power of stories to drive social and environmental change.

You should be at ease with new and evolving media, have a demonstrated ability to write on deadline, and are well-networked with regional media outlets. You have a strong background in culturally competent communications, and you are aware of disparities faced by communities of color and First Nations, Alaska Natives, and American Indian communities. You will collaborate with program managers to solicit and create clear content; art directors/designers to support the design process; and other communications staff to provide general department support.

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:

  • Writing clear, compelling, accessible, on-brand copy for various marketing and program collateral
  • Developing feature stories and op-eds for external media
  • Pitching story ideas to regional and national media
  • Developing and managing an editorial calendar
  • Managing organization’s social strategy and content delivery
  • Collaborating with design team to build out creative concepts
  • Working with team members to identify and craft stories to elevate programmatic objectives
  • Storyboarding and scripting video projects
  • Writing speeches and copy for presentations
  • Writing and pitching press releases

Qualifications:

  • Clear, compelling writer and communications strategist with proven ability to write on deadline and 5+ years in a marketing and communications role for a nonprofit, social enterprise, or agency
  • Strong storytelling skills and an eye for engaging digital and editorial content
  • Fluency in best practices for social platforms and experience developing social media campaigns and individual posts
  • Experience in developing culturally responsive and inclusive communications strategies
  • Ability to apply diverse copy voices to suit a variety of audiences and channels
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and adapt to change
  • Strong copyediting skills and ability to provide clear feedback and guide other writers
  • Working knowledge of graphic design and production; A/V production and editing utilizing Adobe CS
  • Working knowledge of HTML and editing in digital environments
  • High degree of technical literacy and ability to quickly learn new technologies, programs, and tools
  • Experience working in a nonprofit or purpose-driven organization; some domain knowledge of natural resource issues
  • Collaborative, curious, eager to work in an innovative and fast-paced work environment

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available online as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to jobs@ecotrust.org with “Communications and Marketing Manager” in the subject line by 5pm PST on Wednesday, May 9. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.

Selection Process:
1. Initial review
2. Phone screenings
3. Interviews (in-person or via Skype)
4. Second round in-person inteviews, if needed
5. Reference checks

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000 DOE

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 committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities.

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.

Food & Farms Seattle Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-18-2018
Application Deadline:
05-07-2018
Reports To:
Food & Farms Manager
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Summary:

Ecotrust seeks a Seattle Food & Farms Coordinator to work to support project coordination in Seattle and King County. Most of our team is Portland-based, and we are excited to be working with partners and collaborators to spur a robust regional food system across the full spectrum of the Pacific Northwest. We are seeking a part-time team member who loves Seattle, is excited about helping foster development of an equitable, healthy, restorative, prosperous and delicious local food system, and is a rock-solid project coordinator with a track record of successfully managing details and connecting with people.

This part-time role will coordinate multiple Ecotrust Food & Farms projects in Seattle, primarily supporting a multi-stakeholder effort increase local food procurement by institutions (schools/hospitals/corporate cafes). The ideal candidate will bring meticulous attention to detail, and have professional experience with project management, stakeholder outreach and coordination, local food procurement in institutional settings, and be familiar with or interested in cultivating a network in food and agriculture in the Seattle area.

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:

Duties are varied and will include, among others:

  • Coordinating Ecotrust’s Food & Farms work on the ground in the Puget Sound region to support institutional foodservice staff in increasing their procurement of local food. Activities include scheduling meetings and events, taking notes, doing data collection and hygiene, engaging in community outreach, and conducting preliminary research.
  • Supporting team members, including Ecotrust’s Portland-based staff, partners in initiatives such as the Local Institutional Food Team (LIFT) and the NW Food Buyers’ Alliance (NWFBA), and community stakeholders, to achieve project goals by coordinating outreach, facilitating communication, and following up as needed to ensure participation.
  • Maintaining a program dashboard, taking and distributing awesome meeting notes, and supporting multi-stakeholder communication and feedback loops to ensure project partners stay in sync.
  • Help support the team’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by building relationships with social justice organizations in the Seattle-Metro region and participating in networking opportunities.
  • Assist with grant writing, reporting and administration.

Qualifications:

Required experience:

  • Three years’ experience with community outreach, nonprofit project coordination, agency trafficking or client service, or project management
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications (Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Drive, and Windows
  • Demonstrable organization and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and dependable; ability to work independently and in a support role
  • Experience in meeting organization and scheduling
  • Experience supporting the implementation of a communications/messaging strategy

Helpful, but not required:

  • Technical, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of institutional food purchasing (farm to school/hospital, corporate/college dining or other foodservice experience)
  • Experience with grant writing and administration
  • Familiarity with and/or connections to grassroots social justice organizations in the Seattle-Metro region
  • Experience or expertise with digital communications (e.g., managing e-newsletters and website content) and social media

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 resume (2-page maximum) 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 applications
  2. Phone screenings
  3. In-person interviews in Seattle
  4. Reference checks

Additional Information:

Compensation: This is a part-time, limited duration, hourly position. Hourly rate is $30/hr, and current funding supports 10-15 hours per week, June-December 2018. There is opportunity for the role to renew/expand in 2019, pending funding.

The coordinator will use his/her own computer for the work, and may need to install network security software from Ecotrust. Desk space can be available at the Seattle Impact Hub up to one day per week, or this role can be done from home. In-person meetings will occur roughly monthly, and be hosted in different locations within King County.

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.