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.
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
- 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.