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Food & Farms Data Analysis (part-time limited duration contract position)

Portland, Oregon
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Ecotrust coordinates the Northwest Food Buyers’ Alliance (NWFBA), a peer-to-peer network of foodservice directors at schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, assisted living facilities, and corporate campuses in the Pacific Northwest, who believe they can best serve their eaters and communities by sourcing local, sustainable, delicious ingredients. To show the impact of this alliance, Ecotrust is collecting data on the procurement of local proteins by a sub-set of participating institutions. Learn more about the NWFBA here. Ecotrust’s Food & Farms program is seeking a part-time limited duration contractor to coordinate data collection, organization, and analysis. This position will directly support our work to establish institutional markets for local proteins.

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.


  • Provide support for collecting and analyzing pre- and post-sales and purchasing data from approximately 4-8 participating local vendors and seven institutional foodservice buyers.
  • Development, administration, and analysis of participant surveys (indicators and targets have already been established).


  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and responsive.
  • Background and/or expertise with data collection, organization, and analysis necessary.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for regional food systems work a plus.

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. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.

The Selection Process:

  1. Initial review of minimum qualifications.
  2. Supplemental question review and/or work sample review (we will request this if needed after initial review is completed)
  3. Interview
  4. Reference checks

Additional Information:

Compensation: $20/hour

This is a part-time limited duration contract position, totaling approximately 60 hours, from October 2017 through April 2018. It is expected that hours will be heaviest in October and November when a project baseline is being collected, and again February through April when final analysis is being done. In general, dates and hours worked are flexible/negotiable, though some weekday availability during normal work hours will be needed for communication with institutional buyers.

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.