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We have 3 available positions at this time.

Commercial Building Maintenance Technician

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
09-17-2018
Reports To:
Facilities Manager
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Attn: Commercial Building Maintenance Technician

Summary:

The Commercial Building Maintenance Technician performs a wide range of building maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center and the Redd campus. This position works alongside the Facilities Manager and an array of contractors to ensure the safety, cleanliness and smooth operation of all the Ecotrust facilities.

Our buildings house a diverse group of tenants from a bicycle-based delivery company to architects to a rapidly growing set of event centers. The Maintenance Technician works with all the members of our community to resolve building issues in a timely and efficient manner. The work is fast paced, ever changing, and requires a fair amount of flexibility.

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:

  • Perform building maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center and the Redd campus
  • Perform maintenance work including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, and more
  • Performs sanitation duties as needed following pre-established best practices and food safety regulations
  • Engage with visitors to the building, providing wayfinding and building information as needed
  • Work with Facilities Manager to prioritize daily tasks and ongoing projects, tracking all work within CMMS software
  • Coordinate maintenance work with tenants, providing timely communication regarding scheduling and status updates
  • Develop familiarity with HVAC and access control systems. Responsible for managing these systems in absence of the Facilities Manager
  • Identify maintenance needs around buildings, create work orders, and coordinate with relevant parties
  • Assist contractors, providing access and building information as needed
  • Communicate issues of drug use, illegal drinking, camping, threats, violence, and graffiti to Ecotrust management, security, law enforcement and/or emergency services
  • Participate in on-call rotation and be available to perform after-hours emergency maintenance

Qualifications:

  • You are aware of disparities faced by communities of color and you use your unique skills and voice to promote equity
  • You excel in building maintenance or relevant skill set
  • You have experience working with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and/or HVAC
  • You demonstrate commitment to safety and are proficient in safe working practices and PPE use
  • You are proficient in safe operation of hand tools
  • You are customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills
  • You have the ability to effectively communicate with building tenants and staff, remain calm under pressure and resolve building emergencies
  • You have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • You can lift up to 60 pounds
  • You are interested in Ecotrust’s mission to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being

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.

The Selection Process:

1.              Initial review of minimum qualifications
2.              Supplemental question review
3.              Interview (over the phone or Skype)
4.              Consideration of top candidates (in-person hiring activities)
5.              Reference checks

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $18-22/hr DOE

This is a full-time position with on-call requirements. 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.

Senior Accounting Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
09-04-2018
Application Deadline:
08-20-2018
Reports To:
Controller
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Attn: Senior Accounting Manager

Summary:

The Senior Accounting Manager reports to the Controller and has responsibility for the monthly accounting cycle, financial reporting, and inter-company elimination transactions related to Ecotrust’s three commercial real estate properties and New Market Tax Credit entities. The Senior Accounting Manager helps the Controller and CFO establish and maintain systems for accounting, reporting, budgeting and analyzing the financial plans and performance of the above entities.

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 wellbeing. 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:

  • Plan and execute the monthly financial close process for Ecotrust Properties, Ecotrust CDE, Ecotrust Sub CDE’s, and The Redd on Salmon entities.
  • Accounting duties include preparing monthly and quarterly close activities, including journal entries, elimination entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and review of the general ledger for completeness and accuracy.
  • Manage AR for Ecotrust’s real estate properties, including monthly rental billing, payment application and calculation of annual tenant CAM/NNN charges.
  • Manage and monitor cash accounts for the above entities, including deposit entries and bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for property managers and quarterly external financial statements for NMTC entities and investors.
  • Ensure that eliminations for inter-company transactions and related entities are appropriately recorded in the general ledger and that the associated intercompany receivables/payables are in balance. For entities not 100% owned by Ecotrust, ensure that investor member interest is accurately reflected in the financial statements.
  • Coordinate and assist managers in the preparation of annual revenue and expense budgets for the above entities.
  • Manage CIP and recording of expenses on current real estate property under construction. Assist project manager with monthly construction draw request package.
  • Reconcile event deposits to SalesForce and record monthly building event revenue.
  • Ensure that proper policies and procedures are being followed by entities and are documented and up-to-date.
  • Use technical accounting and analytical skills to present options and resolutions to various financial and accounting challenges. Assist other program/support teams as necessary with general accounting guidance, internal controls, and special requests/projects.
  • Ability to design meaningful reports and use various software packages and tools highly valued.
  • Assist Controller in managing the relationship with external auditors and collaborate with the finance staff to plan and ensure appropriate preparation for the annual financial audit and the A-133 audit. Includes preparation of audit schedules for assigned entities.
  • Assist Controller in managing the relationship with the external tax preparers for related taxable entities.
  • Non-supervisory position.

Qualifications:

  • Seven plus years of broad accounting and business support experience.
  • CPA highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required. MBA/CMA a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working with accounting and ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred).
  • Prior audit experience.
  • Real estate/lease accounting a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel, database applications, and similar systems for complex accounting and data management processes.
  • Demonstrated initiative and commitment to conservation.
  • Ability to communicate complicated financial concepts to non-financial staff.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask is critical.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Complex accounting and multi-company experience.

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: $75-90K depending on experience

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 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 the contact above in advance to request assistance.

Financial Analyst – Grants & Contracts

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
10-01-2018
Application Deadline:
09-03-2018
Reports To:
Controller, also works closely with the CFO
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Attn: Financial Analyst – Grants & Contracts

Summary:

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for all reporting and accounting related to grants and contracts. This position will also be responsible for various activities related to month-end close and the annual audit, including requirements related to the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.

In accordance with Ecotrust’s value of centering equity, people of color and first-generation college students will be given preference in the hiring process. We are seeking someone who is passionate about addressing the pressing issues of social inequity and climate change, and candidates excited about using their skills to contribute toward that mission. We are committed to providing you with clear expectations, tangible growth opportunities, and an environment of continuous learning.

Who we are: Ecotrust is a regional organization that has been leading restoration-based economic development since 1991. Ecotrust’s many innovations include cofounding an environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision making. Learn more about our work here: www.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:

  • Work closely with program managers & the development group to set up project specific codes
  • Prepare invoices in agreement with grant and contract terms
  • Apply payment received to invoices. Work with program staff and funders/customers to resolve any overdue invoices
  • Ensure expenses (including employee time and administrative overhead charges) and revenue are recorded correctly
  • Work with program managers to resolve any financial issues (overspends, budget updates, etc.)
  • Ensure that revenue is released from restriction as appropriate and that contract revenue is booked in accordance with GAAP
  • Calculate and submit the proposal for the organization’s negotiated indirect cost rate
  • Provide project-level financial reporting to program managers and supporting staff
  • Work with project directors to comply with funder’s terms and conditions, monitor spending, and assist with grant reporting requirements, including the submission of SF-424s, SF-425s, and other interim and final financial reports

Qualifications:

  • You are aware of disparities faced by communities of color and First Nations, Alaska Natives, and American Indian communities, and you use your unique skills and voice to promote equity
  • You are excited about Ecotrust’s mission to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being
  • You hold a BA/BS degree in business, accounting, or economics
  • You have 2-5 years of financial accounting experience, preferably including a mix of both for-profits and non-profits
  • You have demonstrated the ability to work closely with other departments/functions, and to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • You have a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including use of advanced functions and pivot tables
  • You have an interest in utilizing your accounting skills as a means to support the causes you care about

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:

The expected salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $70,000 per year. 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 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.