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We have 3 available positions at this time. See below for full descriptions for Food Systems Intern, and Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Director, Program Director, Fisheries and Coastal Communities.

Ecotrust & the Redd: Scaling the Local Food System

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-01-2017
End Date:
08-31-2017
Application Deadline:
03-30-2017
Reports To:
Food & Farms Manager
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Attn: Ecotrust & the Redd: Scaling the Local Food System

Summary:

The Emerging Leaders Internship Program (ELI) recruits and identifies underrepresented college students with an opportunity to compete for paid internships at Portland’s top companies.

The ELI intern will work collaboratively with two teams at Ecotrust, Food & Farms and Development, to help bring key players in the local food system together, cultivate business relationships, and support the development of a strong regional food economy. This is a “roll up the sleeves” position for a proactive self-starter that can manage a mix of computer, phone, and in-person work with an array of internal and external contacts. It is an ideal role from which to cultivate a network of food system and social impact colleagues in the Portland metro region, as well as to gain familiarity with agricultural producers and supporting organizations across the state.

Ecotrust’s ELI intern will support key projects at the intersection of our unique Food & Farms and Development programs, including the Redd on Salmon Street, and the NW Food Buyers’ Alliance. These two initiatives work at the crossroads of nonprofit and for-profit activity, and require unique funding, program, and business partnerships to sustain them. With guidance from the two supporting teams, the intern will research and help cultivate relationships with mission-aligned businesses and corporations that could be good partners, either for in-kind donations, charitable gifts, sponsorships, or creative partnerships.

About Ecotrust
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 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:

  • Develop working knowledge of Ecotrust Food & Farms mission, projects, and current partners, in order to vet new opportunities.
  • Conduct research into potential partners and funders, develop background summaries on top candidates, identify potential opportunities to advance programming in 2017, and coordinate with VP of Food & Farms and Development to pursue new leads.
  • Build relationships and conduct outreach in Portland metro-area and among national networks. Coordinate meetings with internal and external partners, take notes, ensure follow-up on action items to meet objectives of summer project and capture lessons learned.
  • Create summary of project work and outcomes; deliver final “lunch and learn” presentation to internal Ecotrust staff.

Qualifications:

  • Project management, including note-taking, task-tracking, stakeholder coordination, and follow-up
  • Developed written and verbal communications
  • Developed knowledge of nonprofit operations and familiarity with social impact organizations
  • Exposure to innovative food systems work, and developed familiarity with the agricultural environmental sectors

Relevant Experience
Required – project management, community outreach, and/or partnership development

Preferred but not required – food/agriculture or fundraising/business development experience

 

How To Apply:

Please apply directly to Emerging Leaders Internship Program. The Emerging Leaders Internship Program recruits and identifies underrepresented college students with an opportunity to compete for paid internships at Portland’s top companies. Application is open from January 15-March 30, 2017.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position (anticipated 40 hours/week), open to current college students as well as recent graduates. Compensation is $15/hour.

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. All required documentation must be included with your application materials.

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. If you should need assistance, please contact the Emerging Leadership Internship Program above in advance.

Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
06-01-2017
Application Deadline:
04-03-2017
Reports To:
VP, Forests and Ecosystem Services
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Attn: Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Summary:

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.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 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.

Inquiries should be directed to Brent Davies, brent@ecotrust.org

Additional Information:

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.

Program Director, Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
05-01-2017
Application Deadline:
04-08-2017
Reports To:
Ecotrust Executive Director
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PDF | Word
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Attn: Program Director, Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Summary:

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.

In our fisheries work, we aspire to facilitate a significant shift from industrial to ecological fisheries management, in both marine and freshwater systems. We support the viability of small-boat fishing communities and the marine resources on which they depend and we seek to restore the productive integrity of the Pacific Northwest’s salmon-bearing freshwater systems.

The Program Director is a member of Ecotrust’s leadership team and will write the next chapter of Ecotrust’s Fisheries/Coastal Communities program, one of the organization’s major initiatives in fostering the wellbeing of people and place in the region and beyond. She/He will build a program: leading strategic program planning and fundraising, hiring and managing relevant staff, and ensuring the integration of this program with other Ecotrust programs and capital initiatives. We seek an entrepreneur who understands the science, culture, business, and policy of fisheries in this region, and who has the energy and credibility to build a powerful program leveraging diverse revenue streams.

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:

  • Develop a next-generation strategy for the Fisheries/Coastal Communities program.
  • Work with the Development team to raise money to pursue that strategy.
  • Work with the Ecotrust Investments team to bring private capital to bear on our mission, including as a technical advisor on potential deals.
  • Work with adjacent Ecotrust program partners in Food and Farms, Knowledge Systems, and Forestry and Ecosystem Services to leverage their existing work and create new initiatives together.
  • Actively participate in Ecotrust leadership team in order to ensure program integration and contribute to the broader strategy and function of the organization.
  • Serve as a thought leader in the space: speaking engagements, written pieces, media interviews.
  • Proactively cultivate networks of partners, influencers, and collaborators in industry, academia, civil society and government.
  • As requested, engage with donors and board members for the purpose of raising organizational support for Ecotrust.
  • Provide prudent financial management of limited organization resources
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Ecotrust’s mission and values
  • Proven leadership, management, fundraising, networking and communication abilities in non-profit, for-profit or hybrid settings
  • Five years plus professional experience in leadership roles in fisheries-related businesses or organizations
  • Advanced degree preferred –MS/PhD in a relevant field, MBA, MPA
  • Proven collaborator, with strong track record of contributing to and leading high great teams
  • Interest in long-term career with Ecotrust
  • Creative, high energy, self-starter
  • Willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time

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 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.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 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 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. Please send 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 jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.