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Ecotrust has three available positions at this time.

Chief Financial Officer

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
04-15-2019
Reports To:
Executive Director
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Attn: Chief Financial Officer

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. Learn more at ecotrust.org.

Summary

Ecotrust seeks a strategic, collaborative leader to join our Leadership Team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFO provides financial oversight of a hybrid organization of over 60 staff including for-profit and not-for-profit entities, real estate, and a New Markets Tax Credit program. The CFO oversees an annual organizational budget of $14.4M and a $200M balance sheet. Specific responsibilities of the CFO include: contributing at the highest level to the strategic direction of the organization; timely, accurate operation of Ecotrust’s accounting and financial reporting; leadership of our annual budget process; oversight of the annual consolidated audit, which includes multiple related legal entities; and maintenance of the property and liability insurance coverage for assets and operations. Directly supervising two staff and managing a team of five, the CFO is responsible for setting the tone for team culture, management, and professional development. The CFO also provides critical leadership and vision to center racial equity and social justice in Ecotrust’s financial decision-making.

This is a full-time position based in Portland, Oregon, and requires occasional regional travel.

Who you are

You are a big picture thinker who excels at managing complex systems and focuses on creating value, as well as managing costs. You have an in-depth understanding of hybrid organizational structures and a keen ability to coherently communicate financial concepts to diverse audiences. You have utmost integrity, with the ability to nurture a culture of transparency and demonstrated skill in forming trusting relationships. You enjoy and excel at developing people and teams, and are committed to bringing out the best in the people you work with. You are proactive, analytical, curious, creative, and flexible. You have a commitment to and a passion for Ecotrust’s mission, and are eager to use your influence to help make the organization stronger and more inclusive.

Equity at the center

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity and inclusion 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 help focus our priorities and fill key gaps in our networks. The Finance team provides leadership and vision to center racial equity and social justice in Ecotrust’s financial decision-making.

Responsibilities:

The CFO performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, the following:

Leadership, Planning, and Supervision

  • Participates as a member of the Leadership Team driving organization’s strategic direction.
  • Reports to the Executive Director and communicates directly with Ecotrust’s Board of Directors, supporting the board in exercising its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Coordinates tracking of Ecotrust’s performance to annual and longer-range financial plans.
  • Develops and maintains the annual budget, rolling forecast, and systems to facilitate resource allocation (including staff time) between programs.
  • Works closely with the managing director of Ecotrust Investments to develop, evaluate, implement, and monitor capital projects and investments along with their financial results both on a GAAP and cash basis.
  • Directly supervises the Controller and Director of Talent and Culture, leading an extended team of five including the Senior Accounting Manager, Financial Analyst, and the Staff Accountant/HR Administrator.
  • Oversees finance team recruitment, training, mentoring, development, and coaching.
  • Engages in and provides team leadership for organization-wide Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiative, and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions.
  • Provides oversight to IT procedures and budgeting, working closely with Office Manager.

Financial and Risk Management

  • Designs and maintains systems that accurately record the financial activity of Ecotrust and its subsidiaries, allowing reporting of results on a timely basis to management, the board, and key stakeholders
  • Ensures resources are used in accordance with restrictions placed upon them by donors or the board of directors; works closely with the Development Department to assure accurate and timely tracking of donor funding and monitor funding pipeline to anticipate revenue shortfalls.
  • Monitors and manages cash flow, investing any excess in accordance with anticipated future needs, and ensuring that sufficient cash is available to pay bills.
  • Reports to the board on financial matters, working directly with the finance & audit committee of the board to oversee annual audit and assess financial risks.
  • Designs and maintains internal control procedures and policies to reduce risk and optimize use of resources, while ensuring legal compliance and oversight.

 Human Resources

  • Oversees HR operations, including laws, regulations, and policies that affect the organization, promote a safe work environment, and protect against workplace hazards.
  • Works closely with Director of Talent and Culture to oversee staff pay and benefit programs.
  • Provides oversight for Director of Talent & Culture’s work leading initiatives related to recruitment and retention, performance, organizational culture, staff training and development, and employee relations.

Qualifications:

*Transferable skills: any skills gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills in your cover letter and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Required:

  • Deep commitment to Ecotrust’s mission and values, including a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, with a history of grounding those principles in everyday work
  • Experience negotiating and managing complex organizations/corporate structures (dealing with multiple entities and the relationships between them).
  • Strong, multi-disciplined, financial generalist. Level of technical skill in the following areas to allow for work with outside specialists, problem-spotting, and identifying opportunities:
    • Corporate finance
    • Legal
    • Employee benefits (health insurance, 401k, life insurance, etc.)
    • Systems/Information Technology
    • Operations
    • Risk management and insurance
    • New market tax credit structures
  • Experience developing and tracking complex budgets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial information to audiences ranging from non-technical to board level using a variety of media, and the capacity to deliver difficult messages in a skillful way.
  • Experience working with communities of color and considering racial equity and social justice in financial decision-making.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: good listener and thoughtful respondent with deep commitment to transparency and collaboration.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and effective listening skills, as well as the ability to honestly and compassionately deliver different types of feedback.
  • Experience working with a racially diverse staff, managing, developing, and retaining individuals and teams, and success empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
  • High level of integrity: commitment to ensuring financial integrity, and the ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong project management skills with experience managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes.
  • Strong analytical ability, including the ability to quickly and effectively analyze, compare, and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Demonstrated expertise with computerized accounting systems (ERP software preferred); Ability to adapt to and innovate with new technology.

Preferred But Not Required:

Preferred, but not required:

  • Strong preference for 8+ years of senior financial leadership experience within a nonprofit or business environment, including 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Advanced degree and/or accounting credentials (e.g., CPA, CGMA, or MBA), or relevant experience
  • Strong preference for accounting experience within a nonprofit organization
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Experience with New Markets Tax Credits or similar tax credit program
  • Experience with tenant management and recruitment
  • Experience with risk management, facilities management, and IT management
  • Knowledge of OMB, federal, state, and local laws, standards and requirements related to non-profit accounting

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete (1) an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word Doc) and forward with (2) a cover letter (1 page maximum), and (3) your resume to jobs@ecotrust.org with this position’s title in the subject line.

Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position. Additionally, you should address the following request either within the text of your cover letter or as a response on a supplemental page: Share an example of a time when you considered racial equity and social justice in financial decision-making as part of your job.

The Selection Process:

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

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $120,000-$150,000 DOE

This is a full-time position at Ecotrust, based in Portland, Oregon. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer direct and matching contributions, 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.

Learn more about this position: Info session February 18th at 3:30pm PST

Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position at Ecotrust on Monday, February 18th at 3:30pm PST. You can join us in-person at the Natural Capital Center (721 NW 9th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, Ore.) or call in via conference line to ask questions:

  • Click this link to join by computer audio/video: https://zoom.us/j/731437862
  • Dial this number by your location to join by phone:
    • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    • +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 731 437 862

If you will be unable to join, you may also submit questions to ssobell@ecotrust.org ahead of time. We will record the session and post the recording to the Ecotrust website shortly afterwards.

Night Porter-Event Assistant

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
02-15-2019
Application Deadline:
03-31-2019
Reports To:
Event Logistics Manager
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Attn: Night Porter-Event Assistant

Summary:

The Night Porter-Event Assistant will work with the Ecotrust Event Logistics Manager and the rest of the Events team to clean, set-up, and maintain the event spaces at the Natural Capitol Center and The Redd on Salmon Street. This may also involve customer service and light office duties. Physical work is a large part of the position. The Night Porter-Event Assistant will provide event setup and breakdown, which entails moving tables, chairs, small tents, and other event items.  The position involves housekeeping, including vacuuming, mopping, glass cleaning, and recycling/composting.  Qualified candidates must be an effective team player, an organized and efficient worker, and committed to the organization’s mission. Position requires graveyard shifts and flexibility with schedule.

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 Ecotust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. Our event operations serve to tell Ecotrust’s story and return funding resources back to the organization. We’re rapidly expanding in 2019, 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 fully opened in January of 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:

  • Coordinating with Event Coordinator on the clean up after events.
  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved
  • Set up audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved.
  • Housekeeping of event spaces, to include but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, etc.
  • Light office work.
  • Building security (unlock and lockup).
  • Administrative duties: database work in Sales Force, processing contracts, checks, insurance forms, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High level of customer service/client care required.
  • Enthusiasm for physical work.
  • Experience in events/catering preferred.
  • Reliable, Responsible, and Respectable.
  • Highly personable, proactive, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Able to lift 50lbs or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own.)
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Work well in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to occasionally do repetitive tasks (set up/teardown).
  • Must be organized and able to pay attention to minute details.

 

How To Apply:

Part-time. On-Call. Variable hours, evenings and weekends. Estimated 6-30 hours per week. $15/hr

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 (1 page maximum) to: jobs@ecotrust.org with “Event Coordinator” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

The Selection Process:

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

Additional Information:

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 Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
02-15-2019
Reports To:
Event Logistics Manager
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Attn: Event Coordinator

Summary:

The Event Coordinator will work with the Ecotrust Event Staff to assist and service events happening within the Natural Capital Center (NCC) and the Redd on Salmon Street. The Event Coordinator will be the clients’ main point of contact during events and ensure that clients’ audio/visual needs are met; be involved with event setup and breakdown: physical work is involved; provide light housekeeping and security for events. This is a part-time position, mainly weekends, weekday early mornings and evenings, and possibly additional weekday shifts. Additional hours are possible, based on the candidate’s flexibility with their schedule, performance, and ambition. This is a part-time, at-will position. Qualified candidates must be an effective team player and committed to 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 Ecotust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. Our event operations serve to tell Ecotrust’s story and return funding resources back to the organization. We’re rapidly expanding in 2019, 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 fully opened in January of 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:

  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved
  • Main point of contact for clients on the event day and providing outstanding customer service; be proactive in anticipating client needs and ensure follow-through.
  • Set up audiovisual equipment and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Housekeeping of event spaces, to include but not limited to: wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming and mopping floors, taking out the trash, recycling, and composting, etc.
  • Light office work.
  • Building security (unlock and lockup).
  • Administrative duties: database work in Sales Force, processing contracts, checks, insurance forms, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

  • Able to lift 50lbs or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture on own)
  • High level of customer service/client care required.
  • Experience in events/catering preferred, or transferrable skills.
  • Reliable, Responsible, and Respectable.
  • Must possess interest in event coordination.
  • Highly personable, proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge about audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Work well in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks (set up/teardown).
  • Must be organized and able to pay attention to minute details.

How To Apply:

This is a part-time, hourly position. Starting pay is $15.00 an hour.

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 (1 page maximum) to: jobs@ecotrust.org with “Event Coordinator” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Additional Information:

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. Jobs@ecotrust.org must receive all required documentation.

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.