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Financial Analyst

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
08-03-2021
Application Deadline:
06-17-2021
Reports To:
Controller, also works closely with CFO and Program Managers
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Attn: Financial Analyst

Summary:

*Important: DO NOT apply using the instructions at left. Ecotrust is partnering with Workplace Change to lead this recruitment. To apply for the Financial Analyst position, please complete Workplace Change’s Employment Application form.

Learn more about this position: Watch an info session about the Financial Analyst position recorded on May 26th. 

Who we are

Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. 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 and lived experiences that we believe foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst is responsible for all contract and grant financial reporting and accounting, and supports staff in developing and managing budgets. The Analyst oversees various activities related to month-end close and the annual audit, including requirements related to state and federal regulations (e.g.,OMB’s Uniform Guidance), providing daily support for financial systems and other business applications. The role serves as collaborator between the Finance Team and other Ecotrust staff using financial software systems to design and implement necessary budgeting and accounting solutions.

Who you are

The Financial Analyst is a strategic, collaborative, and team-oriented member of the Finance Team. You are an active listener, humble collaborator, and responsive to the needs of colleagues. You are detail-oriented and demonstrate ease with finance-related technology such as accounting systems, business intelligence applications, and Excel. You are committed to racial equity and social justice and have experience applying a racial equity lens in creating and managing budgets.

Responsibilities:

  • Interpret provisions in grant and contract documents relating to payment terms, billing, and revenue recognition; Collaborate with budget and program managers and the Development team to set-up these projects within the accounting and budgeting software.
  • Manage the Accounts Receivable cycle for Ecotrust grants and contracts, working with program staff and funders/clients to resolve any payment delays. This includes ensuring expenses and revenue are recorded accurately and in compliance with the project terms.
  • Collaborate with program and budget managers to resolve any financial issues (overspends, budget updates, etc.) related to grants and contracts, compliance with funder’s terms and conditions, and grant reporting requirements, including the submission of government-required forms (e.g., SF-270/424/425), and other interim and final financial reports.
  • Support Ecotrust external funding proposals by assisting with budgets, including those for federally required “match” funding, and providing supporting documents.
  • Provide project level financial reporting to program and grant managers.
  • Prepare invoices in agreement with grant and contract terms.
  • Apply payment received to invoices. Work with program staff and funders/clients to resolve any overdue invoices.
  • Ensure expenses (including employee time and administrative overhead charges) and revenue are recorded correctly.
  • Coordinate with the Development Team to ensure all inbound contributions are properly classified as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or permanently restricted.
  • Review all revenue for appropriate classification for audit, US GAAP, and 990 purposes.
  • Calculate and submit proposal for the organization’s negotiated indirect cost rate with the federal government.

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 on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years of financial management/accounting experience
  • Fluency and experience with finance-related technology such as accounting systems, business intelligence applications, and Microsoft Excel, including use of advanced functions and pivot tables
  • Active listener and demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a racially diverse group of stakeholders, including Finance team members and colleagues in other departments
  • Experience with nonprofit grant budgets, including direct and indirect costs, matching funds, etc.
  • Experience with nonprofit organizational budgets, such as restrictions and designations
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities; innate problem solver
  • Commitment to financial integrity and transparency
  • Commitment to embed racial equity and social justice into financial systems and budget decisions
  • Experience in applying an equity lens when developing project budgets

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Experience managing reimbursable government grants and contracts and grant reimbursement forms
  • Experience with Sage and Adaptive Planning software a plus
  • Experience creating new systems, tools, or processes related to financial work
  • Experience with indirect rates or overhead calculations
  • BA/BS degree in accounting, finance or other related business fields

How To Apply:

Ecotrust is partnering with Workplace Change, LLC, to lead this recruitment. To apply for the Financial Analyst position, please complete Workplace Change’s Employment Application form.

Screening Process:

  1. Workplace Change completes initial review of applicant qualifications.
  2. Workplace Change Interviews over the phone or Zoom. Please note the initial interview may be brief (lasting 15-30 mins in length), as Workplace Change attempts to speak to all qualified applicants at least once.
  3. Presentation of top candidates for client review.
  4. Ecotrust conducts a series of panel interviews. Top candidates may also participate in job simulation activities.

 

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $68,700 – $80,000

This is a full-time position based in Portland, Oregon. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage. Ecotrust is committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities, and we strongly support our employees as whole people. At the discretion of Ecotrust, relocation expenses may be reimbursed to the selected candidate.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Engage in regular communication in person as well as through electronic means
  • Occasionally move up to 10 pounds
  • Work in a business setting of open cubicles
  • Work primarily from home or any quiet place while we wrestle with COVID-19 global pandemic
  • May occasionally (~1/year) be required to travel overnight within the region to learn first-hand about Ecotrust’s mission impact

Learn more about this position: Watch an info session about the Financial Analyst position recorded on May 26th. 

COVID-19 Response. Ecotrust recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately negative impacts on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, immigrants, parents, caregivers, frontline workers, and others. While this position is a full-time position, Ecotrust will work with the final candidate to develop a schedule and workload that is manageable for them and their family during the pandemic, including reduced hours and working remotely until the pandemic is better controlled. We also offer paid sick leave for caregivers and those directly affected by COVID-19. Ecotrust recognizes these are unprecedented times and wants to remove any barriers that would prevent anyone disproportionately affected by the pandemic from applying.

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. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other People of Color, people who are queer, trans, non-binary, people with disabilities, people who are immigrants, people from poor and working class backgrounds, and people who are/have been system-impacted are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more about equity at Ecotrust, including our official equity statement and annual racial equity action plans and reports. We expect all our employees to share a commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process.

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.

Wedding and Venue Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-20-2021
Application Deadline:
06-17-2021
Reports To:
Events Sales Manager
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Attn: Wedding and Venue Coordinator

Summary:

The Weddings & Venue Coordinator will work with the Ecotrust Events Team to assist and service events happening within the Natural Capital Center (NCC) and the Redd on Salmon Street. The Weddings & Venue Coordinator will work closely with the Events Sales Manager to move weddings and social events through the event lifecycle, including providing sales tours and site visits, acting as the clients’ main point of contact during events, participating in event setup and breakdown, and providing light housekeeping. Our beautiful and historic buildings are prized assets and the venue coordinator plays a critical role in protecting the spaces during event rentals. This is a Full-time position, typically working Tuesday through Saturday with Sundays on an as needed basis. Qualified candidates must be an effective team player. Candidate must display an authentic commitment to Ecotrust’s mission to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being; with a commitment to advancing racial equity and addressing climate change.

Who we are: Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. 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 and lived experiences that we believe foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Learn more at Ecotrust.org. 

Since 2001, we have operated event venues in Ecotrust’s historic LEED-certified building in the Pearl District. In 2019, Ecotrust Events significantly expanded, adding both The Redd on Salmon Street and the Irving Street Studio to our portfolio of mission-driven event venues. We now operate 44,000 square feet of combined convening space, executing green event venues committed to environmentally sound practices, equitable partnerships, and regional economic development. Our event operations serve to tell Ecotrust’s story and return funding resources back to the organization. Learn more at ecotrust.org/our-venue.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide knowledgeable and welcoming sales tours for prospective clients.
  • Conduct site visits for booked clients, tracking and documenting details relating to layout, vendors, timelines, and decor.
  • Support Events Sales Manager by creating layouts, inputting data, and corresponding with clients. 
  • Set up and teardown for events, lifting and/or moving furniture; physical work is involved and prominent. This includes setting up and breaking down 100+ chairs and 20+ tables.
  • Main point of contact for clients during events, interacting with all clients, guests and vendors in a positive manner, providing outstanding customer service no matter the race, ethnicity, culture, and background of the person
  • Remains calm and collected in stressful circumstances, simultaneously adheres to building policy and feels empowered to make executive decisions surrounding the venue  while coordinating an event
  • 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.
  • Administrative duties: database work in Salesforce, scanning, printing signage, filing, and maintaining office organization. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to marriage equality, as well as racial and and environmental justice, with a demonstrated ability to interact and engage appropriately with people from different cultures and experiences.
  • Able to lift 50lbs or more (must be able to move conference center furniture on one’s own).
  • Strong customer service with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including with people from different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • 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 are 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.
  • Must be reliable and responsible.

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Experience working on weddings from either a catering or venue position.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Caterease, Gather, or other CRM.

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. 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 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. 

The Selection Process:  

  1. Initial review of minimum qualifications 
  2. Interview (over the phone or Zoom) 
  3. Consideration of top candidates 
  4. Reference check

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $44,000-$48,000.

This is a full-time position on Ecotrust’s Events Team, based in Portland, Oregon. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage. Ecotrust is committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities, and we strongly support our employees as whole people.

Learn more about this position: Info session Tuesday, June 15th, 2021  at 3:30pm PST 

Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position Tuesday June 15th at 3:30pm PST. You can call in via conference line to ask questions.

Please click this URL to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/92941275891

To join by phone, dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 929 4127 5891

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

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. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other People of Color, people who are queer, trans, non-binary, people with disabilities, people who are immigrants, people from poor and working class backgrounds, and people who are/have been system-impacted are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more about equity at Ecotrust, including our official equity statement and annual racial equity action plans and reports. We expect all our employees to share a commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 Response: Ecotrust recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is already having disproportionately negative impacts on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, immigrants, parents, caregivers, frontline workers, and others. While this position is a full-time position, Ecotrust will work with the final candidate to develop a schedule and workload that is manageable for them and their family during the pandemic, including part-time and working remotely until the pandemic is better controlled. We also offer paid sick-leave for caregivers and those directly affected by COVID-19. Ecotrust recognizes these are unprecedented times and wants to remove any barriers that would prevent anyone disproportionately affected by the pandemic from applying.

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. 

Donor Engagement Manager

Location:
Preference for Portland, OR; open to candidates living in WA, OR, and CA
Anticipated Start Date:
08-10-2021
Application Deadline:
07-06-2021
Reports To:
VP, Development & Engagement
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Attn: Donor Engagement Manager

Summary:

*Important: DO NOT apply using the instructions at left. Ecotrust is partnering with Nonprofit Professionals Now to lead this recruitment. To apply for the Donor Engagement Manager position, please submit a resume, cover letter and complete screening questions here.

Who we are 

Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. 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 and lived experiences that we believe foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Learn more at Ecotrust.org. 

Job Summary 

The Donor Engagement Manager is part of a collaborative fundraising team and holds primary responsibility for individual donor relationship development, engagement, and solicitation. Working closely with Ecotrust’s communications and events teams, and partnering with the executive team, board of directors, and project managers, the Donor Engagement Manager excels at identifying, cultivating, and stewarding individual donors and family foundations, and soliciting gifts and planned giving commitments. 

Who you are

You are an optimist, a creative, and a learner. You have high emotional intelligence and are able to easily develop positive, trusting relationships with a diverse group of individuals inside and outside the organization. You are also strategic, goal-oriented, and motivated to raise catalytic support for Ecotrust’s mission in alignment with our core values. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Build relationships with a diverse group of donors and prospects

Through direct, thoughtful, personalized engagement, cultivate and deepen relationships with current donors and prospective supporters. Identify relationship pathways, navigate social networks, and engage Ecotrust staff and board to support fundraising efforts. 

  1. Raise catalytic support

Recognize and develop the full value of Ecotrust’s donor community, and invite meaningful contributions to the mission, including the solicitation of single gifts and multi-year pledges, and the development of catalytic partnerships. Articulate compelling cases for support to solicit gifts of $5,000+, and meaningfully and responsibly steward all contributions.

  1. Facilitate unique donor experiences

Create and lead compelling donor experiences that are inclusive and welcoming to people from all backgrounds, including field visits, board-led engagements, and fundraising events. Provide support to VP of Development and Engagement in recruiting, motivating and training board and staff as partners in donor engagement tactics.

  1. Maintain knowledge of and co-create effective fundraising strategies

Develop and implement a portfolio fundraising strategy, monitor major gift fundraising efforts and budget, independently manage donor communications and moves, and track activities and outcomes in the database. Develop, monitor, and articulate the value of fundraising strategies, and integrate the wisdom of colleagues and practitioners to test, improve, and expand fundraising success.

  1. Collaborate across teams, and maintain awareness of programmatic work and impact

Maintain knowledge and expertise in issues relevant to Ecotrust’s organizational priorities and concerns, with a particular attunement to our climate and equity imperatives. Engage in our organization-wide Racial Equity Action Plan and strive for racially equitable processes and outcomes. Creatively engage with colleagues to understand the value of our work, and to identify and develop funding opportunities. 

Qualifications:

 *Transferable skills: any skills gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. 

Required:

  • Authentic commitment to Ecotrust’s mission to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Commitment to advancing racial equity and addressing climate change. 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in fundraising, business development, marketing, communications and/or sales.
  • Frontline relationship manager with experience and skillset to engage high value clients, manage dynamic relationships, and secure financial commitments. Committed to using tact and subtlety in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Clear communicator, with demonstrated skills creating accessible, compelling communications for various audiences (written and spoken).
  • Commitment to racial justice. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively across racially diverse teams, partners, and experiences, and to understand and communicate clearly about why and how to apply a racial equity lens. 
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented, with the ability to anticipate and identify gaps in information and processes, and take action to find solutions.
  • Action-oriented and motivated. Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
  • Collaborative team player, able to partner productively and thoughtfully with a variety of staff and stakeholders. 
  • Proficient with tech and tools, including database applications (Raiser’s Edge a plus), Google suite, Zoom, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Experience with nonprofit business models, and knowledge of fundraising portfolio strategies and best practices. 
  • Familiarity with Ecotrust programming and our communities of partners (programmatic, philanthropic, etc).
  • Experience creating events and engagements for donor and community audiences that highlight impact and feature creative storytelling
  • Proficient in inclusive and equitable fundraising practices and fundraising as movement building.
  • A valid driver’s license and safe driving record. 

How To Apply:

Ecotrust is working with Nonprofit Professionals Now to recruit for this key position.  To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and complete screening questions at: https://wvdo-or.hiringthing.com/job/274630/ecotrust-donor-engagement-manager

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  $75,000-80,000

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 committed to growth and learning for all staff members and provides relevant developmental training opportunities, and we strongly support our employees as whole people. At the discretion of Ecotrust, relocation expenses may be reimbursed to the selected candidate.

Additional requirements include:

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time (mostly in Washington, Oregon and California), occasionally to remote locations. Availability to work some evenings and weekends for fundraising events and donor engagements.
  • If not based in Portland, commitment to travel to Ecotrust offices for three days at least once per quarter.

Learn more about this position: Info session Thursday 6/24 1:15 – 2pm PST. Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position on Thursday 6/24 from 1:15 – 2pm PST. You can join the Zoom webinar to listen in and ask questions:

  • Click this link to join by computer audio/video: https://zoom.us/j/99671313248
  • Dial this number by your location to join by phone: 1 (669) 900-6833
  • Webinar ID: 996 7131 3248

We will record the session and post the recording to the Ecotrust website shortly afterwards.

COVID-19 Response: Ecotrust recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately negative impacts on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, immigrants, parents, caregivers, frontline workers, and others. While this position is a full-time position, Ecotrust will work with the final candidate to develop a schedule and workload that is manageable for them and their family during the pandemic, including reduced hours and working remotely until the pandemic is better controlled. We also offer paid sick leave for caregivers and those directly affected by COVID-19. Ecotrust recognizes these are unprecedented times and wants to remove any barriers that would prevent anyone disproportionately affected by the pandemic from applying.

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. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other People of Color, people who are queer, trans, non-binary, people with disabilities, people who are immigrants, people from poor and working class backgrounds, and people who are/have been system-impacted are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more about equity at Ecotrust, including our official equity statement and annual racial equity action plans and reports. We expect all our employees to share a commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process.

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.