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We have 3 full-time positions and 1 part-time position available at this time.

Maintenance Technician

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
11-12-2019
Application Deadline:
10-20-2019
Reports To:
CFO
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Attn: Maintenance Technician

Summary:

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. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.

Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician performs a wide range of building maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center and the Redd campus. This position is supervised by the CFO/COO and works alongside the Facilities Administrator, Facilities Coordinator, 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 you are

You are resourceful, reliable, organized, flexible, and friendly. You bring demonstrable experience with and appreciation for all manner of building maintenance activities. You are self-directed and bring a strong customer-service orientation and a love of finding solutions. You enjoy learning about your environment and are excited to learn new things. You have a commitment to and a passion for Ecotrust’s mission.

Equity at the center

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform annual and preventative maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center (NW Portland) and the Redd campus (SE Portland)
  • 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
  • Perform landscaping and groundskeeping duties including but not limited to leaf pickup, pruning, watering, planting, pressure washing, and grounds trash pickup
  • Engage with visitors to the building, providing wayfinding and building information as needed
  • Work with Facilities Coordinator 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 while on-call
  • 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:

  • *Transferable skills: any skills gained through education, work experience, including military or life experiences 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.
  • Requirements
    • You are aware of disparities faced by communities of color and you use your unique skills and voice to promote equity at all properties
    • You have a demonstrated commitment to safety and proficiency in safe working practices and use of Personal Protective Equipment
    • You have a demonstrated ability to successfully complete all manner of maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: painting, drywall repair, HVAC maintenance, electrical repair, plumbing repair, and carpentry
    • You are customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and awareness of differences among vulnerable populations and the disparities faced by communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income communities.
    • You have sufficient computer skills to complete tasks such as email, data entry, work orders, and other basic functions
    • You have the ability to perform required on-call duties and maintain a minimum one-hour on-site response time during all on-call shifts
    • You have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    • You can lift up to 60 pounds

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

Ecotrust held an informational session about this position. You may listen to the recording here:

https://zoom.us/recording/share/zxEofAOHvr6bYC0F13C7oYLV9Ld-jNlFj01KhMLMnMuwIumekTziMw

 

 

 

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $18 to $22 per hour

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position with on-call requirements. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage.

Depending on operational needs, the Maintenance Technician will be required to work from Ecotrust’s two locations in the Pearl (NW Portland) and inner SE Portland.

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. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Jobs@ecotrust.org 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 contact jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.

 

Maintenance Technician (Part-time)

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
11-12-2019
Application Deadline:
10-20-2019
Reports To:
CFO
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Attn: Maintenance Technician (Part-time)

Summary:

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. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.

Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician performs a wide range of building maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center and the Redd campus. This position is supervised by the CFO/COO and works alongside the Facilities Administrator, Facilities Coordinator, 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 you are

You are resourceful, reliable, organized, flexible, and friendly. You bring demonstrable experience with and appreciation for all manner of building maintenance activities. You are self-directed and bring a strong customer-service orientation and a love of finding solutions. You enjoy learning about your environment and are excited to learn new things. You have a commitment to and a passion for Ecotrust’s mission.

Equity at the center

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform annual and preventative maintenance tasks at the Natural Capital Center (NW Portland) and the Redd campus (SE Portland)
  • 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
  • Perform landscaping and groundskeeping duties including but not limited to leaf pickup, pruning, watering, planting, pressure washing, and grounds trash pickup
  • Engage with visitors to the building, providing wayfinding and building information as needed
  • Work with Facilities Coordinator 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 while on-call
  • 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:

*Transferable skills: any skills gained through education, work experience, including military or life experiences 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.

Requirements

  • You are aware of disparities faced by communities of color and you use your unique skills and voice to promote equity at all properties
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to safety and proficiency in safe working practices and use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • You have a demonstrated ability to successfully complete all manner of maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: painting, drywall repair, HVAC maintenance, electrical repair, plumbing repair, and carpentry
  • You are customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and awareness of differences among vulnerable populations and the disparities faced by communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income communities.
  • You have sufficient computer skills to complete tasks such as email, data entry, work orders, and other basic functions
  • You have the ability to perform required on-call duties and maintain a minimum one-hour on-site response time during all on-call shifts
  • You have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • You can lift up to 60 pounds

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.

Ecotrust held an informational session about this position. You may listen to the recording here:

https://zoom.us/recording/share/zxEofAOHvr6bYC0F13C7oYLV9Ld-jNlFj01KhMLMnMuwIumekTziMw

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $18 to $22 per hour

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with on-call requirements. This position is not eligible for Ecotrust paid benefits but will accrue vacation and sick time.

Depending on operational needs, the Maintenance Technician will be required to work from Ecotrust’s two locations in the Pearl (NW Portland) and inner SE Portland.

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. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Jobs@ecotrust.org 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 contact jobs@ecotrust.org in advance to request assistance.

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

 

 

Event Sales Manager

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
11-12-2019
Application Deadline:
10-25-2019
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Attn: Event Sales Manager

Summary:

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 Event Sales Manager works with the Ecotrust Events sales team to book venue rentals and venue logistics at multiple properties, including the venues located in Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center and the Redd on Salmon Street. The Event Sales Manager will work with Ecotrust’s Events department to service events, move clients through the sales pipeline, support sales initiatives, and assist with administrative projects. The successful candidate is passionate about events, with some experience planning, coordinating, and selling event services in a venue or catering establishment. The position will lend itself to a self-starter who is looking to collaborate with a dynamic team to create Portland’s top event venue. Qualified candidates must be effective team players, with demonstrated ability to work with with demanding clients and a personal drive to exceed client satisfaction.  A commitment to working effectively with clients from different cultures and experiences is a must, as well as an enthusiasm for sustainable events and Ecotrust’s mission.  

Equity at the center 

Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of sales and coordination, from initial inquiries through day-of venue coordination. 
  • Provide professional and informative tours for prospective clients, while representing Ecotrust’s core values.
  • Effectively communicate through email and phone correspondence relating to sales, policies, bookings, and procedures.
  • Share active contributions within a high-functioning team; humble, collaborative, supportive, appreciative, and reliant on team members. 
  • Show attention to detail in executing and documenting administrative duties: database entry in Salesforce, processing contracts, account receivables, and file management. 
  • Operate and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment, as necessary. 
  • Contribute to the set-up/teardown of events including the lifting and moving furniture, and occasionally using a ladder. Setting event spaces is part of this position and during busy weeks, physical work may constitute 1-2 hours of your work day. In other weeks, it will be less. Candidates should be prepared for this role within the team. 
  • Adhere to Ecotrust nonprofit, building and event center policies and procedures
  • Prioritize and manage workflow while juggling multiple clients, projects, and timelines. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

  • You are committed to marriage equality and racial justice, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences. 
  • You have enthusiasm for guiding people through the events process from sales to production.
  • You have a commitment to bringing your client’s vision to life, employing an exceptional eye for detail and highly developed drive for exceeding expectations.
  • You have entry level knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM.
  • You are articulate in conveying information to diverse stakeholders, including clients and people at various levels of the organization.
  • You have the ability to be simultaneously gracious and steadfast in maintaining policies and achieving guest satisfaction. 
  • You exhibit strong time management skills, with the ability to pivot between event coordination and administrative work. 
  • You have enthusiasm for executing physical tasks and are able to lift 50 pounds or more. (Must be able to move conference center furniture.)
  • You work well in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated grace under pressure.
  • You have at least two years of experience in sales or catering.

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: $43,000-46,000 per year. 

This is a full-time position, with a regular schedule of Monday through Friday. Ecotrust offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability coverage. 

  • Travel required for the job between the Natural Capital Center in NW Portland and the Redd in SE, sometimes working at both spaces in 1 day.
  • This position contributes to the set-up/teardown of events including the lifting and moving furniture and occasionally using a ladder. Setting event spaces is part of this position and during busy weeks, physical work may constitute 1-2 hours of your work day. In other weeks, it will be less. Candidates should be prepared for this role within the team.  

Learn more about this position: Info session Thursday 10/17/19 12:30-1:30PST
Ecotrust is hosting an informational session about this position on Thursday 10/17/19 12:30-1:30pm PST. You can call in via conference line to listen in and ask questions:

  • Dial the number closest to your location to join by phone:

○   1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose)

○   1-646-876-9923 US (New York)

  •   Meeting ID: 397 399 089

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. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. 

Ecotrust Indigenous Fellow – GIS

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
01-07-2020
End Date:
07-14-2020
Application Deadline:
11-08-2019
Reports To:
Knowledge Systems Program Director
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Attn: Ecotrust Indigenous Fellow – GIS

Summary:

Ecotrust invites American Indian and Alaska Native community members who are either recent college or university graduates, graduate students, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2019-2020 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship Program. As part of your cover letter, address the followingOne of Ecotrust’s core values is Place Matters. As an American Indian or Alaska Native, please describe how Place Matters to you and how GIS has helped you explore this value?

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.

About the Project

The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) is a science-based, landscape scale, community forest approach to long term sustainable watershed planning and project implementation. The overall goal is to use new techniques including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology to achieve a measurable and resilient blend of timber, fish, and wildlife as well as other natural products such as berries, botanicals, firewood and other non-timber forest products to build local economic diversification and improved watershed health. The KKCFP blends highly inclusive collaboration, state of the art land management tools and an innovative, watershed-scale planning approach for balancing economic, social and ecological outcomes, including improved watershed conditions for Sitka black-tailed deer and anadromous fish populations. Starting in 2019, watershed plans are being developed for the entire project area to address target metrics for timber, deer, salmon, medicine, recreation and other values. These technical plans, funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), include a prioritized list of projects and biotic monitoring plans that will be organized to dovetail with workforce development objectives at the local tribal government and to maximize efficiency through integrated implementation.

Responsibilities:

Over a 6-month time period, the Indigenous Fellow will participate in GIS career development experiences supporting The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) and other on-going projects in Southeast Alaska. Project responsibilities include developing and maintaining GIS layers and data, creating and maintaining metadata, researching and examining availability and validity of existing data, and compiling geographic datasets and imagery.  The Fellow will also create data visualizations, maps, reports, and presentations; make decisions on relevance and accuracy of data; document and record data; process and analyze data; and educate and communicate with end-users through oral and written presentations and reports. The Fellow will be supported and mentored throughout the program by the Knowledge Systems Program Director and the Director of Indigenous Affairs in activities such as developing a work plan, technical assistance, project-related questions and approaches, and the Fellow’s professional development and career goals.

Qualifications:

  • Must-have
    • Understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
    • Knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and/or database programs
    • Motivated to use problem-solving skills
    • A collaborative spirit, willing to take initiative and be a part of the team
  • Nice to have
    • Experience communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Experience supporting American Indian and Alaska Native communities in addressing environmental issues; this may include leading community outreach and engagement and educational opportunities.

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 compensation for the Fellowship is between $3,000 and $3,500 per month, dependent on experience, plus a $500 monthly housing stipend. Travel funds will be provided for the Fellow to travel to Kake, AK for project related work and to participate in professional development, such as project retreats, conferences and meetings or other events and trainings related to project work and/or subject matter.  This is a fixed term, full-time position.  A full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and disability coverage is included.

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.