Slideshow: Lucy De León, manager of Tortillería y Tienda De León, and Angela Hedstrom, our Farm to school Coordinator, at the William Walker Elementary cafeteria during a tamale lunch, Shawn Linehan | Madrone bark has medicinal uses for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Sean Gutierrez | Ecotrust staff Jessica Douglas, Megan Foucht, and Stephanie Gutierrez enjoy a buggy ride during a visit to the community forest of Kalispel Tribe, Sean Gutierrez | Erica Madison, owner of Madison's Salmon Co., was a participant of the Ag of the Middle Accelerator program, Rich Crowder

Vice President for Tribal Lands and Waters Stewardship

  • Location
    Portland, OR or remotely from AK, CA, WA, or elsewhere in OR
  • Employment
  • Salary Range
    $120,000 – $136,000
  • Application Deadline
    June 11, 2023
We are seeking a Vice President (VP) for Tribal Lands and Waters Stewardship to provide leadership on strategy and fundraising efforts to strengthen and build a coherent body of work across Ecotrust programs to advance tribally led stewardship of lands and waters. The VP will use their knowledge of tribal protocols, law, and policy to develop effective partnerships with tribes, intertribal organizations, and a variety of non-tribal entities to lead and enable meaningful actions to reverse the dispossession of tribal communities from their homelands.
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.

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 is a full time position, Ecotrust offers the flexibility necessary to manage COVID-19 constraints including flexible schedules, working remotely, and use of 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 staff & board gathering at the Redd on Salmon Street, Summer 2022. Photo credit: Kim Nguyen

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 organization. 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, Pacific Islander, 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. Please send  all required documentation to 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  in advance to request assistance.