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  • Exterior view of Ecotrust Natural Capital Center in Portland

    Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

    721 NW 9th Avenue (between Irving St. and Johnson St.) Portland, OR 97209
    503.227.6225 |

Directions

Portland Streetcar

Two streetcar lines — the blue and green — stop in front of our building at the NW 10th & Johnson St. station. Check the current schedules and learn more at the Portland Streetcar website.

Bicycle

Bike parking surrounds our building. Visit City of Portland Office of Transportation for more information on bike routes, including bike maps.

Union Station

Portland’s Union Station at 800 NW 6th Ave., seven blocks from our building, services Amtrak trains from a variety of origins. Visit amtrak.com for more information on routes and rates.

Trimet Bus

Two bus lines and two MAX train lines stop within 1/4-mile of our building.
#77 bus: Westbound stops at NW Glisan St. & 10th; Eastbound stops at NW Everett St. & Park
#17 bus: Northbound stops at NW Broadway & Irving St.; Southbound stops at NW Broadway & Hoyt St.
MAX train green & yellow lines: Northbound stops at NW 6th & Hoyt St.; Southbound stops at NW 5th & Glisan St.

Car

From I-5 Northbound:
Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 N toward U.S. 26 W/City Center. Merge onto I-405 N. Take exit 2B toward Everett St./Glisan St. Merge onto NW 14th Ave. Turn right onto NW Johnson St. Drive four blocks. Destination is on the left.

From I-5 Southbound:
Take exit 302A toward City Center. Merge onto N Broadway. Continue onto the Broadway Bridge. Take slight right onto NW Lovejoy St. Turn onto NW 9th Ave. and drive two blocks. Destination is on the left.

Parking

On-street parking is available in the area. The nearby Station Place parking garage at 1025 NW Station Way offers affordable long-term parking options. We have a parking lot with 34 spaces that are available after 5 pm, Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends, free of charge. Twelve spaces are open all the time for 2-hour visitor parking. Parking patrol is strict and the fine is $50.

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It’s a commitment to building a resilient, thriving bioregion. To leaving this place better than we found it;  to swimming upstream, to doing things differently.  It’s part of a collaborative experiment in scaling solutions that matter to this place we call home, the place where wild Pacific salmon have ever run. Your purchases on the Salmon Nation VISA generate real returns that Ecotrust, in partnership with Beneficial State Bank, uses to scale regional solutions. Join us and apply today.

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Nau — a sustainable clothing company (and local Portland neighbor) — has designated Ecotrust as one of its Partners for Change. Nau donates 2% of every purchase to a select group of nonprofit organizations, allowing its customers to choose where to give. Here at Ecotrust, we are big fans of innovative business models. We also love beautiful, responsibly made clothing. Shop at Nau, donate to Ecotrust, and know that you have made a difference. Win-win!

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Americans throw away approximately 25 million plastic bottles each hour. Drink for Good’s “Drink for Nature” bottle reduces the need for plastic bottles, are made of 100% recycled aluminum, BPA-free, are the only metal water bottles made in the United States, and support Ecotrust’s work. With these bottles, you make an impact by using a reusable water bottle and supporting Ecotrust’s work at the same time.

Want to change the world? So do we. Come work with us. We are an ambitious bunch of 40+ changemakers headquartered in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We work hard and play hard, too.

Software Experience Developer

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline:
06-10-2016
Reports To:
Senior Software Developer
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Download an application
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Attn: Software Experience Developer

Summary:

Ecotrust is a regional organization that has been leading restoration-based economic development since 1991. Ecotrust’s many innovations include cofounding an environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision-making. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Ecotrust offers a competitive salary, 403B retirement plan match, excellent benefits, and a flexible, creative, and collaborative work environment.

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 are seeking a collaborative, creative front-end developer with a passion for clean code and great design that puts users first.

Responsibilities:

Working with the Knowledge Systems and Communications teams, the Software Experience Developer will craft designs, styles, front-end prototypes, and fully-functional front ends for the unique brand of tools and content our organization generates. This person is responsible for collaborating with developers to translate the concepts of their tools and with the Communications team to bring static content to life. This includes an iterative wireframing and prototyping approach, collaboration on APIs, working with revision management and automatic-deployment systems, and the ability to communicate with techies, writers, and clients alike.

The Software Experience Developer will:

  • Engage with teams creatively from project kickoff
  • Lend a helpful eye for aesthetics to less stylistic coworkers
  • Wireframe solutions early in the process that meet both user needs and technical limitations
  • Build low or high fidelity prototypes so that style and function can be fully assessed prior to beta releases
  • Translate prototypes into working code that meets specs and matches the API
  • Touch up legacy tools for improved usability and integrity
  • Work within a CMS to allow the Communications team to apply more creativity than is normally afforded “out of the box”
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Ecotrust mission

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of UI/UX principles (prototyping, user needs and testing)
  • Knowledge of HTML5/CSS3
  • Strong JavaScript fundamentals
  • Revision control methodologies (primarily Git)
  • Familiarity with AJAX and RESTful APIs
  • Passion for and experience with Open Source development
  • Experience with responsive UI
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Committed to producing high quality work

Preferred But Not Required:

  • Familiarity with front-end frameworks (jQuery, Knockout, Angular, other)
  • PHP/WordPress
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Basic knowledge of SEO
  • CSS preprocessors (LESS, SASS)
  • Wireframing/prototyping tools (Balsamiq, Axure, other)
  • Familiarity with D3.js or other data visualization tools
  • Web-mapping (OpenLayers, Leaflet, Mapbox)

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. With “Software Experience Developer” in the subject line, send an email to  by close of business on June 10, 2016 containing the following: an Ecotrust Employment Application form; a one-page cover letter clearly explaining how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position; a resume with links to any body of work, such as portfolios, code repositories in GitHub, or other examples.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $50,000 to $70,000, 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 our organization. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.

Forestry Technician

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline:
06-15-2016
Reports To:
Property Manager/Senior Forester
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Attn: Forestry Technician

Summary:

Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM), is seeking a Forestry Technician to perform a range of tasks on its properties and for its clients in the Pacific Northwest. This position will be based out of Portland, Oregon and requires frequent travel and living in remote locations.

Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM) is a forestland investment management and advisory services company. We manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity, and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber, biomass, carbon, and improved habitat and water quality. In addition, EFM manages the placement of Ecotrust CDE’s New Markets Tax Credit allocation and provides advisory services in forest management, carbon project development, and conservation finance. Read more at www.ecotrustforests.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct vegetation management activities including pre-commercial thinning, fuels reduction, and invasive species management.
  • Assist with harvest layout, tree marking and field mapping.
  • Install forest inventory and cruise plots.
  • Complete road inventories.
  • Assist with photo points and other ecological monitoring.
  • Harvest and process non-timber forest products such as holiday greens and chanterelles.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Perform property inspections.
  • Promote and maintain a safe working environment in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and company policy.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in forestry or natural resources management.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel safely between work sites.
  • Experience using a chainsaw and other basic hand tools.
  • Ability to interact professionally with co-workers, contractors, and external stakeholders, such as investors, public agencies, conservation groups, and community members.
  • Interest and commitment to land stewardship.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and ArcGIS a plus.
  • Experience with forest and ranch management preferred, but not required.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter 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. You may also fax your application materials to 503-222-1517.

Questions
Contact Darin Stringer
Email:
Phone: 541-517-3875

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, permanent position. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently utilizes power-driven cutting tools such as chainsaws and brush saws, and a variety of hand tools. The employee will be regularly required to navigate and traverse steep, rugged terrain in all weather conditions. Environmental hazards include steep slopes, dense brush, logging slash, down logs and other obstacles, and water.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is consistently exposed to outdoor weather, including, but not limited to extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, snow, wind, and other adverse conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when working with power tools. The employee must be capable of working independently and as part of a team. Promoting and maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority for this position.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to modify essential functions of the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Ecotrust Forest Management 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.

Preference for Low Income Persons
The Company has received New Market Tax Credit financing. This federal program is designed to stimulate investment in economically distressed communities. Pursuant to the federal requirements for New Market Tax Credit financing for qualified community development entities, strong preference is given to “low income persons” as defined by applicable regulations. Successful applicants will be required to provide requested personal financial information to establish low income status. Qualification of low income status is defined as individuals with family income which is 80% or less of the family median income for their county of residence. Employee qualification as a low-income person will be verified by third-party auditor. This auditor will collect personal financial data directly from the employee, and the personal financial data collected will not be released to the company.

Natural Resources Technician

Location:
Grant County, Oregon
Application Deadline:
06-15-2016
Reports To:
Property Manager
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Attn: Natural Resources Technician

Summary:

Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM), is seeking a Technician to assist in property and natural resources management on its 13,000 Desolation Creek property near Dale, Oregon. This position requires frequent travel and living in remote locations.

Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM) is a forestland investment management and advisory services company. We manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity, and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber, biomass, carbon, and improved habitat and water quality. In addition, EFM manages the placement of Ecotrust CDE’s New Markets Tax Credit allocation and provides advisory services in forest management, carbon project development, and conservation finance. Read more at www.ecotrustforests.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct vegetation management activities including pre-commercial thinning, fuels reduction, and invasive species management.
  • Assist in building road closure structures, fences, and developing springs.
  • Assist contractors or staff in collecting data to survey and assess natural resources.
  • Conduct fire watch during elevated periods of fire risk.
  • Harvest and process non-timber forest products such as holiday greens and chanterelles.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Promote and maintain a safe working environment in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and company policy.

Qualifications:

  • High School Education or GED equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources management a plus but not required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel safely between work sites.
  • Experience using a chainsaw and other basic hand tools.
  • Ability to interact professionally with co-workers, contractors, and external stakeholders, such as investors, public agencies, conservation groups, and community members.
  • Interest and commitment to land stewardship.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with forest and ranch management preferred, but not required.

How To Apply:

Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available above as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter 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. You may also fax your application materials to 503-222-1517.

Questions
Contact Darin Stringer
Email:
Phone: 541-517-3875

Additional Information:

This is a seasonal position. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently utilizes power-driven cutting tools such as chainsaws and brush saws, and a variety of hand tools. The employee will be regularly required to navigate and traverse steep, rugged terrain in all weather conditions. Environmental hazards include steep slopes, dense brush, logging slash, down logs and other obstacles, and water.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is consistently exposed to outdoor weather, including, but not limited to extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, snow, wind, and other adverse conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when working with power tools. The employee must be capable of working independently and as part of a team. Promoting and maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority for this position.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to modify essential functions of the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Ecotrust Forest Management 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.

Preference for Low Income Persons
The Company has received New Market Tax Credit financing. This federal program is designed to stimulate investment in economically distressed communities. Pursuant to the federal requirements for New Market Tax Credit financing for qualified community development entities, strong preference is given to “low income persons” as defined by applicable regulations. Successful applicants will be required to provide requested personal financial information to establish low income status. Qualification of low income status is defined as individuals with family income which is 80% or less of the family median income for their county of residence. Employee qualification as a low-income person will be verified by third-party auditor. This auditor will collect personal financial data directly from the employee, and the personal financial data collected will not be released to the company.

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