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Django Web Developer

Location:
Point 97, Portland, Oregon
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Attn: Django Web Developer

Summary:

The ocean is a big place and we have room to grow. Point 97 is a for-profit Ecotrust company building apps for coastal and marine management in regions around the world. Our products connect people with place, bridge different perspectives, and help people manage resources in more transparent ways. Looking for a meaningful place to spend your days?  You just found it.

Responsibilities:

We’re looking for a full-time developer interested in building web and mobile tools to collect and visualize data, particularly spatial data, in innovative and intuitive ways. Do you love crafting cool charts and maps? Do you like thinking about and organizing big data relationships? Would you like to build web and mobile apps for cultures, people, and spaces surrounded by and tied to water? We do. The right developers for our team are focused on continually creating the best, most efficient code and willing to jump in at either the front- or back-end, with an eye on API development.

Qualifications:

Key preferences and skills that would make a good match:

  • Energized by opportunities to innovate
  • Penchant for scalable applications
  • Comfortable in Python/Django/Angular
  • Interest in pushing devops efficiencies
  • Commitment to test-driven development
  • Serious database/ORM chops
  • Desire to spatially connect and display data in ever-improving ways

We build HTML5 apps that gather data from different sources, push the limits of web mapping with Leaflet/Openlayers/PostGIS, feed on a steady diet of new, open source tech and design patterns, and, most importantly, listen to our clients and stay focused on our triple-bottom-line roots.

How To Apply:

If all this sounds great, we’d love to hear from you. Send a message to explaining why you want to come on board, along with your resume, portfolio, LinkedIn, GitHub, etc. so we can get to know you. We fill our spots when the right people surface.

Multiple Volunteer Positions (Sundown Concert Series)

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-10-2014
End Date:
07-31-2014
Application Deadline:
07-05-2014
Reports To:
Courtney Moss
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Attn: Multiple Volunteer Positions (Sundown Concert Series)

Summary:

Ecotrust is throwing our fabulous, informational and free concert series again this summer (starring awesome local bands, celebrating community, and featuring local orgs and businesses in an Innovation Showcase). For more info about the concerts, please visit: http://www.ecotrust.org/project/sundown/

There are concerts on each of these Thursdays in July: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th and July 31th. Volunteer shifts are from 2pm-6:15pm and 5:45pm-10pm.

Responsibilities:

Event Launch Team: 2pm-6:15pm (10-12 people needed each night)

  • Helping set up tables and tents
  • Setting up signage, recycling bins, bike valet, etc.
  • Helping setup the Ecotrust booth (carting, hanging, stacking)
  • Once the event starts at 5pm: Helping at the ‘door’, general runner duties, monitoring composting and recycling
  • Helping with the Green Room (that’s right–getting water for the rock stars!)

Closing Team: 5:45pm–10pm (10-12 people needed each night)

  • Helping at the ‘door’, general runner duties, monitoring composting and recycling
  • Helping with the Green Room (that’s right–getting water for the rock stars!)
  • At the end of the event (8:30pm): Helping tear down the Ecotrust booth and putting away supplies
  • Helping with general teardown (tables, signage, etc)

Qualifications:

This opportunity is for volunteers 18 and over. Please note that the volunteer duties do include standing for long periods of time, moving through crowds, and lifting and moving tables and other equipment (with the help of other volunteers and staff).

How To Apply:

Please email  with preferred shift(s) by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above. (Do not email jobs@ecotrust.org nor fill out a full application.)

Additional Information:

Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental wellbeing. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.

Event Logistics Coordinator

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Anticipated Start Date:
07-29-2014
Application Deadline:
07-29-2014
Reports To:
Events Program Manager
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Attn: Event Logistics Coordinator

Summary:

Ecotrust’s Event Logistics Coordinator works with the Events Program Manager to manage the Events department staff and the day-to-day operations in our event center, including the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center and the Rooftop Terrace. The supervision of a small part-time event service staff is a key element of the position. The Event Logistics Coordinator must provide clear direction and honest feedback, with responsibilities for staff adherence to operational procedures. The qualified candidate is able to collaborate with staff and clients, is customer service orientated, and skilled at coordinating event details. The candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to display grace under pressure. Physical work is involved – the Event Logistics Coordinator will be involved in event setup and breakdown which entails moving tables, chairs and small tents. This position is Tuesday – Saturday and requires flexibility with schedule, as the occasional early morning or late night may be required.

Background:  Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental wellbeing. Ecotrust’s headquarters, The Natural Capital Center, stands as a pioneer of green building and is home to over two dozen social enterprises that are changing the way we live, work, and do business. Ecotrust operates two unique event venues, our indoor Conference Center and our Rooftop Terrace. We host over 500 events per year and provide a mission-driven gathering place for the Portland community. Our event center generates revenue to support Ecotrust’s nonprofit work to build a new economy that holds people and nature at its heart.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising, scheduling, and motivating a small team (4-6 people) of part-time event staff; training and working closely with set-up crew, cleaning crew, security, and guest services assistants, while maintaining a positive team dynamic.
  • Excellent customer relations, including coordination of logistics for each event rental, vendor load in and load out, room setup, equipment rentals, AV, insurance, and payment information.
  • Tracking and storing financial records using Salesforce including: contracts, certificates of insurance, payment information, layouts, and emails.
  • Managing the invoicing and payments, assuring accurate tracking of account receivables.
  • Maintaining and updating a Salesforce database of current and future clientele.
  • Acting as the primary onsite contact for clients and vendors, providing coordination for all meetings, social events, and weddings.
  • Assuring successful setup/breakdown of events. (Note: this is a physical position and entails moving tables, chairs, erecting dance floors, and aiding staff in setting up pop-up tents.)
  • Providing site tours of the event center to prospective clients.
  • Assisting the Event Program Manager with sales and marketing projects.
  • Managing the supply of rental equipment and incidental revenue streams.
  • Managing consumable supplies for the event center.
  • Working with the Event Program Manager to plan and manage Ecotrust’s internal events, including vendor management, catering orders, and logistical support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, personable, and proactive. Ability to problem-solve and work as an effective team player.
  • Developed supervision skills; able to motivate staff, provide clear direction, and offer direct feedback.
  • Highly developed customer service and hospitality skills with an ability to have grace and composure under stressful circumstances.
  • Experience in event sales and planning.
  • Ability to prioritize as the situation demands.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, prior Salesforce knowledge a plus.
  • Able to lift 60 lbs.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Ecotrust.
  • Enthusiasm and experience using audio/visual equipment a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for weddings and social events required.
  • Ability to efficiently switch between office duties and physical event coordination, while remaining productive.

How To Apply:

Please follow these directions closely. Complete an Ecotrust Employment Application form (available at left as a PDF or Word DOC) and forward with a cover letter (1 page maximum) and resume to: with Attn: Event Logistics Coordinator in the subject line. Position open until filled.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date in July of 2014. Starting range for salary is $35k-40K/year commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package including medical, dental, retirement plan match, and paid time off. Ecotrust is an equal opportunity employer.