Employment

Thank you for your interest in a job at CFC! 

We currently have the following positions available:

Executive Director of Cascade Forest Conservancy

Location: Primary work location is Portland, OR, with periodic attendance at satellite office in Vancouver, WA

Closing Date: Position open until filled; consideration of applicants will begin March 11, 2019

Type: Full-time Exempt

Job Summary: The Cascade Forest Conservancy (CFC), a nonprofit organization, strives to protect and sustain forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy. We are in search of an Executive Director (ED) who is passionate about our mission and will promote the organization through positive leadership. The ED works independently, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. The ED manages staff and ensures consistent achievement of CFC’s mission, program strategy, and annual goals. Fundraising and “friend-raising” are dominant activities of the ED.

Job Requirements:

Experience

  • Proven leadership skills developed through five or more years of nonprofit management experience, preferably in natural resources or conservation
  • Successful experience supervising a team of professionals, assisting with workplans, and providing regular performance reviews
  • Experience developing and working with a Board of Directors

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for the mission of CFC
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate professionally and effectively with Forest Service personnel, Tribes, agencies, partner organizations, community representatives from across the political spectrum, donors, staff, volunteers, Board members, elected officials, and the general public
  • Experience with conservation campaigns and science programs with educational and outreach components
  • Excellent financial, analytical, and budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of CFC’s strategic future to staff, Board, volunteers, the community, and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software and the ability to learn SalesForce CRM software
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to regularly attend activities away from the office (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Willingness and ability to participate in evening and weekend activities, and occasional field work, which may involve navigating difficult, uneven backcountry terrain
  • May require occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree with preferred emphasis in Public Policy, Environmental Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Fundraising and Partnerships
  • Independently develops and manages relationships with major donors, growing a network and scheduling regular meetings and asks with donors, and working with Development Manager to provide timely and accurate reports to donors
  • Leads CFC’s other fundraising efforts with the Development Manager and Canvass Team Coordinator from memberships, grants, events, and business sponsorships
  • Assists Development Manager and program staff in the identification of grant funding opportunities and helps prepare and review applications and reports, making sure they align with CFC’s mission and plans, are submitted on time, and are of high quality
  • Is responsible to ensure successful fundraising events, including CFC’s annual banquet
  1. Programming 
  • Leads or oversees multi-year strategic plan development, implementation, and annual review by coordinating input from the Board, staff, and key partners
  • Works with staff to prepare, track, and revise annual workplans to carry out CFC’s mission and strategic plans
  • In collaboration with program staff, ensures programs and outreach are aligned with CFC’s mission, plans, and organizational capacity
  • Actively supports conservation and science staff members in reviewing program and outreach content and ensuring quality implementation of these programs and projects
  • Periodically attends meetings of Pinchot Partners, South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative, and other partners to strengthen CFC’s presence and help coordinate positive solutions to healthy forest and watershed management
  1. Communications and Public Relations 
  • Conveys CFC’s mission and enhances the visibility and reputation of CFC through our website, Facebook page, newsletters, press releases, and public events
  • Works with Board and program staff to assure a constructive working relationship with CFC’s many outside partners, with particular attention paid to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisors and to members of Pinchot Partners and the South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative
  • Represents CFC in public meetings, press events, and conferences, and with public officials, the general public, media contacts, and CFC membership
  1. Finance and Board Support
  • Responsible for developing, managing, and growing an organization-wide budget of $600,000 or more
  • Maintains an active and accurate monthly cashflow budget; tracks and reports to the Board monthly on program and financial status
  • Assists Board Chair with administration of the Board, committees, and workplan
  • Helps recruit new Board members with valuable skill sets and the capacity to contribute financially
  • Ensures, in collaboration with the Accountant, that CFC’s financial policies and procedures are implemented in accordance to best practices
  • Leads coordination for biennial audit in cooperation with Accountant and Treasurer
  1. Human Resources 
  • Provides organization-wide team leadership while promoting a healthy culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; encourages proactive collaboration, learning, and high standards
  • Directly supervises the Conservation Science Director, Policy Manager, Development Manager, Office Manager, Canvass Team Coordinator, and Accountant, and provides clear expectations of role and responsibilities
  • Works with Office Manager to develop and manage the human resources functions of CFC, maintains an updated Staff Handbook and policies and procedures that conform to current laws and regulations
  • Conducts performance reviews for all staff and contractors, and participates in the Board of Director’s annual evaluation of the ED

 

Salary and Benefits: This position is full-time. Starting salary range is $65,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include medical insurance, matching 401k plan, and generous paid time off. In addition, CFC offers a flexible, family-friendly work environment and schedule. CFC is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer.

Application: Please send one pdf file to EDJob(at)cascadeforest.org. The file should include a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills and experience match the responsibilities and requirements. Please put your name and the job title in the subject of the email and in the pdf file.

 

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CANVASS COORDINATOR – VANCOUVER

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Location(s): Vancouver, WA

Wage: $15/hour plus generous bonuses

Shift: 5 hours/day in the late afternoon/evening

 

The Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking for an outgoing Canvass Coordinator to expand our outreach work in Vancouver, WA. Using your knowledge of local neighborhoods, you will organize effective daily routes and have face-to-face conversations with people at their doorstep. You’ll tell them about our work and give them the opportunity to have their voices heard on decisions affecting our National Forest. By gathering donations you will help grow our membership and make our work even more effective.

 

Your Job:

– Engage potential members in meaningful conversations.
– Persuade potential donors to financially support the Cascade Forest Conservancy’s programs.
– Meet periodically with the Canvass Team Coordinator and Executive Director to gauge outreach success.

 

Requirements:

– Knowledge of Vancouver neighborhoods.
– A history of working independently as a successful fundraiser or sales associate.
– Must meet a daily quota of $100/day – you keep 40% of what you earn above that.
– Be energetic, with strong communication skills, a great work ethic, and a desire to proudly represent us in the Vancouver area.
– High school diploma or GED.
– Current driver’s license, and access to a car with valid insurance.
– Positive attitude toward your work.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Guidelines

Please send one pdf file to jobs (at) cascadeforest.org. The file should include a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills and experience match the responsibilities and requirements. Please put your name and the job title in the subject of the email and in the pdf file name. References from most recent jobs must be available upon request.

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MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH ADVOCATE (DRIVER)

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Location:  Portland, OR

Wage: $14/hour plus generous bonuses

Shift: 5 hours/day in the late afternoon/evening (typically 4-9pm, Mon-Fri)

 

The Mt. St. Helens area is facing increased threats from logging, mining and climate change. We need to make the public aware of these threats and get people involved in saving our National Forest from destruction.  For over 30 years, the Cascade Forest Conservancy has worked to preserve and sustain the forests, streams, wildlife and communities of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You’ll work directly for us, and join a team of passionate forest advocates. More than ever, we need people to speak up for our iconic wild places. Join our team and make a difference!

 

If you’re an energetic individual who is passionate about the environment, enjoys working outside and meeting new people, we’d like to meet you. The Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking for someone like you to join our canvass team! Your job will be to have face-to-face conversations with people at their homes, where you’ll tell them about our work and give them the opportunity to have their voices heard on decisions affecting our National Forest. By gathering donations you will help grow our membership and make our work even more effective.

 

Job Duties:

– Canvass door-to-door.
– Engage potential members in informative conversation.
– Persuade potential donors to financially support the Cascade Forest Conservancy’s programs.
– Drive the canvass team to canvass locations on a rotating schedule. (Mileage is reimbursed at $.50/mile.)

 

Requirements:

– Be energetic, with strong communication skills, a proven work ethic, and a desire to proudly represent us door-to-door in the Portland metro area.
– High school diploma or GED.
– Experience dealing with the public, and/or customer service experience is preferred.
– Current driver’s license, and access to a car with valid insurance.
– Professional appearance and attitude toward your work.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Must be able to walk and stand for up to 4 hours per shift.

Application Guidelines

Please send one pdf file to jobs (at) cascadeforest.org. The file should include a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills and experience match the responsibilities and requirements. Please put your name and the job title in the subject of the email and in the pdf file name. References from most recent jobs must be available upon request.

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