Executive Assistant

The application period for this position ended on August 23rd, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified as the review process proceeds.

We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to join the EMSWCD team. This is a part-time (.5 FTE – average of 20 hours per week) Non-Exempt (paid hourly) position regularly based in our North Williams neighborhood offices in Portland, Oregon. This is a limited-term position, estimated for a one-year assignment.

Position Overview

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Executive Director with the business and administrative needs of EMSWCD and its constituents and may include support for other members of the EMSWCD staff as needed. A significant area of focus for this position will include assistance with complex planning and scheduling related to a major strategic planning process that the organization will be undertaking.

Download a full job description and qualification requirements for this position here (PDF).

Studies have shown that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role.

We offer a generous benefits package. Please click here for a comprehensive list of EMSWCD’s benefits and eligibility criteria.

Wage Range: $23-$25/hour

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years work experience providing administrative support to senior level executives OR equivalent professional experience. Background in equity, climate and/or conservation work desirable but not required.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@emswcd.org. Please specify the position title in your submission.

Are you a “Veteran” as defined under Oregon law (ORS 408.225(f)) or a “Disabled Veteran” as defined under Oregon law (ORS 408.225(c))? EMSWCD complies with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference law. Applicants must identify their eligibility for veteran’s preference when submitting their resume and cover letter for consideration, and supply supporting documents if they wish to receive preference.

Please click here for information on our current COVID-19 related protocols.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submissions was 5:00 PM PST on Monday, August 23rd, 2021. Applications will no longer be accepted. All responses are reviewed following the deadline, not on a rolling basis.

Organization Overview

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is a non-regulatory unit of local government that serves Multnomah County east of the Willamette River centerline. The mission of EMSWCD is to help people care for land and water. The vision is that our lands and waters are healthy and sustain farms, forests, wildlife, and communities.

EMSWCD works with private landowners, community organizations, and government agencies to provide education, grant funding, technical assistance, and other resources that support conservation practices and stewardship within our district. EMSWCD is funded by a property tax base and is organized into four programmatic areas: Rural Lands Program, Urban Lands Program, Conservation Legacy Program, and Finance and Operations.

EMSWCD recognizes that communities and workplaces are strengthened by diversity and that more inclusive conservation efforts are necessary to ensure lasting and equitable outcomes. We acknowledge the historical and ongoing disparities that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities disproportionately experience in income, education and health in our communities. We also understand that these disparities can impact who has access to healthy land and water. For these reasons, our staff and board are committed to making meaningful changes in the work we do so that all communities can benefit from our programs.

EMSWCD prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities based on race, color, gender identity national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual and romantic orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisals, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. EMSWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information should contact the EMSWCD Office at (503) 222-7645 or jobs@emswcd.org. Veterans are encouraged to apply for positions at EMSWCD.