Position Title: EcotrustIndigenousFellow - GIS
Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline:October 4th, 2019
Anticipated Start Date:November 5th or 12th 2019
Duration of Fellowship: 6 months
Ecotrust invites American Indian and Alaska Native community members who are either recent college or university graduates, graduate students, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2019-2020 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship Program.
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. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.
About the Project
The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) is a science-based, landscape scale, community forest approach to long term sustainable watershed planning and project implementation. The overall goal is to use new techniques including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology to achieve a measurable and resilient blend of timber, fish, and wildlife as well as other natural products such as berries, botanicals, firewood and other non-timber forest products to build local economic diversification and improved watershed health. The KKCFP blends highly inclusive collaboration, state of the art land management tools and an innovative, watershed-scale planning approach for balancing economic, social and ecological outcomes, including improved watershed conditions for Sitka black-tailed deer and anadromous fish populations. Starting in 2019, watershed plans are being developed for the entire project area to address target metrics for timber, deer, salmon, medicine, recreation and other values. These technical plans, funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), include a prioritized list of projects and biotic monitoring plans that will be organized to dovetail with workforce development objectives at the local tribal government and to maximize efficiency through integrated implementation.
Over a 6-month time period, the Indigenous Fellow will participate in GIS career developmentexperiences supporting The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) and other on-going projects in Southeast Alaska. Project responsibilities include developing and maintaining GIS layers and data, creating and maintaining metadata, researching and examining availability and validity of existing data, and compiling geographic datasets and imagery. The Fellow will also create data visualizations, maps, reports, and presentations; make decisions on relevance and accuracy of data; document and record data; process and analyze data; and educate and communicate with end-users through oral and written presentations and reports. The Fellowwill be supported and mentored throughout the program by the Knowledge Systems ProgramDirectorand the Director of Indigenous Affairsin activities such as developinga work plan,technical assistance, project-related questions andapproaches, and theFellow’s professional development and careergoals.
Qualifications and Skills:
The the Fellowship is between $3,000 and $3,500 per month, dependent on experience, plus a $500 monthly housing stipend. Travel funds will be provided for the Fellow to travel to Kake, AK for project related work and to participate in professional development, such as project retreats, conferences and meetings or other events and trainings related to project work and/or subject matter. This is a fixed term, full-time position. A full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and disability coverage is included.
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 project. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.
Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans'preference for this recruitment. The contact listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
We gladly provide reason able accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please reach out in advance to request assistance.
Please follow these directions closely.
Complete an Ecotrust employment application form (PDF versionor Word version) and send it along with a cover letter (1 page max) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.
Please put this position’s title in the subject line and submit your application by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above.