All open positions with Tualatin Riverkeepers will be listed here.
Administrative and Membership Assistant
Part-time (20 hours a week), non-exempt. $19 - $21 per hour; benefits including health insurance and paid time off are provided after first month of employment.
Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based nonprofit that protects and restores the Tualatin River Watershed. We build watershed stewardship through engagement, education, advocacy, restoration, and access. We envision a thriving watershed that acts as a valued and valuable community resource for everyone. We strive to exist at the intersection of environmental justice, protection, and conservation, so we all have equitable access to clean water, healthy ecosystems, and enjoyable river opportunities.
The Administrative and Membership Assistant is a key employee of Tualatin Riverkeepers, supporting the organization with operational tasks, data entry and management, and member interactions. This position reports to and works with the Executive Director, in a collaborative manner, to ensure donor, volunteer, and member services are provided effectively.
- Regular book-keeping tasks, including weekly preparation of bank deposits and bill payments for review and processing by the Executive Director.
- Monthly payroll data collection and reporting to payroll vendor, using online portal.
- Assisting with management of business services, including insurance, employee benefits, IT systems, utilities, banking, postage and mailing, and business licenses or permits.
- Membership relationship record-keeping and donation management, including data entry and reporting with constituent management software. (We use Little Green Light, but experience with others will likely translate easily.)
- Production, using constituent management software, of periodic membership renewal reminder mailings, donation acknowledgements, and other member communications, for processing by the Executive Director.
- In coordination with the Executive Director, plan and organize quarterly membership events, including the annual gala in the fall and the annual membership meeting in January each year.
- Support volunteer relationship management, including data entry to track hours and participants and to provide periodic reporting to program staff and the Executive Director.
- Assist other staff with volunteer training, orientation, and events.
- Commitment to the Tualatin Riverkeepers mission of river stewardship and community engagement.
- Enthusiasm for working collaboratively to empower and serve watershed residents from a wide diversity of life experiences and cultures. As the population of our watershed – and thus our membership, volunteers, event participants, and vendors – is diverse, second language fluency would be an asset, even if not a requirement of the position.
- Excellent organizational skills, consistently accurate data-entry, and attention to detail with clear vision of how the details support the organization’s work.
- Aptitude and eagerness for learning, and resourcefulness for problem-solving.
- Comfort with and interest in business systems, hardware and software tools, employment protocols, and professional relationships with service providers – no hesitancy in initiating or responding to business phone calls, email messages, or other such communications.
- Attitude of seeing mistakes as learning opportunities, giving others the benefit of the doubt, inquisitiveness and curiosity to sort out problems or hurdles, and patience with inevitable challenges.
- A pre-hiring background check is required, since some of our participant groups include minors.
- Confidentiality and care with respect to membership, donations, finances, personnel matters, and other business information will be required.
- No particular educational degree or job experience is required – your cover letter should explain how your individual background, training, and skills meet the position requirements.
We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, family status, age, or in any other way unrelated to the job requirements.
We will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities, but our office location is currently in a very old house that has some inherent structural and mobility limitations (narrow doorways and steps).
Submit the following materials, in PDF format:
- a cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position;
- your resumé, no more than one page, outlining your relevant education, work, and volunteer experiences;
- a list of three references (contact name, position, phone, and email for each).
Email these materials to the Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with an abbreviated position title (“Admin and Member Asst”) and your last name in the subject line.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This position will be open until we find the right candidate, but we expect to begin interviews early in June.
Legal Intern - Unpaid/Remote
We have legal internships available full-time or part-time year round for current law students. A legal internship with us will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our Riverkeeper & In-House Counsel. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, and stakeholder meetings. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, environmental justice, water resources, the Clean Water Act, and land use is recommended. This is an unpaid internship. Benefits include flexible schedule and working remotely.
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Ashley Short at email@example.com. Please include “Legal Internship Application” in the title of the email.
NOTE: Summer 2021 positions are all filled. Accepting applications for Fall 2021 starting in July.