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Passionate about the great outdoors? Western Rivers Conservancy is hiring a Database & Office Manager

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom


Western Rivers Conservancy, a nonprofit leader in the effort to protect our region’s waterways, is hiring a Database & Office Manager to support the organization’s growing operations. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of a passionate and effective environmental organization. The salary range for this multi-faceted position is $40,000-$48,000 annually.

Why work for Western Rivers Conservancy

For over 25 years, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) has been protecting outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. Its slogan is “Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it,” and its use of land acquisition is straightforward and effective. The organization purchases land along river corridors to conserve critical habitat, secure the health of whole ecosystems and provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment. Since 1988 Western Rivers Conservancy has protected critical river lands along more than 50 rivers and streams in 11 states.

WRC does great work… but it is also a great place to work! Oregon Business ranked Western Rivers Conservancy in the top four of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon for four consecutive years.

About the position

The Database & Office Manager plays an essential role at Western Rivers Conservancy by ensuring that the donor database is kept ship-shape and up to date, and by developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain donors. The Database & Office Manager coordinates and participates in all aspects of WRC’s annual appeal strategy, from managing mailings to tracking contributions to preparing fundraising reports. As the primary phone receptionist, the position is also the front-line point of contact for WRC’s donors, partners, supporters and the general public.

In addition to managing the database and annual giving program, the Database & Office Manager makes sure the office runs smoothly so that WRC can effectively accomplish its mission. He or she manages all aspects of office administration, including purchasing supplies, coordinating with IT support and other vendors, maintaining internal controls, arranging meeting logistics, and more.

Who should apply?

WRC needs a solutions-oriented professional who combines a passion for precision with the ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances. In addition, the ideal applicant will have:

  • At least five years’ relevant experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Salesforce, preferably the Nonprofit Starter Pack.
  • Solutions-oriented mindset with strong attention to detail.
  • Tact, excellent judgment and an upbeat attitude.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage diverse tasks.
  • Demonstrated commitment to river conservation.

How to apply

Are you the perfect candidate for the Database & Office Manager job? Please email a cover letter and resume to Applications may also be mailed to:

Hiring Committee

Western Rivers Conservancy

71 SW Oak St, Suite 100

Portland, OR 97204.

Western Rivers Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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