Position: Portland Heat Response Project Manager

Location: Portland, OR
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Close Date: Open until filled

About Earth Advantage

Earth Advantage is an entrepreneurial Oregon-based nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. If you’re interested in joining an organization with incredible benefits and staffed with intelligent and dedicated people, this is the place for you. Learn more about our Vision and Core Values here.

Earth Advantage is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. We are committed to providing an inclusive, non-discriminatory and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, partners, subcontractors, and vendors. We are actively engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our programming, organizational culture, community, and industry. Applicants from historically underserved or underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We’re Looking For

We are seeking a key team member to manage the logistics for a high-profile program to provide life-saving and efficient portable heat pump/cooling equipment to Portland's low-income population and communities of color. To succeed in this role, you will have superb management skills, be extremely well organized, possess the ability to communicate effectively with a wide array of subcontractors and project partners, and be extremely motivated to aid those most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme heat caused by climate change.

Role Description

  • Manage a project to purchase and distribute 15,000 residential cooling units by 2026.

  • Oversee all project logistics and a team of 3+ implementation and administration staff.

  • Participate in equipment purchasing negotiations with equipment manufacturers and distributors.

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with multiple Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community-based Organizations (CBOs).

  • Track project inventory in-flow and out-flow via Salesforce CRM.

  • Oversee the review and approval of payments to Community Distribution Partners based on verified installation of cooling equipment.

  • Represent Earth Advantage with Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) staff and Community Distribution Partner organizations.
  • Provide regular reports to Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) staff on program activity.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of project or logistics management experience.

  • Experience managing a team responsible for delivering goods or services.

  • Experience coordinating multiple vendors and subcontractors.

  • Experience working within large, collaborative teams, coalitions, or networks.

  • Commitment to aiding vulnerable communities.

Earth Advantage is committed to providing training opportunities for employees to earn and maintain the required accreditations to perform the associated tasks, some listed below:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with large-scale procurement processes and price negotiations.

  • Prior working relationships with Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community-based Organizations (CBOs), affordable housing advocates, or similar organizations.

  • 3+ years of experience with inventory management.

  • Experience delivering on high-profile public projects.

  • Understanding of Salesforce CRM database architecture and its capability to track customer activity.


$65,000 - $70,000 annual salary


Earth Advantage offers an excellent benefit package including: 5 weeks Paid Time off, 80% paid medical and dental premiums for staff and dependents, 401k plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account, short term and long-term disability insurance, family leave policy, and sabbatical after 5 years of employment. This is a representative list that may be subject to change from time to time.

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At Earth Advantage we believe that climate change is a challenge that crosses boundaries of income, race, ethnicity, religion, age, abilities, geography, gender identities, sexual orientation, and disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. We actively support and value diversity in company culture, the recruitment of staff and board members, and in our partnerships with organizations and individuals in order to propel the building industry toward a socially, economically, and environmentally just future.