The Climate Trust | Culture & Careers

Culture & Careers

Let’s Change The World. Together.

Why The Climate Trust?

The Trust has been working in carbon markets since the beginning, but we’re not above re-inventing ourselves. We’re actively building a company that is standing the test of time. A company that can accomplish a big mission, with a small, but mighty team. We invest in our people, and their long-term happiness makes for measurable and high-quality climate solutions.

We have been honored for three years as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For by Oregon Business Magazine, we were ranked as one of the Top 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon, and for two years running we have received the national When Work Works award for demonstrating workplace flexibility.

Professional Opportunities

We have a team of SWANs! Smart, hard Working, Ambitious, Nice people. Are you a SWAN?
Thank you for your interest in The Climate Trust. We do not currently have any open positions.

Great Benefits

In addition to providing the opportunity to work on climate change solutions in a highly collaborative, congenial, and energetic workplace, we provide a generous benefits package to eligible employees. The Climate Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Medical, dental, and vision plan
  • 5 weeks paid time off
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401K plan with employer contribution
  • Bus/bike incentive program

  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Earned sabbatical
  • Paid time to volunteer
  • Out-of-office adventures!
  • And a dog-friendly workplace!

Learn more about what it means to be part of our team.

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What We Value

Our cultural values aren’t just words. Here’s what these principles mean to The Climate Trust team.

“I feel fortunate to join this team daily and witness how they pitch in to get things done. Whether it’s our communal salad on Thursdays or a heavy lift to square away a carbon project for investment, my teammates collaborate and make it happen!”

“Working at The Climate Trust has given me the much needed support I have been looking for to grow my career. Because of the atmosphere in the office, I am free to take risks and enjoy my job!”

“On any given day, I have experienced the support of my team in the form of kind words, mentorship around my professional development goals, much-needed encouragement on a project, and let’s not forget baked goods.”

“How refreshing it is to be working with a group of people who are so ambitious in reaching our shared vision with such a high level of support and cooperation.”


We’re located in vibrant downtown Portland, across from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Bike, walk, bus or MAX—it’s a terrific spot. After hours, you can find the team next door at Paddy’s Bar & Grill, or exploring the beautiful Oregon scenery during one of our annual trips or retreats.

Giving Back

The Trust believes in giving back to the community, and giving back to its own staff through activities that inspire exploration of the outdoors and all that our beautiful city has to offer. We encourage our staff to volunteer as a group on ‘staff volunteer days,’ and individually through use of paid volunteer hours to make a difference for local organizations. Whether it’s cleaning up bikes for children in need, leading beautification projects, or sitting on a nonprofit board, we strive to make an impact and provide a value to Portland and beyond.

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