The Climate Trust | Board Recruitment

Board Recruitment

We’re looking for new board members!

We have two open board positions    Position Description

The Climate Trust is governed with the assistance of experienced business leaders—a network of specialists who have agreed to provide meaningful advisory services on a regular basis. Board members help The Trust to achieve its mission and objectives through the contribution of their work and wisdom.

The Trust’s Board of Directors oversees all of the organization’s programs and activities, with each member sitting on one or more specialized committees. The Oregon Offset Committee oversees activities that fulfill The Trust’s statutory obligations under the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard, the nation’s first legislation to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Other committees include the Risk, Finance, Executive, and Compensation Committees. More about The Trust’s governing structure.

Click to expand the blue bars below for additional information on what we look for. To apply please fill out the abbreviated application at the bottom of the page expressing your interest in joining our Board of Directors. 

  • General Responsibilities

    Board members are asked to attend quarterly meetings and participate in at least one subcommittee. Meetings generally occur during the first week of March, June, September, and December during normal business hours. Members are expected to make an honest effort to attend all regularly scheduled meetings.
    All board members are expected to serve the best interest of The Climate Trust and its affiliates with a minimum board term of three (3) years. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to ensure sound business decisions, fiscal responsibility, operational success, and to act as a positive communications agent generating new opportunities for the organization. The board provides governance in the following areas (directly or by way of committees):
    – Organizational leadership and direction

    – Fiscal controls, budgets, and reporting

    – Investment management and approval of annual operating budget

    – Risk management

    – Partnerships and networking

  • Qualifications

    We are actively seeking board candidates that are committed to the mission of The Climate Trust, and are willing to devote time and energy towards its achievement. Familiarity with carbon markets is helpful, but not required. Specific knowledge and skill sets of interest include:
    – Investment fund management

    – Impact/institutional fund raising

    – Employment law

    – Carbon/climate policy

    – Organization development

    – Foundation/PRI

    – Media and brand building

Board membership expression of interest     

  • Help us learn more about your background by uploading your resume and a brief note related to your expertise and interest in the role.
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    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Please select any areas of expertise relevant to your board membership application with The Climate Trust.
  • Please list any additional areas of expertise that you would like The Climate Trust to consider when reviewing your board expression of interest.
  • Have you served on a board before, and if so, which one(s)?
  • Please include links to any publications relevant to your application with The Climate Trust.
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