Location: Portland, Oregon with a hybrid remote and in-person work week
Compensation: $45,000 annual salary
Benefits: 17 days paid vacation plus 10 holidays/80% health, dental, vision coverage/annual professional development stipend/business mileage
Reports to: Executive Director

The Business Administrator makes Opal Creek operations run smoothly and efficiently. You’ll coordinate day-to-day operations as well as strategize how to best achieve our mission. Reporting to the Executive Director, you’ll also work closely with core staff, the Board of Directors, our independent accounting firms, and other partners and vendors. You’ll have an incredible opportunity to shape the future of our organization through a period of significant strategic planning, recovery, and growth, while promoting a positive and progressive work environment in alignment with our mission and values.

Key Responsibilities
Finances (60%):
Process accounts payable and receivable
Assemble and send monthly reports to external accounting firm
Manage donations/DonorPerfect tracking
Prepare monthly Finance Committee reports and quarterly Board of Directors reports
Procure and manage insurance coverages
Coordinate annual audit and 990 prep by external CPA firm
Co-lead end of year financial reporting and develop annual budget alongside ED

Human Resources (20%):
Oversee HR records and personnel policies
Process payroll twice a month
Manage employee health insurance, worker’s comp, insurance and unemployment
Support hiring process: post job announcements, arrange interviews, and prepare and collect new employee paperwork

Other Business Administration (20%):
Monitor general Opal Creek email and phone
Anticipate and respond to technical and office needs: procure new computers, update website, and order office supplies
Collect and process OCAFC mail from Downtown Portland location

Rare weekend and evening work may be required, which includes travel to Opal Creek and overnight stays.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


A successful candidate will possess these minimum qualifications. We are less interested in the titles you’ve held and more interested in what you’ve actually done and who you are.
-2+ years experience in financial management
-Experience in human resources and/or administrative support
-Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
-Dedication to integrity and confidentiality
-Commitment to equity, inclusion and cultural competency
-Able to pass a criminal background check

About Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Our mission is to provide transformative wilderness experiences that grow a community of environmental advocates. All of our work is based around one simple idea: people will protect what they care about, and they will care about what they know. Through our outdoor school and backpacking expedition programs, we bring youth and adults face-to-face with the outdoor places that make Oregon great—pristine mountain streams, uncut vistas, and old-growth forests.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application by visiting the employment page of our website: https://www.opalcreek.org/about/employment/. The application includes a series of questions and asks you to upload a detailed resume in PDF format. Be sure to include any relevant experience and certifications, both professional and personal experience. Applications are accepted until September 14, 2022 and on a rolling basis onward.