Jeremy Barnicle is the executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based nonprofit that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. He has spent more than two decades working at the junction of policy, media, philanthropy and global issues.  Previously, Jeremy spent 11 years at the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, where he helped guide the organization’s global strategy and position the Portland-based nonprofit as one of the most respected humanitarian organizations in the world. Prior to Mercy Corps, Jeremy worked for the State Department, for a U.S. congressman, for several consulting firms, and as a Peace Corps volunteer. In this caffeinated Espresso Shots episode find out how to break into the environmental nonprofit field.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What are the skills hiring managers at Ecotrust are looking for
  • What majors are most common among the staff at a nonprofit like Ecotrust
  • Whether a master’s degree is important to have
  • How you can leverage your  life experiences living in economically disadvantaged communities
  • How to build a career in the environmental field
  • Why some people in this field aren’t necessarily lovers of the outdoors
  • If you want to learn more about what Jeremy does in his current job and how he built his career tune in to T4C episode #199

 

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