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Senior Development Coordinator

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. Over the last decade, RAN’s Energy and Finance Program has succeeded in pushing leading banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi and Royal Bank of Canada to pass policies that curb investments in companies that contribute to deforestation and climate change.

The ideal Senior Development Coordinator will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, no fear of learning new technology, multi-faceted skills in project management, working across multiple departments, event planning and execution to help RAN’s development team raise $8 million this coming year.  The right person will serve as point-person for all board and executive level fundraising initiatives, create our annual events plan, and provide on-demand, customized support to our major donors! This position works as a close team with our Development Director. The Senior Development Coordinator will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big benefit events. There is a travel component to this job, as well.


Specific duties:

  • Organize Major Donor and special fundraising events including ticketed events, house parties, receptions, luncheons, and other cultivation opportunities as needed. Lead on event production and deliverables, from theme and panel selection to follow-up and donor cultivation. Work directly with outside vendors and special event consultants.
  • Oversee all fundraising operations and event production for our signature event Revel; from managing event visibility to identifying sponsors and auction prospects to budgeting the event. Activities also include being point person for hired outside consultant, communicating with Board members, managing an auction, all donor and sponsorship communications online and offline, all marketing and promotions, and tracking (attendance, budget, follow-up activities)
  • Manage digital presence for all events. Activities include producing event-related eblasts, social media promotions, creating and designing event webpages, and other special event website projects.
  • Kick-off all new events with presentation to Devo, Online, Executive, and Comms. Create timeline and manage deliverables from all teams involved.
  • Maintain current moves management plan for ED, DD, Board, and key staff with goal to provide creative and  strategic  donor and prospect cultivation opportunities.
  • Provide fundraising support to the Development Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors. Activities include producing reports and ensuring key leadership has clear and accurate data.
  • Create Major Donor and Special Events reports, including a written narrative and data analysis; monthly for Executive Director/Development Director/COO and quarterly for Board
  • Produce written materials and manage mailings and waterfall process for major donor appeals, stewardship letters, general major donor reports and updates, and acknowledgements.
  • Oversee and track major donor and special events revenue and expense budget forecasting.
  • Manage ran.org presence for Major Donors and Special Events – may include donor profiles, giving opportunities, event promotions and contests
  • Serve as the “glue” of Development team – ensure team is communicating effectively and team members are updated on all fundraising progress
  • Participate in weekly team meetings, half-yearly planning retreats and bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace, including participation in a Racial Justice Workgroup.

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure.  We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

Salary is competitive for the Northern California non-profit market.  Benefits include full medical (employer funded Health Savings Account) coverage, VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match.  Additionally, after 5 years, eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: HR, Rainforest Action Network, 425 Bush St., Suite 300, SF, CA 94108, fax 415.398.2732, or e-mail: resumes@ran.org. No phone calls, please.

Climate and Energy Grassroots Organizer

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. RAN uses nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies to reduce their contributions to climate change. the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, coal and oil, and the leading banks that make their expansion possible, to address the root causes of climate change.

RAN’s Climate and Energy Program fights alongside people directly impacted by dirty energy, challenging corporate practices that place profits above people and the planet. In the 21st century, we should not be using deadly and outdated technology to power our communities. We are currently tackling the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, coal and oil, and the leading banks that make their expansion possible, to address the root causes of climate change.

But the path forward is not only about stopping the worst impacts of climate change. It is also about envisioning and planning for the future that we want to live in. The fossil fuel industry and their political allies are pushing us towards climate catastrophe. RAN believes that people acting together can change this, as we have seen time and again throughout history. That is why RAN has developed a new project to seek out and amplify new ideas from communities across the country. Collectively we intend to change how we think about, and respond to, climate change in the coming decades.

Position Summary:

RAN is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working Network Organizer to support the Climate and Energy Program. In this position you will use your high level of professionalism, strong organizational skills and smart strategic coordination to accelerate a global transition to truly clean energy production.

This position is a 40 hour per week position that reports directly to the Senior Campaigner in the Climate and Energy Program.


Specific Duties:
• Support campaign strategies that support a just energy transition;
• Maintain an active network with established activist groups, potential and established allied
groups, frontline and Indigenous communities and move collaborative work forward;
• Develop and train new volunteer leaders and groups;
• Implement agreed-upon campaign activities that expose destructive practices and build toward creative solutions;
• Conduct, direct or support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy or for specific campaign goals and activities;
• In conjunction with the Communications and Digital teams, design, create and use a range of communications tools (direct actions, direct communication, traditional and social media, briefing sheets, and other tools) to communicate with target audiences and to achieve campaign objectives;
• Draft compelling communications and advocacy materials, including email and social media content;
• Represent RAN at events as well as act as a public spokesperson for RAN;
• Train activists in non-violent direct action, media and communication skills, grassroots organizing;
• Work openly and cooperatively with other team members;
• Participate in weekly RAN staff meetings;
• Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a structured organizing program;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Strong organizational, time management and project management skills;
• Proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced campaign environment.
• Experience in online to offline organizing.
• Passionate commitment to climate protection and/or corporate campaigning;
• Understanding of non-violent direct action as both a strategy and tactic;
• Ability to work to tight deadlines;
• Solid computer skills (MS Office-literate);
• Ability to travel regularly

Location: San Francisco

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

Compensation:
The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market.  Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match.  Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org with job title and your name in the subject line. If possible please include online portfolio, personal website, LinkedIn page or any other online resume you update. No phone calls, please.

Social Media Strategist - Contractor

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.

Available now, RAN has an opening on our Digital Engagement Team for a Social Media Strategist on a 3 month contract. This is a part to full time role for a seasoned contractor. You’ll join a work with digital savvy activists and help launch and sustain innovative, strategic and highly effective campaigns to preserve rainforests, protect the climate and uphold human rights. In this role you will be building an online narrative on social media and measuring impact.

Creating, coordinating and scheduling social media across multiple RAN campaign priorities as well as for institution generally. This includes organizing and leveraging content created from the global RAN team as well as archival RAN content. We are also looking for incisive reporting and analysis of RAN's social media profile and impact.

It will be a fast moving role that will take someone who is good at finishing projects on time and be able to think big picture about engagement and supporter/user experience. This person will also directly work with wide range of campaigners, digital, membership, and communications staffers to plan projects and execute on their delivery. Anyone in this role will need to be able to self-manage priorities and deadlines.

Details:
Location: Flexible; main offices are in San Francisco, CA.
A contractor outside of San Francisco must be comfortable and effective working in a distributed team from a remote office.

Specific Duties:

  • With assistance from the communications team, the Social Media Strategist will write social media content, email blasts and other written materials for online production.
  • Manage followers on social media and implement strategies to grow reach;
  • Create and co-manage content calendars;
  • Communicating best practices and training on those for RAN staff to use our social media platforms with consistency for campaigning;
  • Identify and respond to supporters questions, comments, or other interactions and seek out opportunities to engage with our supporters
  • Use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Meltwater and other data reporting tools to track all communications and their impacts;
  • Provide analysis of online performance and recommendations for changes when needed;
  • Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, or campaigns priorities as requested by supervisor);
  • Work openly and cooperatively within a high functioning team dynamic;


Required Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of managing social media accounts and running intentional social media campaigns;
  • 2-3 years of experience writing for online advocacy or marketing campaigns;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Comfortable with basic use of photoshop or other photo editing software;
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills, ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Commitment to RAN’s mission and vision including the preservation of rainforests, protection of the climate, and the upholding human rights and RAN’s theory of change including corporate campaigning and non-violent direct action;
  • Experience using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, for campaigning;
  • Experience using basic reporting tools to analyze and track data;
  • Ability to work independently from a remote location, to follow instructions, and complete tasks across time zones with a minimal amount of supervision if necessary;
  • Strong commitment to and belief in the power of using online resources to help empower communities and activists.
  • Knowledge and commitment to advancing racial justice;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with graphic and video design.
  • Experience using A/B testing in an advocacy or marketing capacity.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn basic NationBuilder tools.


RAN is committed to advancing equity and justice, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into our work. We are in the process of building out our racial justice lens and are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org with job title and your name in the subject line. Please include your current contract rates and hours of availability per week. If possible please include online portfolio, LinkedIn page or any other online resume you update. No phone calls, please.

Human Resources Generalist/Manager

Human Resources Generalist/Manager

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. Called one of the “most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by The Wall Street Journal, RAN runs creative campaigns to protect forests, stem climate change and uphold human rights by pressuring and inspiring corporations doing the most environmental harm.

RAN has experienced significant growth over the past few years, and is looking for an extraordinary person to support to the COO (Noel R. Natividad), to take the organization to a new level of influence and effectiveness. We are currently an 8 million dollar organization with a team of 45 people. Our home office is in San Francisco and we have staff members in Indonesia, Japan, the United Kingdom and other parts of the U.S. This position will report to the COO and will be based in San Francisco.

JOB BRIEF

We are looking for a hands-on and experienced HR manager to oversee all aspects of Human Resources and its related practices and procedures. The RAN Human Resources Manager will create, coordinate and implement organization wide policies and procedures that align with best practices in the field and fully support the organizational culture of RAN.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Be the primary liason between RAN and its PEO (ADP TotalSource).
• Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organizational strategy
• Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
• Bridge and facilitate management and employee relations by addressing demands and resolving grievances or any other issues
• Manage the overall talent recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, temporary employees, interns and volunteers.
• Oversee and conduct all new-employee orientations; create & monitor career-pathing programs, employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing; writes and places advertisements
• Oversee and manage the performance appraisal system and revise as necessary
• Implement and annually update compensation program; re-write job descriptions as necessary; conduct annual salary surveys and develop salary budgets (COLA & merit increases); analyze compensation trends as needed
• Ensure legal compliance will all City, State and Federal agencies
• Ability to work and administer within an organization with remote staff (both domestically and internationally)
• Ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of the RAN Employee Handbook; perform benefits administration (both health and retirement plans) to include enrollment, claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for effectiveness based on staff needs
• Oversee the Volunteer and Intern program
• Establishes and maintains departmental HR records and reports
• Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other departmental meetings/retreats as needed
• Assist in various aspects Payroll Administration including but limited to timesheets, accurate tracking of PTO, overtime management, minimum wage requirements, etc.

KEY COMPETENCIES
• Working within an Environmental Non-Profit Organization
• Human Resource best practices
• Racial Justice competency
• Strategic Thinking & Decision Making
• Effective Project Management
• Strong people skills

REQUIREMENTS:
• Proven working experience (ideally 3-5 years) as an HR manager
• People oriented and results driven
• Demonstrable experience with HR metrics
• Knowledge of HR systems and databases
• Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
• Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
• Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
• In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org with job title and your name in the subject line. If possible please include online portfolio, personal website, LinkedIn page or any other online resume you update. No phone calls, please.

Supervisor: COO
Status: FTE, Benefitted
Location: San Francisco

Data Entry and Development Administrative Assistant

Data Entry and Development Administrative Assistant 

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) challenges corporate practices that threaten our forests and our climate, protects the rights of communities that depend on these resources, and promotes forward thinking strategies to preserve of our planet. A core principle in that effort is our commitment to finding systemic solutions that do not promote or continue systems of oppression or injustice. 

RAN has experienced significant growth over the past few years and the development department is looking for extra support in handling the day to day processing of donations from a variety of sources.

Job Brief:

We are looking for a new part-time, permanent employee to assist with data entry and acknowledgement of donations, along with other regular development-office tasks.

Reponsibilities:

  • Open all development related mail and arrange them for data entry as per agreed procedure.
  • Enter all check, credit card, direct debit transactions into Raiser’s Edge database as per agreed procedure.
  • Commit batch and hand over checks and documentation to accounting as per agreed procedure.
  • Generate and prepare letters for acknowledgement mailings.
  • File relevant materials and occasionally assist in transferring files to storage.
  • Work with and clean up Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Do any other development department related tasks as required by the Membership Manager, Donor Systems Associate, or other development staff.

Location: 

This position is based in our San Francisco headquarters. The successful candidate will need to be able to work in downtown San Francisco – remote work is not possible. 

Requirements:

  • Fast typer, ability to learn keyboard shortcuts. Data entry experience preferred.
  • Comfortable working on the computer and learning new programs. Database and Microsoft Excel experience preferred, Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
  • Detailed oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to lift and carry banker boxes full of documents.
  • Experience responsibly handling money/credit cards.
  • Some experience working in a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Interest in RAN’s mission, environmental action, and racial justice a plus.

Racial Justice:

RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure.  We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

Compensation: 

Part time, permanent employee will work an average of 20 hours a week with a rate of $19 / hour for this work.  The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market.  Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match.  Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

Applying:

Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org with job title and your name in the subject line.  If possible please include online portfolio, personal website, LinkedIn page or any other online resume you update. No phone calls, please.

Digital Engagement Director

Digital Engagement Director

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader with a visionary approach to engagement strategies in advocacy campaigning and possess the management skills necessary to implement those strategies. They see technology as a creative tool for social change and are passionate about and experienced in working at the intersection of digital, advocacy, and membership-based organizing. This a highly collaborative position, working closely with program, communication and development departments. The ideal candidate will thrive at coordinating inter-departmental teams and can gracefully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced campaigning environment.

Position Responsibilities
The Digital Engagement Director will serve on the Leadership Team of the organization and be managed by the Deputy Executive Director. This leadership position supports the organization across all departments advancing active campaigns and driving organizational growth and awareness.

The Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Management of Staff, Vendors and Budget: Effectively manage a 7-person digital team, any outsourced technology contractors and the department budget. 
  • Organizational Leadership: Serve on RAN’s Leadership Team—representing the digital team’s vision and collaborate on setting organizational priorities.
  • Program Vision: Drive the evolution of the digital engagement program at RAN and provide clear decision-making processes and a thoughtful focus on resources. 
  • Focus on Analytics/Data: Lead the department and organization in implementing a data-driven culture. Analyze performance metrics for digital channels and strategies ensuring data-driven decisions.
  • Membership List Growth: Implement plans to continually grow and keep active an expansive and multi-faceted membership list
  • Drive Online Fundraising: Ensure a positive return on investment from a diversified and robust online fundraising program. 
  • Strategic Expertise: Be capable of gauging organizational needs based on political, economic and movement-based trends and opportunities resulting in thoughtful and productive workplans
  • Change Making: Possess a strong grasp of social movement theory
  • Innovation: Identify and pursue new and innovative digital tools and strategies, while maintaining a balanced sustainable workload for the digital team. 
  • Implementation of Tactics: Manage the timely execution of viable and appropriate digital tactics that engage RAN’s network in achieving our collective goals.
  • Management of Digital Assets: Oversee all components of the organization’s digital presence, including website, blog, social media accounts, online advocacy tools, CRM, and email program. 
  • Inter-Departmental Education: Provide opportunities for professional development for all RAN staff in the areas of technological advancement and digital engagement.

Qualifications
The most compelling candidate will have strong organizational and team management skill, a deep knowledge of innovations in digital and offline supporter engagement and a solid background in digital leadership. Knowledge of environmental justice and corporate accountability initiatives are useful.

Experience and skills required:

  • Ability to work fast and smart, with exceptional time management and prioritization skills. 
  • The ability to lead organization-wide initiatives
  • The ability to share knowledge, successfully communicate ideas and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Track record in clear decision-making and an ability to manage both the big picture and the details required in a data-driven department.
  • Proven experience developing campaigns that integrate online and offline strategies
  • An energetic, entrepreneurial nature that combines curiosity and creativity with a learning attitude, analytical skills and technological savvy
  • Proven experience creating and managing successful websites, digital campaign tools and outreach initiatives. 
  • Possession of the technical skills required to manage technical staff and contractors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff in curating creative, effective multimedia content for web, mobile and social media platforms
  • Experience with story-based strategies.
  • Experience with Google analytics
  • Strong background managing an online ads program that is goal and metrics driven.
  • An understanding and commitment to nonviolent direct action strategies


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing both creative and technical side digital staff
  • Experience in grassroots organizing
  • Experience working in environmental justice based movements
  • Experience managing and growing a sizeable email list.
  • Knowledge on digital data management. 
  • 5-10 years managing digital teams or projects.


RAN is committed to advancing equity and justice, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into our work. We are in the process of building out our racial justice lens and are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

Compensation
The salary for this position is competitive for the non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.


Application Process
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to digitaldirector@ran.org We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able.