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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 has a visionary and compelling approach to engagement strategies in advocacy campaigning and possesses 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 is a highly collaborative position, working closely with programs, their campaigns, and communication and development departments. The ideal candidate will thrive at coordinating inter-departmental teams, being able to work across differences, 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 report to the Deputy Executive Director. This leadership position supports the organization across all departments advancing campaigns and driving organizational identity and growth.

The Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Management of Staff: Oversee a 7-person digital department, any outsourced technology contractors by providing strong leadership, cohesion, capacity building, professional development.
  • 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. Drive the evolution of the digital engagement department by identify/pursue new and innovative digital tools and strategies, while maintaining a balanced sustainable workload for the digital team.
  • Organizational Leadership: Serve on RAN’s Leadership Team—representing the digital team’s vision and collaborating on setting organizational priorities.
  • Analytics/Data: Lead the department and organization in implementing a data-driven culture. Develop performance metrics and strategies ensuring data-driven decisions across all digital channels.
  • Membership List Growth: Implement plans to continually grow and optimally engage RAN supporter base.
  • Drive Online Fundraising: Collaborate with the Development team to ensure a positive return on investment from a diversified and robust online fundraising program.
  • Strategic Guidance: Collaborate with program-based forest, climate, and corporate accountability campaigns to provide guidance on organizational goals and strategies for digital engagement.
  • Change Making: Possess a strong grasp of social movement theory, and RAN’s approach to securing systemic reforms in the marketplace.
  • Manage digital department’s budget and vendors.

Qualifications

The most compelling candidate will have strong organizational and team management skills and a deep knowledge of innovations in digital and offline supporter engagement, particularly in the nonprofit sector. Knowledge of climate issues, environmental justice, corporate accountability, human rights, and nonviolent direct action strategies, are useful.

Experience and skills required:

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

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.

 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR FOR MAJOR DONORS AND EVENTS

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:

  • OVERSEE MAJOR DONOR CULTIVATION AND STEWARDSHIP: Organize Major Donor and special fundraising events including ticketed events/panel discussions, house parties, receptions, luncheons, and other 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 consultant, communicating with Board members, managing auction(s), all donor and sponsorship communications digital 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.
  • MANAGE INTER-DEPARTMENTAL EVENT PRODUCTION: Kick-off all new events with presentation to Devo, Digital, Executive, and Comms teams. Create timeline and manage deliverables from all teams involved.
  • Maintain current moves management plan for ED, DD, Board, and key staff (including self) 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
  • 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.

Supervisor: Development Director

Status: FTE, Benefitted

Location: San Francisco

Climate and Energy Program Director

Rainforest Action Network 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 our planet. A core principle in that effort is our commitment to finding systemic solutions that challenge systems of oppression or injustice.

The Climate and Energy Program Director is responsible for the overall vision and day-to-day management of  RAN’s climate and energy program to keep fossil fuels in the ground and persuade corporate targets — including the world’s largest banks — to develop and implement comprehensive climate, environmental and human rights policies to guide their lending. At a time when we know that the global climate agreement reached in Paris is insufficient to ensure a livable planet, and we know that in the United States there is a need to prepare for attempts to weaken existing climate programs, this position will drive the Climate and Energy team forward while ensuring our work is aligned with that of our frontline and grassroots partners. RAN is committed to: pushing back against corporate power, challenging bad public policy on climate & energy, and continuing to punch above our weight.

This is a highly collaborative position, working closely with communication, digital and development departments. The ideal candidate will thrive at coordinating inter-departmental teams,  managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced campaigning environment, and listening to and incorporating feedback from our frontline partners. The Climate and Energy Program Director will serve on the Leadership Team of the organization and will be managed by the Executive Director.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coach the campaigners, organizers, and researchers on the Climate and Energy Program Team;
  • Ensure foundation and donor support covers the majority of  Climate and Energy program expenses, in collaboration with the Development team;
  • Oversee annual planning for the Climate and Energy campaign staff;
  • Develop & administer an annual program budget of roughly $1 million;
  • Lead work planning for the Climate and Energy team, oversee project plans and ensure campaign activities are well coordinated with other departments at RAN;
  • Serve as strategic lead for energy campaigns and ensure RAN’s campaign strategies are aligned with RAN’s mission, vision and strategic plan;
  • Assume campaign director duties as necessary;
  • Serve on RAN’s leadership team, which includes acting as an organizational leader in administrative, programmatic, and management capacities.;
  • Support the Executive Director and team with necessary written and verbal communications as needed for negotiations with corporate targets, media interviews and donor meetings;
  • Oversee integration of racial justice work into campaign plans and team projects;
  • Maintain relationships with close coalition partners and allies through organizing, outreach, and collaboration;
  • Help campaign staff prepare campaign materials, including reports, website, fact sheets, action alerts, communications to members, etc;
  • Represent RAN at external events and provide motivation and tools to grassroots constituencies;
  • Act as a public and media spokesperson for RAN;
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace;
  • Report to Executive Director regularly on accomplishments and plans of action for RAN’s Climate and Energy campaigns;
  • Report similarly to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis;
  • Organize annual performance reviews for directly-reporting staff.

Qualifications

  • 8-10 years running advocacy campaigns, ideally corporate campaigns;
  • Demonstrated experience with offline and digital campaigning tactics and a demonstrated ability to get results from entrenched targets;
  • 5 or more years in a management position and commitment to coaching and mentoring team members;
  • Successful track record of cultivating funders and writing approved foundation grants;
  • Commitment and experience working toward racial justice;
  • Experience working with Indigenous and frontline communities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of grassroots organizing, movement building and nonviolent direct action;
  • Experience in leading corporate negotiations;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills that are adaptable to various offline and digital mediums, in particular, in the form of corporate letters, blogs post and op-eds, online email blasts as well as fundraising proposals;
  • Ability to travel frequently;
  • Ability to work in the US.
  • Campaign experience in some or all of the following areas: climate change, human rights, Indigenous rights, energy policy, specific fossil fuel sectors, finance, corporate social responsibility;
  • Relationships with frontline allies, energy and climate related organizations and leaders in the U.S. and internationally;
  • Experience leading research projects.

RAN works 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 to medium 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.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to climatedirector@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.