Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit - Contract Positions

Conflict Palm Oil Campaign: Palm Oil Action Leader’s Summit Temporary Organizer (s)

RAN is looking for two motivated, passionate and hard-working organizers to support the Conflict Palm Oil Campaign from mid February to April 3, 2015.  We are looking for two savvy, motivated organizers with a passion for protecting rainforests, upholding human rights, empowering activists and organizing trainings.  RAN’s Palm Oil Action Team (POAT) is a network of 8,000+ activists around the world who are taking action to build pressure on the Conflict Palm Oil Campaign’s targets: the Snack Food 20.

From March 27-31st, 2015, we are hosting the first ever Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit with around a dozen of the most committed activists on the POAT. Activists will come to San Francisco for a 4 day training in which they will learn how to design and coordinate creative (non-violent, non-arrestable) actions, how to incite and inspire people in their community to action and how to communicate about the campaign work in a compelling way.

We are looking for someone to design and coordinate the creative actions module for the Summit, as well as someone to lead high level outreach, recruitment, and logistics for the Summit.

The ideal candidates will enjoy interacting with people on a variety of levels while remaining enthusiastic, proactive, resourceful and efficient. If you like leading diverse teams, building successful grassroots movements, and designing creative actions, we have the job for you!

These contract positions will work closely with the Rainforest Agribusiness National Organizer, Responsible Food Campaigner, and Forest Program Intern.  

Position title: Actions Module Coordinator


Position description: The Actions Module Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the National Organizer to design and facilitate trainings on planning, organizing and executing creative actions (ex: creating an action prep timeline, getting good action visuals, training volunteers etc.)

  • Coordinate the logistics for an action that attendees will participate in at the Summit. Most likely, this action will be a low-lift, visually appealing outreach event outside of a grocery store in the Bay Area.

  • Prepare materials (ex: a sample action plan, action messaging & visuals) that will assist attendees in duplicating the action that they do at the Summit in the month after they return to their hometowns.


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years organizing and/or direct action experience

  • Superior communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and networking skills.

  • Demonstrated expertise in action coordination, organizing skills training, and training curriculum development.

  • Excellent data tracking and management skills 

  • A proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds

  • Expertise or a demonstrated interest in issues such as nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, corporate social responsibility, climate change, sustainable agriculture, commodity supply chains, food systems, biodiversity, tropical rainforests, human rights, Indigenous rights

  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills

  • Must be able to work legally in the United States


Terms of employment: This is a part time contract position. Hours are flexible and may vary during training preparation. During the hiring process, we will discuss the hours required to fulfill this role with applicants. This person will need to be fully available for the training from March 27-31st and must be able to travel to Point Reyes.


Period of employment: Mid February - April 3, 2015



Position title: Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit Outreach Coordinator


Position description: The Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit Outreach Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the National Organizer to design and and execute a recruitment plan to bring 12-16 activists to the Summit

  • Support Summit attendees in fundraising for their transportation to and from SF

  • Phone bank the Palm Oil Action Team to recruit existing RAN activists to the summit

  • Reach outside of the existing RAN activist network to build a diverse group of action leaders

  • Support the National Organizer with retention of activists: i.e. organizing group conference calls before the summit, periodic check in calls with attendees etc.

  • At the summit: support RAN organizing staff with training logistics (training site, transportation, food logistics etc.)

  • Train activists in organizing and communications “101” skills at the training (ex: recruitment, framing and messaging, goal setting)


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years organizing experience

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and networking skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in recruitment and organizing skills training

  • Excellent data tracking and management skills 

  • A proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds

  • Expertise or a demonstrated interest in issues such as nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, corporate social responsibility, climate change, sustainable agriculture, commodity supply chains, food systems, biodiversity, tropical rainforests, human rights, Indigenous rights

  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills

  • Must be able to work legally in the United States


Terms of employment: This is a part time contract position. Hours are flexible and may vary during training preparation. During the hiring process, we will discuss the hours required to fulfill this role with applicants. This person will need to be fully available for the training from March 27-31st and must be able to travel to Point Reyes.


Period of employment: February 9 - April 3, 2015

 

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 phase out destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that mitigate their contributions to global warming. RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.   

For more information on our work please visit: www.ran.org

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jess@ran.org.

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