Rainforest Free Pulp and Paper Campaign Organizer

About RAN:

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 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.  

About the position:

RAN is looking for an innovative, organized, self-motivated, and qualified individual to support the Rainforest Free Pulp and Paper Campaign on our Out of Fashion campaign to get rainforest destruction out of clothing. This is a 32 hour/week temporary employee position for 4 months starting in January, 2016. This position is based in the Bay Area and offers health benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Work with RFP team and supporting departments at RAN to innovate and implement campaign strategies that pressures the “Fashion 15” to develop and implement strong policies to protect rainforests and the people who depend on them.

  • Support the RFP Senior Campaigner to execute hard hitting campaigns against key Fashion 15 targets

  • Manage direct communications (petition deliveries, bird dogging events, etc), including managing volunteers, material preparation, etc.

  • Write emails, blogs, and supporting material (with the support of Senior Campaigner)

  • Must have willingness to work evenings occasionally and/or travel on weekends if needed

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of U.S.-based campaigning and organizing experience

  • Excellent project management, prioritization and time management skills

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

  • Demonstrated expertise in organizing and recruitment, with an emphasis writing for action emails and social media

  • Experience coordinating events and national days of action

  • Demonstrated expertise in digital organizing and mastery of using a variety of online tools and strategies to achieve campaign objectives

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

  • Experience supporting activists remotely in taking non-violent direct action and organizing local events

  • Expertise or a demonstrated interest with issues including forests, biodiversity, climate change, food systems, human rights, markets campaigns, non-violent direct action, and grassroots organizing

  • Fluency in English

  • Able to work legally in the United States

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:

This is a temporary position for 32 hours/week at $17-$20/hr with benefits. 

While the preference is for a Bay Area based applicant, we are open to this as a long-distance position (with travel to the Bay Area). 

Dates: January 4, 2016 - April, 2016

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.

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

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