ABOUT RAN 

For more than 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through research, education, partnerships, non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous and frontline communities directly impacted by profit-driven systems of injustice. In partnership with allies from around the world, RAN challenges corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt policies that reduce their contributions to climate change. RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible. 

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. 

THE POSITION 

RAN is seeking a collaborative campaigner to join our Climate and Energy (C&E) Team. RAN’s C&E program campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground and move corporate targets — including the world’s largest banks and insurance companies— to develop and implement comprehensive climate, environmental, and human rights policies to guide their lending and underwriting to address the climate crisis. The banks campaign is currently focused on the largest Wall Street Banks, including JPMorgan Chase. The Banks Campaigner will use creative skills in pressure campaigning, grassroots organizing, coalition coordination, actions and communications to push some of the largest financial institutions in the world to stop fueling the climate crisis and respect human rights. 

The Banks Campaigner will work in close coordination with RAN’s finance campaigners, Communications, Digital, and Organizing teams, and national and global coalitions to carry out campaign tactics, work in partnership with frontline communities, support corporate and regulatory agency policy analysis and contribute to winning strategies to shift target behavior in the finance sector.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for coordinating internal alignment on banks campaigning between RAN’s Climate & Energy and Forest & Finance teams. This role will be critical in assessing and ensuring alignment on corporate targets, movement partners and collaborative projects. This position must be based in North America. 

The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with people whether internally at RAN, within a national coalition, or at street protests. This position will work closely with and report directly to RAN’s Senior Campaigner. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinate with C&E Banks Campaign team, including Organizing, Digital and Communications team members, and RAN’s supporters and network activists to develop and implement strategic tactics on campaign targets; 
  • Build and support partnerships with Indigenous and frontline communities directly impacted by the climate crisis, following RAN’s Partnership Guidelines;
  • Coordinate with external coalitions on the development of engagement and accountability strategies for campaign targets; 
  • Conduct or collaborate with C&E’s research team on research to support Bank Campaign goals and activities; 
  • Liaise between RAN’s Climate & Energy and Forest & Finance Banks team for coordination on corporate target demands sets, tactical planning and movement building opportunities; 
  • Assist in the development policy drafts for new corporate commitments. Develop and maintain systems for tracking corporate communications and performance on stated commitments; 
  • Stay abreast of international frameworks and tracking systems as they relate to progress in the Finance and Energy sectors; 
  • Represent RAN as a public spokesperson, engage in rapid response media opportunities as needed; 
  • Supervise contractors working on campaign activities, including research, outreach, etc; 
  • Participate in RAN’s organizational planning, racial justice, anti-oppression and diversity initiatives, and training sessions; support cross campaign and cross program moments; 
  • Keep the C&E team and organization abreast of campaign plans and accomplishments;
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS 

  • Minimum 3 years experience in justice-related, environmental, labor or corporate campaigning or organizing. 
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Good decision-making, strategic facilitation, prioritization and project management skills. 
  • The successful candidate will understand how to balance an insider engagement strategy with grassroots pressure in a winning campaign and appreciate the role of direct action as a strategy and tactic. 
  • Interest in and knowledge of anti-oppression, diversity and racial justice issues is critical. 
  • Expertise and experience in working in partnership with Indigenous and climate impacted communities is strongly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Google suite & Slack preferred. 
  • Knowledge of issues including corporate social responsibility, finance, economics, climate change, climate justice and renewable energy politics is a plus. 
  • May require travel to RAN’s HQ in San Francisco, conferences, actions or to support frontline communities and relationship building. All travel will be considered case-by-case depending on COVID surge and safety protocols. 

COMPENSATION 

This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range of $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience. For this position, applicants are eligible to work remotely from any North American location they choose, or to work out of RAN’s office in San Francisco. 

Benefits include 100% RAN-paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and their partner/family, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years) as well as a paid winter break, and a retirement plan with a 3% employer match. Additionally, after each 5 years of service, staff are eligible for a 12 week fully-paid sabbatical. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS 

RAN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing all people with equal access to employment and volunteer opportunities. If you need assistance with accommodations during our interview or employment process, please contact HR@ran.org. We encourage applicants of color and from other historically excluded identities to apply for this position.

TO APPLY 

Please use the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. 

APPLICATION LINK: 

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/2528e459a0ab-banks-campaigner