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 politically feasible.
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 is looking for a motivated, passionate, tenacious and collaborative individual to support our Forests & Finance Campaign Team as a Senior Campaigner. The core responsibility for this position is to plan and execute public campaigns to halt the financial sector’s role in perpetuating exploitative forest-risk commodity production, and to divert investment into socially and environmentally just practices. The Forests & Finance Campaign operates globally, in close coordination with RAN staff and allied organizations working across North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Remote working / flexible location will be considered for this position. The position will report to RAN’s Campaign Director for Forests & Finance.
- Design campaign and advocacy strategies in collaboration with other staff and partner organizations.
- Lead the execution of public campaign work on the financial sector in support of agreed campaign objectives.
- Maintain an active network with established and potential allied groups in key forest and financial sector jurisdictions.
- Support work with impacted Indigenous communities in collaboration with other staff and allied organizations.
- Represent RAN as a spokesperson with media and at public events.
- Maintain a network of financial sector contacts as well as lead engagement and
negotiations with corporate and political targets.
- Conduct, commission and present research on relevant issues pertaining to financial
sector involvement in forest-risk commodity production.
- Stay abreast of key developments in the financial sector, internationally as well as in key national jurisdictions, as it relates to forest-risk commodity production.
- Author campaign materials, including briefings, reports, blogs and presentations suitable for a variety of audiences.
- 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.
- Coordinate and manage logistical arrangements for various campaign activities, including information gathering and facilitation, physical trips for the project team and key stakeholders.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum 5 years of relevant campaigning experience, including at least 3 years at an advanced level.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with an ability to synthesize information into compelling publication-ready content.
- Excellent research and/or investigation skills, with meticulous attention to accuracy and detail.
- Experience in public speaking / presenting / being a spokesperson for civil society.
- Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and strong internet research skills).
- Strong organizational, time management and project management skills. Highly
organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment.
- Experience working with civil society and ideally with affected communities.
- Working knowledge or strong interest and willingness to learn about the issues the
Forest Program works on including but not limited to: forests, deforestation, Indigenous rights, human rights, climate change, forest-risk commodities, responsible finance, development.
- Experience with or interest and eagerness to learn about Racial Justice and non-violent direct action.
- A proven track record of working effectively in teams.
- Ability to travel and willingness to work within a remote working environment with flexible hours for meetings with our global team based in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Experience and/or knowledge relating to investment banking, institutional investors, corporate campaigning or political activism.
- Experience in undertaking fieldwork in affected communities.
- Working proficiency in one or more of the following languages – Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese.
This is a full-time position with compensation commensurate with experience. For US-based applicants, the anticipated starting salary range is $75000-$85000. This range may vary for applicants in other locations; individual specifics and details to be discussed during the interview process.
Benefits vary depending on location and may include holidays and time off, medical insurance or insurance reimbursement, and more. Please inquire for details.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
RAN is committed to providing all people with equal access to work and volunteer opportunities. If you need assistance with accommodations during our interview process, please contact HR@ran.org. We encourage applicants from historically excluded identities to apply for this position.
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