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.


RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice and cultural equity analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We strive to create an internal culture built on mutual trust, collaboration, and respect where all staff feel supported, valued, and heard. 

RAN values diversity in race, class, gender, culture, and religion, and implements programs internally to ensure that staff, board, and activists understand and adopt anti-oppression principles. For more information about RAN’s history, culture, and philosophy, please visit RAN’s website.


RAN’s Senior Organizing Strategist will work as part of a closely-coordinated team with the Organizing Director and the rest of the Organizing Department to pressure RAN’s campaign targets towards the adoption and maintenance of strong policies to protect endangered ecosystems, curb climate change, and respect the rights of Indigenous communities. The Senior Organizing Strategist will help deepen, broaden, and strengthen the network of grassroots activists and allies working to challenge the corporate sector and begin to bring about reconciliation between the world economy and ecology.


  • Consistently apply pressure on campaign targets through grassroots activism and coalition work in order to expose destructive practices and force creative solutions;
  • Strengthen all of RAN’s campaigns by working with the RAN Organizing Dept. to mobilize grassroots activists on key forest, climate, and human rights issues and expand and diversify the networks working on these issues;
  • Develop and maintain an active grassroots network with potential and established allied groups, impacted and Indigenous communities and move collaborative work forward through trainings, resources, materials, and campaign strategy advice;
  • Develop and maintain an active distributed supporter network with a grassroots base of new and veteran activists;
  • Create and maintain data and outreach systems to track, follow up and build pathways of engagement and leadership development across grassroots networks; 
  • Supervise and coach a RAN Organizer in regional and national network building;
  • Project manage inter-departmental pushes for RAN’s program teams;
  • Collaborate closely with RAN Campaigners and coalition partners on the development of campaign strategy and tactics;
  • Research campaign targets for organizing purposes; 
  • Manage network and project specific budgets accordingly;
  • Facilitate strategic planning processes to utilize deep supporter engagement tools including training and coaching;
  • Represent RAN at environmental and social justice conferences and provide motivation and tools to grassroots constituencies. Act as a public spokesperson for RAN as needed;
  • Participate in RAN’s organizational planning and training sessions;
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace;
  • Plan and implement aspects of organizing and campaigns in the digital space to move corporate targets, through a close with the digital team to produce social media content creation and production;
  • Recruit and supervise contractors, interns, fellows, and volunteers.


  • A commitment to non-violent direct action, and organizing in general, as a means of affecting positive change is required;
  • The Senior Organizing Strategist must have at least a minimum of seven years of campaigning and organizing experience;
  • A minimum of two or more years in a management position and commitment to supervising, coaching and mentoring organizers;
  • Expertise or a competency with issues including nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, supporter engagement models, corporate social responsibility, climate change, biodiversity, human rights, Indigenous rights, and forest conversion;
  • A proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds and experience levels;
  • Conducting grassroots trainings in campaign strategy, media, organizing and non-violent direct action;
  • Coordinating volunteers, fellows, and interns, and empower and motivate grassroots activists to carry out campaign tactics;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and networking skills;
  • Demonstrated expertise in digital engagement and organizing to meet team objectives;
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills;
  • Able to work legally in the United States;
  • Good decision-making skills, professional initiative, and results-oriented behavior;
  • Willingness to travel frequently. Up to 25% of the time. 


This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range of $85,000-$93,000, commensurate with experience. This position will require frequent travel within the US; to be eligible for this position, you must be located and legally authorized to work in the US. 

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


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 processes, please contact HR@ran.org. We encourage applicants of color, diverse identities, and from historically excluded identities to apply for this position.


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