Temp Staff Accountant or Senior Staff Accountant

(4 Month Contract, 32 hours/week, October 2017 – February 2018)

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.

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. Over the last decade, RAN’s Energy and Finance Program has succeeded in pushing leading banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi and Royal Bank of Canada to pass policies that curb investments in companies that contribute to deforestation and climate change.

RAN is currently looking for a temporary, 32 hours a week, Accountant or Senior Accountant during the months of October 2017 through February 2018. The person will be involved in many of the accounting day to day activities listed in the duties below, but will primarily be involved in the following key areas: closing the month’s end, payroll, revenue, and balancing out the restricted funds.

Specific duties:

  • Maintain General Ledger, close transactions at the end of the month including prepaid, posting journal entries and accruals, preparing allocation entries;
  • Manage Fixed Assets (input monthly information into the fixed asset spreadsheet to record asset additions, journalize depreciation, reconcile fixed assets), prepaid expenses and prepaid insurance; prepaid postage; square footage calculations, deferred rent.
  • Reconcile prepaid expenses, prepaid insurance, Cash Account, Bank Reconciliation;
  • Maintain Petty Cash;
  • Supervise and manage all aspects of Accounts Payable process and vendors’ relations (process vendor invoices; code payments to appropriate GL accounts for accurate coding; process timely checks run on weekly basis to ensure that payment deadlines are met; process travel and expense reimbursement requests for staff, volunteers, interns; maintain A/P aging that agrees to the GL at the end of each month, close Accounts Payable on monthly basic, manage and process the year-end 1099’s)
  • Manage all aspects of Bank deposits process (use Panini machine for all check deposits , data entry of each receipts, coordination with development department for monthly reconciliation of all receipts) • Manage payroll and be responsible for keeping it up-to-date; produce semi-monthly and manual payrolls, maintain the payroll database accurately and up-to-date, be responsible for posting payroll related entries in GL. Reconcile payroll and benefits related accounts each payroll period for RAN and for Grants;
  • Prepare Restricted Spreadsheet, allocations for all restricted projects
  • Prepare all allocations
  • Manage AMEX (prepaid spreadsheet, be responsible for pasting AMEX), keep track of credit card purchases and make monthly payments
  • Accounts Receivable

Please note that A/P clerk will be in the office once a week. She will cut all checks and manage Bank deposits using Panini machine. HP specialist will submit payroll. If A/P clerk and HP specialist are out Staff accountant should cut checks, process all deposits and submit payroll.


  • Nonprofit accounting experiences highly preferred
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, internet and email programs
  • Knowledge of the Financial Edge extremely helpful
  • Ability to work quickly and independently;
  • Strong organizing skills and able to multi-task;
  • Computer literature, specifically with accounting and spreadsheet application;
  • Strong commitment to social change desirable

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.

Supervisor: CFO

Status: Temporary, no benefits

Location: San Francisco


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Climate and Energy Digital Campaign Strategist

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is an environmental and human rights organization that believes individuals and communities can confront corporate power together to create the world we want and need. RAN uses nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies to reduce their contributions to climate change. We take leadership from grassroots and Indigenous movements and are currently developing our organization-wide racial justice lens.

RAN’s Climate and Energy Program fights alongside people directly impacted by dirty energy, challenging corporate practices that place profits above people and the planet. In the 21st century, we should not be using deadly and outdated technology to power our communities. We are currently tackling the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, coal and oil, and the leading banks that make their expansion possible, to address the root causes of climate change

But the path forward is not only about stopping the worst impacts of climate change. It is also about envisioning and planning for the future that we want to live in. The fossil fuel industry and their political allies are pushing us towards climate catastrophe. RAN believes that people acting together can change this, as we have seen time and again throughout history.

Position Summary:

RAN has an opening for a full-time position on our Digital Engagement Team for a Digital Campaign Strategist for the Climate and Energy Program. The Digital Campaign Strategist will work closely with RAN’s Climate Program to provide the technical backbone necessary for effective online campaigning. The successful candidate will know how to utilize online tools to compel offline action. They will be experienced and strategic in leveraging both in-house resources such as our email list and digital platform, NationBuilder, as well as social media to leverage supporter muscle and provide concrete results for the campaign. The Digital Campaign Strategist will plan and implement a range of digital strategies and tactics, some tried-and-true and some innovative. The Digital Campaign Strategist will be responsible for evaluating data, testing, and reporting back on insights and knowledge gained from each online action completed. In addition to the utilization of online assets in strong and effective campaigning, the Digital Campaign Strategist will be responsible for assisting with growth of RAN presence across social media channels, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skillsfor example, they will be able to craft an excellent advocacy email, and create effective social media copy.

This position is full-time, salary with excellent benefits and reports directly to the Digital Director. This location is flexible, San Francisco preferred. A successful applicant outside of San Francisco must be comfortable and effective working in a distributed team from a home office.

Specific Duties:

●  Working with campaigners, the Digital Campaign Strategist will plan and execute all aspects of robust campaigns in the digital space to move corporate targets.

●  With assistance from the communications team, the Digital Campaign Strategist will write email blasts, social media content, and other written materials for online production.

●  Build, test, and deploy online action pages.

●  Create blogs or other news releases.

●  Create and test emails and other online communications.

●  Use online tools such as Share Progress, Brigade, Causes, and MoveOn Petitions to increase reach and growth for RAN’s campaigns.

●  Create forms and surveys using NationBuilder.

●  Use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and other data reporting tools to track all communications and their impacts.

●  Provide analysis of online performance and recommendations for changes when needed.

●  Manage followers on social media and implement strategies to grow reach.

●  Create content highlighting regions impacted by fossil fuel extraction and/or climate change.

●  Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, or campaigns priorities as requested by supervisor);

●  Work openly and cooperatively within a high functioning team dynamic;

●  Participate in weekly team meetings and bi-weekly RAN staff meetings;

●  Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. Required Qualifications:

●  2-3 years of experience using online advocacy tools such as NationBuilder, Blue State Digital, Action Kit, Salsa, Convio, etc;

●  2-3 years of experience writing advocacy content for online use;

●  Strong interpersonal skills;

●  Strong organizational, time management and project management skills, ability to work to tight deadlines;

●  Passionate commitment to climate protection, human rights and/or corporate campaigning;

●  Basic understanding of HTML;

●  Experience using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, for campaigning;

●  Experience using basic reporting tools to analyze and track data;

●  Ability to work independently from a remote location, to follow instructions, and complete tasks across time zones with a minimal amount of supervision if necessary; ●

●  Strong commitment to and belief in the power of using online resources to help empower communities and activists.

●  Knowledge and commitment to advancing racial justice;

Preferred Qualifications:

●  Experience as an organizer or campaigner with an advocacy non-profit;

●  Experience using A/B testing in an advocacy or marketing capacity.

RAN is committed to advancing equity and justice, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into our work. We are in the process of building out our racial justice lens and are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this 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. 


The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.


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