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Development - Special Events Assistant (Part-Time)

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.

The ideal Special Events Assistant will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, multi-faceted skills in event coordination and project management and the ability to work across multiple departments. The part-time Special Events Assistant should be comfortable taking a lead on event production and deliverables, and supporting the team on event aspects from theme and panel selection to follow-up and donor cultivation. This newly created position works closely with the Development Director and Major Donor and Individual Giving Manager. The Special Events Assistant will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big benefit events.

Specific duties:

  • SUPPORT OVERALL EVENT COORDINATON: Space, materials, and logistics for events and special projects. This includes scheduling, catering, ordering supplies and materials, tracking registration and attendance, fulfilling requests for information, maintaining a calendar of events and assistance in setup and breakdown, as needed.
  • SUPPORT INTER-DEPARTMENTAL EVENT PRODUCTION: Schedule and organize presentation for Kick-off all new events with Devo, Digital, Executive, and Comms teams. Create timeline and manage deliverables from all teams involved.
  • SUPPORT DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND WEBSITE PRESENCE FOR ALL EVENTS: Activities include producing event-related eblasts, social media promotions, upkeep for event web pages and other special event website projects.
  • SUPPORT ALL FUNDRAISING OPERATIONS AND EVENT PRODUCTION FOR OUR SIGNATURE EVENT REVEL: from managing event visibility to upholding the event budget. Activities also include managing auction(s), all donor and sponsorship communications digital and offline, all marketing and promotions, and tracking (attendance, budget, follow-up activities). Organize weekly meetings and provide updated reports as needed.
  • Prepare and track invoices, participant stipends and vendor payments. Track all bills for payment. Assist with budget tracking and forecasting, reclassifications and tracking expenses and revenue as needed.
  • Manage ran.org presence for Special Events.
  • Participate in Development Department weekly team meetings, half-yearly planning retreats and bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace, including participation in RAN’s Racial Justice initiatives.

Location:

  • This position is based in our San Francisco headquarters. Remote work is not possible.

Requirements:

  • BA/AA preferred but not required.
  • Fast typer, ability to learn keyboard shortcuts. Comfortable working on the computer and learning new programs.
  • Database and Microsoft Excel experience preferred, Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
  • Detailed oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to lift and carry banker boxes full of documents.
  • Experience responsibly handling money/credit cards.
  • Some experience working in a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Interest in RAN’s mission, environmental action, and racial justice a plus.

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. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

COMPENSATION

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. Part time positions are pro-rated.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply directly with the link below:

http://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/f59f64a8df88-development-special-events-assistant-part-time

 

RAN Development Assistant – (Full time exempt)

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.

Position Summary:

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) seeks a well-organized, can-do collaborative team member to serve as RAN’s new Development Assistant. With this newly created role, the Development Assistant will play an integral part in supporting the administrative, coordination and project management needs of RAN’s fast-paced, growing seven-person development department. Under the supervision of the Foundations Director, the Development Assistant will work to support both institutional fundraising activities and department wide administrative functions at RAN and help ensure the development department is organized, coordinated and well-positioned to do our best work. This position will work out of RAN’s San Francisco office, located in the Financial District.

Specific Duties:

Institutional Giving:

  • Coordinate institutional grant process, including agreement requirements, financial information; hard/soft copy and database filing and upkeep
  • Conduct prospect research and outreach assistance (conduct database research, generate reports as required; accompanying outreach support, research on philanthropic conferences and workshops)
  • Support project management by organizing institutional giving information and communication sharing across the department and the organization (e.g. creating, managing and updating Google drives folders and documents)
  • Support and coordinate communications to funders including periodic mailings and email updates
  • Provide other support for institutional giving as assigned

Development department support:

  • Filing for Development department activity (Server, Google, Hard copies, etc.)
  • Support meetings & event coordination
  • Manage departmental calendar and scheduling
  • Provide support to department managers (dept. mailings, drafting emails, letters and other communications)
  • Participate in RAN’s Racial Justice initiative and trainings
  • Provide other support for development department as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/AA preferred but not required
  • Experience providing administrative support, research and data support in a busy development department
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite
  • Previous experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database, strongly preferred
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment
  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift and transport banker boxes

Requirements:

  • Please upload a writing sample along with your application

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. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

COMPENSATION

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply directly with the link below:

http://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/c4c09410f781-development-assistant

Digital Director

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.

The ideal candidate has a visionary and compelling approach to digital engagement strategies in fundraising, advocacy, social media, and campaigning, and strong project management and analytical skills necessary to implement those strategies. They see technology as a creative tool for social change and are passionate about and experienced in working at the intersection of digital, advocacy, and membership-based organizing. This is a highly collaborative position, working closely with RAN’s climate, forest and partnership programs, their campaigns, and communication, finance and development departments. The ideal candidate will thrive at coordinating inter-departmental teams, being able to work across differences, and can gracefully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced campaigning environment.

RAN is headquartered in downtown San Francisco but employs staff across the country and internationally. Currently, the majority of the RAN Digital team work remotely — which means the ideal candidate will have experience managing remote staff. This position needs to be based in North America. If the ideal candidate is not based in San Francisco, they will be required to travel to San Francisco regularly for orientation, staff retreats, board meetings, etc.

Position Responsibilities

The Digital Director will serve on RAN’s Leadership Team and report to the Deputy Executive Director. This leadership position supports the organization across all departments driving online fundraising, advocacy campaigns, organizational identity and supporter engagement.

The Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Management of Digital Department: Supervise digital department staff, and any outsourced technology contractors by providing strong leadership, cohesion, capacity building, professional development and leading the department’s annual planning. Manage department’s budget and vendors.
  • Drive Online Fundraising: Responsible for spearheading RAN’s digital fundraising and overseeing organizational budget and revenue, in coordination with Finance and Development staff. Implement plans to continually and optimally engage and grow RAN’s membership list and supporter base. Collaborate with the Development department  to ensure a positive return on investment from a diversified and robust online fundraising program.
  • Management of Digital Assets: Support and advise, as needed, team’s management of all RAN digital assets and digital presence, including website, blog, social media accounts, online advocacy tools, CRM, and email program. Drive the evolution of the digital engagement by identifying and pursuing appropriate innovative tools, approaches and strategies, while maintaining a balanced sustainable workload for the digital team.
  • Organizational Leadership: Serve on RAN’s Leadership Team, collaborating with and supporting the Executive and Leadership team on setting and implementing organizational priorities while representing the digital team’s vision and needs.
  • Analytics/Data: Lead the department and organization in implementing a culture of data-driven decisionmaking. In consultation with the digital production, campaigning, and fundraising staff, develop key performance indicators, metrics and tools ensuring data-driven decisions across all digital channels.
  • Strategic Communication: Collaborate with Communications department, Small Grants and Climate and Forests Programs to help develop messaging arc that connects and engages RAN’s supporters.
  • Promoting RAN's Theory of Change: Possess a strong grasp of social movement theory, and RAN’s approach to securing systemic reforms in the marketplace.

Qualifications

Compelling candidates will have strong organizational and team management skills. They will also possess a deep knowledge and desire to continually explore innovations in digital and offline supporter engagement and online fundraising, particularly in the nonprofit sector. Familiarity with and interest in climate issues, environmental justice, corporate accountability, human rights, and nonviolent direct action strategies are needed in achieving the goals of this position.

Experience and skills required:

  • 7+ years of experience in managing a digital department that includes remote staff
  • Exceptional  ability to lead organization-wide initiatives, budgeting  and work planning
  • Proven experience and success with digital fundraising
  • Experience and expertise with issue advocacy campaigns that integrate online and offline strategies
  • Ability to oversee websites, digital data management, campaign tools, and outreach initiatives and supporting staff in curating creative, effective multimedia content for web, mobile and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage both the big picture and the details required in a technological department
  • Strong background managing online supporter acquisition, retention, and stewardship, including deep knowledge of digital ads program that is goal and metrics driven
  • Ability to work fast and smart, with exceptional prioritization, time and project management skills
  • An energetic, entrepreneurial nature that combines curiosity and creativity with a learning attitude, analytical skills and technological savvy
  • Strong capability to share knowledge, successfully communicate ideas and collaborate with diverse teams.

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. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

Compensation

Target salary range is intended to be between $90K and $105K with the final salary determination being based on candidate experience, overall qualifications and geographic location. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer-funded HSA), vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks paid time off (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vested employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff are eligible for a 3-month paid sabbatical.  

Application Process

Please apply directly below (Link)

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/e8d2f727a983-digital-director

Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.  We hope to be conducting phone screens and interviews over Feb and early March.

Gift and Data Associate

For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.

RAN is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual to join the fundraising team as a Data and Gift Associate. The Gift and Data Associate is primarily responsible for timely and efficient processing of donations, creating and maintaining accurate donor records, donation data entry, data integrity and reporting and analysis. Under the supervision of the Major Donor & Individual Giving Manager, the ideal candidate will be an integral member of the team and will be a detail-oriented individual who is comfortable with numbers, can work on multiple projects, enjoys troubleshooting, and is a collaborative team player in a mission-driven organization. This position will be at RAN’s main office in San Francisco.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Timely Gift Entry and Acknowledgement - Open and sort mail; prepare and enter all direct mail donations; generate and mail acknowledgement receipts; update any mail-in changes to donor information; download online donations from outside merchants; follow up on any inconsistencies surrounding gifts, as needed.
  • Data Management and Upkeep - Responsible for reviewing RAN’s donor data; coordinate, manage and maintain all Raiser’s Edge components (donor database, fundraising data, development, features, users, etc.); coordinate integration between donor database and RAN’s CRM software; add new constituent records to database as needed, analyze information and populate all appropriate data fields; evaluate and maintain data by performing regular data audits and relevant clean-up; lead annual audit of database and manage subsequent data-related recommendations.
  • Analysis and Reporting - Guide the fundraising team in data integrity and support data based decision-making. Oversee donor analytics, reports, and system creation; build exports of donor information for various uses such as newsletters, direct mail and online appeals, and event invitations; generate gift reports based on frequent consultation with staff and consultants; create reporting tools in online database for staff taking into account ease of use
  • Work closely with Finance and Accounting staff to reconcile finances and ensure solid accounting and record-keeping for all revenue accounts and complete monthly audits of data
  • As needed, respond to donor requests and membership updates (solicitation changes, sustainer updates, donations, donor info updates, etc), field high level questions (programmatic, planned giving, system issues), and follow up on failed one time and recurring donations
  • Attend Raiser’s Edge trainings, webinars and utilize existing resources to ensure we implement best practices regarding our donor database

Qualifications:

  • 6 months experience in data management using Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software, online CRM’s, and donor-facing web programs required
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel) and Google applications
  • Ability to responsibly handle cash, credit cards, PayPal and wire transfers
  • Strong project and time management skills; detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects while adapting to shifting priorities
  • Team player with commitment to collaborating with peers, and supporting departmental and organizational well-being and values
  • An entrepreneurial nature that combines curiosity and creativity with a learning attitude, analytical skills and technological savvy
  • Interest in RAN’s mission, environmental issues, human rights and racial justice is a plus 

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. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.

Compensation:

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.

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to the link below:

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/83f21f4544f8-gift-and-data-associate

The deadline to apply is March 4, 2018. We hope to be conducting phone screens and interviews in late March.