Overview

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, peaceful 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.

RACIAL JUSTICE, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY

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.

THE POSITION

RAN’s Climate and Energy Program focuses on curbing fossil fuel expansion while building towards a just energy transition by shifting financial flows and getting the world’s largest banks and insurance companies to develop and implement comprehensive climate and human right policies. RAN is looking for a Senior Campaigner to support the Climate and Energy Program’s finance campaigning efforts, with a focus on leading the banks campaign. In this position you will develop and implement comprehensive corporate campaigns to push banks to stop supporting fossil fuel companies and respect human rights. That includes designing and coordinating campaign strategies, collaborating with a range of partners, conducting policy analysis, and engaging directly with corporate decision makers. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, curious, and organized thinker who enjoys interacting with a range of people whether inside RAN, in corporate meeting rooms or at street protests, with a deep commitment to climate justice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and execute campaign strategies to push major US banks to respect human rights, phase out financing for fossil fuels, and shift financing to a just energy transition.
  • Co-design, and oversee implementation of outside pressure campaign tactics including digital, communications and organizing strategies, including direct actions;
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships nationally and internationally, including with grassroots and frontline partners, following RAN’s Partnership Guidelines;
  • Lead and participate in issue based coalitions
  • Conduct analysis of banks’ fossil fuel and human rights policies;
  • Engage directly with decision makers at target companies;
  • Stay abreast of international frameworks and tracking systems as they relate to progress in the finance and energy sectors;
  • Direct and support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy or for specific campaign goals and activities;
  • Represent RAN as a spokesperson with media and at public events;
  • Supervise any contractors hired to complete campaign tasks;
  • Support the Climate & Energy Team in work planning and strategic planning processes;
  • Contribute to building an inclusive and collaborative team culture, and assist team with logistical and administrative tasks as needed;
  • In conjunction with the Digital, Communications, and Development teams, write and review compelling communications materials for reporters, RAN supporters, funders, and partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in climate or social justice-related campaigning, or equivalent transferable experience is required;
  • Strong interest and awareness in issues related to climate change; working knowledge or strong interest and willingness to learn about the issues the Climate & Energy Program works on, including insurance and bank contributions to climate change;
  • A proven track record of working effectively and the ability to build and maintain relationships in teams, partnerships, coalitions, and other shared spaces (both internally and in external groups);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, strategic facilitation and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to handle simultaneous deadlines and work independently;
  • Commitment to climate justice, human and Indigenous rights, racial justice and equity, and an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations;
  • Experience with or interest and eagerness to learn about non-violent direct action;
  • Willingness to travel for up to 20%  of the time.

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range of $88,000-95,000 commensurate with experience. Due to the nature of this position’s engagement with financial institutions in the Northeastern US, there is a preference for candidates who are based in the US. RAN has staff in time zones across the world, and staff are expected to work flexibly in order to connect with colleagues.

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 flexible sick time, 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.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

RAN is a union workplace; our staff are represented by RAN Alliance for Workers’ Rights (RAWR) via CWA 9415. This position is included in the unit.

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 processes, 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. Applications received before April 8, 2024 will be prioritized for consideration.