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Forests & Finance Platform Coordinator

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 13:15

ABOUT THE FORESTS & FINANCE COALITION

Forests & Finance is an initiative by a coalition of campaign and research organisations including Rainforest Action Network, TuK Indonesia, Profundo, Amazon Watch, Repórter Brasil, BankTrack, Sahabat Alam Malaysia and Friends of the Earth US. Collectively we seek to prevent financial institutions from facilitating environmental and social abuses common in forest risk commodities. We seek to achieve this through improved financial sector transparency, policies, systems and regulations.

This position will be hired by RAN, one of the founding members of the Forests & Finance Coalition.

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, non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing,  strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous communities 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 comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to climate change.​ RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible.

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

The Forests & Finance Coalition (FFC) is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working individual to provide administrative, technical and coordination support to the FFC, as Coalition Coordinator. The ability to interact with people from different cultures, and flexibility for calls outside normal working hours—while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient—is essential. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial. This position will work side-by-side with the Forest & Finance Coalition Manager to ensure strong program and coalition management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the FFC Coordinator, the steering committee and the wider coalition in coordinating and managing the activities of the coalition, including:
    • Coordination of coalition calls and meetings
    • Information sharing, including production of a newsletter
    • Update and maintain the FFC program calendar and track deadlines
    • Monitoring and evaluation activities
    • Assist on special projects, per the request of the Coalition Manager
  • Data analysis and presentations
    • Prepare graphs and tables to support journalists and partners
    • Prepare presentations for workshops and trainings
    • Support in the drafting of blogs and reports
  • Manage the Forestsandfinance.org website, including:
    • Regular publication of blogs, press releases and reports
    • Import datasets and support with data validation and testing
    • Review and maintain site in coordination with the IT department and external contractors
  • Manage the F&F Coalition’s social media channels
    • work with the coalition to coordinate the sign off process for regular posts
    • Coordinate with RAN digital team to increase engagement and outreach
  • Coordinate translation needs for the coalition
  • Participate in RAN’s racial justice work and help shape and implement racial justice priorities within the forest program;
  • Participate in RAN staff, campaign and program meetings and retreats; and
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in administrative or program support and project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Due to the nature of the work, fluency in Indonesian, Portuguese, or both is required.
  • Strong Excel skills or ability and willingness to learn quickly
  • Solid computer skills (Word, PowerPoint and strong internet research skills);
  • A proven track record of working effectively in teams;
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills;
  • Ability to manage across a large international team working in multiple time zones and multiple languages, and work with staff at all levels as well as allies and funders;
  • Proactive, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment;
  • Experience with or interest in learning about Racial Justice and non-violent direct action;
  • Ability to travel occasionally (up to 10%) and willingness to work flexible hours for meetings with our global team based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil, North America and Europe.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Additional language skills from regions in which we work are a plus, including but not limited to French, Spanish, and Japanese;
  • Working knowledge or strong interest in the issues the Forest & Finance Coalition works on including but not limited to: sustainable finance, deforestation, Indigenous rights, climate change;
  • Experience in website management
  • Experience in managing social media channels (twitter, Instagram, youtube, linkedin)
  • Experience with project management tools like Asana, and customer relationship management programs.
  • Prior organizing and campaigning experience

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with an anticipated US starting salary range of $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. This range may vary for applicants in other locations; individual specifics and details to be discussed during the interview process.

All staff at RAN are eligible for four weeks of paid vacation time (increases to five weeks after two years) as well as paid sick leave, paid holidays and paid winter break, and a 3% matching contribution for their retirement plan. Additionally, after every five years of service, staff are eligible for a 12-week fully-paid sabbatical.

Healthcare benefits vary by location. For staff in the US, they include 100% RAN-paid health, dental and vision insurance for the staff person and their partner/family. For staff in locations outside the US, RAN offers reimbursement for healthcare costs. Applicants outside the US may request to speak with RAN HR to better understand the benefits available to them.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

RAN is a union workplace; our staff are represented by RAN Alliance for Workers’ Rights (RAWR) via CWA 9415. For US candidates, this position is included in the unit. For other locations, unit status is to be determined.

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, diverse identities, and from historically excluded identities to apply for this position.

TO APPLY

Please use the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. For optimal consideration, please apply by April 8.

https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/1017a5c14266-forests-finance-platform-coordinator

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Senior Campaigner – Energy Finance

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 13:12

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.

APPLICATION LINK: https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/2f9e1bafb4a5-senior-campaigner-energy-finance

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Categories: G3. Big Green

Campaign Director – Energy Finance

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 12:50

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 shifting financial flows away from fossil fuels towards a just energy transition 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 Campaign Director to support the Climate and Energy Program’s campaign strategies to push banks and insurance companies to shift funding away from fossil fuels towards a sustainable, equitable and people centered energy transition. The Campaign Director will work closely with the campaign team to develop and execute comprehensive inside-outside finance campaign strategies. The Campaigns Director will also be responsible for strengthening collaboration with allies, leading policy advocacy with key decision makers, and managing a fast paced team. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and strategic thinker with a deep commitment to climate and racial justice, and relevant campaigning experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and support comprehensive inside-outside campaign strategies for banks and insurance companies ensuring effective coordination across digital, communications and organizing
  • Support the banks and insurance campaigners in planning and prioritization with responsibility for monitoring progress towards goals and adapting strategy to better meet objectives where appropriate.
  • Strengthen alignment with the forests and finance campaign efforts enhancing synergies across demand sets and targets
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships, and strengthen collaboration with movement allies and frontline partners. Participate actively in coalitions and, where appropriate, lead them.
  • Lead policy analysis and advocacy on energy finance issues identifying emerging issues, trends and opportunities to influence financial institutions, and support campaigners to engage in effective policy dialogue and high level negotiations with campaign targets.
  • Support the team in developing and executing creative and compelling campaign frames and tactics, identifying key moments and opportunities to pressure target audiences and decision makers.
  • Direct and support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy or for specific campaign goals and activities;
  • Manage a fast-paced, highly effective and flexible team working on corporate campaigns, with responsibility for supervising, mentoring and hiring multiple direct and in direct reports.
  • Represent RAN as a spokesperson with media and at public events;
  • In collaboration with the Climate & Energy Program Director and the Development team, contribute to cultivating funders and developing fundraising proposals.
  • Contribute to building an inclusive and collaborative team culture.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of experience in climate policy and/or campaigning, or equivalent transferable experience, is required;
  • Background in climate and energy and/or finance or other related fields with a willingness and ability to learn and digest complex information.
  • A proven track record of working effectively, and building and maintaining 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, problem solving and prioritization skills;
  • At least 3 years of prior experience managing and coaching staff and teams,
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and 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 in learning about non-violent direct action;
  • Willingness to travel for up to 20% of the time.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range of $105k to $115k commensurate with experience. Due to the nature of this position’s engagement with team members in the US, there is a preference for candidates who are able to overlap with US time zones for at least four hours in a day. 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 paid sick leave, 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.

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 excluded from 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. For optimal consideration, please apply by January 22, 2024.

APPLICATION LINK: https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/cb9b8da09e35-campaign-director-energy-finance

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Categories: G3. Big Green

People & Culture Engagement Manager

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 12:43

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, non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous communities 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 comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to climate change. RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible.

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

We are seeking a collaborative individual to join our team as People and Culture Engagement Manager. This position will build collaborative relationships across RAN in order to champion our people-centric culture, and will implement and refine HR strategies to enhance staff engagement, development, and wellbeing. This position reports to the P&C Director and works in collaboration with the P&C Operations Specialist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Culture and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of strategic P&C programs that champion RAN’s values and a supportive, inclusive, and equitable working environment for all staff
  • Foster collaboration, communication, and engagement through daily interactions
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to contribute to initiatives that support RAN’s commitment to JEDI principles
  • Participate in cross-functional work such as the Racial Justice Advisory Group, FUN Committee, Retreat Planning Committees, etc
  • Partner with the P&C Ops Specialist to deliver regular HR communications to staff that enhance staff experience

Staff Experience

  • Hiring: Support recruitment for all open roles to achieve fair and consistent hiring
    • Lead or participate in hiring processes as relevant
    • Support hiring managers in developing job descriptions
  • Staff Development: Promote and drive best practices initiatives that support staff growth and engagement
    • Deliver robust onboarding for all new hires; refresh onboarding for long-term staff
    • Provide direct support, coaching, and thought partnership for staff in various aspects of HR
    • Promote and support a culture of open and constructive feedback, staff consultation, learning, and accountability
    • Partner with the P&C Ops Specialist on performance evaluations
    • Develop and support professional growth pathways for support, in conjunction with managers
    • Assist with building out staff growth and development pathways
    • Develop and deliver trainings that enhance staff experience and promote RAN’s values
    • Support RAN’s staff and managers through disciplinary processes, where relevant

HR Service, Operations, and Compliance

  • Provide efficient, professional, timely, and compassionate HR support on a wide variety of topics
  • Ensure and maintain legal compliance in all staff matters, including international staff jurisdictions.
    • Maintain knowledge of HR industry trends and policy updates relevant to the nonprofit sector
    • Work to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations, appropriate record keeping, and benefits administration.
  • Collaborate with the P&C Ops Specialist to ensure that HR systems meet the organization’s personnel needs; partner to research and implement new systems as needed.
  • Work with the P&C Director on special projects, such as international salary assessment, annual U.S. staff salary benchmarking, PEO evaluation, etc.
  • Work collaboratively to interpret and uphold union-related contracts

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years of total experience in Human Resources or a similar role, at least 2 of which have been in an HR role involving extensive staff engagement, is required. Examples of past experience will include organizational culture work, staff training, coaching and facilitation, recruitment and onboarding, HR compliance, and general compensation and benefits work.
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting positive staff relations and organizational culture.
  • Proven ability to build trust and goodwill with staff and senior management.
  • Experience facilitating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences with a strong commitment to creating a workplace culture grounded in the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong communication skills that convey clarity and directness and comfort with individual and group mediation, facilitating conversations, giving and receiving feedback, and openness to generative conflict.
  • A keen awareness and ability to consult with staff and adapt practices and processes to address the varied needs and concerns of individuals with diverse backgrounds and cultures, working remotely, both domestically and internationally.
  • Experience in supporting organizational effectiveness, staff development, and fair and consistent performance management practices.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, manage projects, and work autonomously as well as on a team.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is a plus, but not required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range of $75000 to $85000 commensurate with experience. RAN has staff distributed across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific so applicants should be prepared to work flexible hours, including at least 4 hours of overlap with the Pacific time zone for most working days.

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 paid sick leave, 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.

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 excluded from 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, diverse identities, and from historically excluded identities to apply for this position.

TO APPLY

Please use the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. For optimal consideration, please submit your application by January 15, 2024.
https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/75b75a731d45-people-and-culture-manager-staff-engagement

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