Rainforest Action Network
San Francisco, CA, USA
RAN seeks a proven, passionate, and dynamic leader to advance its mission. The ideal candidate is a movement-oriented activist who is visionary, strategic, and able to expand upon RAN’s strong reputation and successful history of real-world impact.
This is a highly influential position in both the national and international environmental and human rights communities.
This search has been planned and is being executed with the full support of the board and staff after the successful tenure and thoughtful transition of our outgoing executive director.
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The Executive Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Oversee the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of all aspects of RAN to drive the organization’s overall strategic direction toward achieving RAN’s mission.
Effectively communicate RAN’s values , achievements, and impact to internal and external audiences, including stakeholders, media, Board members, staff , and other organizations.
Set and achieve fundraising targets by developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with major donors and philanthropic institutions that support RAN’s work.
Develop and maintain effective, authentic, and respectful partnerships with key programmatic allies across the globe.
Collaborate with senior leadership to sustain an organizational culture and structure that promotes highly effective work by fostering cooperation, communication, trust, equity, fairness, and inclusivity through direct feedback, transparent practices, collaborative workspaces, and choice points.
Contribute to an inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
Ensure implementation of Board directives, attend Board meetings as a non-voting member, provide timely reporting of organizational activities to the Board, advise the Board on strategic decisions, and lead Board development exports.
Direct the preparation of the annual budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines. Oversee the development and maintenance of sound financial practices.
Ensure RAN meets all its legal obligations and oversee all legal matters.
Profile and Qualifications
The successful candidate will have the following characteristics and qualifications:
Demonstrated record indicating a passion for, and alignment with, RAN’s mission, vision, and values.
Successful management of complex organizations serving as a CEO or senior leader in a nonprofit setting.
Strong communicator who is skilled in media and public relations strategy and comfortable with enthusiastically and persuasively representing RAN to external audiences.
Exceptional visionary and strategic thinking skills to chart programmatic directions that result in clear operational goals. Leadership skills to facilitate and motivate the organization through intense multi-program, and multi-team planning processes.
Nuanced understanding and experience with the dynamics of working with local, frontline, and indigenous groups and developing campaigns that create alliances with a variety of stakeholders.
Record of commitment to racial justice and equity and an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities.
Demonstrated success in raising at least $1 million annually from a variety of sources and a commitment to helping raise an $8–10 million annual budget, including cultivating and soliciting major institutional and individual donors.
Proven experience in financial and operations management, including the preparation and presentation of organizational budgets.
Inspiring and collaborative leadership style that leads by example and fosters creativity and high-quality work from staff.
Compensation and Location
RAN offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The target salary range for this position is $165,000–180,000 based off a competitive San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit survey. The final salary will be determined based on candidate experience and overall qualifications.
Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer-funded Health Savings Account), vision and dental insurance, four weeks paid time off (increases to five weeks after two years), and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after five years, staff becomes eligible for a three-month, fully paid sabbatical.
This position will be located in San Francisco, CA. International travel on a regular basis is expected.
HOW TO APPLY
CEA Recruiting is assisting RAN with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.
RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities and is committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.
CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies.
For more information visit www.cearecruiting.com
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Rainforest Action Network
New York, NY, USA
Position Summary: RAN is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working Organizer in New York and other parts of the Northeast to support RAN’s Organizing Program. In this position you will use your high level of professionalism, strong organizational skills and smart strategic coordination to accelerate a global transition to truly clean energy production. This position is a 40 hour per week position that reports directly to the Director of the Organizing Program.
Specific Duties: • Support strategies in the New York area, and other parts of the Northeast U.S., that support keeping fossil fuels in the ground and keeping forests standing; • Maintain an active national network with established activist groups and allies through outreach and leadership development; • Broaden RAN’s collaborative organizing into diverse constituencies, frontline and Indigenous communities; • Develop and train new volunteer leaders and groups, especially from communities of color disproportionately impacted by climate change; • Implement agreed-upon organizing and campaign activities that expose destructive practices and build toward creative solutions; • Conduct, direct or support research to be used for crafting strategy or for specific goals and activities; • In conjunction with other departments at RAN design, create, organize and use a range of tools (direct actions, direct communication, traditional and social media, briefing sheets, and other tools) to communicate with target audiences and to achieve objectives; • Draft compelling communications and advocacy materials, including email and social media content; • Represent RAN at events as well as act as a public spokesperson for RAN; Train activists in non-violent direct action, media and communication skills, grassroots organizing; • Work openly and cooperatively with other team members; • Participate in weekly RAN staff meetings; • Share responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.
Required Qualifications: • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience on the ground organizing on environmental or social justice issues, including familiarity with online to offline organizing; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; • Strong interpersonal skills; • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills; • Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced campaign environment. • Passionate commitment to climate protection, corporate campaigning, racial justice and equity; • Understanding of non-violent direct action as both a strategy and tactic; • Ability to work on tight deadlines; • Solid computer skills (MS Office-literate); • Ability to travel regularly • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
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 target salary range for this position is based off a competitive San Francisco Bay Area Non-profit location, with Geographical adjustments, the salary in New York will be between $48,000 and $52,000** The final salary will be determined based on the candidate experience & overall qualifications.
**Note: Adjustments to the final salary will also be made depending on the candidate’s geographical location compared to the SF Bay Area.
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 becomes eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.
HOW TO APPLY Please apply directly with the link below: https://rainforest-action-network.breezy.hr/p/718ebc822a31-organizer-new-york
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