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Senior Climate Finance Strategist

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Stand.earth is hiring a passionate Senior Climate Finance Strategist to play a key role in holding financial institutions to account for their role in accelerating climate change.

If you love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack for organizing and corporate engagement, enjoy a well-timed protest, and thrive in front of a camera or behind an email action alert, this might be the perfect role for you!

You will be joining an international team of strategists, negotiators, campaigners, and activists that achieves outsized results and is bursting with creativity, innovation, and untapped potential. Stand.earth is committed to engaging in the process of decolonization. We also have long standing commitments to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). These commitments touch all of our programs. The Senior Climate Finance Strategist will be expected to understand and embrace these concepts and incorporate them into the design and execution of our overall campaign and organizing work.

Your work will be guided by Stand.earth’s Principles and a campaign-first orientation. Consistency, honesty, transparency, follow-through, justice, service, dedication, creativity, and innovation. If these keywords resonate, then Stand.earth might be the right place for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by May 19, 2021. This position is open until filled.

 

About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.

Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Climate Finance Director, the Senior Climate Finance Strategist position is responsible for implementing our climate finance campaign strategy in the USA and coordinating the coalition Climate Safe Pensions Network. This position is responsible for driving and implementing campaign strategy, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies and partners and movement building with frontline community organizations. This position will work closely with the communication and digital teams, and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $65,000 to $80,000 USD.

This role will be based in the USA. At least to start with, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we hope there will also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

●     Work with Stand.earth team and coalition partners, particularly those in the Climate Safe Pensions Network, to create strong campaigns to expose significant investments in fossil fuel companies, mobilizing people power to drive divestment from city and state pension funds

●     Develop the Climate Safe Pensions Network into an effective and collaborative coalition that advances fossil fuel divestment campaigns

●     Build effective local leadership on divestment strategies and targeted shareholder engagement through multiracial and multigenerational coalition building

●     Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events

●     Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on the Climate Finance campaign in the USA for media and develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials

●     Develop and execute online and offline organizing tactics that support and achieve the campaign’s goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline

●     Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media

●     Build relationships with and manage relevant staff, interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles 

Who you’ll be:

●     5-7 years of working in the environmental and/or social justice campaigns sector

●     Experience organizing and supporting networks of activist groups with resources, strategies, trainings and campaign planning

●     Experience with stakeholder management and developing relationships and trust with partner organisations who work across a diverse range of issues, regions and audiences and have differing levels of campaign experience

●     Experience with multiracial movement building, including supporting BIPOC-lead organizing and centering Indigenous and other frontline communities in campaigns

●     Experience leading fossil fuel divestment or finance campaigns.

●     Deep understanding of the drivers of climate change and the financial systems and pillars that enable fossil fuel companies.

●     Demonstrated success leading online and offline campaigning and citizen mobilizing strategies and tactics

●     Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget

●     Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment

●     Independent, driven and self-motivated

●     Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to identify rapid response opportunities and propose smart digital and media tactics to respond to these moments

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and professional development.

In addition, it’s nice but not essential for you to have some of the following skills or experiences:

●     Additional language skills, particularly in Spanish

●     Basic material production (graphics and/or video) for social media

●     Experience with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training

●     Experience working with and lobbying elected officials including engaging in high level negotiations with decision makers

●     Expertise building and executing national or international level strategic campaigns

Personal Characteristics:

●     Keen eye on the prize attitude, always scanning for opportunities and the path to movement building and campaign wins

●     Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning

●     Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment

●     Self-awareness, confidence and creativity

●     Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, board members, colleagues and peer organizations

●     Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate Senior Climate Finance Strategist to play a key role in holding financial institutions to account for their role in accelerating climate change.

If you love developing creative campaign strategies…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 19, 2021

Salary

$65,000 - $80,000

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter & resume to SrClimateFinanceStrategist@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role, what your network coordination experience is, and which of the ‘nice to have’ qualifications you’ve got (we certainly don’t expect you to have them all!). Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous skills assessment and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

Please send a 1-page cover letter & resume to SrClimateFinanceStrategist@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us…

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