Energy Finance Campaigner

Job Type

Full Time




Minimum: $51,000
Maximum: $57,000




425 Bush Street
Suite 300
San Francisco
United States



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 challen​ge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.​ 

Position responsibilities:

RAN is looking for a passionate and hard-working Campaigner to join our Climate and Energy Program. In this position you will use your writing skills and strategic smarts, high level of professionalism, mastery of project management, and negotiating savvy ability. The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with people whether inside RAN or in corporate meeting rooms or on street protests. You will spend most of your time planning and implementing strategies to get insurance companies and banks to stop supporting fossil fuels. You must be able to travel domestically on a regular basis and, occasionally, internationally. This position is based in the US, preferably in RAN’s San Francisco office.

Specific duties may include:

  • Assist in designing and implementing a campaign to get US insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in fossil fuels, in particular tar sands and coal;
  • Develop a solid knowledge of the role of insurance companies in funding climate change, as well as the political, economic and human rights issues that relate to RAN’s climate and energy work;
  • Assist in implementing RAN’s ongoing work to get banks to stop financing coal;
  • Conduct, direct or support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy and activities;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential and established allied groups
  • Engage with corporate and government campaign targets;
  • Act as a spokesperson for RAN in the media and at public events, and represent RAN in activist coalitions;
  • In conjunction with the Communications and Digital teams, write and review compelling communications materials, including press releases, supporter emails and social media content;
  • Work with other Climate & Energy team members to research, write and produce reports and briefing sheets;
  • Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, direct actions, or campaigns priorities as requested by supervisor);



Target salary range is intended to be between $51,000 and $57,000 with the final salary determination being based on candidate experience, overall qualifications and geographic location.

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 becomes eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

Level of Language Proficiency

Experience and skills required:

  • Preferably experience with justice-related or environmental campaigning, ideally with a financial sector focus;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Highly organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment with tight deadlines;
  • ability to design and implement corporate/finance campaign strategies;
  • Passionate commitment to climate justice, human and Indigenous rights;
  • Understanding or interest of the science and politics of climate protection;
  • Understanding or interest of how financial institutions, in particular insurance companies and banks, impact climate change;
  • Skills, or able to demonstrate aptitude to develop skills and/or expertise, in the following key areas: use of media and social media; financial analysis; collaboration with activist and grassroots allies;
  • 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. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Please apply directly with the link below:

Supervisor:     Jason Opeña Disterhoft

Status:           Full-Time benefited

Location:        San Francisco preferred