Full Time Contract
Details: Salary figures are for annual compensation level.
GreenFaith, a religiously-based environmental organization, seeks a full-time employee starting immediately and working through January 31, 2019 for an assignment securing fossil fuel divestment commitments by faith-based institutions and commitments to the Shine campaign, which seeks to catalyze investments in distributed renewable energy projects in energy-poor regions of the world.
GreenFaith has played a leading role in the divest-invest movement since 2013. Building on the resources and relationships in this area which GreenFaith has developed over the past five years, the Climate, Faith and Finance Director (the Director) will accelerate and diversify faith-based divest-invest leadership to include religiously and geographically diverse participants, and will develop resources to help scale faith-based divest-invest leadership.
During 2018, GreenFaith will play a lead role in an international, multi-faith divest-invest conference in August in Cape Town, South Africa and in securing faith commitments related to climate finance for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in September and COP24 in December. The Director will work closely with GreenFaith’s Executive Director and will lead GreenFaith’s work in this area, with a focus on the following top priorities:
- Play a central role in planning the August Cape Town conference, working with GreenFaith’s Executive Director and an international, multi-faith planning team; develop the narrative, agenda, speakers and key announcements to be made at the conference.
- Identify faith-based institutions which will make divestment commitments that can be announced in Cape Town, at GCAS and at COP24 as part of a larger, multi-sector divestment announcement.
- Identify faith-based institutions which will make investment commitments under the banner of the Shine campaign that can be announced in Cape Town, at GCAS and at COP24 as part of the Shine campaign’s announcement.
- Collaborate with partners on a faith-investor mapping initiative and develop a multi-faith divest-invest toolkit, and work with communications staff to ensure its wide distribution and use.
- Following COP24, evaluate the status of faith-based divest-invest work and identify priorities for future work in this area.
This position is grant-funded. Extension of the position beyond January 2019 is dependent for continuation on as-yet unsecured funding.
Candidates from around the world are invited to apply. The ideal candidate will have:
- Two or more years of experience in the divest-invest movement, including a track record of securing actual divestment and/or climate-friendly investment commitments.
- Four or more years of campaigning experience, with a track record of generating campaign momentum in strategic and rapid ways.
- International climate and/or religious campaigning experience.
- A track record of working effectively with religiously diverse organizations.
- A track record of meeting deadlines and delivering results in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Medical/dental and retirement benefits or equivalent included.
4 weeks paid vacation.
Level of Language Proficiency
English - fluent
Spanish and/or French preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send a 1-page cover letter, resume and two references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018; select candidates will be interviewed before that deadline.