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In 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.
The ideal Development Coordinator will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, no fear of learning new technology, multi-faceted skills in project management, event planning and execution to help RAN’s development team raise $4.5mil this coming year. The right person will enjoy providing customer-service-style warmth and information directly to our development team and our “customers,” some of the world’s most dedicated philanthropists for the planet! The Development coordinator will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big events.

  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Experience in Special Events management/coordination
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines
  • WIllingness to work independently from beginning to end of project, as well as side-by-side with Development Director and/or Board members as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as great care and judgement for tone
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Experience with database management
  • Enthusiasm for RAN’s mission and work is essential
Fabulous Bonus Experience:
  • Advanced experience with Raiser’s Edge and ability to run effective queries
  • Experience with Salsa and Drupal
  • Desire to learn about all the different channels of fundraising
  • Ability to “weather” the occasional “fire-drill”
  • High energy, comfort with deadlines and good work-life balance
  • Interest in anti-oppression and diversity work
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org or fax to 415-795-3770 or mail to
HR, Rainforest Action Network
22 Pine St.
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
No phone calls, please.

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San Francisco, CA

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is an effective corporate campaigning organization looking for a savvy campaigner that will to defend our climate and environment by challenging the largest global banks to shift their money away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy production. The chosen candidate will work with campaigners and support teams, create and foster relationships with allied organizations and communities, research campaign opportunities, and implement strategies to influence tough corporate targets.


  • Work on and provide campaign strategies and tactics against tough corporate targets
  • Coordinate volunteers and empower and motivate grassroots activists
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with strategic local, regional, national and international NGOs
  • Coordinate non-violent direct actions
  • Stay abreast of climate, energy, finance and human rights issues
  • Supervise interns and volunteers


  • Minimum 3 years of campaigning and grassroots organizing experience
  • Expertise or demonstrated interest with issues including corporate social responsibility, climate change, finance, human rights, fossil fuel and renewable energy politics
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, writing and networking skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in online organizing and campaigning
  • Proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds
  • Commitment to non-violent direct action
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills a plus


Send resume and cover letter in which you describe a project you have worked on that will help RAN understand your interest and qualifications to resumes@ran.org or HR, Rainforest Action Network, 221 Pine St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104 or fax 415-795-3770.


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