Rainforest Action Network


Forests & Finance is an initiative by a coalition of campaign and research organisations including Rainforest Action Network, TuK Indonesia, Profundo, Amazon Watch, Repórter Brasil, BankTrack, Sahabat Alam Malaysia and Friends of the Earth US. Collectively we seek to prevent financial institutions from facilitating environmental and social abuses common in forest risk commodities. We seek to achieve this through improved financial sector transparency, policies, systems and regulations.

This position will be hired by RAN, one of the founding members of the Forests & Finance Coalition.

For more than 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through research, education, partnerships, non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous communities and frontline communities directly impacted by profit-driven systems of injustice. In partnership with allies from around the world, RAN challenges corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to climate change.​ RAN is committed to doing what is necessary, not only what is considered politically feasible.


RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice and cultural equity analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We strive to create an internal culture built on mutual trust, collaboration, and respect where all staff feel supported, valued, and heard.

RAN values diversity in race, class, gender, culture, and religion, and implements programs internally to ensure that staff, board, and activists understand and adopt anti-oppression principles. For more information about RAN’s history, culture, and philosophy, please visit RAN’s website.


The Forests & Finance Coalition (FFC) is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working individual to provide administrative, technical and coordination support to the FFC, as Coalition Coordinator. The ability to interact with people from different cultures, and flexibility for calls outside normal working hours—while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient—is essential. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial. This position will work side-by-side with the Forest & Finance Coalition Manager to ensure strong program and coalition management.


  • Support the FFC Coordinator, the steering committee and the wider coalition in coordinating and managing the activities of the coalition, including:
    • Coordination of coalition calls and meetings
    • Information sharing, including production of a newsletter
    • Update and maintain the FFC program calendar and track deadlines
    • Monitoring and evaluation activities
    • Assist on special projects, per the request of the Coalition Manager
  • Data analysis and presentations
    • Prepare graphs and tables to support journalists and partners
    • Prepare presentations for workshops and trainings
    • Support in the drafting of blogs and reports
  • Manage the Forestsandfinance.org website, including:
    • Regular publication of blogs, press releases and reports
    • Import datasets and support with data validation and testing
    • Review and maintain site in coordination with the IT department and external contractors
  • Manage the F&F Coalition’s social media channels
    • work with the coalition to coordinate the sign off process for regular posts
    • Coordinate with RAN digital team to increase engagement and outreach
  • Coordinate translation needs for the coalition
  • Participate in RAN’s racial justice work and help shape and implement racial justice priorities within the forest program;
  • Participate in RAN staff, campaign and program meetings and retreats; and
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.


  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in administrative or program support and project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Due to the nature of the work, fluency in Indonesian, Portuguese, or both is required.
  • Strong Excel skills or ability and willingness to learn quickly
  • Solid computer skills (Word, PowerPoint and strong internet research skills);
  • A proven track record of working effectively in teams;
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills;
  • Ability to manage across a large international team working in multiple time zones and multiple languages, and work with staff at all levels as well as allies and funders;
  • Proactive, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment;
  • Experience with or interest in learning about Racial Justice and non-violent direct action;
  • Ability to travel occasionally (up to 10%) and willingness to work flexible hours for meetings with our global team based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil, North America and Europe.


  • Additional language skills from regions in which we work are a plus, including but not limited to French, Spanish, and Japanese;
  • Working knowledge or strong interest in the issues the Forest & Finance Coalition works on including but not limited to: sustainable finance, deforestation, Indigenous rights, climate change;
  • Experience in website management
  • Experience in managing social media channels (twitter, Instagram, youtube, linkedin)
  • Experience with project management tools like Asana, and customer relationship management programs.
  • Prior organizing and campaigning experience


This is a full-time position with an anticipated US starting salary range of $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. This range may vary for applicants in other locations; individual specifics and details to be discussed during the interview process.

All staff at RAN are eligible for four weeks of paid vacation time (increases to five weeks after two years) as well as paid sick leave, paid holidays and paid winter break, and a 3% matching contribution for their retirement plan. Additionally, after every five years of service, staff are eligible for a 12-week fully-paid sabbatical.

Healthcare benefits vary by location. For staff in the US, they include 100% RAN-paid health, dental and vision insurance for the staff person and their partner/family. For staff in locations outside the US, RAN offers reimbursement for healthcare costs. Applicants outside the US may request to speak with RAN HR to better understand the benefits available to them.


RAN is a union workplace; our staff are represented by RAN Alliance for Workers’ Rights (RAWR) via CWA 9415. For US candidates, this position is included in the unit. For other locations, unit status is to be determined.


RAN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing all people with equal access to employment and volunteer opportunities. If you need assistance with accommodations during our interview or employment processes, please contact HR@ ran.org. We encourage applicants of color, diverse identities, and from historically excluded identities to apply for this position.


Please use the link to submit a resume and cover letter. For optimal consideration, please apply by April 8.