SENIOR FINANCE CAMPAIGNER, JAPAN
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, peaceful direct action, grassroots organizing, strategic campaigns and communications. We are committed to working with Indigenous 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 policies that reduce their contributions to climate change.
RACIAL JUSTICE, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY
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.
RAN is looking for a Japan-based Senior Campaigner to support RAN’s finance sector campaigning activities in and related to Japan; we anticipate this position beginning work in January 2024. The position will primarily support RAN’s Forests and Finance Team, but also work in close coordination with RAN’s Japan-based staff as well as our Climate and Energy Program. In this position you will develop and support comprehensive corporate campaigns to push the Japanese financial sector to halt its support to industries driving deforestation, climate change and human rights abuses. That includes designing and coordinating campaign strategies, collaborating with a range of national and international partners, conducting policy analysis, and engaging directly with corporate decision makers. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, curious, and organized thinker who enjoys interacting with a range of people whether inside RAN, in corporate meeting rooms or at street demonstrations, with a deep commitment to human rights, justice and the environment.
This is a full-time position with an anticipated starting salary range equivalent to $65,000 – $75,000 USD (payable in USD or JPY), commensurate with experience and location. Due to the nature of this position’s engagement with financial institutions in Japan, there is a strong preference for candidates who are based in the Greater Tokyo region. RAN has staff in time zones across the world, and staff are expected to work flexibly in order to connect with colleagues.
Benefits include RAN-paid health, dental and vision insurance for the staff person and their partner/family, four weeks PTO (increases to five weeks after two years) as well as a paid winter break, and a retirement plan with a 3% employer match. Additionally, after every five years of service, staff are eligible for a 12-week fully-paid sabbatical.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
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 and from other historically excluded identities to apply for this position.