Now Hiring: Climate Finance Campaigner
Application deadline: July 11, 2022 at 9 am PDT
Location: Oakland, CA
Amazon Watch is a growing non-profit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance and amplify the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and halt further advancement of the climate crisis. We work in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous peoples, who are the best stewards of the forest, but are increasingly under assault by industrial development, the expansion of extractive industries including oil and mining, the onslaught of far-right regimes, and climate change related catastrophes. We also work closely with partners in the environmental and climate justice movement in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological stability, which is now dangerously close to reaching a tipping point.
Amazon Watch is a woman-of-color-led organization committed to racial, social and climate justice. Amazon Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. We strive to build an organization that is inclusive and representative of our partners and the larger world. As such, we strongly encourage self-identified people of color, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer and transgender people to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
About the role
The Climate Finance Campaigner will join our Finance Team, which works to mobilize grassroots action, pressure and/or engage with companies, advocate for government policy change, and shape the media narrative around accountability for financial firms that are currently investing in the industries driving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the climate, and disrespect for Indigenous peoples and their rights.
The Climate Finance Campaigner’s primary duties related to this work may include:
Designing and implementing campaign strategies that challenge the biggest financial backers of extractive activities in the Amazon
Leading engagement with financial industry executives about our campaign goals
Evaluating the policies of financial firms and industry associations
Supporting Indigenous leaders from the Amazon in dialogue with financial industry executives
Researching and writing reports, policy memos, and other advocacy and communication products
Engaging with policy makers about the necessity of biodiversity, Indigenous rights, and climate protection in financial regulatory policy
Representing Amazon Watch and our organizational goals in coalitions
Networking and relationship-building with allies
Contributing to grant proposals and reports
Developing popular educational materials for Indigenous partners
Serving as an organizational spokesperson on matters central to this position
You are a passionate changemaker with a track record of leading initiatives that achieve real-world change. You may or may not be an expert in the financial industry, but you do have experience developing strategies to shape the outcomes of corporate or government policies.
You are a systems thinker, have a collaborative mindset, and know what it takes to bring together networks to drive real world change. You are committed to racial, economic, and climate justice.
Campaign planning: Experience designing and implementing strategic campaigns to pressure a corporate or government target to change policy and/or behavior toward environmental, climate justice and/or human rights goals
Power analysis: A sophisticated understanding of how power works and how it can be influenced, and the ability to articulate strategies in a clear and compelling way
Cross-cultural communication: A collaborative mindset and a track record of working effectively
Previous experience with corporate, especially finance, campaigning
General understanding of the oil, mining, and/or agribusiness industries
Financial research skills and experience
Experience working with Indigenous peoples and/or other frontline communities
Translation and/or interpretation experience
Experience working on issues related to the Amazon, land rights, and/or Indigenous rights
Proficiency in any Indigenous language spoken in the Amazon Basin
If you meet some but not all of the criteria for th
About Amazon Watch
Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and demand corporate accountability to address the climate crisis. Amazon Watch is an organization that works in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous communities across the Amazon as part of the international climate justice movement. Many of our allies across the rainforest are currently facing and resisting climate change-related catastrophes, the onslaught of extreme government regimes, and the expansion of fossil fuels, mining, and other extractive industries.