Full-Time Animal Agribusiness Finance Program Manager
Who We Are: Friends of the Earth (FOE) is a national not for profit environmental organization that strives for a healthier and more just world. We push for the bold reforms that are needed. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
What We Look For: Are you passionate about climate justice and creating a healthier and more just food system? Do you have the ability to balance and successfully manage a wide range of campaign activities? Are you able to oversee and lead the strategic vision of the Animal Agribusiness Finance Initiative that aims to shift public finance away industrial livestock? Are you experienced and passionate about policy advocacy and outreach? Can you manage corporate and bank project research and serve as an integral member of the global Divest Factory Farming coalition?
If so, this is the position for you. We want you to succeed and we want to pay you a competitive wage that is in line with your experience. The salary range for this full-time remote role is $82,000-$90,000. Offers are determined based on relevant skills and experience required for the position.
Who You Are:
Transformational and Authentic Leader: Lead policy work related to climate change and animal agribusiness finance, including policy engagement efforts with the US Government and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank, the IFC and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Invest. Manage and lead internal and external campaign priorities and processes, manage staff, develop campaign and communication plans and fundraising proposals. Cultivate relationships with donors and foundations.
Relationship Builder: Works well with coalition partners to develop and promote a campaign aimed at shifting public finance away industrial livestock investments. Work with Friends of the Earth’s International Forests program to identify and explore new opportunities and strategies for shifting private and other development finance away from animal agribusiness. Work with colleagues and coalition partners on outreach and organizing and support partnership development with groups in Latin America and other regions to amplify their voices and support a shift towards climate-friendly, diversified agroecological food systems.
Strong Communicator and Results Oriented: Produce materials (e.g. policy reports and memos, case studies, op-eds, citizen petitions and sign on letters. Develop and implement effective communication strategies that challenge the dominant Big Food narrative, including online and offline organizing, traditional and social media, press monitoring and outreach and narrative development. Develop and implement a fundraising plan, foundation proposals and membership materials.
Collaborative Team Member: Able to effectively collaborate with other Friends of the Earth’s teams and serve as the primary representative in the Divest Factory Farming Coalition steering committee, including attendance in bi-weekly meetings and participation in the finance and communications working groups.
- Five to ten or more years of experience and demonstrated success in policy advocacy, research, and organizing, (not necessarily environmental), preferably at a campaign-oriented organization, with at least 2 years of experience in policy advocacy (public policy and/or with the private sector).
- A demonstrated commitment to environment and social justice, and experience working with diverse organizations and coalitions.
- Sophisticated oral and written communication skills and comfort with presenting material to a wide range of audiences, including the public, the press, businesses and government officials. The ability to produce clear, concise, persuasive and powerful writing on tight deadlines.
- Excellent decision-making skills, professional initiative, time management, prioritization and networking skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.
- Understanding of sustainable agriculture, the intersection between food and climate, the connection of food justice to racial justice, and the harms of the industrial agriculture system.
- Familiarity with ESG strategies for investors and financial institutions.
- Ability to travel frequently to Washington DC (if not based in DC) and other locations as needed (Once Covid restrictions are lifted).
- Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and basic Microsoft programs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners.
- All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. FOE does not sponsor any employment related visas.
- A background in international development policy, environmental issues, public health, racial justice, food systems, environmental science, and/or public policy.
- An understanding of international financial institutions and global agricultural supply chains (deforestation, regenerative agriculture, plant proteins).
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Perks & Benefits:
We are a generous employer with benefits that will take care of you. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:
- 37.5-hour work week
- 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision coverage (80% for eligible dependents)
- Disability and Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- 401(k) Matching effective Day 1 (3% match)
- Generous Leave (Vacation-minimum 2 weeks to start, 12 Holidays, Sick, Parental, Sabbatical and More)
- Education Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.