Job Opening: Indigenous Environmental Network Divestment Campaigner

IEN’s current finance divestment program is targeting the following sectors:

  • Corporate finance 
  • Insurance coverage
  • Asset Management

The position is a full-time salaried position. This position will be remote-based. All new employees are subject to a 90-day probationary period, whereupon completion of an evaluation will be conducted. Full employment status officially begins upon completion of this probationary period and full benefits will be set up at that time as well. 

Major Requirements 

The Divestment Campaigner position may require the ability for frequent travel. (Dependent on the circumstances and risks associated with the Coronavirus) It will require personal knowledge and experience regarding working with and in Indigenous communities. You will be required to attend a 2-3 day virtual orientation to take place within the first month of hiring. 

The Divestment Campaigner will:

    • Be supervised by the Keep it in the Ground Campaigner, and designated Leadership Team member
    • Gradually take lead on the financial side of ongoing campaigns and projects and will work to bring a finance focus to existing and future campaigns and projects to transition away from fossil fuels.
    • Work with partners to expand finance and insurance campaign opportunities
    • Conduct desktop and on the ground research for finance and insurance campaigns;
    • Coordinate with national and global finance partners to keep abreast of new developments and opportunities; integrate those to IEN campaigns and provide the IEN crew with content.
    • Contribute to the organization of training and popular education materials for Indigenous nations and communities regarding finance and insurance;
    • Work with IEN affiliated member and partners to create replicable finance campaign models;
    • Create a list of resources, guidelines and templates for targeting finance institutions;
    • Generate an annual report regarding the divestment campaign and create a list of follow up actions and subsequent strategy;
    • Support the IEN staff and media team in crafting infographics, social media, and other digital content to share campaign updates, stories and otherwise support our finance campaigns;
    • Participate in and facilitate workshops or trainings with partners and volunteers to strengthen our finance campaigns;
    • Occasionally represent the Indigenous Environmental Network in the media;

Candidate Qualifications

  • Must have personal knowledge and experience working with and in Indigenous communities; 
  • In depth energy finance knowledge and financial analysis skills,
  • Strong communication skills to repack complex financial information for wider access.
  • Experience or interest in campaign development and excellent problem-solving skills with a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of and interest in Indigenous energy and climate issues
  • Ability to multitask and monitor several projects on a daily basis
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time effectively
  • Ability to take initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Ability to travel via airplane, bus, train, vehicle and other modes of transportation
  • Must have access to internet and phone services  


A minimum annual salary of $55,000 with a competitive benefit package . 

Organization Description:

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of earth mother from contamination & exploitation by respecting and adhering to Indigenous knowledge and natural law.


Submit your application here or please email a cover letter, resume, and online examples or portfolio of your artwork to INFO@IENEARTH.ORG. Include relevant social media accounts that may feature your work in your resume.

Originally published by Indigenous Environmental Network: Source

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