We’re Hiring! RAVEN is looking for a Campaigns Director!

Have experience working in high-leverage roles that help advance Indigenous rights and environmental protection? Want to use your legal understanding and progressive thinking to help create concrete, systemic change? Get excited by working in a close-knit, supportive, and innovative team that offers lots of flexibility and room for professional development?

RAVEN raises legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples with enforcing their rights and title to protect their territories through the court system. We have an established record of success supporting Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island mobilize cross-sectoral movements to stop pipelines, protect ecosystems, and secure better laws. Since 2014, we have raised over $15 million for partnered First Nations who have protected sacred lands, upheld Treaty rights, defended the land from open-pit mining, and set powerful precedents for future generations with precedent setting cases that have been cited more than 250 times in court.

Position Summary:

The Campaigns Director is an essential member of RAVEN, working as a campaigner, liaison with Nations and law firms, and planner of the annual campaigns arc. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this role requires a deep understanding of Indigenous rights and issues, as well as a commitment to fostering respectful and culturally appropriate relationships with partner Nations. This position will play a pivotal role in raising awareness of RAVEN’s mission and building alliances with various stakeholders to support Indigenous justice and sovereignty initiatives. This role requires excellent attention to detail and financial expenditure planning and forecasting, as well as communication skills to keep the RAVEN team and donors up to date on campaign legal progress. An understanding of the law and/or the Canadian court system is a strong asset.

Responsibilities:

Litigation, Financial Management, & law firm liaison – 30%

  • Manage litigation payments between RAVEN and the Nations and law firms we work with to track, project, and update the amount of money we have raised for each campaign and provide regular updates to colleagues and law firms
  • Meet regularly with each law firm to monitor progress of litigation and payments, problem solve any issues that arise, and communicate new financial developments to the staff and relevant stakeholders

Relationship building & Campaigning – 25%

  • Build strong relationships of trust with First Nations partners, acting as the key point of contact for RAVEN while ensuring that RAVEN engages in respectful and culturally appropriate ways both with partner and host Nations
  • Attend events and ceremonies hosted by partner Nations, and visiting their communities
  • Lead campaigning efforts and build alliances with organizations, environmental groups, unions, and Indigenous groups
  • Represent RAVEN at legal proceedings and various events, meet with key stakeholders and movement allies, and help grow awareness of our mission

Planning, Project Management, & Strategic vision – 25%

  • Develop strategies, tactics, timelines, and budgets for all campaigns in collaboration with partner Nations, law firms, and staff
  • Regularly meet with First Nations partners and their legal teams in order to obtain legal updates and discuss campaign messaging
  • In partnership with the Development Director, set annual fundraising goals for campaigns and help prepare an annual campaign fundraising plan
  • Oversee and monitor campaign expansion in new geographic areas
  • Steward new Applications for Support in collaboration with our Advisory Panel and Board of Directors, including working with staff, Nations, and law firms to formalize the onboarding of new Nations (i.e. setting up MOUs and Agreements) and set up required infrastructure to launch new campaigns
  • Plan, project manage, and lead the development of two new organizational funding streams for Nations
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications – 20%

  • Develop campaign narratives and secure partner approval for key communications (website copy, press releases)
  • In collaboration with Communications and Development, determine key messaging and audiences for each campaign for both educational and fundraising efforts
  • Edit campaign communications and help build/write new campaign messaging for the website, blogs, and media
  • Summarize court proceedings, outcomes, and developments (including court facta) for our donor base, grant applications, and the general public

Job Qualifications

  • Experience building relationships with Indigenous Nations or groups
  • Understanding of Indigenous rights and issues, including the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as specific awareness of the Canadian legal system
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • A high level of organizational ability and attention to detail are essential, as well as being goal-oriented, self-motivated, reliable, flexible, articulate, and poised
  • Commitment to professional ethics and the ability to effectively interact with executive level stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of MS Office, Google Drive, and general tech literacy

Strong Assets:

  • Understanding of Indigenous justice and/or Indigenous legal frameworks
  • Strongly networked within social/environmental movements
  • Ability to speak and write in French and/or Indigenous languages
  • Experience with project management software

Additional Information

This job description is a general outline and may be subject to change based on specific needs and priorities. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) based in Victoria, BC. Flexible working arrangements may be considered. In addition to salary, RAVEN offers generous benefits, including 2 weeks paid vacation to start, 18 days of sick time annually, medical and dental insurance, and a supportive working environment.

Salary Range: $96,000 – $104,000

This application closes August 18th, 2023. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume to info@raventrust.com with the subject line “Campaign Director Application.”

 If you have any questions, please email us at the above address or call 250-383-2331.

RAVEN recognizes the importance of a diverse workforce and is committed to being an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on any aspect of identity. Indigenous people, people of colour, Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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