Divestment Organizer

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is seeking a strategic Divestment Organizer with a deep understanding of the financial and insurance sectors within the fossil fuel industry. The ideal candidate is an organizer with experience coordinating grassroots campaigns connected to divestment advocacy or corporate finance campaigns. They will have strong analytical skills as well as the ability to package often complex financial information for wider social reach. This position directly reports to the Keep it in the Ground Campaign Coordinator, and also works closely with IEN’s Program Director.

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is an alliance of grassroots Indigenous Peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining, and respecting traditional teachings and natural laws. The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous cultural lifeways, spirituality and values.

Job Overview

IEN’s current plan looks to build a finance divestment program potentially targeting the corporate finance sector, as well as insurance coverage, and asset management. 

This position directly reports to the Keep it in the Ground Campaign Coordinator, and also works closely with IEN’s Program Director. 

The position is a full-time salaried position and remote-based with occasional travel to IEN’s Headquarters in Bemidji, MN is expected and other travel as assigned. 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work to bring a finance focus to existing and future IEN 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 into IEN campaigns and provide the IEN team with content for internal and external distribution.

  • Contribute to the organization of training and popular education materials for Indigenous nations and communities regarding finance and insurance.

  • Work with IEN affiliated members 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 IEN’s divestment program and create a work plan for the subsequent year.

  • 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.


  • 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.

Position Type: This is a full-time, salary position. 

Location: This position is remote based. Occasional travel to IEN’s Headquarters in Bemidji, MN is expected and other travel as assigned.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $62,000 - $75,000 and comes with a competitive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience, skills, education, and training of the applicant.

The application process is open until filled. Please direct any questions related to this position to info@ienearth.org

This position has been filled.