Position Description

Global Investor Senior Strategist

Location: U.S., working remotely, eligible candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility: $99,700 – $108,000. Windward Fund’s excellent benefits package includes 401(k) employer match; 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage; and generous vacation policy.

Hours: Full Time

Reports to: Global Investor Program Director

Overtime Status: Exempt

About Us

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project U.S. is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in Australia and Europe, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organizations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

We have a dynamic and nimble organizational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. We move fast and lean into the urgency of the climate challenge.

We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of color, people living outside of cities, and people with disability and talents to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone.

 About You

You’re a natural campaigner, creative thinker with a strong track record of making change happen. You have a strong strategic sense and an understanding of how power works in the world and want to shift the role of corporate power in our society.

You understand how international markets operate either through your experience as a campaigner, in the government, or through your work in the financial sector. You can develop strategy, build a team, manage multiple concurrent projects, across time zones and continents and also feel comfortable working effectively in collaborative teams.

You’ve got exceptional networking and interpersonal communication skills and are just as comfortable working with senior finance industry professionals as with grassroots climate activists.

About the Role

The role of the Global Investor Senior Strategist is to lead the development and execution of a new global campaign focused on shifting institutional investors—asset owners and managers—into a position that drives Paris-aligned climate action that is grounded in respect for human rights. This position will: 1) Develop and implement a detailed plan to execute on our strategy; 2) Build a global network of partners capable of executing the campaign; 3) Monitor and report back on campaign results.

We support networks of organizations to work together to achieve outcomes that would not be possible by individual organizations acting alone. We expect all roles at Sunrise U.S. to actively support the capacity building of these networks and partner organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write annual campaign strategy plans;
  • Jointly manage a multi-million-dollar campaign budget and partner grants;
  • Actively drive campaign strategy to ensure victory;
  • Coordinate monitoring and reporting of campaign results in coordination with Global Investor Program Director and Director of Global Climate Strategy;
  • Convene annual campaign meetings to map priorities and strategic opportunities with key partners;
  • Proactively support the emergence of a more informed, effective, cohesive and powerful network of groups and individuals working to drive investor action on climate change.

Key Tasks

  • Conduct or manage a process to secure detailed research in order to develop focused and effective campaign strategies;
  • Identify opportunities to provide support to key organizations and campaigns in order to increase their effectiveness;
  • Work with grantees to develop funding proposals for consideration by our affiliates with The Sunrise Project Australia;
  • Negotiate grant agreements with grantees;
  • Nurture the development of stronger alliances and convene meetings of alliance partners and networks as required;
  • Write or commission briefing papers, campaign plans, investor guidance, news bulletins and other materials as required;
  • Provide advice and support to advocates to help them run more effective campaigns;
  • Other tasks as directed by the Global Investor Program Director

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5-10 years of experience as a campaigner working on global climate, finance, and/or corporate accountability campaigns;
  • Demonstrated experience managing campaign implementation at a global level;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage campaign alliances and external partnerships;
  • Strong finance sector literacy and a good understanding of the drivers and dynamics of capital markets;
  • An innate grasp of campaign strategy, system thinking and the ability to articulate strategies in a clear and compelling way;
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced environment.

How Sunrise supports its staff:

The Sunrise Project U.S. is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. We have the following in place to help us achieve that:

  • 401(k) & employer match
  • 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage
  • Four weeks of vacation leave
  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
  • Cultural leave
  • 12 weeks parental leave after 12 months of service
  • Commitment to supporting to your professional development
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
  • Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
  • A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to help you hit the ground running and have clarity on your role and responsibilities
  • Flexible work policy

Statement from our US Fiscal Sponsor Windward Fund

Sunrise US is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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