Job Opportunities at The Sunrise Project and our Network Affiliates

As we take on new challenges to solve the climate crisis, our team is growing rapidly. We’re looking for passionate changemakers to join our team. See below for current job openings.

We’re passionate about finding the right people for the right roles and then supporting them to do great work. Find out more about our generous employee benefits, our values, and our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Senior Communications Campaigner, US Banks

Location: Remote; United States. 

About You

You’re a passionate campaigner with a track record of designing communications and campaign strategies that achieve real world impact. You don’t need to be an expert in finance or banking but you’ve got a top level understanding of how to influence powerful corporate targets, how to build grassroots power, and the role civil society can play in driving that change through campaigns and communications.

About The Role

This role will develop and execute on communications and media strategies to shift the biggest banks in the US away from funding fossil fuels.

Learn More & How to Apply

Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.  Application Deadline: 28th Aug 2022

 


Senior Strategist, Campaigns

Location Australia, remote working optional

Over the past decade Australia’s LNG exports have boomed, with Australia now the world’s equal largest exporter of LNG. The gas industry is responsible for 10% of Australia’s domestic emissions, and emissions from burning the gas we export are greater still. To prevent catastrophic climate change, along with rapidly phasing out coal, we must prevent the expansion of Australia’s gas sector and accelerate its decline.

About You

You are creative, a big picture thinker and fearless in pursuing campaign goals. You have a strong understanding of what it takes to build power to achieve social change. You have experience working with civil society groups or social movements to strengthen and scale campaigns. You are highly skilled at identifying the interventions that are needed to influence decision-makers, in business and/or politics, and have a knack for problem solving.

You may not have experience in gas or climate roles, but you are a quick learner and have experience engaging with technical detail to develop campaign strategies that achieve real-world impact. You have great people skills and can facilitate complex meetings.

About The Role

As the Senior Strategist you will work in collaboration with the Australian Gas team and key partners to develop and implement campaigns to protect Australia’s environment from the expansion of gas mining and exports.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our dedication to inclusive hiring, we use the Be Applied system to process applications. Please do not take the time to create a cover letter. Instead, we will be asking you to respond to role-related application questions.

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Grant Manager (Australia & South-East Asia) – FILE

Location        Sydney or Melbourne preferred, option of remote working within Australia.

About The Role

This is a unique opportunity to support world-leading non-profit partners in delivering strategic legal interventions with impact.

The Grants Manager plays a significant role within the Sunrise and FILE Grants Teams. This role leads the process of all aspects throughout the grant management lifecycle and coordinates with colleagues in the Sunrise and FILE programs and operations teams and with the partner organisations.

About You

You are driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis. You love systems and processes that are lean and flexible but robust without being overly bureaucratic. You get how to support people to use these systems and bring people with you on that journey.

Learn More & How to Apply

Learn more and apply here.


Research Lead – Corporate & Finance

Location Remote or Sydney, Newcastle or Melbourne office/wfh hybrid

Many decisions with a direct bearing on the future state of our climate are made in boardrooms and C-suite offices. Therefore, understanding corporate actors’ drivers, constraints and enablers is essential for those seeking to limit climate change and encourage a sustainable future.

From power-mapping corporate boards and digging into the potential financiers of proposed fossil fuel projects to sectoral research focused on green future-facing industries, this multi-faceted role will require identifying and implementing creative and nimble research solutions to produce impactful insights that’ll empower Sunrise Project’s and its partners’ efforts to hasten progress towards a sustainable future.

About You

You thrive on following a trail and extracting meaning from vast swathes of information, distilling your insights into pithy, informative and impactful research. Previous experience conducting investigative research in journalistic, political or advocacy contexts would serve as a helpful background for this role. Those from industrial or financial sector backgrounds keen to apply their skills in a very different, advocacy setting are also encouraged to apply.

Learn More & How to Apply

Learn more and apply here.

 


Research Lead  – Fossil Fuels

Location Remote or Sydney, Newcastle or Melbourne office/wfh hybrid

The Australian fossil fuel sector is vast. Australia is the world’s second-largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas (LNG), and coal power is still the largest source of domestic electricity generation. An urgent shift away from fossil fuels is required to limit future global warming. The Research Lead – Fossil Fuels will enable Sunrise Project to achieve its mission by deeply understanding the Australian fossil fuel sector: understanding its current activities, future plans, drivers and enablers.

A typical day would see you undertaking a mixture of self-directed research and working in project teams: collaborating with strategists and communications experts.

About You

You thrive on following a trail and extracting as much information and interpreting it into meaningful, insightful and digestible research.  Previous experience conducting investigative research in journalistic, political or advocacy contexts would serve as a helpful background for this role.

Learn More & How to Apply

Learn more and apply here.

 


Research Lead  – Climate Policy & Carbon Emissions (12 month contract)

Location Remote or Sydney, Newcastle or Melbourne office/wfh hybrid Contract length:12 months with view to permanent

The Research Lead – Climate and Emissions will remain oriented to the latest developments in the detection, regulation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions including CO2 and methane. You will navigate complex and technical areas of GHG accounting and regulation, sift net-zero targets separating the meaningful from greenwash, and analyse complicated and potentially fraught issues such as offsets and CCS.

Using your insights and analysis, you will support The Sunrise Project’s strategists and partners, ensuring their strategies are both ambitious and focused on achieving their shared goal – meaningful action towards actual zero emissions across the economy.

About You

You thrive on following a trail and extracting as much information and interpreting it into meaningful, insightful and digestible research. Previous experience in science communications, policy development or conducting research in journalistic, political or advocacy contexts would serve as a helpful background for this role.

Equally you are passionate about positively contributing to combatting the climate emergency facing our planet and have a demonstrated commitment to action on climate change.

Learn More & How to Apply

Learn more and apply here.