Job Opportunities at The Sunrise Project

The Sunrise Project believes that a diversity of experiences and perspectives, reflecting the diversity and experiences of people impacted most by climate change, will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, and people with disabilities and all talents to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. To improve our active commitment to building justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into our organisation and programs:

  • We have zero tolerance for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality and are actively looking for ways to challenge structural inequalities across our organisation and as part of our work to change the world.
  • We are currently working with two agencies in Australia and in the US to review our organisational culture, recruitment and onboarding processes, team support and program strategies. We’ll be developing a plan by early 2021 that we can resource and implement over the next few years as an organisational priority.
  • As a part of this plan we will put in place further policies and processes that clarify expected behaviour and address ongoing challenges so we can improve over time.
  • We offer workplace training for our team on racism and how to understand and confront issues of privilege and white supremacy.
  • We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the original custodians of this place called Australia and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. We aim to actively support First Nations communities in the places we work, to challenge the impacts of colonisation including through fossil fuel extraction, as well as harness the opportunities in renewable energy so their communities benefit directly.

We want you to love working here:
The Sunrise Project 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:

  • Depending on country, contributions to retirement plans
  • Generous leave provisions including: annual leave (duration pending country); birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off); and cultural leave.
  • Paid parental leave (duration pending country)
  • Commitment to supporting to your professional development including organisation-wide budget allocation
  • Access to 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

You can also read more about our values here.

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Opportunity from one of our partners, Avaaz

Administrative and Personal Assistant to Climate Campaigner Casey Harrell

We are looking for an exceptional person to play a unique, hybrid role in support of Casey Harrell, who has been living with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This role would be both an administrative assistant, helping Casey with his daily work and managing priorities, and a personal assistant, helping Casey throughout the workday with meal preparation, eating and taking medication, and assisting with mobility exercises (you don’t need to have any medical expertise to perform these tasks). 

This is an opportunity to play a key role in advancing climate justice, and to learn from one of the most seasoned campaign strategists in the movement. You will be helping Casey carry out the work he has dedicated his life to doing. Your impact on his family, his community, and the planet will be lasting. Read the full position description and find the link to the application here.  The deadline to apply is May 26, 2021, by 11:59pm PST. 

 

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Opportunity from our Global Affiliate, The Sunrise Project U.S. a project of Windward Fund

Senior Communications Campaigner (Investors Program)

Working with Sunrise Project campaign leads and network partners, the Senior Communications Campaigner will lead the development and execution of the communications strategy for a new global campaign focused on shifting institutional investors into a position that drives Paris-aligned climate action that is grounded in human rights.

HOW TO APPLY

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, The Sunrise Project U.S. uses the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Click here to read the full position description and start your application. The deadline to apply is May 10th.

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Opportunity from our Global Affiliate, The Sunrise Project U.S. a project of Windward Fund

Senior Strategist (Investor Program)

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.

HOW TO APPLY

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, The Sunrise Project U.S. uses the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Click here to read the full position description and start your application. The deadline to apply is May 10th.

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HR Operations Manager

This is an exciting new role with broad scope to support our most valuable assets – our team and our culture. Working as part of a small operations team to support our growing global team,  you’ll play a key role in creating a brilliant end-to-end employee experience from recruitment through onboarding, talent management, wellbeing, and culture. This role works closely with the COO and Chiefs of Staff to provide operational human resources support, bringing an operational lens to how we support and nurture our team. The role will encompass a broad range of HR operational responsibilities, including but not limited to talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, salary and benefits, and people data and records.

HOW TO APPLY

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, The Sunrise Project uses the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Click here to read the full position description and start your application.

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Program and Operations Associate – Europe

The Program and Operations Associate will be adding to our close-knit operations team and will be the first operations role based in Europe. This will be an exciting opportunity to make the role your own and leave your mark on the organisation.

This role provides general administrative support spanning Finance, HR, IT, and Legal functions; this role operates with a high level of self-direction and initiative in completing organisational processes and core administrative functions.

HOW TO APPLY

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, The Sunrise Project uses the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Click here to read the full position description and start your application. For this application, you will be asked to complete three timed multiple-choice questions and four written response questions.

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Operations Manager

This role, along with its direct report, provides general administrative support spanning Finance, HR, IT, and Legal functions.  In partnership with each function’s specialist lead, this role operates with a high level of self-direction and initiative in managing organisational processes and core administrative functions, and leading special projects as needed.

Keeping the organisation running smoothly, providing operational support to the team and the Board, liaising with our partners and suppliers and solving all manner of different problems.  Our organisation is growing and the role will evolve as the needs of the team change. As the role is part of a close knit operations team, there is scope to really make the role your own and to leave your mark on the organisation.

HOW TO APPLY

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, The Sunrise Project uses the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Click here to read the full position description and start your application.

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