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 Strategist, Bonds & Private Equity

Location: United States (Remote)

About You

You’re an experienced communications professional with a knack for telling simple, powerful stories that synthesize complex issues and cut through a crowded media landscape. You are ready to take on a challenging role that has a lot of creative and strategic latitude.  While you’re skilled at developing big picture strategy, you also enjoy the details of implementation – writing copy, engaging experts and spokespeople, and building relationships with journalists.

About The Role

This role will develop and execute communications strategies for two blockbuster international campaigns – Bonds and Private Equity – to shift bond financing and private equity away from fossil fuels.

Learn More & How to Apply

Read the full role description and learn how to apply here.  Application Deadline: 11:59pm, 9th Oct 2022 EDT


Strategic Assistant

Location: Oakland, CA (in-person)

About You

You are a critical thinker who brings order to chaos, are passionate about the climate justice movement and would take pride in enabling one of the movement’s most effective campaigners to continue winning game-changing victories for the climate movement. You thrive working behind the scenes, yet are comfortable speaking up in large or high-stakes meetings. You are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; you are excited by the idea of being an ally to a person with a disability and helping to directly address myriad forms of ableism.

About The Role

The Sunrise Project is hiring for a full-time Strategic Assistant position. This role will be assisting Senior Strategist Casey Harrell and is housed within the Investor Program. Casey has worked at The Sunrise Project since 2017 and has been integral to launching Global campaigns such as BlackRock’s Big Problem and Vanguard S.O.S. Since 2019, Casey has been living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), or Lou Gehrigs’ disease. This Strategic Assistant position combines the role of an Executive Assistant with light personal assistant duties with the role of “co-conspirator” with various strategic projects and campaigns.

Learn More & How to Apply

Read the full role description and learn how to apply here.  Application Deadline: 11:59pm, 2nd Oct 2022 PDT


Program Director, Private Banks

Location: Europe & United States (remote)

About The Role

This role leads the inception, design and delivery of major program strategies to shift the world’s biggest banks on climate change. The role manages a global team focused on building movements that put pressure on the world’s biggest Banks to align their policies with the 1.5 degree Paris Climate Accord.

About You

First and foremost, you’re deeply passionate about solving the climate crisis. You’re an experienced campaign manager with a track record of designing and implementing high impact campaigns that win real world outcomes. You understand corporate power and have a knack for developing and articulating big picture strategies to drive change in complex systems. You’re skilled at leading high performing teams and are passionate about supporting others to do their best work.

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

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.

 


Grants Administrator (Outgoing)

Location: Sydney preferred, (Australia remote)

About The Role

This new role coordinates and administers our global outgoing grants program.  The role is responsible for ensuring grants are approved and records are accurate. This means tracking grants through our approval cycle, making sure all applications are on track, internal and external queries are responded to, and documents are checked, organised and presented as needed to ensure grants are approved and contracted in a timely and efficient manner.  The role works closely with the Grants Manager, and the wider operations team, contributing to planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program of work.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the Democracy in Colour’s People of Colour (POC) Placement Program – an on-the-job training, mentoring and leadership development program for people of colour. The program aims to support urgent change in the demographics of social movements and their leadership to meaningfully include and represent communities of colour. We encourage people who are Black, Indigenous or People of Colour and any intersection of these identities to apply for this role.

Learn More & How to Apply

Read the full job description and learn how to apply here.

Application Deadline extended to 7 October 2022 

Interviews will commence on the week commencing 17 October.