Job Opportunities at The Sunrise Project and our Network Affiliates

As we have taken on new challenges to solve the climate crisis, our team has grown rapidly and we’re continually 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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Chief Operations Officer (US)

About You

You’re an experienced organizational manager with a track record of leading the operations of a dynamic and fast-moving organization. You’re an all-rounder with deep experience in organizational governance and compliance in the United States, as well as extensive HR and financial management experience.

About The Role

While our program teams are focused on our mission to drive the rapid shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, your role is to lead our operations and ensure our organizational systems are tight, lean and fit for purpose as we scale our impact in the world.

Location

Flexible. This role can work from home anywhere in the United States. Working on Pacific time is ideal, as this role will need to meet regularly with the COO in Australia. An eligible candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 22 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 PDT.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Senior Communications Campaigner (Europe)

About You

You’re an experienced communications professional with a knack for telling simple, powerful stories that synthesise complex issues and cut through a crowded media landscape. You’re skilled at developing big picture strategy, and a team player with excellent interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work effectively with our partner groups to support them to do their best communications work.

About The Role

Working with Sunrise Project campaign leads and network partners, the Senior Communications Campaigner will lead the development and execution of the communications strategy for our campaign aimed at Central Banks to regulate financial institutions through their policies and operations, ensuring we see Paris-aligned climate action in key economies.

Location

Flexible, with a preference for candidates in European financial capital cities. Candidates must be authorised to work in the country in which they live.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 16 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 BST.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Finance Campaigners (x2) (Europe)

About You

First and foremost, you’re deeply passionate about solving the climate crisis. You’re an experienced campaigner and have a track record of designing and implementing high-impact campaigns that win real-world outcomes. You’ve got your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground with a knack for developing and articulating big picture strategies while also being able to turn ideas into action

About The Role

The Sunrise Project is looking for two experienced, passionate and creative finance campaigners to join our team in Europe to help shift global finance out of fossil fuels. In this role, you will be responsible for co-developing and implementing strategies to drive large-scale shifts in the financial system.

Location

Flexible, with preference for candidates in European financial capital cities. Candidates must be authorised to work in the country in which they live.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 16 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 BST.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Senior Digital Campaigner (Europe)

About You

You’re an experienced campaigner proficient in conceiving, creating, and implementing effective digital strategies to win campaigns. You have a knack for telling simple, powerful stories that synthesize complex issues and inspire people to take action online. You enjoy coming up with innovative online ideas to engage people and shift narrative.

About The Role

Working with Sunrise Project campaign leads and network partners, the Digital Campaigner will focus on supporting work in three main areas: developing & implementing digital campaign strategies, create digital campaign materials, working in global teams

Location

Europe, remote. An eligible candidate must have full working authorization in the country in which they are applying to work from.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 13 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 BST.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Global Hubs Organizing Manager (Global)

About You

You’re an experienced organizer with a track record of supporting grassroots networks to grow, thrive and achieve real world change. You’re a digital native and work seamlessly between sophisticated digital organizing systems and real-world mobilizing. You have a knack for understanding complex systems and a deep understanding of how social movements work, including how research, policy and strategic campaigning combine with people power to achieve big change.

About The Role

The Global Hubs Organizing Manager will grow and support a global network of independent organizers in key locations, who are campaigning for climate justice by shifting major financial institutions away from funding fossil fuels.

Location

Work remotely from anywhere in the world (must have overlapping working hours with colleagues in the Americas, UK and Europe). Successful candidates must have full work authorization in the country in which they reside.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 8 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 BST.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Senior Strategist – US Banks (U.S.) 

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 financial institutions and hold corporate power to account.

About The Role

This role will lead the development and execution of banks strategy, aimed at shifting the biggest banks in the US away from funding fossil fuels.

Location

US remote; eligible candidates must have full work authorization in the U.S.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and Start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on 1 Aug, 2021 at 11:59 EDT.

The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymized reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategize and communicate on relevant work samples. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. We will not be asking for a cover letter.

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Australian Program Director

About the role

The Australian Program Director manages the Sunrise Project’s Australian Program. The Australian Program Director oversees all of the strategies designed to transform Australia from global laggard to leader in climate solutions. You will provide strategic guidance to the Program Directors who lead on our work covering Australian coal, gas and energy transformation.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on August 8th, 2021 at 11.59pm AEST.

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Senior Strategist (Corporate and Industry) 

About the role

You will be relied upon for strategy development and guidance on how to speed the process of repowering Australian business with renewable energy – particularly the heavy industry sector. You will work to shift businesses and influential industry leaders to speed their own decarbonisation efforts and advocate for the policy settings needed to move faster still. Your work could include anything from analysing supply chains, dreaming up and incubating innovative or unexpected alliances, or convening allies to brainstorm urgent responses to a major new announcement. 

You will build and maintain relationships with, as well as provide support and advice to, community and civil society to help them build stronger campaigns. Your research, analysis, and networks will enable you to support campaign interventions to hasten the shift from fossil fuels to renewables and storage and to create new employment and export opportunities powered by renewable energy.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on Sunday 15 August 11:59pm AEST.

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Senior Strategist (Policy and Government) 

About the role

You will be relied upon as the in-house go-to person for Australian energy policy and the decision-makers and processes that govern it. You will gather information through research, media and relationships to inform good campaign strategy and decision-making. You will provide analysis and guidance on strategic interventions and support movement partner organisations to win on their campaigns. You will scan the horizon to spot the long-term trends, opportunities and threats we need to act on ahead of time. And you’ll spend just enough time following the news cycle to know when it’s time to drop everything and seize a new opportunity. 

You will be responsible for the Australian Energy Transformation Team’s key goal of securing cross-partisan support for stronger energy and climate policies – particularly those that will tap the power of renewable energy to create jobs and opportunities where they are needed most. You will map and consult experts, stakeholders or decision-makers to help movement partners push for the right policy ideas at the right time. You will equip internal and external stakeholders with the right level of information to make their policy, research and advocacy succeed in winning real-world outcomes.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on Sunday 8 August 11:59pm AEST.

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Campaigner – Energy Transformation

About the role

You will be responsible for helping speed the renewables boom and build clean jobs and new opportunities powered by renewable energy. Through big-picture planning, strategy design and rapid-response interventions you will be responsible for providing enabling support to key allies and stakeholders working on the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy in Australia. Your role will be rich in opportunities to develop as a campaigner – with a few key projects of your own, along with roles assisting other team members to deliver priority campaign interventions. 

You will convene people and organisations within the Energy Transformation Network and equip allies and stakeholders with the right level of up-to-date information about the status of the movement and opportunities to act. Your brilliant people and organising skills will provide a mutual sharing and learning environment for network members to strengthen each other.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on Tuesday 17 August 5:00pm AEST.

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Australia Energy Transformation – Program Associate

About the role

This role supports our two Co-Program Directors, who manage the Australian Energy Transformation team whose focus is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy domestically and for exports in an effort to transform Australia into a world leader in climate solutions. You’ll be the ‘chief wrangler’ who’ll bring high-level coordination and support to our team.

You’ll need to be a lateral thinker, problem-solver and be super-organised. You’re going to support the Co-Program Directors to prioritise, prepare and follow-through, so developing a deep understanding of our whole organisation, the Australia Energy Transformation programs and the context we’re operating in is going to make all the difference.

A big part of the job is to support the Co-Program Directors to help them focus on their highest leverage activities so you’ll need to bring decisive prioritisation and high levels of organisation to schedule their time and tasks. You’ll be engaging closely with everyone from board members, philanthropists, business and NGO leaders, as well as staff at all levels within our organisation. You’ll need a penchant for clear, direct communication, an unflappable nature, and the ability to read people and group dynamics. A knack for writing fast and well is a must – your average day could include everything from dashing off a chatty email to proof-reading a formal grant proposal.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on Sunday 1 August 11:59pm AEST.

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Senior Strategist (Capacity Building) – Australian Gas

About the role

You will work closely with the Australian Gas team and partner organisations to build and develop winning strategies to prevent the expansion of gas mining and exports and to accelerate their phase out. 

You will help partner organisations across the movement to build and strengthen their campaigning, leadership and movement building capacity. This will include providing support on strategy, guidance on organisational development and capacity building support for their staff and volunteers. This includes direct on-site support which means occasional travel to rural and regional areas as well as major cities several times a year.

You will work closely with the Program Director to build relationships across the movement, facilitate meetings and support grant making from Sunrise to movement partners.

Learn More & How to Apply

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. Read the full job description and start your application by clicking here. The application window will close on Sunday 15 August 11:59pm AEST.

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