Closing date: Monday, 6th June 2022
Location: Flexible with preference for North America or Europe. This is a global role working primarily with team-members based in North America and Europe, and increasingly with team-members based in East Asia. Candidates must be authorized to work in the location they plan to work from. The Sunrise Project will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
Remuneration: Informed by experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility. Salary range is based on location. E.g. US range is $105,000 - $115,000 USD, UK: £60,000 - £70,000; Europe: €70,000 - € 80,000. We provide excellent benefits, which are tailored to each country in which we work.
Overtime Status: Exempt
Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project U.S. is a team of experienced change-makers 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 organisational culture. We’re serious about supporting our people to thrive as we tackle the urgent climate challenge.
We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We take the broadest possible view of diversity and encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, people living with disabilities, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can read our commitment to this work here.
You’re an experienced and collaborative leader with a passion for shifting the investment sector out of fossil fuels.
You understand what it takes to build trust, nurture creativity and unleash the potential of teams. You’re an open and honest communicator with the ability to build strong relationships and nurture collaboration between diverse stakeholders.
You have a global mindset and are excited about scaling work, and scaling teams.
About The Role
This is a new, senior role to support our Investor Program Director to manage the rapid scaling of our Investor Program.
Our Program’s overall goal is for mainstream investors to actively coordinate and wield their power with companies and governments to align their portfolios and the global energy sector with 1.5 degrees by 2030.
You will bring high level coordination and support to our team of 22 staff, who primarily work across North America, Europe and East Asia.
You’ll be responsible for nurturing a vibrant, creative, and supportive culture across our Investor team, for leading our program’s campaign planning and evaluation process and coordinating our program’s granting to more than 50 partner organizations in 12 countries.
You’ll be engaging closely with a wide variety of people from business and NGO leaders, to philanthropists and analysts, and our close knit staff team. You’ll need a penchant for clear, direct communication, an unflappable nature, and the ability to read people and group dynamics.
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 to actively support the capacity building of these networks and partner organizations.
Required skills and experience
Desirable Skills and Experience
If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role - please get in touch. We value and recognize experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience.
How Sunrise supports its staff:
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:
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