Europe Coordinator - Finance Action Organisers Network

The Sunrise Project

Flexible in Europe
c.£45,000 - £60,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

sunriseproject.org

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 8th June 2022  


Location: Germany, France, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, preferred, other European countries negotiable.

Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the base salary range, if based in London, £45,000 - £60,000 p.a. If the successful candidate is outside of London, UK, the salary will be adjusted based on local market equivalencies. 

Hours: Full-time 

Overtime Status: Exempt (hours, country dependent)

About Us

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, the United States, and across 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

About The Role

The Finance Action Organisers Network (“Finance Action”) is a global network of independent hubs in key finance locations made up of NGOs, grassroots groups, individuals and activists. Together in their local communities, and across the world, Finance Action is uniting for climate justice by building grassroots power to shift major financial institutions away from funding fossil fuels. The Sunrise Project builds the capabilities of Finance Action, supports hubs with funding and technology, and provides guidance on strategies and actions. 

The Coordinator will uplift the work of those they are supporting to connect local communities to global hubs to grow a social movement that aims to end fossil fuel funding to address climate change. The Europe Coordinator will work with local finance hubs to deliver key elements of work, as well as collaborating on the collective work within Finance Action by: supporting capacity building; connecting mobilisations to sustained powerbuilding; running strategy sessions and planning workshops; connecting trainers to organisers to support local needs; directing funding/grants; and leveraging the exchange of knowledge and skills. On a day-to-day basis, the role undertakes a variety of organising activity from working with local organisers to share and amplify calls to action; to providing training and support on: organising, campaigning and storytelling, and capturing and sharing lessons learned with the broader global community.

About You

First and foremost you are a passionate organiser, with hands-on experience helping activists and groups mobilise and organise to build social movement momentum. You’re an intersectional relationship builder, who engages deeply with others and can bring diverse groups of people along the campaign journey. You believe in horizontal leadership and have a knack for enabling future leaders and empowering activists to take their next step.

You’re articulate and comfortable presenting and training small to large groups of like minded people, either virtually or face-to-face. You understand the political and economic drivers of social campaigns and can lead, motivate and engage with people across a large network spanning many countries. You’re adaptive and responsive to those you are supporting. You understand that organising from the bottom up ensures local voices and needs are listened to and are reflected in campaigns to help shift people from achieving small wins to gaining wins at scale. You’re an engaging and inclusive storyteller, who believes in the power of sharing local struggles to support global powerbuilding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strengthening and growing organising hubs in key financial centers by working with organisations on campaign strategies, plans, timelines, and tactics.
  • Identifying local organising needs and taking action to build their capabilities by delivering training, running workshops, connecting trainers and organisers to each other, directing funding support, and collaborating with hubs in other locations.
  • Convening local network meetings and facilitating calls designed to build greater connections and achieve growth in the movement.
  • Collaborating with hub partners and organisers to build, expand, and maintain networks and high level relationships with NGOs, potential partners, grassroots groups, social movements and civil society in key areas.
  • Utilising online and offline tools to share the experiences and learnings of hubs including writing website copy, curating and publishing stories, developing toolkits and trainings.
  • Managing budgets, directing funding support and small grants for European hubs.
  • Collaborating with the broader Sunrise Project team to identify and support opportunities for synergy across program areas and campaigns to ensure we have the biggest collective impact possible.
  • Aligning programmatic strategies andObjectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Sunrise’s Values.

Required skills and experience

  • Significant experience developing and implementing long term organising and/or campaign strategies, preferably within Germany, France, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or other European countries.
  • Strong skills and experience in using digital campaigning and digital tools to mobilise effort, build momentum and bring about social change.
  • Demonstrated experience in building capabilities and/or supporting a network in organising and running campaigns via training, workshopping, running meetings, coaching new leaders, developing toolkits and sharing learning resources.
  • Well-developed cross cultural verbal communication skills including, presentation, training, facilitation, conflict resolution, and influencing skills.
  • An ability to write engaging content e.g. storytelling skills.
  • Flexibility with the ability to pivot and leverage different types of organising strategies and tactics.
  • A collaborative mindset and a proven ability to work effectively in alliance with diverse stakeholders.
  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice.

Job requirements

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.

  • You must have legal work authorization for the country in which you will be working. The Sunrise Project will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

The following requirements may be required - please check for details: 

  • Intermittent travel with advanced notice
  • Employment background checks may be required
  • COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with local legislation and/or Sunrise policy

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, noting that benefits listed may vary in accordance with the Professional Employment Office (PEO) we engage with for this role:

  • Statutory benefits and entitlements of the country in which you are employed.
  • Sunrise may provide additional benefits, where in-country entitlements are less than our standard package, where applicable including:Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)Solidarity and community leave up to 1 week p.a.Floating public holidays (cultural leave)Gifted leave (during Christmas and New Years public holidays)Flexible work policyEmployee Assistance Program

Additionally, our offering includes:

  • A commitment to your professional development
  • 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 set goals and provide clarity on your role and responsibilities

If you have any additional questions about this position, please contact [email protected].


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