Senior Strategist, Campaigns

The Sunrise Project

  • Team: Australian Gas Exports
  • Grade: Level 4
  • Salary: 103,309 –120,000
  • Location: Australia, remote working optional
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 3rd Jun 2022 AEST

Job Description

Hours Full-time or 4 days/ week optional

Contract Type Ongoing

Reports to Program Director

Team Australian Gas Exports

Job Level Senior Program Staff, Level 4

About Us

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project. is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in the United States, Europe and Asia, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organizations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

Over the past decade Australia’s LNG exports have boomed, with Australia now the world’s equal largest exporter of LNG. The gas industry is responsible for 10% of Australia’s domestic emissions, and emissions from burning the gas we export are greater still. To prevent catastrophic climate change, along with rapidly phasing out coal, we must prevent the expansion of Australia’s gas sector and accelerate its decline.

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.

About You

You are creative, a big picture thinker and fearless in pursuing campaign goals. You have a strong understanding of what it takes to build power to achieve social change. You have experience working with civil society groups or social movements to strengthen and scale campaigns. You are highly skilled at identifying the interventions that are needed to influence decision-makers, in business and/or politics, and have a knack for problem solving.

You may not have experience in gas or climate roles, but you are a quick learner and have experience engaging with technical detail to develop campaign strategies that achieve real-world impact. You have great people skills and can facilitate complex meetings.

About the Role

As a Senior Strategist you will work in collaboration with the Australian Gas team and key partners to develop and implement campaigns to protect Australia’s environment from gas mining and exports. Key responsibilities include:

●Working with the Director and key campaign partners to lead the development of compelling strategies that support campaign goals

●Driving and supporting the wider movement’s work to challenge new gas proposals, including raising an understanding of the climate, financial, legal and reputational risks of new gas projects

● Building collaborative relationships with, and providing campaigns advice to partners to run high impact campaigns

● Identifying and addressing priority movement needs for capacity building and/or training

● Contributing to the broader development and execution of the Australian gas strategy

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience

● Significant experience in campaigning and/or organising that has achieved real-world change

● Strong campaign strategy development skills & experience in scaling up campaigns

● Demonstrated relationship management skills within complex environments

● Strong group work & facilitation skills

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written & visual communication skills

● A passion for action on climate change & a commitment to social justice

● Experience in climate change &/or fossil fuel campaigns, is desirable.

Job requirements

We value and recognise experience that has been unpaid, from grassroots, or lived 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

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 3rd Jun 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application