Senior Strategist, Australian Gas Campaigns

The Sunrise Project

Location Remote working or Syd, Melb, Newcastle offices (must have full working rights in Australia)
Salary AUD $103,309 –125,144 dependent on skills, knowledge, experience.
Team Australian Gas
  • Closing: 1:35pm, 9th Mar 2023 AEDT

Job Description

Reports to: Program Director

Hours: Full time 35 hours pw

Contract Type: Ongoing

About Us

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project. 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 the United States, Europe and Asia, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organisations 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.  Find out more here.

About the Role

As a 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. 

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 push 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 can demonstrate experience engaging with technical detail to develop campaign strategies that have achieved real-world impact. You have strong people skills and can facilitate complex meetings and make it seem simple and easy. 

Key responsibilities

  • Works with the Program Director and key campaign partners to lead the  development of compelling strategies that support campaign goals

  • Drives and supports 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

  • Builds collaborative relationships with and provides campaigns advice to movement partners to help them run high impact campaigns to prevent new gas projects 

  • Identifies and addresses priority movement needs for capacity building or training

  • Contributes to broader strategy development and work of the Australian Gas team

Skills, knowledge and experience


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

  • Strong campaign strategy development skills and experience in scaling up campaigns

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills within complex environments

  • Strong group work and facilitation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and visual communication skills

  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice


  • Experience in climate change or fossil fuel campaigns

Job requirements

  • You must have full working rights for Australia.  The Sunrise Project is unable to sponsor applicants for employment visas.

  • Employment background checks may be required.

  • Attend local in person partner actions.

  • Intermittent travel domestically, rurally and internationally with advanced notice may be required.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations may apply 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 pro rata will apply for part time staff:

  • Superannuation 12.5%

  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)

  • Solidarity and community leave 1 week p.a

  • Cultural leave (floating public holidays)

  • Gifted leave (over Christmas and New Year)

  • Paid parental leave (subject to eligibility conditions)

  • Generous financial support for office and/or remote working

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

  • Commitment to supporting your professional development ( up to $2000 per annum )

  • Flexible work policy, including hybrid-remote working

  • 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 support your onboarding and provide clarity on your role and responsibilities

How to apply for this job

We recognise that racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, classism and other forms of discrimination creates structural barriers that impact opportunities to formal education and experience. When assessing candidates we look at more than the jobs you've been paid to do but the range of ways you've picked up skills and knowledge throughout your life. This is why we assess candidates on how well they respond to application questions and we don’t require a cover letter. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 9th Mar 2023


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 Thu 9th Mar 2023