Senior Communications Campaigner

The Sunrise Project

Employment Type Full time
Location Remote · USA
Salary $88,400 - $100,000 (USD)
Team Global Finance
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 1st Sep 2023 EDT

Job Description

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 programs and staff in Australia, and affiliated programs and staff in Europe, and the US, 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 organizational 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 color, 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 program

This role will be part of the Investor program; a program comprising multiple campaigns that aim to drive shareholders and long-term stewards of capital - from asset owners to asset managers - to adopt comprehensive climate policies to enable the global transition to a decarbonized economy.

About the Role

Working with Sunrise Project campaign leads and network partners, the Senior Communications Campaigner will develop and execute the communications and digital strategy that will fit with our broader campaign strategy to shift the investment industry away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy.  Initially this will include a priority focus on the asset manager Vanguard.

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.

About You

You are an experienced communications and/or digital professional with a knack for telling powerful stories that synthesize complex issues through a crowded media landscape. You know how to leverage the power of digital organizing to build stronger and sustained momentum to help win a corporate campaign.

You are skilled at developing big picture communications and/or digital strategy, and you are a team player with excellent interpersonal communications skills who excels at guiding and empowering others - from partners to contractors - to support them to do their best communications and digital work. You understand the traditional media landscape as well as digital platforms and you are skilled at delegating and prioritizing work as needed.  You are passionate about solving the climate crisis and winning campaigns. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Identifies opportunities, moments, target audiences, key stakeholders, and digital channels to shape messaging and storytelling around asset managers' role and responsibility in the climate crisis.

  • Creates and understands campaign frames, messages and talking points, and utilizes digital and traditional communication channels to balance delivering messaging to target audiences and key stakeholders.

  • Advises network partners on communications and digital strategies that benefit shared goals and coordinates together to build and amplify digital moments. 

  • Engages in media and digital monitoring and analysis, and makes recommendations to strengthen the impact of the campaign.

  • Oversees and provides direction to consultants and agencies, guiding them to create impactful communications materials for traditional press, social and digital media.

  • Onboards, orients, and manages additional digital and communications capacity during peak escalation moments.

  • Manages campaign social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other platforms as appropriate) & other digital communications (advertising, websites, & newsletter).

  • Writes copy for social media - or manages contractors accordingly - and frames content for different platforms based on audience and tone.

  • Monitors digital trends to ensure the campaign is reaching target audiences.

  • Works with the Sunrise team and partner organizations to develop communications materials, reports and other assets.

  • Aligns own work plan and OKRs with Sunrise mission, values and OKRs.

  • Responsible for risk management of public facing communications material 

Required skills, knowledge and experience    

  • Mid-level career experience in a similar or related role including unpaid, grassroots or lived experience;  or other relevant transferable skills and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and strengthen communications and digital work across internal and external parties.

  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an ability to understand and analyze complex policy issues and communicate them clearly and compellingly to targeted audiences.

  • Experience with big picture communications strategy and storytelling.

  • Experience developing and/or implementing digital campaign strategies in line with overall campaign and communications goals. 

  • Media relations experience including pitching and landing top-tier media or experience managing people leading this work.

  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a network to deliver integrated campaigns using a range of digital platforms.

  • Experience managing projects and navigating coalition spaces.

  • Well developed relationships building and networking skills.

  • A passion for taking action on climate change and a deep commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience   

  • Digital advertising experience, particularly on LinkedIn, Twitter, and TikTok.

  • Experience working on (or a strong understanding of) climate and finance; asset managers and investor sector-specific knowledge.

  • Experience with email platforms or other CRMs.

  • Experience with website content management systems like WordPress and performing SEO.

Job requirements

  • You must be willing to collaborate with colleagues in European timezones.

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

  • Employment background checks may be/are required.

  • Attend local in person partner actions when needed.

  • Intermittent travel 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 Inc. (Sunrise Inc.) 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:

  • 401(k) & employer match

  • 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage

  • Five weeks of vacation leave

  • Paid Parental Leave that is gender-neutral & inclusive of all types of families, incl. Parental Return To Work & Keeping In Touch Program

  • Life Leave (up to 40 days p.a. for significant personal reasons)

  • Flexible Working Policy

  • Floating public holidays (cultural leave)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • VIDA - An AI tool to support your health and wellbeing.

  • A range of generous Allowances:

  • Workspace Benefits incl: Macbook & accessories, initial $2,000 for home workspace and IT equipment + $800 every 2 years + up to $75/mth phone/data/internet.

  • Shared office support

  • Regular all-org and team meetings & retreats

  • Learning & Development Program incl. a professional development budget for you

  • Coaching & manager support with regular 1:1 meetings

  • Annual performance & development reviews with 360 feedback

  • A co-developed work plan to ensure clarity on your role & key responsibilities

  • We provide our staff with a voice on issues that concern them via consultation, eg JEDI caucuses, working groups, slack channels, surveys and meetings.

How to apply for this job

We recognize 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 don’t require a cover letter. 

You’ll be taken to Be Applied to complete your application.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sat 2nd Sep 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 Sat 2nd Sep 2023