Advert ID: 20008871
Australian Program Director
The Sunrise Project
Sydney or Melbourne
$137,100 - $152,299 p.a.
Driven by a passion to achieve climate justice, The Sunrise Project is a team of experienced changemakers 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 organisations to drive powerful change towards our mission.
We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. We move fast and lean into the urgency of the climate challenge.
We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, and people living with a disability to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can read our commitment to this work here.
Your Head: You (can’t wait to) wake up everyday thinking about how to transform Australia from global laggard to world leader in climate solutions. You are confident in your ability to identify strategic opportunities to drive the country beyond fossil fuels and have good ideas for how to deal with opposition to this vital transition.
Your Heart: You are an inspiring leader with a passion for supporting people to reach their full potential. You care deeply about climate justice and have a hunger to be part of the solution. You are empathetic and can adapt your leadership style to meet the needs of the context to drive the outcomes needed.
Your Hands: You are a motivating people manager and effective campaigner. You’ve demonstrated your strategic capability and can point to real world changes that you have been a part of creating, and the lessons you’ve learned from failing along the way. You can point to the way in which you have built the power of others in your teams and partnerships. You understand the Australian political and energy landscape and have a broad range of tools in your toolbox to apply to solving big and small problems.
About the role
The Australian Program Director manages the Sunrise Project’s Australian Program. The Australian Program Director oversees all of the strategies designed to transform Australia from global laggard to leader in climate solutions. You will provide strategic guidance to the Program Directors who lead on our work covering Australian coal, gas and energy transformation. Each area contributes to our overall mission of shifting Australia beyond fossil fuels and into renewable energy as fast as possible. You will provide thought leadership and support for our program teams who are led by and staffed with exceptionally experienced changemakers who have a high level of autonomy to achieve their goals.
Your role as the Australian Program Director will also be to ensure that our Australian program is greater than the sum of its parts. You’ll be looking for and developing strategies to manage cross cutting opportunities and threats. You will be supporting Program Directors to manage high level engagement with our partners in community, business and philanthropy, as well as grassroots activists. You will need to be excellent at building strong relationships and nurturing collaboration between diverse stakeholders.
As a key leader in our network, you will be cultivating a creative and nimble organisational culture and supporting our whole Australian team to have maximum impact towards our mission.
Required 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 recognise experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots, or as a result of lived experience.
Applicants must have full working rights for Australia.
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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