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Campaign Manager - Remote / Work from Home

The Sunrise Project

**This role can be located anywhere in Australia**

About The Campaign

Australia has all the resources it needs to make the shift to clean, renewable energy. Yet, the shift isn’t happening at the pace and scale required to solve the climate crisis – and the benefits are not yet flowing to those most affected by the transformation.

Renew Australia For All is a new, people-powered collaboration backed by unions, social services, environment and climate organisations and industry. We are united in our belief that Australia must act faster to reap the benefits of the global transition to renewable energy.

Together, we are collaborating to ensure our politicians deliver the policy and investment required to:

  • Repower homes, transport and communities with cleaner, healthier, more reliable and affordable energy and improved energy efficiency,
  • Lock in secure, safe, well-paid jobs by repowering our industries and homes with renewable energy and seizing new opportunities to make things in Australia that the world needs, like green iron and aluminium,
  • Support communities to better prepare, withstand and recover from the extreme weather that climate change is already producing.
  • Future-proof the electricity grid with wind and solar supported by battery storage and a real plan to get the right renewables in the right places, with local community benefits built-in.

About The Role

The Campaign Manager is the “wrangler in chief” for the new, ambitious, collaboration of organisations working to Renew Australia for All.

The Campaign Manager will engage closely with a wide variety of people, from board members to business and NGO leaders. They will convene a steering committee of organisations and stakeholders, ensuring that the collaboration is aligned and laser-focused on its goals.

The Campaign Manager will also oversee a small team of campaigners who will develop, collaborate on, and implement creative communications and engagement strategies.

By engineering the strategic coordination of many moving parts, The Campaign Manager will ensure the collaboration achieves outcomes that would not be possible by individual organisations acting alone.

The Campaign Manager will be accountable to The Sunrise Project Limited as their employer for the role, and to the Renew Australia for All Steering Committee.

About Sunrise

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/Indigenous 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 You

You are an exceptional facilitator, skilled at quickly building trust and strengthening relationships. You love working with groups to come together around their common purpose and achieve shared goals.

You’re great at building consensus on a path forward. Clear, direct communication and the ability to read people and group dynamics is critical for this position.

You’re an excellent manager who knows how to bring out the best in people and ensure a team is playing to their strengths.

You’re politically savvy and have strategic nous. You’ve got an eye for interventions that will have a strong impact, and love working with others to make them come to life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Convene a Steering Committee of cross-organisational stakeholders – with skilled facilitation that builds alignment and support effective decision-making;
  • Build and maintain trusting relationships and partnerships with industry groups, community and grassroots organisations;
  • Oversee a small team of campaigners who will develop, collaborate on, and implement creative communications and engagement strategies;
  • Assess potential intervention points for the campaign – and consult, build consensus, and collaborate to bring them to life;
  • Provide strategic guidance and analysis to a range of stakeholders, including collaborative working groups, to help them make high-impact interventions
  • Ensure all strategies and resources are aligned to achieve our goals;
  • Manage risk and meet compliance obligations associated with the collaboration;
  • Evaluate strategies and tactics for internal and external audiences, in order to support a culture of continuous learning and improvement of the movement;
  • Potentially act as a spokesperson for the collaboration, depending on skills and experience, after the establishment phase of the collaboration.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar or related role (including unpaid, grassroots or lived experience; or other relevant transferable skills and experience).
  • Experience working with big, diverse groups to align common interests and achieve powerful outcomes,
  • A demonstrated track record of taking a flexible, adaptable leadership approach – you’re open to new ideas; seek feedback; build consensus; and lead on change
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, with excellent interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in people management, performance, and culture leadership, including nurturing and enabling talented and diverse staff teams and stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of how social movements achieve change including both elite engagement and outside pressure strategies
  • Working knowledge of climate & energy politics and policy in Australia
  • A passion for supporting action on climate change and a commitment to social justice.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Some experience as a public spokesperson is desirable but not critical to the role

Job requirements

  • You must have full working rights for Australia.
  • Intermittent travel domestically with advanced notice may be required.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations may apply in accordance with local legislation and/or organisational policy


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 and/or temporarily appointed staff:

  • Superannuation 12.5% & Salary Sacrifice for Superannuation
  • Sunrise Time Off:
    • Additional Annual Leave 5 days p.a.
    • Long Service Leave available after 5 years of service
    • Birthday Leave 1 day p.a.
    • Solidarity and Community Leave 1 week p.a
    • Cultural Leave 4 days p.a (+ floating public holidays)
    • Gifted Leave (over Christmas and New Year)
    • Paid Parental Leave of 7.5 mths (inclusive of GPPL) - gender-neutral & inclusive of all family types, incl. Parental Return To Work & Keeping In Touch Program
    • Life Leave up to 40 days p.a. for significant personal reasons
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • VIDA - An AI tool to support you working safely remotely
  • Generous allowances for:
  • 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, e.g. JEDI caucuses, working groups, slack channels, surveys and meetings.

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 don’t require a cover letter.

We are partnering with the team at Kin to help us recruit this position. For any questions, please reach out to Anita Teague (she / her) by emailing [email protected] using the subject line: Campaign Manager - Remote / Work from Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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