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Office Manager

The Sunrise Project

About us

The Sunrise Project is a small organisation with an oversized impact. Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, we are a team of experienced campaigners, analysts and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the transition beyond fossil fuels. With programs in Australia, Europe and the US, we’re focussed on stopping major new fossil fuel projects, accelerating the transition to 100% renewable energy in Australia, and shifting the global finance sector out of fossil fuels.

Through our grants program we provide partner NGOs with the capacity they need, while our staff team provides strategy, analysis and networking support for partners to work together for greater impact. For more information about how we work: www.sunriseproject.org.au.

The Sunrise Project is committed to justice and equality. We value diversity at all levels of the organisation and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe that a wide array of perspectives promotes innovation and makes our team more creative, flexible and productive.

About the role

Working as part of the Operations team, you will take responsibility for keeping the office running smoothly, providing administrative and logistical support to the team and the Board, liaising with our partners and suppliers and solving all manner of different problems. Our organisation is growing and the role will evolve as the needs of the team change.

Although you will report to the Operations Director, your role will involve providing all members of the Sunrise team globally with the support, tools and processes they need to do their jobs efficiently.

Key responsibilities

  • Logistics and administration for the Board and team
  • Accounts administration
  • Grants administration
  • Office management
  • Process documentation and improvement
  • Basic end-user IT support

About you

You are a seriously well-organised person who brings order to chaos, loves making people’s lives easy and has an eagle eye for detail, and is passionate about supporting a global team of campaigners aiming to solve the climate crisis. The role will evolve as our organisation grows and will suit someone who is keen to grow and develop their skills.

You take pride in working as part of a team to provide seamless operational support enabling campaign staff in Australia and globally, to focus on what they do best. You’re flexible, love variety and are happy operating at any level. You thrive on being the “go to” person for queries about how to get things done and you’re adept at sharing information and coaching others.

You appreciate the big picture of our mission and balance that with a high level of attention to detail and a collaborative mind-set to prioritise your work.

Your capabilities will include the following:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a similar operational role
  • Successful track-record of working closely with colleagues in a small team to provide outstanding service
  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity and recognising when to drive for clarification
  • Willingness to learn and ability to quickly develop new skills and tackle new areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capability (initiative, persistence, creative ideas, analytical skills)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Able to manage multiple demands and stay calm under pressure
  • Strong track-record of designing and implementing successful process improvements
  • Highly computer literate and tech savvy with intermediate MSOffice and G-suite skills and a proven ability to quickly become an expert user of software solutions
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of timely, accurate accounting data


  • Experience in a similar role at an Australian charity
  • Understanding of the climate crisis and campaigns to address it


The salary range is $62,400 to $70,000 p.a. plus superannuation, depending on experience.

The Sunrise Project has flexible working hours and we are open to work-from-home and part-time arrangements for the right candidate.

A full position description is available below.

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