The Sunrise Project Deputy Director, Global Climate Program

Opportunity Type: Job

About Us

The Sunrise Project is a small organization 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, Asia, and the US, we’re focused on stopping major new fossil fuel projects, accelerating the transition to 100% renewable energy, and shifting the global finance sector out of fossil fuels. Our operating model involves re-granting nearly 2/3 of our annual budget to our partner NGOs to provide the capacity they need, while our staff team provides strategy, analysis and networking support for partners to work together for greater impact. The Sunrise Project is committed to justice and equality. We value diversity at all levels of the organization, 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. For more information about how we work, please visit:

About the Role

The Deputy Director, Global Climate Program is the hub role within a vibrant and entrepreneurial system of program areas. This is a newly created senior role requiring high level management skills and strong personal leadership qualities. The Deputy Director will support Program Directors and leadership through program coordination, managing cross-cutting staff, and ensuring effective management and administration of our international program. Working collaboratively with staff across The Sunrise Project’s many geographies, the Deputy Director will be responsible for ensuring alignment and coordination of internal processes and communications, finding and building synergies, and nurturing a healthy team culture. This role will work closely with, and report to, the Executive Director.