Program Associate, Sunrise Organizing Lab @ The Sunrise Project

Program Associate, Sunrise Organizing Lab


Location: Remote, preferably Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UK, or US Eastern time zone Salary: USD $61,000-$71,000, SGP$45,000-$58,000, £42,000-£48,000

About The Role The Sunrise Organising Lab (SOL) program supports a movement ecosystem that challenges the finance sector to leverage its power and hasten the transition away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. It does this by supporting Sunrise partners with campaigning, grassroots organising and mobilising, organisational development, finance project incubation, convenings, and network collaborations – through both grant and non-grant support like facilitation, strategy coordination, and network building.

The SOL Program Associate works closely with our team with a focus on helping us operate more efficiently and effectively so that we can focus on the SOL program deliverables. The role has responsibility for : processing grants and contracts, providing administrative support at our meetings, events, and external outreach efforts; helping hiring managers with recruitment and on-boarding new team members; for ensuring knowledge assets are maintained and impact reporting is delivered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with the Grants team, and provides high level advice and support to SOL team members and partners on grant and contract requests and processing by crafting partner communications, providing technical advice on the application process, writing memos based on partner proposals, monitoring budgets, and compiling reports.

  • Oversees team coordination, support activities and processes by developing and administering systems and protocols that support the SOL team in achieving its goals: providing logistical and meeting, and/pr event support, undertaking team calendar management, compiling performance reports, surveys and research.

  • Supports the team lifecycle and acts as the interface between the People Operations, Legal and Finance teams: provides logistical support for hiring and onboarding/ offboarding staff, inducts new team members on team processes, facilitates team member enquiries and resolves operational issues, maintains, updates and provides expert advice on Sunrise systems (Zoom, Slack, Asana, Google docs etc), and supports other internal-external processes to ensure the smooth running of the team.

  • Track deadlines and manage reporting and proposal data including assisting with compiling program outcomes, impact reports, and feedback for use in funder reporting and learnings.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

  • Prior experience in an administrative, customer support or similar or related role including unpaid, grassroots or lived experience; or other relevant transferable skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience project administration executive/personal assistance, customer support and/or network coordination.
  • Experience in events logistics, e.g. compiling agendas, run-sheets, participant requirements including travel arrangements, etc
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to collaborate within a team.
  • Strong competency in adapting and improving systems and processes, including skills across a variety of office based IT systems (e.g. communication tools, email, project tracking software, etc - we use Macs!)
  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice
  • Fluency in verbal and written English and numeracy skills across a range of formats, including emails, spreadsheets, intranet, presentations etc.

Desirables - An interest in or commitment to the power of social movements to address the climate crisis and ensure a just transition rooted in climate justice - A willingness to learn about social movements and climate finance

Job requirements - You must have full working rights for the country in which you are working. The Sunrise Project is unable to sponsor applicants for employment visas. - Employment background checks may be required. - Attend local in person partner actions. - Intermittent travel with advanced notice may be required. - COVID-19 vaccinations may apply in accordance with local legislation &/or Sunrise policy

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, noting that benefits listed may vary in accordance with the Professional Employment Office (PEO) we engage with for this role.

  • Statutory benefits and entitlements of the country/province in which you are employed.

Additional entitlements are subject to in-country conditions:

  • US example - 401(k) & employer match, or supplementary pension contributions
  • Medical-insurance coverage
  • Equivalent 3 months parental leave
  • US example - Five weeks of vacation leave

Sunrise benefits include: - Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off) - Solidarity and community leave up to 1 week p.a - Floating public holidays (cultural leave). - Gifted leave (over Christmas and New Year) - Employee Assistance Program - Flexible work policy, including hybrid remote home/office - Laptop (Mac) and accessories - Commitment to supporting your professional development (up to $2000 pa) - Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings - Performance reviews & feedback to support you & the team to reflect & grow - A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to ensure you have clarity on your role and responsibilities

Application Info

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:

The application window will close on 8 JAN 2023, 11:59PM, EST. Role may close early due to a high volume of applications.






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