Senior Strategist, Australian Gas Campaigns

7 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Location: Remote working or Syd, Melb, Newcastle offices

Salary: AUD $103,309 –125,144 dependent on skills, knowledge, experience.

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours pw

Closing: 11:59pm, 12th Feb 2023 AEDT

About the Role

As a Strategist you will work in collaboration with the Australian Gas team and key partners to develop and implement campaigns to protect Australia’s environment from gas mining and exports. 

About You

You are creative, a big picture thinker and fearless in pursuing campaign goals. You have a strong understanding of what it takes to build power to achieve social change. You have experience working with civil society groups or social movements to strengthen and scale campaigns.

Key responsibilities

  • Works with the Program Director and key campaign partners to lead the  development of compelling strategies that support campaign goals

  • Drives and supports the wider movement’s work to challenge new gas proposals, including raising an understanding of the climate, financial, legal and reputational risks of new gas projects

  • Builds collaborative relationships with and provides campaigns advice to movement partners to help them run high impact campaigns to prevent new gas projects 

  • Identifies and addresses priority movement needs for capacity building or training

  • Contributes to broader strategy development and work of the Australian Gas team

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • Significant experience in campaigning and/or organising that has achieved real-world change

  • Strong campaign strategy development skills and experience in scaling up campaigns

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills within complex environments

  • Strong group work and facilitation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and visual communication skills

  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice

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 pro rata will apply for part time staff:

  • Superannuation 12.5%

  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)

  • Solidarity and community leave 1 week p.a

  • Cultural leave (floating public holidays)

  • Gifted leave (over Christmas and New Year)

  • Paid parental leave (subject to eligibility conditions)

  • Generous financial support for office and/or remote working

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

  • Commitment to supporting your professional development ( up to $2000 per annum )

  • Flexible work policy, including hybrid-remote working

  • Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings

  • Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow

  • A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to support your onboarding and provide clarity on your role and responsibilities

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 we don’t require a cover letter. 

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Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and ...

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