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Apr 25, 2022

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Sunrise Movement: Managing Director

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2022

Location: Remote.

Salary: $80,000-$120,000


This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group, contact with questions.


Position Summary: Sunrise is seeking a strategic, collaborative, mission-driven leader to advance organizational effectiveness by providing day to day management of Sunrise national team members. The Managing Director works to ensure the success and cohesion of our team across Sunrise, and that organizational management, programs, campaigns, culture and practices best serve our priorities and a commitment to youth, racial and economic equity. Working closely with the Executive Director and Senior Leadership team, the Managing Director serves as a trusted thought partner on strategy, internal operations and team management, and key external relations. The Managing Director will oversee a process of structural and cultural transformation over several years to implement the strategic vision of realizing a Green New Deal for all. The Managing Director works in close collaboration with Sunrise’s leadership to facilitate fluid communication among  Sunrise’s programmatic team. This role creates greater space for Sunrise’s continued growth and people-centered organizational culture.




    • In this role, you would provide executive-level management for senior leaders in the Sunrise Movement, support staff management and organizational growth/transformation initiatives, and represent the organization to external partners and stakeholders.

Executive-level management:

    • Serve as a strategic and organizational management thought partner to the Executive Director on strategy, program, internal operations, resource strategy, team management, and key external relations.
    • Ensure Directors are leading teams in alignment with organizational priorities and in ways that further our mission of building a racially and economically just organizational systems, structure, practices and culture.
    • Work with and manage the Deputy Managing Director to support overall staff management, alignment, success and satisfaction.

Staff management and organizational growth/transformation:

    • Sit on a Transformation Team composed of organizational change consultants and several Director-level staff to oversee and implement a process of structural and cultural change within the organization
    • Ensure cross-organizational collaboration,  alignment, and creativity by co-coordinating the organization’s Steering Team alongside the Campaign Director.
    • Play a visible leadership role with our staff by speaking on all-hands calls, providing timely updates to staff, and having 1:1s with staff

External stakeholder engagement:

    • Work in coalition with key external stakeholders
    • Represent the organization at public speaking and engagement events; speak on behalf of the Executive Director - in her voice - as needed.

Qualifications and Skills:

    • 8+ years of experience in the progressive, non-profit or movement organizations and spaces with a well rounded background across organizational departments.
    • You have demonstrated experience in successfully developing and executing major, large-scale project plans involving many moving pieces, partners and collaborators.
    • You have organizing experience, and are comfortable working with passionate and motivated youth volunteers.
    • You have demonstrated experience in building staff teams, management, coaching and leadership development across lines of class and race.
    • You have the ability to build strong relationships internal to the organization and external for the organization - you understand the importance of leadership being visible, compassionate, collaborative and clear.
    • You are a consensus builder - You have strong communication skills and have a generative approach of conflict.
    • You have a passion for our mission, vision and values.
    • You can bring joy, humor and lightness to the work.

Reminder: Application Deadline is May 1st, 2022

This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group, contact with questions.

Sunrise and Sunrise Movement Education Fund are  Equal Opportunity Employers. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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