Sunrise Movement

Deputy Field Director

Job Posted

October 7, 2019


Flexible, USA

Applications Close

28 October, 2019

Role Level



$36,000 - $55,000

Health Benefits

Extended Vaction Days

Professional Development Fund

In One Sentence

Sunrise Movement is dedicated to stopping climate change and creating millions of good jobs in the process, by building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

How you will make an impact

The Deputy Field Director will help design one of the largest youth interventions in the 2020 election, and manage senior field staff in 2-5 states.

About Us

In November 2018, following our 6-month 75-person electoral organizing fellowship, Sunrise Semester, we launched the campaign for a Green New Deal alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In 2019, Sunrise has continued fighting for a Green New Deal and elevating the urgency of climate change in the public and the media. Sunrise Movement Education Fund (501c3) and Sunrise (501c4) are organizations dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of Sunrise Movement.


Sunrise Movement seeks a talented, passionate individual to help manage our multi-state youth focused electoral campaign in 2020. In 2020 Sunrise Movement will bring on 250 youth fellows, 50 regional organizers and 10 State Directors to register and turnout the youth vote for exciting federal candidates championing the Green New Deal, build the movement for a Green New Deal and lead mass moral protest. The Deputy Field Director will help design one of the largest youth interventions in the 2020 election, and manage senior field staff in 2-5 states. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to Sunrise’s principles and theory of change, belief in civil disobedience as a critical strategy for achieving social change, and experience managing multiple levels of staff on a fast paced electoral campaign.

Reports to: National Field Director
Key Relationships: State Directors, Sunrise Semester Program Director, Team Support and Culture Director

Core Responsibilities

 Field Program Design

  • Work with the Field Director to design Sunrise’s 2020 electoral program, including
    placement of movement houses, timing of trainings and onboarding, goal setting etc.
  • Help manage Sunrise’s endorsement process for federal candidates
  • Support State Directors in building state and local field plans and identifying key races for Sunrise to intervene in
  • Work with Field Director to evaluate program success at key moments


  • Hire, train and manage State Directors who will oversee Sunrise Movement’s Sunrise Semester organizing fellowship in 2-5 states/regions in 2020
  • Oversee the hiring and management of regional organizers and fellows in states/regions Deputy Field Director manages
  • Frontline support to Team Support and Culture Director and Program Team for HR and logistical issues in states/regions Deputy Field Director manages


  • Onboard and train State Directors, and provide ongoing management training
  • Help design and lead week long training “bootcamps” for new fellows and regional organizers

Campaign Support

  • Help mobilize Sunrise Semester staff for key moments of centralized and distributed moral protest
  • Work with campaign strategy team to identify key moments for escalated protest
  • Work with Hub Support team to help strengthen hubs


  • A genuine passion for stopping the climate crisis and creating millions of good jobs.
  • Excellent staff management skills and proven experience managing multiple levels of leadership
  • Experience with Congressional, Statewide or multi-state field programs
  • Experience with civil disobedience and a commitment to civil disobedience and moral protest as key strategies for making change
  • Proficiency with NGP VAN or similar database/volunteer management tools
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to project manage multiple events and tracks of work simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating attention to detail
  • Comfort working independently, embracing experimentation, taking initiative and leading on identifying opportunities


Sunrise offers a benefits package with 100% paid premiums for health care, dental, and vision. We offer unlimited paid vacation and sick days, and an annual professional development fund.

Sunrise believes that all Americans are entitled to a $15 living wage; our standard salary offer is based on a $15 base wage, adjusted for cost of living in your home city. We have a formula which incorporates additional salary variables for dependents and other factors, which will be shared with all applicants upon receipt of application.

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.

How to Apply

Please upload a résumé, cover letter, and 3 references to here. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. November 4th, 2019 start date.

Please reference Nowhere & Everywhere in your application.

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