Sunrise Movement

Hiring and Admissions Manager

Job Posted

October 7, 2019


Flexible, USA

Applications Close

20 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 Hiring and Admissions Manager is responsible for identifying talented members of our movement and will ensure that Sunrise has diverse and powerful core leadership.

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 is hiring for a full-time Hiring and Admissions Manager to ensure that the movement is led by a talented, powerful, and diverse group of fellows and staff. The Hiring and Admissions Manager is responsible for identifying talented members of our movement, recruiting applicants to our staff and fellowship positions from both within and outside of the movement, and running rigorous recruitment and admissions processes for our fellowship programs and staff hires. They will ensure that Sunrise has diverse and powerful core leadership by setting and achieving equity and diversity goals in our hiring, admissions, and recruitment processes.

Reports to: Team Support and Culture Director
Key Relationships: Fellowship Program Director, Team Support and Culture Director, Managing Director

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage recruitment and admissions processes for Sunrise Semester fellowship program
    ○ Design and manage systems for year-round identification, outreach and recruitment of promising candidates for fellowship, in collaboration with our Organizing  Department
    ○ Create marketing and outreach materials for fellowship, in collaboration with our Digital Department
    ○ Manage fellowship admissions processes from start to finish
  • Manage hiring processes for staff from recruitment to onboarding
    ○ Systematize resources and best practices for hiring
    ○ Manage the timeline of all our hiring processes
    ○ Engage the Sunrise community in helping to find excellent candidates for staff positions
    ○ Ensure that all new staff thoroughly complete orientation and onboarding, and that our onboarding systems are thorough and effective
    ○ Create and maintain a year-round talent tracking system
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity- Ensure that justice, equity, and diversity benchmarks are met in recruitment, admissions, and hiring
    ○ Develop tools, processes, and marketing to recruit diverse and talented hiring pools
    ○ Create and implement best practices in resisting bias in hiring
  • Manage our online hiring platform
    ○ Train users on how to use hiring platform


  •  Detail-oriented and highly accountable
  • Flexible, embraces experimentation, and takes initiative
  • Highly skilled in project management
  • Experience implementing justice, equity, and anti-oppression practices
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing needs, problem-solve, and manage contention under pressure
  • Deep enthusiasm for and commitment to Sunrise’s mission
  • Willing to travel nationally approximately 4-6 times per year

Nice to have, but not necessary

  • Experience writing organizational policy
  • Experience with hiring and admissions


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 various 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 accepted for this position until Oct. 20, 2019. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. ASAP (negotiable) start date.

Please reference Nowhere & Everywhere in your application.

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