General Manager – Karma Co-operative Inc – Toronto

About the job
The Sunrise Project coordinates network campaigns in close partnership with a diverse set of partners and allies across Canada and around the world. The Canada banks campaign is a growing national network challenging Canada’s biggest banks to stop their significant financing of fossil fuel expansion and respect Indigenous rights in their financing decisions. This network consists of many of the country’s most prominent climate NGO’s, working with Indigenous groups, academic, and grassroots partners. We are part of a global network, Bank On Our Future, seeking a transition to clean energy finance.
This Senior Strategist role drives and grows the campaign, contributes new insights on strategy and tactical ideas, coordinates tactics across the network, identifies campaign moments and rapid response, supports individual partners to thrive and shares decision making in a collaborative and transparent manner across the network.

About You
You’re an experienced strategist and campaigner who understands how campaigns build power and change the world. While you’re skilled at developing big picture strategy and identifying opportunities for impact, you also enjoy the nitty gritty of implementation, trying new ideas and taking calculated risks.
You’re a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse partner groups to support them to do their best work. You have understanding and experience with all aspects of a modern advocacy campaign – from policy and regulation work to grassroots organizing to digital tactics and media – and are comfortable switching codes based on the people and task at hand. You can work independently and juggle multiple concurrent projects, and have a track record centering equity and justice in your approach to leadership and to campaigning more generally. You are comfortable sharing insights and decision making in transparent ways, and being held accountable to both our organization and the diverse network you are coordinating.
You’re passionate about solving the climate crisis, and excited to be part of a dedicated team working at the new and growing intersection of finance and climate and supporting social and climate justice movements to create real change. Prior knowledge of finance is not required.

Key Responsibilities

Owns the creation and evolution of strategy and ensures implementation and planning for a multi-group and multi-faceted climate finance campaign network
Convenes diverse networks of campaign partners to continually refine campaign goals, identify gaps and key moments, and execute tactics to a high standard
Facilitates inclusive, collaborative, and transparent meetings and strategic decision making processes
Provides advice and support to partners to help them run more effective campaigns and deliver specific tactics with the highest possible impact
Jumps in with direct delivery of campaign tactics as circumstances dictate
Manages campaign communication channels &/or contractors responsible for websites, social channels and tools such as slack and contact lists
Writes or commissions briefing papers, campaign plans, news bulletins and other materials as required
Manages other Canadian contractors and staff, contributes insights as part Sunrise Global Banks program, and with key funders to align strategy and help secure resources
Leads campaign evaluation and impact reporting

Required skills and experience
5-7 years experience managing advocacy campaigns in senior leadership roles
Experience developing and implementing campaign strategy
Strong interpersonal, relationship management, and group facilitation skills; experience with Indigenous or BIPOC communities &/or coordinating distributed networks a plus
Demonstrated experience and/or training on decolonization and working collaboratively and effectively with diverse social movements

Strong emotional intelligence and ability to receive and integrate feedback from multiple sources
Skills in project management, coordination of complexity, and top time management skills
Writing skills and the ability to craft compelling communications for a variety of audiences
A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice
English required; fluency in French desirable but not required
We value and recognize experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience. If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role — please get in touch .